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Short Course in Latent TB Matches Standard Tx

Dec 18th, 2014 - Action Points Rifamycin for 3 months or more in patients with latent TB was efficacious at preventing active TB, potentially more so than isoniazid alone. In patients with tuberculous pericarditis, most of whom also had HIV, prednisolone did not have a significant effect on the composite of death, cardiac tamponade requiring pericardiocentesis, or constrictive pericarditis. Short courses of rif...

Emergency Ultrasound: Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade: Making the Diagnosis at Bedside With Point-of-Care Echocardiography

Nov 10th, 2017 - Pericardiocentesis In the event of obstructive shock or pulseless electric activity with visualized or suspected tamponade, pericardiocentesis is considered standard of care. There are many approaches to performing a pericardiocentesis, including the classically taught blind subxiphoid approach, which is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality.

Prednisolone, immunotherapy ineffective for most tuberculous pericarditis
Cardiology News; Mary Ann Moon

Sep 2nd, 2014 - Neither standard anti-inflammatory therapy using prednisolone nor an experimental immunotherapy using Mycobacterium indicus pranii injections reduced the composite outcome of death, cardiac tamponade requiring pericardiocentesis, or constrictive pericarditis in an international clinical trial of adults with tuberculous pericarditis, a study showed. However, prednisolone was beneficial for one c.

A Cardiac Tumor Traced to Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Jan Dyer

Oct 24th, 2017 - A patient with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) came to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia, after 2 weeks of dyspnea. He was diagnosed with cardiac tamponade and received urgent pericardiocentesis.