Pericarditis May Signal Occult Cancer Pericarditis May Signal Occult Cancer
An observational study shows a link between pericarditis and incident cancer diagnosis within 3 months, suggesting pericarditis may be the first sign of a malignancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
Acute Quadriplegia in a Patient With Bacterial Pericarditis Acute Quadriplegia in a Patient With Bacterial Pericarditis
This case demonstrates the urgency of accurately diagnosing intramedullary spinal cord abscess. What is the preferred imaging modality when this rare lesion is suspected?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news
The Five Deadly Causes of Chest Pain Other than Myocardial Infarction
Calls for chest pain are exceedingly common in EMS and result in more than 8 million ED visits yearly in the United States.1 Of these, almost 1 million may have an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and about a third of these will have a myocardial infarction (MI).2 Although the vast majority of chest pain patients don't have either ACS or another emergency, EMS providers must be experts in recognizing all of the potential lethal causes of chest pain. In this article we'll discuss common presentations of ACS and then review the five other acute deadly causes of chest pain: aortic dissection, pericarditis with tamponade, esopha...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ashley Brown, MD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news
Electrical injury-induced complete atrioventricular block: is permanent pacemaker required? - Beton O, Efe TH, Kaya H, Bilgin M, Dinc Asarcikli L, Yilmaz MB.
A considerable percentage of electrical injuries occur as a result of work activities. Electrical injury can lead to various cardiovascular disorders: acute myocardial necrosis, myocardial ischemia, heart failure, arrhythmias, hemorrhagic pericarditis, acu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Pericarditis in a Renal Transplant Recipient on Sirolimus Therapy
Campylobacter species are curved, motile, microaerophilic, non-spore-forming, Gram-negative rods. The genus Campylobacter includes 22 species, with Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacter coli, and Campylobacter fetus being the most common species causing human disease. A variety of animals are implicated as reservoirs for Campylobacter spp., and human infections usually follow ingestion of improperly handled or cooked food, primarily poultry products (1). In Europe, campylobacteriosis is the most prevalent zoonotic disease in humans, and its estimated incidence has remained constant over the past several years (2). (Source: C...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - October 25, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Isabel Fradejas, Francisco Lopez-Medrano, Esther González-Montes, Angeles Orellana, Fernando Chaves Tags: Case Report Source Type: news
Concern about rise in UK Lyme disease cases
"Surging numbers of people are being diagnosed with Lyme disease as cases spread from rural areas to the suburbs," the Daily Mail reports. The ongoing rise in Lyme disease cases in the UK – thought to be driven by climate change, leading to warmer winters – has been known by public health officials for some time. Reported cases in England and Wales rose from 268 in 2001 to 959 in 2011, but the true figure is thought be much higher. Current estimates put the actual figure at around 3,000 cases a year in England and Wales.It may also be the case that the disease is, as the Mail ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice QA articles Source Type: news
Constrictive pericarditis long after a gunshot wound - Choi JH, Uhm JS, Lee SE, Chun KH, Lee HJ, Lee SH, Hong GR, Lee MH.
Constrictive pericarditis is an uncommon post-inflammatory disorder characterized by a variably thickened, fibrotic, and frequently calcified, pericardium. Etiology of the constriction can occur for many reasons. Although foreign bodies are not the common ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Lupus Pericarditis Yields to Gout Drug (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Colchicine resolved pericarditis in a small French study of lupus patients. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 24, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
Aspirin-induced acute liver injury - Laster J, Satoskar R.
We report a 41-year-old female with pericarditis who was treated with high-dose aspirin and developed subsequent acute l... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news
Your NEJM Group Today: Acute Pericarditis Case, Exaggerated Health News, Illinois Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By The Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: A previously healthy 25-year-old … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 24, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
More Transforming Negative Self-Talk: Practical, Effective Exercises
“I can’t believe you just did that. How could you have said something so stupid? I mean, seriously, how could you be such an idiot? Where did you graduate from again? Did you graduate? You shouldn’t be here. You’re dangerous.” It was my second shift as an intern in the ER and I was telling my attending about the most recent case I had seen, a young man with chest pain, so that we could come up with a treatment plan. I had suggested he might have viral pericarditis, an inflammation of the tissues surrounding the heart. The attending had raised his eyebrows slightly. “Mmm, probably ...
