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Colchicine and the heart.

Eur Heart J 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

GenesisCare, 3/140 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Colchicine is a unique, sophisticated anti-inflammatory agent that has been used for decades for the prevention of acute inflammatory flares in gout and familial Mediterranean fever. In recent years, clinical trials have demonstrated its potential in a range of cardiovascular (CV) conditions. Colchicine is avidly taken up by leucocytes, and its ability to bind to tubulin and interfere with microtubular function affects the expression of cytokines and interleukins, and the ability of neutrophils to marginate, ingress, aggregate, express superoxide, release neutrophil extracellular traps, and interact with platelets. Read More

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Acute pericarditis: A peculiar manifestation of common variable immune deficiency.

Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 2021 1;49(3):115-119. Epub 2021 May 1.

Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran;

Common variable immune deficiency (CVID) is known as the most prevalent symptomatic inborn error of immunity associated with autoimmune and inflammatory complications in addition to recurrent infections. In this study, we investigated the prevalence of acute pericarditis as a complication in the past medical history of 337 CVID patients. We found five patients (1. Read More

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Cardiotoxicity of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors.

Curr Oncol Rep 2021 05 3;23(7):79. Epub 2021 May 3.

Cardio-Oncology Program, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA, 02115, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have improved the survival of several cancers. However, they may cause a wide range of immune-related adverse events (irAEs). While most irAEs are manageable with temporary cessation of ICI and immunosuppression, cardiovascular toxicity can be associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Read More

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Cardiac Tamponade, Sever Hypothyroidism and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) with COVID-19 Infection.

J Saudi Heart Assoc 2021 19;33(1):71-76. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Adult Cardiology Department, Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

A 21-years-old with Down syndrome presented with respiratory distress. Initial investigations revealed a cardiac tamponade. On further evaluation, he had positive coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), severe chest infection and severe hypothyroidism. Read More

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Idiopathic Purulent Pericarditis Caused by Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus in an Immunocompetent Adult.

Cureus 2021 Mar 29;13(3):e14173. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Cardiology, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, USA.

Introduction: Acute purulent pericarditis is an exceedingly rare entity most often caused by direct intrathoracic contamination or hematogenous spread of a bacterial infection. Mortality nears 100% when left untreated. We present here a rare case of idiopathic bacterial pericarditis caused by methicillin-sensitive (MSSA). Read More

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A Case of Atrial Flutter Masking Acute Pericarditis.

Cureus 2021 Mar 29;13(3):e14168. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Cardiology, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, USA.

Atrial flutter (AFL) is a macro-reentrant tachycardia that can be provoked by numerous factors, including acute pericarditis. We present a case of new-onset AFL masking acute pericarditis in a man with multiple comorbid conditions, including hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and obstructive sleep apnea. After a failed attempt of rate control, the patient underwent successful cardioversion, which revealed electrocardiographic findings consistent with acute pericarditis. Read More

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Efficacy and safety of ethanol infusion into the vein of Marshall for mitral isthmus ablation.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2021 Apr 29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Cardiology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

Introduction: Chemical ablation by retrograde infusion of ethanol into the vein of Marshall (VOM-EI) can facilitate the achievement of mitral isthmus block. This study sought to describe the efficacy and safety of this technique.

Methods And Results: Twenty-two consecutive patients (14 males, median age 71 years) with attempted VOM-EI for mitral isthmus ablation were included in the study. Read More

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Pericarditis in patients with coronavirus disease 2019: a systematic review.

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Vicerrectorado de Investigación, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola Asociación para el Desarrollo de la Investigación Estudiantil en Ciencias de la Salud (ADIECS) Programa de Atención Domiciliaria (PADOMI), EsSalud Deparment of Emergency, Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins, Lima, Peru Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Department, University Hospital "Santa Maria della Misericordia", ASUFC, Udine, Italy.

Aims: We performed a systematic review to summarize the clinical features, diagnostic methods, treatment, and outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients with pericarditis.

Methods: We searched electronic databases from inception to 17 December 2020. Studies that reported clinical data on patients with COVID-19 and pericarditis were included. Read More

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Myopericarditis Associated with COVID-19 in a Pediatric Patient with Kidney Failure Receiving Hemodialysis.

Pathogens 2021 Apr 17;10(4). Epub 2021 Apr 17.

"Maria Sklodowska Curie" Emergency Children's Hospital, 041451 Bucharest, Romania.

The outbreak of COVID-19 can be associated with cardiac and pulmonary involvement and is emerging as one of the most significant and life-threatening complications in patients with kidney failure receiving hemodialysis. Here, we report a critically ill case of a 13-year-old female patient with acute pericarditis and bilateral pleurisy, screened positive for SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR, presented with high fever, frequent dry cough, and dyspnea with tachypnea. COVID-19-induced myopericarditis has been noted to be a complication in patients with concomitant kidney failure with replacement therapy (KFRT). Read More

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Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's Granulomatosis) Complicated by Pericarditis: Our Experience of Two Cases and Comparative Review of Literature.

