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A possible still role for colchicine in children with idiopathic recurrent acute pericarditis?

Intern Emerg Med 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Institute of Pediatrics, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.

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December 2018
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Heart Failure due to Massive Constrictive Calcific Pericarditis.

Heart Views 2018 Apr-Jun;19(2):74

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, USA.

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December 2018

Protein-Losing Enteropathy and Plastic Bronchitis After the Fontan Operation.

Authors:
Christine Peyton

Crit Care Nurse 2018 Dec;38(6):e5-e12

Christine Peyton is a clinical nurse specialist at the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado.

Protein-losing enteropathy and plastic bronchitis remain challenging to treat despite recent treatment advances. Protein-losing enteropathy and plastic bronchitis have been diagnosed in patients with cardiomyopathy, constrictive pericarditis, and congestive heart failure. This article focuses on patients with protein-losing enteropathy or plastic bronchitis following the Fontan procedure. Read More

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December 2018

Engorged forehead veins in constrictive pericarditis.

QJM 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.

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December 2018
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Comparative genomics of transport proteins in seven Bacteroides species.

PLoS One 2018 5;13(12):e0208151. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Molecular Biology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States of America.

The communities of beneficial bacteria that live in our intestines, the gut microbiome, are important for the development and function of the immune system. Bacteroides species make up a significant fraction of the human gut microbiome, and can be probiotic and pathogenic, depending upon various genetic and environmental factors. These can cause disease conditions such as intra-abdominal sepsis, appendicitis, bacteremia, endocarditis, pericarditis, skin infections, brain abscesses and meningitis. Read More

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December 2018
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Outcome in dogs with presumptive idiopathic pericardial effusion after thoracoscopic pericardectomy and pericardioscopy.

Vet Surg 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Objective: To report the outcome of dogs with presumptive echocardiographic idiopathic pericardial effusion treated with thoracoscopic pericardectomy and pericardioscopy.

Study Design: Multi-institutional retrospective study (2011-2017).

Animals: Eighteen dogs. Read More

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December 2018

Péricardites.

Rev Prat 2017 Apr;67(4):415-419

Institut hospitalouniversitaire Méditerranée Infection, Assistance publique de Marseille, Marseille, France.

Pericarditis. Chest pain is the main symptom of pericarditis. The advent of echocardiography simplifies the definition of pericarditis with effusion, which is now a clinical entity. Read More

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Uremic Pericarditis: Distinguishing Features in a Now-Uncommon Clinical Syndrome.

South Med J 2018 Dec;111(12):754-757

From the Hospital Medicine Unit and the Core Educator Faculty and Renal Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the Heart and Vascular Center, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

We present the case of a 47-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus and diabetic nephropathy who was admitted to our hospital with acute uremic myopericarditis. Echocardiography demonstrated a fibrinous pericardial effusion. The patient was initiated on hemodialysis for hyperkalemia, metabolic acidosis, and uremia. Read More

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December 2018
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Anakinra as rescue therapy for steroid-dependent idiopathic recurrent pericarditis in children: case report and literature review.

Cardiol Young 2018 Dec 4:1-3. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

3Pediatric Nephrology Department,Puerta del Mar University Hospital,Cadiz,Spain.

In approximately 5% of patients with idiopathic recurrent pericarditis, the disease usually follows a chronic relapsing course, and children can develop dependence and side effects of prolonged high-dose corticosteroid regimens. In this setting anakinra, a recombinant human interleukin-1 competitive receptor antagonist that blocks the biologic effects of interleukin-1, thereby reducing systemic inflammatory responses, appears to be one of the most promising strategies. We report an adolescent with steroid-dependent idiopathic recurrent pericarditis that was successfully treated with anakinra, highlighting that this therapeutic option seems to be an effective, rapidly acting, steroid-sparing, and relatively safe agent for the treatment of this entity in children. Read More

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December 2018

Multivessel coronary artery spasm in pericarditis.

