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ALLMedicine™ Rheumatic Fever Center

Research & Reviews  422 results

Early diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease as part of a secon...
https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.15664
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Bennett J, Rentta NN et. al.

Jul 24th, 2021 - Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and its sequela rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remain significant causes of morbidity and mortality. In New Zealand, ARF almost exclusively affects Indigenous Māori and Pacific children. This narrative review aims to pre...

Persisting burden and challenges of rheumatic heart disease.
https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehab407
European Heart Journal; Marijon E, Mocumbi A et. al.

Jul 16th, 2021 - Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the result of episodes of acute rheumatic fever with valvular (and other cardiac) damage caused by an abnormal immune response to group A streptococcal infections, usually during childhood and adolescence. As a res...

Incidence and clinical characteristics of acute rheumatic fever in Turkey: Results of a...
https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.15619
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Gürses D, Koçak G et. al.

Jul 7th, 2021 - To evaluate the incidence and clinical features of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in Turkey, following the revised Jones criteria in 2015. This multicentre study was designed by the Acquired Heart Diseases Working Group of the Turkish Pediatric Cardi...

Ethnically Disparate Disease Progression and Outcomes among Acute Rheumatic Fever Patie...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8237904
Emerging Infectious Diseases; Oliver J, Robertson O et. al.

Jun 22nd, 2021 - We investigated outcomes for patients born after 1983 and hospitalized with initial acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in New Zealand during 1989-2012. We linked ARF progression outcome data (recurrent hospitalization for ARF, hospitalization for rheumat...

Pediatric rheumatic carditis in Italy and Rwanda: The same disease, different socio-eco...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2021.06.027
International Journal of Cardiology; Fabi M, Calicchia M et. al.

Jun 20th, 2021 - Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease are the leading cause of acquired heart disease in Low-Income Countries, and a common cause in High-Income Countries. We compared rheumatic carditis, its echocardiographic presentation at diagnosis...

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Guidelines  3 results

Revision of the Jones Criteria for the diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever in the era of...
https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000205
Circulation Gewitz MH, Baltimore RS et. al.

Apr 25th, 2015 - Acute rheumatic fever remains a serious healthcare concern for the majority of the world's population despite its decline in incidence in Europe and North America. The goal of this statement was to review the historic Jones criteria used to diagno...

Position statement of the World Heart Federation on the prevention and control of rheum...
https://doi.org/10.1038/nrcardio.2013.34
Nature Reviews. Cardiology; Remenyi B, Carapetis J et. al.

Apr 3rd, 2013 - In the 21(st) century, rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are neglected diseases of marginalized communities. Globally, RHD remains the most-common cardiovascular disease in young people aged <25 years. Although RF and RHD have...

Prevention of infective endocarditis: guidelines from the American Heart Association: a...
https://doi.org/10.14219/jada.archive.2008.0346
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939); Wilson W, Taubert KA et. al.

Mar 8th, 2008 - The purpose of this statement is to update the recommendations by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the prevention of infective endocarditis, which were last published in 1997. and A writing group appointed by the AHA for their expertise in...

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Drugs  248 results see all →

Clinicaltrials.gov  10 results

Determining the Impact of Penicillin in Latent RHD: The GOAL Trial
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03346525

Oct 1st, 2019 - Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) affects at least 32.9 million people, mostly children living in low-resource settings. Long-term intramuscular benzathine penicillin G (BPG) prophylaxis is proven to prevent progression of chronic valve changes in pat...

Impact of Antibiotic Treatment of Group A Streptococcal Blistering Distal Dactylitis in Children
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02624882

Aug 2nd, 2018 - Blistering distal dactylitis are very common in children. About 60% are caused by Staphylococcus aureus and some are caused by Group A Streptococcus (GAS) or Streptococcus pyogenes. While these forms have been known for fifty years, few publicatio...

Infection Detection by Breath Analysis
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02981550

Nov 9th, 2017 - Community acquired, or hospital acquired [nosocomial] infections [pathogens] are a common cause for morbidity and mortality. Initiation of antibiotic treatment is by best guess or using a broad spectrum antibiotic. The improper administration of a...

Clinical Audit on the Managment in Assiut University Children Hospital
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03281863

Sep 15th, 2017 - Acute rheumatic fever,an auto immune response to Group A streptococcus infection of the upper respiratory tract,may result in carditis.when the inflammation leads to permenant damage of the valves the individual has rheumatic heart disease. Recurr...

Insulin and Biogenic Amines in Cardiovascular Disease
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00005194

Feb 18th, 2016 - BACKGROUND: The Normative Aging Study (NAS) is a multidisciplinary longitudinal study of aging established by the Veterans Adminstration in 1963. Six thousand male volunteers from the Greater Boston area were screened for acceptance into the study...

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News  33 results

Fast Five Quiz: Streptococcal Infection Clinical Keys
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/945705

Feb 18th, 2021 - Infection with Streptococcus pyogenes, also known as the group A streptococci (GAS), causes various diseases in humans. Millions of GAS infections occur worldwide every year, leading to an estimated 500,000 deaths each year. Invasive GAS illnesses...

Antibiotic Class Associated With Heart Valve Problems
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/chf/82088

Sep 11th, 2019 - Exposure to fluoroquinolone antibiotics is linked to a heightened risk of left-sided valvular regurgitation, analysis of adverse event reporting data showed. Fluoroquinolones overall held a significant 45% higher likelihood of valvular regurgitati...

Wearable Potassium Monitor; Rheumatic Valve Disease Dilemma; BP in the VA
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/prevention/75136

Sep 17th, 2018 - The FDA gave AliveCor breakthrough device designation for an electrocardiogram-based test for hyperkalemia, similar to arrhythmia detection with its wearables. (TechCrunch) One of the most popular antibiotic classes is associated with a more than ...

AHA: Chagas disease and its heart effects have come to the U.S.
https://www.mdedge.com/vascularspecialistonline/article/172928/emerging-infections/aha-chagas-disease-and-its-heart-effects
Mark S. Lesney, MDedge News

Aug 20th, 2018 - Chagas disease, a cause of serious cardiovascular problems and sudden death, was previously localized mainly in the tropics, but now affects at least 300,000 people in the United States and is growing in prevalence in other traditionally nonendemi.

Prophylactic Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics Common in Pediatric Hospitals
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/894765

Apr 3rd, 2018 - Nearly one third (32.9%) of hospitalized children received antibiotics prophylactically, and 51.8% of those children were given broad-spectrum antibiotics, according to findings published online March 22 in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious ...

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Patient Education  14 results see all →