CASE (Phila) 2021 Apr 26;5(2):126-136. Epub 2021 Jan 26.

Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Diseases, Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

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[One-stage surgery in patients with both cardiac and non-cardiac diseases].

Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2021 Mar;53(2):327-331

Department of Gynecology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China.

Objective: To investigate the possibility and feasibility of one-stage cardiac and non-cardiac surgery.

Methods: From July 1999 to August 2018, one hundred and eleven patients suffering from cardiac and non-cardiac diseases were treated by one-stage cardiac and non-cardiac operation in Department of Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Urinary Surgery, and Gynecology, Peking University First Hospital. There were 83 males (74. Read More

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Pericarditis as the Main Clinical Manifestation of COVID-19 in Adolescents.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2021 05;40(5):e197-e199

From the Second Department of Paediatrics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, P. and A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Children and adolescents with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection usually have a milder illness, lower mortality rates and may manifest different clinical entities compared with adults. Acute effusive pericarditis is a rare clinical manifestation in patients with COVID-19, especially among those without concurrent pulmonary disease or myocardial injury. We present 2 cases of acute pericarditis, in the absence of initial respiratory or other symptoms, in adolescents with COVID-19. Read More

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Human bite wounds as a portal of entry for infective endocarditis and purulent pericarditis: a very rare association.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 9;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Internal Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Human bites are an infrequent cause of emergency department visits and hospital admissions. There are rarely published cases of complicated infection, such as infective endocarditis. We present a rare case of a patient with acute infective endocarditis in a healthy native valve and purulent pericarditis from a human bite. Read More

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Pericarditis Caused by with Acute Liver Failure Treated by a Multifaceted Approach including Antimicrobials and Hemoadsorption.

Case Rep Crit Care 2021 16;2021:8824050. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Department of Anesthesiology, Surgical Intensive Care, Emergency and Pain Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum, Klinikum Herford, Herford, Germany.

Background: Sepsis and septic shock are still life-threatening diseases with a high mortality rate. We report a complex case of peritonitis with pericarditis and acute liver failure caused by septic shock. Potentially hepatotoxic antibiotic therapy levels were monitored using the liver maximum capacity (LiMAx®) test, and standard treatment was supplemented by adjunctive hemoadsorption with CytoSorb®. Read More

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Characterizing the incidence of adverse events of special interest for COVID-19 vaccines across eight countries: a multinational network cohort study.

medRxiv 2021 Mar 28. Epub 2021 Mar 28.

Background: As large-scale immunization programs against COVID-19 proceed around the world, safety signals will emerge that need rapid evaluation. We report population-based, age- and sex- specific background incidence rates of potential adverse events of special interest (AESI) in eight countries using thirteen databases.

Methods: This multi-national network cohort study included eight electronic medical record and five administrative claims databases from Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, mapped to a common data model. Read More

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Chikungunya and the Heart.

Cardiology 2021 Mar 31:1-11. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Division of Cardiology, Kingston Health Science Center, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Introduction: Neglected tropical diseases are a group of communicable diseases that occur in tropical and subtropical conditions and are closely related to poverty and inadequate sanitation conditions. Among these entities, chikungunya remains one of the most widely spread diseases. Although the main symptoms are related to a febrile syndrome, cardiovascular (CV) involvement has been reported, with short- and long-term implications. Read More

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Challenges in Managing Pericardial Disease Related to Post Viral Syndrome After COVID-19 Infection.

Cureus 2021 Feb 20;13(2):e13461. Epub 2021 Feb 20.

Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Montgomery Internal Medicine, Montgomery, USA.

Although primarily a respiratory illness, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been associated with cardiac involvement with reported cases of myocardial ischemia, arrhythmia, myocarditis, pericarditis, and pericardial effusion leading to cardiac tamponade. Most cases of pericardial disease in this setting have been during the acute infection. Here, we present a patient who developed pericarditis leading to cardiac tamponade after the resolution of the acute COVID-19 infection. Read More

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February 2021

An Atypical Etiology of Acute Pericarditis: A Case Report.

Cureus 2021 Feb 19;13(2):e13440. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

Internal Medicine, HCA Medical Center of Trinity, Trinity, USA.

Acute pericarditis is caused by inflammation of the pericardial sac and is characterized by sharp and pleuritic chest pain, which is accompanied by a pericardial friction rub and serial electrocardiogram (ECG) changes. Although there are many known etiologies of pericarditis, we present the first known case of a herbal supplement, the Tejocote root, causing acute pericarditis in a previously healthy 23-year-old female. Her ECG showed t-wave inversions that resolved with colchicine and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy. Read More

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February 2021

A case report of positive Charcot´s triad from a rare infectious etiology.