Singapore Med J 2018 Nov;59(11):611-613

Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore.

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November 2018

Type 1 Brugada phenocopy in a patient with acute pericarditis.

J Electrocardiol 2018 Nov - Dec;51(6):1121-1123. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Cardiovasology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:

We herein describe a case of an acute pericarditis, in which type 1 Brugada phenocopy (BrP) was documented. The patient was referred to our hospital due to severe chest pain. The twelve-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) on admission showed type 1 Brugada ECG pattern (coved-type) in the precordial leads. Read More

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October 2018
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Case of Pericarditis, Connected with Acute Rheumatism.

Authors:
S D Broughton

Lond Med Phys J 1827 Dec;3(18):508-511

Senior Surgeon to the St. George's and St. James's Dispensary, and Surgeon to His Majesty's second Regiment of Life Guards.

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December 1827

Does Sericin, as a Novel Pleurodesis Agent, Have Higher Effectiveness Compared to Talcum Powder, Doxycycline, and Silver Nitrate Pleurodesis?

Arch Bronconeumol 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

SBU, Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Clinic, Ankara, Turkey.

Introduction: The usefulness of sericin as pleurodesis agent has previously been described. Present study aims to compare sericin pleurodesis regarding success, effectiveness, tolerability, and side-effects.

Methods: Adult, 12-week-old Wistar-albino rats (n=60), divided to five groups as sericin, talcum-powder, doxycycline, silver-nitrate and control. Read More

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November 2018
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Clozapine-related Sudden Pericarditis in a Patient Taking Long Acting Aripiprazole and Valproate: A Case Report.

Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci 2018 Nov;16(4):505-507

Department of Neurosciences and Imaging, University "G. d'Annunzio", Chieti, Italy.

Clozapine may be associated with cardiovascular adverse effects including QTc prolongation and, more rarely, with myocarditis and pericarditis. Although rare, these latter cardiovascular adverse effects may be life-threatening and must be immediately recognized and treated. Several cases of clozapine related-pericarditis have been described and often it has a subtle and insidious onset with symptoms that may be often misdiagnosed with psychiatric manifestations (e. Read More

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November 2018
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Successful Inflammation Imaging of Non-Human Primate Hearts Using an Antibody Specific for Tenascin-C.

Int Heart J 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Mie University Research Center for Matrix Biology.

Inflammation after myocardial infarction (MI) may be a major factor influencing ventricular remodeling, leading to congestive heart failure and arrhythmia. Therefore, inflammation in the heart needs to be monitored. Tenascin-C (TNC) is an extracellular matrix molecule not normally expressed, but it is strongly upregulated when associated with active inflammation. Read More

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November 2018
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Cardiac manifestations of Han Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a retrospective study.

Ir J Med Sci 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

The Department of Rheumatology, Shenzhen Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, The Fourth Clinical Medical College of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, No. 1, Fuhua Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, 518033, Guangdong, China.

Objective: To investigate cardiac manifestations and the risk factors in Han Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Methods: Seven hundred fifty SLE patients who were hospitalized at our department were recruited in the present study. The patients were divided into two groups-those with or without cardiac manifestations. Read More

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November 2018
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Cellular fraction analysis of pericardial effusion helps the diagnosis of eosinophilic myocarditis.

Cardiol Young 2018 Nov 20:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

2Department of Pathology,National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center,Osaka,Japan.

Eosinophilic myocarditis is rare in children, and consequently, it is difficult to diagnose eosinophilic myocarditis rapidly. We report the clinical course of acute eosinophilic myocarditis with pericarditis in two adolescent boys and their associated electrocardiograms. The two patients, 13- and 14-year-old boys, developed cardiomegaly and chest pain with vomiting. Read More

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November 2018
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Emergency centre diagnosis and treatment of purulent pericarditis: A case report from Tanzania.