Source: Psych Central - November 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews General Memory and Perception Self-Esteem Self-Help Neuro Linguistic Programming Nlp Steve Andreas transforming negative self-talk Source Type: news
Is Enterovirus D68 A New Virus?
Discussion Enteroviral infections are RNA viruses including Coxsackieviruses A and B, Echoviruses and Enteroviruses. They are common and spread by respiratory secretions, fecal-oral contamination and fomites. They commonly occur in summer and fall in temperate climates but are less seasonally seen in the tropics. Hand hygiene is especially important to prevent infection. The incubation period is usually 3-6 days. The viruses are best isolated from the throat, stool and rectal swab specimens but other infectious sites can also be used for viral isolation. Treatment is supportive. Infants, children and teens are more likely ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 20, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Global Pericarditis Therapeutics Clinical Trials Market 2014 Analysis...
This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on Pericarditis.(PRWeb September 30, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/pericarditis-clinical/trials-market-h2-2014/prweb12211168.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 30, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Small Study Finds Anakinra Effective in Refractory PericarditisSmall Study Finds Anakinra Effective in Refractory Pericarditis
Anakinra is an effective treatment for adults with resistant idiopathic recurrent pericarditis, according to a new 10-patient study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news
IMPI: No Immunotherapy Benefit in Tuberculous PericarditisIMPI: No Immunotherapy Benefit in Tuberculous Pericarditis
Although prednisolone might be appropriate in some patients, the authors propose, neither the glucocorticoid nor M indicus pranii immunotherapy improved survival in the 1400-patient trial. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
ESC: Mixed Results with Steroids in TB Pericarditis
BARCELONA (MedPage Today) -- Adding steroids to anti-tuberculosis treatment for patients with tuberculous pericarditis can reduce the risk of complication and the resulting hospital admission, but adding prednisolone to tuberculosis treatment did not reduce the risk of death, researchers said here. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 3, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
COPPS-2: Colchicine Stops Postop Pericarditis, Troubles GutCOPPS-2: Colchicine Stops Postop Pericarditis, Troubles Gut
In COPPS-2, patients taking colchicine had a high rate of adverse GI events, and this likely explains why there was no overall benefit in preventing AF after cardiac surgery; but it was effective for pericarditis of postpericardiotomy syndrome. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
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Daily aspirin therapy: Understand the benefits and risks Pericarditis Stage 4 prostate cancer treatment Agoraphobia Positron emission tomography (PET) scan (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 22, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Mounting Evidence Supports Colchicine for Pericarditis (FREE)
By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors In a new … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 20, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
ACC: Gout Drug Tames the Heart
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Colchicine may be as effective at reducing multiple recurrences of pericarditis as it is in treating acute episodes and first recurrences. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 30, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
Colchicine reduces recurrence risk among patients with recurrent pericarditis
Read the full story on MD Consult: Colchicine reduces recurrence risk among patients with recurrent pericarditis (Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories)
Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories - March 29, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news
Primary Cardiac Disease Still Occurs in Lupus
(MedPage Today) -- Pericarditis and other forms of primary cardiac disease can occur at any time during the course of systemic lupus erythematosus, but antimalarial treatment can be protective, South American researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 19, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Jon Ronson is ready for blast-off. Is Richard Branson?
