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Short Course in Latent TB Matches Standard Tx
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/tuberculosis/49215

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...

Echo Aids Diagnosis of Constrictive Pericarditis
https://www.mdedge.com/cardiology/article/41523/imaging/echo-aids-diagnosis-constrictive-pericarditis
Bruce Jancin

SNOWMASS, COLO. — Demonstration of enhanced ventricular interaction upon hemodynamic cardiac catheterization is a novel diagnostic criterion for constrictive pericarditis, with far greater predictive accuracy than that of the classic hemodynamic criteria, Dr.

A review of pericardial diseases: Clinical, ECG and hemodynamic features and management
https://www.mdedge.com/ccjm/article/93430/cardiology/review-pericardial-diseases-clinical-ecg-and-hemodynamic-features-and
Shamik Aikat, MD, Sasan Ghaffari, MD

ABSTRACT Pericardial diseases are common, have multiple causes, and are often misdiagnosed. Physicians need to recognize the characteristic and distinguishing features of the three most important pericardial conditions: acute pericarditis, cardiac tamponade, and constrictive pericarditis.

Sarcoidosis Resulting in Exsanguinating Esophageal Variceal Hemorrhage
https://www.mdedge.com/emergencymedicine/article/167282/pulmonology/sarcoidosis-resulting-exsanguinating-esophageal/page/0/1

Jun 4th, 2018 - Discussion Etiology Esophageal variceal hemorrhage is caused by pressure elevation in the portal venous system, leading to engorged esophageal veins that can bleed spontaneously. Approximately 90% of portal hypertension is due to liver cirrhosis.

Prednisolone, immunotherapy ineffective for most tuberculous pericarditis
https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/86889/heart-failure/prednisolone-immunotherapy-ineffective-most-tuberculous
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.

How to tell constrictive pericarditis from mimickers
https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/97069/heart-failure/how-tell-constrictive-pericarditis-mimickers/page/0/2
Cardiology News;

Feb 11th, 2015 - A patient with constrictive pericarditis will have enhanced ventricular interaction arising from the restraint imposed by a rigid, diseased pericardium. That’s crucial.

Analyze This Image: Young and Short of Breath
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/872211_2

Dec 1st, 2016 - Explanation: What is shown in Figure 1 is the pulse-wave (PW) Doppler through the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT). The rhythm is regular, but the peak velocities vary from 0.8 m/s to 1.1 m/s. When there is significant variability in the flow through the LVOT, differential diagnoses include constrictive pericarditis or pericardial tamponade, as well as pulsus alternans, which can be seen i...

#12: What's new in constrictive pericarditis with Dr Jae Oh
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/801936

Aug 7th, 2012 - This feature requires the newest version of Flash. You can download it here. In this second discussion on pericarditis, Dr Bernard Gersh is joined by Dr Jae Oh, professor of medicine and director of cardiac imaging and the pericardial diseases clinic at Mayo Clinic, to review the diagnostic evaluation of patients with constriction vs restriction. See also: #6: What's new in acute pericarditis w...