Afr J Emerg Med 2018 Mar 1;8(1):37-39. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Introduction: Purulent pericarditis poses diagnostic and therapeutic challenges, especially in resource-limited settings due to the unavailability of diagnostic tools, equipment, and expertise.

Case Report: A three-year-old female presented to the emergency centre at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with altered mental status, lethargy, intermittent fevers, worsening difficulty in breathing, and progressive lower extremity swelling over two months. The child was in shock upon arrival. Read More

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March 2018
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Establishing Cardiac Surgery in Eastern Nepal: Early Results.

J Nepal Health Res Counc 2018 Oct 30;16(3):257-263. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) Dharan-18, Sunsari, Nepal.

Background: Only few dedicated cardiac centres provide cardiac surgery service in Nepal. We are the only government affiliated centre outside the capital providing this service. In this study, we aim to present our early results of cardiac surgery. Read More

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October 2018
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Imaging of Pericardial Disease.

Authors:
Seth Kligerman

Radiol Clin North Am 2019 Jan;57(1):179-199

Diagnostic Radiology, University of California San Diego, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103, USA. Electronic address:

Although the pericardium is simply a 2-layered membrane enveloping the heart and great vessels, there are numerous anatomic variations, congenital anomalies, and pathologic conditions that can occur. Although echocardiography is most often the first imaging modality used to assess the pericardium, computed tomography and MR imaging are frequently being used to aid in diagnosis and assess response to therapy. Therefore, detailed knowledge of the pericardium in both its normal and diseased states is important to best direct patient care and potentially improve patient outcomes. Read More

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January 2019

[Infected Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Secondary to the Purulent Pericarditis;Report of a Case].

Kyobu Geka 2018 Nov;71(12):1023-1026

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, NTT Higashi Nihon Sapporo Hospital, Sapporo, Japan.

A 69-year-old man was hospitalized urgently to the department of cardiology, with the progressive general malaise. On admission, his blood pressure was 80/42 mmHg, his white cell count 13,700/µl, and C-reactive protein 25.55 mg/dl suggesting existence of aggressive infection with impaired circulation. Read More

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November 2018
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Imaging the itis: endocarditis, myocarditis, and pericarditis.

Curr Opin Cardiol 2019 Jan;34(1):57-64

Division of Cardiology, Heart Transplant Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Inflammatory and/or infectious conditions affecting the heart and pericardium in children are primarily diagnosed via noninvasive imaging modalities. In addition, the use of multiple imaging modalities (multimodality imaging) is becoming increasingly common to assist in diagnosis, management, and prognosis. This review focuses on the use of noninvasive imaging in endocarditis, myocarditis, and pericarditis, with emphasis placed on the use of echocardiography and cardiac MRI in these conditions. Read More

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January 2019
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Myopericarditis: recognition and impact in the military population.

J R Army Med Corps 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Royal Army Medical Corps, Aldershot Garrison, Aldershot, UK.

We present a case of a fit and well British Army officer with sudden-onset chest pain following a viral illness, on a background of arduous skiing over an 8-week period. This resulted in a 6-month downgrade with no clearly defined plan for return to full fitness and deployability. The diagnosis and differentiation of myopericarditis from other causes of chest pain is reviewed. Read More

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November 2018
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Localized constrictive pericarditis due to an intrapericardial myxoma.

J Card Surg 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, China.

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November 2018
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Heart muscle disease management in aircrew.

Heart 2019 Jan;105(Suppl 1):s50-s56

Royal Air Force Aviation Clinical Medicine Service, RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine, RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, UK.

This manuscript focuses on the broad aviation medicine considerations that are required to optimally manage aircrew with suspected or confirmed heart muscle disease (both pilots and non-pilot aviation professionals). ECG abnormalities on aircrew periodic medical examination or presentation of a family member with a confirmed cardiomyopathy are the most common reason for investigation of heart muscle disease in aircrew. Holter monitoring and imaging, including cardiac MRI is recommended to confirm or exclude the presence of heart muscle disease and, if confirmed, management should be led by a subspecialist. Read More

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January 2019
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Inflammation and pericarditis: Are neutrophils actors behind the scenes?