After a 10-year wait, Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic will have lift-off this year: he and his children will be on the first (live televised) flight. What took them so long? Jon Ronson meets him and the 'future astronauts' as they prepare for the ride of their livesIt's dawn at the Mojave Air & Space Port, a cluster of weather-beaten hangars in the desert north of Los Angeles. It looks quite forlorn, in part an elephant's graveyard for half-finished prototype jets designed by visionaries who ran out of money. But it's also a gathering place for freewheeling, maverick space engineers to try out new ideas in th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jon Ronson Tags: Virgin Group The Guardian Richard Branson Travel & leisure Features Business Science Space Source Type: news
An article from the e-journal of the ESC Council for Cardiology PracticeTopics: Pericardial DiseaseAuthors: Valladares C. The typical complaint of acute pericarditis is chest pain, which radiates to one or both trapezius muscle ridges. An audible friction rub will often be noted with widespread ST-segment elevation as the expression of subepicardial myocardial involvement. See here latest on diagnosis, treatment and follow up of acute pericarditis. Topics: Pericardial Disease (Source: ESC News and Press)
Source: ESC News and Press - February 18, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
A Descriptive Analysis of ED Diagnosed Acute PericarditisA Descriptive Analysis of ED Diagnosed Acute Pericarditis
Learn more on the presentation, assessment and management of patients with an ED diagnosis of acute pericarditis. Emergency Medicine Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news
Pericarditis -- Chest Pain That's Usually not Related to a Heart Attack
A sharp pain near the heart that spreads along the arm and neck might not be a heart attack. It could be pericarditis, an inflammation of the heart that is not life-threatening, according to the Mayo Clinic Health Letter. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 19, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: news
Pericarditis -- Chest Pain That's Usually not Related to a Heart Attack
A sharp pain near the heart that spreads along the arm and neck might not be a heart attack. It could be pericarditis, an inflammation of the heart that is not life-threatening, according to the Mayo Clinic Health Letter. (Source: Mayo Clinic Health Information)
Source: Mayo Clinic Health Information - December 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: news
PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include behavior and kids' bedtimes, treating pericarditis, probiotics for diarrhea, and asymptomatic aneurysms in the brain. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 18, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
Colchicine Found Effective in Acute Pericarditis
Although colchicine has been shown to be beneficial in patients with recurrent pericarditis, which is thought to have a large inflammatory component related to an immune response, until now its efficacy in a first episode of acute pericarditis has been uncertain, as these episodes are thought to usually have a viral component that might benefit from an inflammatory response. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 12, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Larry Husten Source Type: news
ESC: Colchicine Effective in Acute Pericarditis (CME/CE)
AMSTERDAM (MedPage Today) -- The anti-inflammatory agent colchicine -- used mostly in the treatment of gout -- appears to be effective for treating acute pericarditis and in preventing recurrences of the condition, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 1, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Myopericardial Inflammatory Syndrome: Favorable PrognosisMyopericardial Inflammatory Syndrome: Favorable Prognosis
In a three-year prospective study of close to 500 patients with pericarditis with or without myocardial involvement, outcomes were good and recurrent pericarditis was the only significant complication. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
Myopericardial inflammatory syndrome has favorable prognosis: Study
In a three-year prospective study of close to 500 patients with pericarditis with or without myocardial involvement, outcomes were good and recurrent pericarditis was the only significant complication. (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - June 4, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
What Are the Potential Complications of a Retropharyngeal Abscess?
Discussion Retropharyngeal abscesses (RPA) occur in the potential space bound anterior to the prevertebral fascia, posterior to the pharyngeal constrictor muscles and their fascia and laterally by the carotid sheaths and parapharyngeal space (another potential space lying laterally to the pharynx). The retropharyngeal potential space runs superiorally from the base of the skull to the mediastinum distally. It is the most common deep neck infection. In children under 4 years of age, retropharyngeal lymph nodes are present which regress after this age. RPA is most common in young children when these lymph nodes are present, ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 27, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Title: PericarditisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 23, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
Pericarditis is a condition in which the membrane, or sac, around your heart is inflamed. (Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics)
Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Topics - August 30, 2010 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news