Neuro Endocrinol Lett 2020 Dec;41(7-8):358-361

Medical faculty of Comenius University, Department of Pediatric Surgery, National Institute of Children's Diseases, Limbova 1, Bratislava, 831 01, Slovakia.

Chlamydia pneumoniae (C. pneumoniae) is an obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen, which has long been investigated as a potential developmental or exacerbating factor in various pathologies. C. Read More

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December 2020

Ways to minimize bacterial infections, with special reference to Escherichia coli, to cope with the first-week mortality in chicks: an updated overview.

Poult Sci 2021 May 11;100(5):101039. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

Department of Poultry, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44511, Egypt.

On the commercial level, the poultry industry strives to find new techniques to combat bird's infection. During the first week, mortality rate increases in birds because of several bacterial infections of about ten bacterial species, especially colisepticemia. This affects the flock production, uniformity, and suitability for slaughter because of chronic infections. Read More

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Significance of manifest localized staining during ethanol infusion into the vein of Marshall.

Heart Rhythm 2021 Mar 16. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque, CHU Bordeaux, L'Institut de RYthmologie et Modélisation Cardiaque (LIRYC), Université Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.

Background: Localized staining due to venule injury is attributable to ethanol infusion into the vein of Marshall (Et-VOM).

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate adverse outcomes of localized staining during Et-VOM in patients undergoing ablation for atrial fibrillation.

Methods: Two hundred four patients (age 64 ± 10 years; 153 male) were sorted based on the aspect of localized staining. Read More

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An unusual cause of acute pericarditis: a case report.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Feb 4;5(2):ytaa535. Epub 2021 Jan 4.

Department of Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin Street, MSB 6.106, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Background: Inflammation of the pericardium, or pericarditis, is a frequent cause of acute chest pain in young patients. Pericarditis is typically associated with viral infections, but other potential causes may have distinct prognostic and therapeutic implications.

Case Summary: A 26-year-old man presented with typical signs and symptoms of acute pericarditis. Read More

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February 2021

Needle in the heart: a rare case of cardiac tamponade caused by a migrated foreign body and mimicking ST segment elevation myocardial infarction.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2021 Mar 17;21(1):143. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

Heart and Vascular Center, Semmelweis University, Varosmajor Str. 68, 1122, Budapest, Hungary.

Background: Pericardial tamponade is a serious condition which may eventually lead to severe haemodynamic disturbances and cardiac arrest. It is most often caused by the accumulation of fluid inside the pericardium, as a result of different aetiological factors such as pericarditis, neoplastic diseases, lymphatic dysfunctions, or idiopathic pericardial disease. Pericardial tamponade can develop after cardiac surgical procedures or as a complication of myocardial infarction. Read More

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A case of acute bacterial pericarditis in a COVID-19 patient.

Singapore Med J 2021 Mar 12. Epub 2021 Mar 12.

National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore.

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[Pericarditis in contemporary therapeutic clinic: nosological spectrum, approaches to diagnosis and treatment].

Ter Arkh 2020 Dec 15;92(12):10-18. Epub 2020 Dec 15.

Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University).

Aim: To analyze the register of pericarditis in a therapeutic clinic, to evaluate their nosological spectrum, to optimize approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

Materials And Methods: For the period 20072018, the register includes 76 patients with the diagnosis of pericarditis (average age 53.115. Read More

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December 2020

Investigating the Usefulness of European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for Hospitalization in Acute Pericarditis at a Single Tertiary Center.

Cureus 2021 Feb 7;13(2):e13189. Epub 2021 Feb 7.

Cardiology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, PRT.

Background The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for the diagnosis and management of pericardial diseases identify predictive factors of poor prognosis and advise either in favor or against hospitalization accordingly. We aim to evaluate the adequacy of hospitalization criteria in a cohort of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute pericarditis. Methods Retrospective analysis of patients admitted to ED with acute pericarditis, from 2009 to 2019. Read More

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February 2021

A case of Dressler's syndrome successfully treated with colchicine and acetaminophen.

J Cardiol Cases 2021 Mar 21;23(3):131-135. Epub 2020 Nov 21.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan.

The incidence of Dressler's syndrome after myocardial infarction (MI) has decreased in the reperfusion therapy era. Although guidelines recommend high-dose aspirin for treatment based on evidence from the pre-percutaneous coronary intervention (pre-PCI) era, bleeding and thrombotic concerns occurred upon aspirin administration after coronary stenting. A 69-year-old man with recent MI was admitted to our hospital. Read More

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