J Cell Physiol 2018 Nov 11. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Department of Internal Medicine, First Clinic of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy.

The morbidity of acute pericarditis is increasing over time impacting on patient quality of life. Recent clinical trials focused especially on clinical aspects, with a modest interest in pathophysiological mechanisms. This narrative review, based on papers in English language obtained via PubMed up to April 2018, aims at focusing on the role of the innate immunity in pericarditis and discussing future potential therapeutic strategies impacting on disease pathophysiology. Read More

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November 2018
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Practical Guide to Ablation for Epicardial Ventricular Tachycardia: When to Get Access, How to Deal with Anticoagulation and How to Prevent Complications.

Arrhythm Electrophysiol Rev 2018 Aug;7(3):159-164

Cardiac Electrophysiology Section, Cardiovascular Division, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA.

Epicardial ablation is needed to eliminate ventricular tachycardia (VT) in some patients with nonischaemic cardiomyopathy. The 12-lead electrocardiogram of VT, pre-procedural imaging and endocardial unipolar voltage maps can predict a high likelihood of epicardial substrate and VT. A septal VT substrate may preclude the need for epicardial access and mapping and can be identified with imaging, pacing and voltage mapping. Read More

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A case of medical management of tricuspid regurgitation related to atrial fibrillation with constrictive pericarditis-like hemodynamics.

J Cardiol Cases 2018 Nov 27;18(5):175-179. Epub 2018 Aug 27.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.

Severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is reported to represent a hemodynamic pattern similar to that of constrictive pericarditis (CP), which should be clearly differentiated for appropriate management. We report the case of a patient with severe TR due to atrial fibrillation (AF) in whom hemodynamic monitoring played a role in the selection of the management strategy. An 81-year-old Japanese man with chronic AF was admitted due to worsening heart failure. Read More

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November 2018
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Epidemiology of pericardial diseases in Africa: a systematic scoping review.

Heart 2018 Nov 10. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.

Objectives: This scoping review sought to summarise available data on the prevalence, aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of pericardial disease in Africa.

Methods: We searched PubMed, Scopus and African Journals Online from 1 January 1967 to 30 July 2017 to identify all studies published on the prevalence, aetiologies, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of pericardial diseases in adults residing in Africa.

Results: 36 studies were included. Read More

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November 2018
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Large Unilateral Pleural Effusion with Pacemaker-associated Post-cardiac Injury Syndrome.

Cureus 2018 Jul 8;10(7):e2946. Epub 2018 Jul 8.

Cardiology, Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Orlando, USA.

Post-cardiac injury syndrome (PCIS) as a delayed complication of permanent pacemaker implantation has rarely been reported in the literature. A 67-year-old man who recently underwent a dual chamber permanent pacemaker implantation came to the hospital for increasing dyspnea and chest discomfort. A diagnosis of pericarditis was made, and the patient was discharged on ibuprofen therapy. Read More

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July 2018
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P-wave terminal force in lead V1 is a predictive indicator for the diagnosis of tuberculous constrictive pericarditis.

Heart Lung 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Heart Center, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, No. 3 Qingchun East Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou 310016, China. Electronic address:

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to explore the value of P-wave terminal force in lead V1 (PTFV1) in the clinical diagnosis of tuberculous constrictive pericarditis (TCP).

Methods: A total of 53 patients with TCP and 64 patients with tuberculous exudative pericarditis were enrolled in this retrospective study. The demographic and clinical characteristics were collected, including gender, age, the course of disease and New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification. Read More

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October 2018
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Carbamazepine-induced systemic lupus erythematosus: A case-based review.

Eur J Rheumatol 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Division of Neurology, Hospital Universitario de Burgos, Burgos, Spain.

