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ALLMedicine™ Rheumatic Fever Center

Research & Reviews  463 results

Increased serum concentrations of growth differentiation factor-15 in children with acu...
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1047951122001640
Cardiology in the Young; Karakuş-Epçaçan Z, Ramoğlu MG et. al.

May 20th, 2022 - In this single-centre prospective study, we aimed to evaluate the role of growth differentiation factor-15 in children with acute rheumatic fever. The study group included 25 children with acute rheumatic fever, and the control group included 25 h...

Part I Cutaneous Manifestations of Cardiovascular Disease.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2021.06.902
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology; Karch J, Raja A et. al.

May 4th, 2022 - In this Part 1 of a 2-part continuing medical education series, we review the epidemiology and pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease, its association with cutaneous symptoms, and the diagnosis and evaluation of cutaneous features of cardiovasc...

What is the optimal strategy for managing primary care patients with an uncomplicated a...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9058799
BMJ Open; Gunnarsson R, Orda U et. al.

Apr 30th, 2022 - Identifying optimal strategies for managing patients of any age with varying risk of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) attending for an apparently uncomplicated acute sore throat, also clarifying the role of point-of-care testing (POCT) for presence of ...

Effectiveness of an educational intervention in improving healthcare workers' knowledge...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9036430
BMJ Open; Bhatt N, Karki A et. al.

Apr 24th, 2022 - Rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remain among the major heart problems among children in Nepal. Although these conditions are preventable and treatable, the lack of proper knowledge and resources to diagnose and manage these ...

Diagnosis, management, and prevention of acute rheumatic fever in the United States.
https://doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000824960.82938.15
JAAPA : Official Journal of the American Academy of Physi... Schoenfuss ES

Apr 15th, 2022 - Acute rheumatic fever is a multisystem autoimmune disease caused by infection with group A streptococcus. The condition most commonly affects children ages 5 to 14 years who are from low-income populations. The diagnosis is clinical; however, the ...

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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  256 results see all →

Clinicaltrials.gov  15 results

Minimally Invasive Rheumatic Mitral Valve Surgery
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05270590

Mar 8th, 2022 - Rheumatic heart valve disease (RHVD) is a post-infectious sequel of acute rheumatic fever resulting from an abnormal immune response to a streptococcal pharyngitis that triggers valvular damage. RHVD is the leading cause of cardiovascular death in...

Prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease According to Revised Jones Criteria (2015) in Assiut Governate
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04316897

Aug 3rd, 2021 - Although acute rheumatic fever (ARF) has declined in Europe and North America in incidence over the past 4 to 6 decades, the disease remains one of the most important causes of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality especially in the developing co...

Three Dimensional Versus Two Dimensional Echocardiography in Assessment of Severity and Scoring of Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis.
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04968431

Jul 20th, 2021 - Although the prevalence of rheumatic fever is decreasing in developed countries, it still affects numerous areas in the non- industrialized world. Untreated mitral stenosis (MS) contributes significantly to global morbidity and mortality. Echocard...

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...

Rheumatic Heart Disease Prevalence in Leon, Nicaragua
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00307112

Feb 4th, 2019 - Group A streptococcal (GrAS) infections are responsible for a wide spectrum of clinical syndromes, ranging from uncomplicated throat infections to life-threatening invasive infections. Some cases of uncomplicated and untreated pharyngitis may trig...

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News  44 results

Jeremiah Stamler, Pioneer of Preventive Cardiology, Dies at 102
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/967518

Jan 28th, 2022 - On the occasion of his 100th birthday, The Washington Post wrote of the trailblazing cardiologist and scientist Jeremiah Stamler, MD: "You may not know him, but he may have saved your life." Hyperbole, it was not. Over a career spanning more than ...

Penicillin Slows Latent Rheumatic Heart Disease Progression
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963444

Nov 22nd, 2021 - In a randomized controlled trial of close to 1000 Ugandan children and youth with latent rheumatic heart disease (RHD), those who received monthly injections of penicillin G benzathine for 2 years had less disease progression than those who did no...

A Mail Carrier With Gross Hematuria Whose Sister Has Lupus
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960397

Oct 12th, 2021 - Editor's Note: The Case Challenge series includes difficult-to-diagnose conditions, some of which are not frequently encountered by most clinicians but are nonetheless important to accurately recognize. Test your diagnostic and treatment skills us...

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...

Should We Use Antibiotics to Treat Sore Throats?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/942876

Dec 18th, 2020 - The use of antibiotics to treat a sore throat remains contentious, with guidelines from around the world providing contradictory advice. This topic generated a lively debate at the annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious D...

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Patient Education  17 results see all →