A case of carbamazepine-induced systemic lupus erythematosus (CBZ-DILE) is presented, along with a literature review, with the aim to define the clinical and serological characteristics of this group, and compare them with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) triggered by other drugs (DILE). A 31-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of hand arthritis and nasal ulcers. She had been diagnosed with epilepsy at 12 years of age and had continued treatment with carbamazepine (CBZ) for the past 18 years with excellent clinical control. Read More

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October 2018

18F-FDG PET/CT Revealing Constrictive Pericarditis as the Only Manifestation of Malignant Mesothelioma.

Clin Nucl Med 2018 Oct 27. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

Nuclear Medicine, Medical Center Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

A 57-year-old man presented with shortness of breath and ankle edema. Constrictive pericarditis with an unexplained mass surrounding the heart was diagnosed by ultrasound. Accordingly, F-FDG PET/CT was performed. Read More

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October 2018
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Acute Pericarditis and Cancer Risk: A Matched Cohort Study Using Linked UK Primary and Secondary Care Data.

J Am Heart Assoc 2018 Aug;7(16):e009428

1 Non-Communicable Diseases Epidemiology London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine London United Kingdom.

Background We aimed to examine whether acute pericarditis is an indicator of undetected cancer and identify patient-level factors associated with high cancer risk among patients presenting with pericarditis. Methods and Results A population-based matched cohort study was conducted using primary care data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink linked to Hospital Episode Statistics. Patients with acute pericarditis (n=6530) were matched to a comparison cohort (n=26 111) on age, sex, calendar time, and general practice. Read More

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August 2018
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Disparity in spatial distribution of pericardial calcifications in constrictive pericarditis.

Open Heart 2018 7;5(2):e000835. Epub 2018 Oct 7.

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

Background: Pericardial calcification is seen among patients with constrictive pericarditis (CP). However, the pattern of pericardial calcium distribution and the association with clinical outcomes and imaging data are not well described.

Methods: This was a retrospective study from 2007 to 2013 to evaluate the pattern of pericardial calcium distribution by CT in CP using a semiquantitative calcium scoring system to calculate total pericardial calcium burden and distribution. Read More

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October 2018
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Urocystitis and Ureteritis in Holstein Calves with Septicaemia Caused by Salmonella enterica Serotype Dublin.

J Comp Pathol 2018 Oct 12;164:32-36. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria, Ruta 50 km 11, La Estanzuela, Colonia, Uruguay; Veterinary Population Medicine Department, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. Electronic address:

Salmonellosis is an enteric or multisystemic disease of global distribution that affects numerous animal species. Although Salmonella enterica has been associated with urinary tract lesions in man, information on urocystitis/ureteritis in cattle caused by salmonellae is lacking. This communication describes lesions of the inferior urinary tract in four Holstein calves with septicaemia caused by S. Read More

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October 2018
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Pathology of blackleg in cattle in California, 1991-2015.

J Vet Diagn Invest 2018 Nov 25;30(6):894-901. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Veterinary Pathology Laboratory, Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Abreu).

Blackleg is an infectious disease of cattle and rarely other ruminants, produced by Clostridium chauvoei and characterized by necrotizing myositis. In most cases of blackleg, the large muscles of the pectoral and pelvic girdles are affected, with other skeletal muscles and the heart involved less frequently. We studied 29 blackleg cases selected from the archives of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory, 1991-2015. Read More

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November 2018
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Macrophage Activation Syndrome, Glomerulonephritis, Pericarditis, and Retinal Vasculitis as Initial Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Case Rep Med 2018 26;2018:5979386. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai St Luke's and Mount Sinai West, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.

Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with potentially life-threatening consequences. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case reported in literature for a constellation of MAS, glomerulonephritis, pericarditis, and retinal vasculitis as initial presentation of SLE. Despite extensive multisystem involvement of his disease, the patient responded well to initial steroid treatment, with mycophenolate mofetil successfully added as a steroid-sparing agent. Read More

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September 2018

PR deviation as a risk marker for cardiac events in patients with Takotsubo syndrome.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2018 Oct 23. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Kanto Gakuin University, Yokohama, Japan.

Background: PR segment deviation (PRD: defined as PR elevation in aVR and PR depression in lead II/III) on electrocardiography is frequently observed in patients with acute pericarditis; however, there have been few studies that explore the occurrence of PRD in patients with Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). The clinical significance of PRD in TTS is not clearly elucidated.

Methods & Results: A total of 52 consecutive patients with TTS in sinus rhythm (73. Read More

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October 2018
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Acute pericarditis following treatment of a metastatic liver tumor with radiofrequency ablation: a case report.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 Oct 22;18(1):200. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chiayi Christian Hospital, 539 Jhongsiao Road, Chia-Yi, 60002, Taiwan.

Background: Radiofrequency ablation is a common and minimally invasive procedure used to treat liver tumors. However, the potential threat of heat injury to adjacent structures if the hepatic lesion is near the diaphragm is often overlooked and misunderstood. Rare cardiovascular complications have been reported. Read More

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October 2018
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The diagnostic value of the serum irisin level in patients with acute pericarditis and acute myopericarditis.

Bratisl Lek Listy 2018 ;119(10):655-659

Objective: This preliminary study aims to examine a change in the blood levels of irisin in patients with acute pericarditis (AP) and acute myopericarditis (AMP) and examine the diagnostic value of the serum irisin level in AP and AMP.

Methods: 10 patients, who applied to the emergency service and cardiology clinic with chest pain and who were diagnosed with AP and 5 patients, who were diagnosed with AMP as a result of routine examinations, were included in the study. The basal laboratory parameters, echocardiography findings and serum irisin levels of the patients and during check one month later were examined. Read More

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January 2018
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Right ventricular enlargement predicts responsiveness to tolvaptan in congestive heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction.

Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc 2018 Dec 10;21:69-73. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-4-3 Asahimachi Abenoku, Osaka 545-8585, Japan.

Background: Tolvaptan is a vasopressin type 2 receptor antagonist used in heart failure (HF) with refractory diuretic resistance. However, since tolvaptan is also ineffective in some HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), the identification of responders is important.

Methods: The study population consisted of 51 HFrEF patients who were administered tolvaptan (EF, 28 ± 7%). Read More

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December 2018
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Established and novel pathophysiological mechanisms of pericardial injury and constrictive pericarditis.

World J Cardiol 2018 Sep;10(9):87-96

Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, South Africa.

This review article aims to: (1) discern from the literature the immune and inflammatory processes occurring in the pericardium following injury; and (2) to delve into the molecular mechanisms which may play a role in the progression to constrictive pericarditis. Pericarditis arises as a result of a wide spectrum of pathologies of both infectious and non-infectious aetiology, which lead to various degrees of fibrogenesis. Current understanding of the sequence of molecular events leading to pathological manifestations of constrictive pericarditis is poor. Read More

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September 2018
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Regional and seasonal variations in the US emergency department visits for acute pericarditis.

Am J Emerg Med 2018 Oct 13. Epub 2018 Oct 13.

Department of Cardiology, Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, Allentown, PA, United States of America.

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October 2018

Metropolitan W135 meningococcal compressive pericarditis treated with intrapericardial fibrinolysis.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Oct 16;2018. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Department of Intensive Care, Centre Hospitalier Victor Jousselin, Dreux, France.

Meningococcal pericarditis is a rare but severe form of acute purulent pericarditis. It is a classic complication of , usually occurring in pilgrims to Mecca and their household contacts. This severe form of meningococcaemia is difficult to diagnose and evolves frequently and gradually towards a tamponade, requiring emergency drainage. Read More

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October 2018
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