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ALLMedicine™ Acute Rheumatic Fever Center

Research & Reviews  259 results

Myocarditis Clinical Presentation

Dec 28th, 2021 - History Patients with myocarditis have a clinical history of acute decompensation of heart failure, but they have no other underlying cardiac dysfunction or have low cardiac risk. The diagnosis is usually presumptive, based on patient demographics...


Dec 28th, 2021 - Practice Essentials Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium with a wide range of clinical presentations, from subtle to devastating. The image below depicts numerous lymphocytes with associated myocyte damage. Myocarditis. Hematox...

Subjective wellbeing among rheumatic heart disease patients at Tikur Anbessa Specialize...
BMC Health Services Research; Tadele H, Ahmed H et. al.

Dec 21st, 2021 - Subjective wellbeing (SWB) is a self-reported positive life judgment and good feeling. RHD, rheumatic heart disease, is a long-term sequel of single or recurrent acute rheumatic fever. There are no studies that assessed SWB in RHD patients. We aim...

Pediatric Rheumatic Fever

Nov 22nd, 2021 - Practice Essentials Rheumatic fever (RF) is a systemic illness that may occur following group A beta hemolytic streptococcal (GABHS) pharyngitis in children. Rheumatic fever and its most serious complication, rheumatic heart disease (RHD), are bel...

Mitral valve thickening in acute rheumatic fever as a predictor of late valvar dysfunct...
PloS One; da Silva TL, Pazin-Filho A et. al.

Nov 18th, 2021 - Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) complicating acute rheumatic fever (ARF) remains an important health problem in developing countries. No definitive diagnostic test for ARF exists and the role of Doppler echocardiography (DEC) for long-term prognosti...

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Guidelines  1 results

Revision of the Jones Criteria for the diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever in the era of...
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...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  6 results

Prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease According to Revised Jones Criteria (2015) in Assiut Governate

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...

Determining the Impact of Penicillin in Latent RHD: The GOAL Trial

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

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...

Impact of Antibiotic Treatment of Group A Streptococcal Blistering Distal Dactylitis in Children

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...

Rheumatic Heart Disease Study in Lusaka

Nov 8th, 2016 - It has been estimated that RHD affects over 32 million people worldwide, with the vast majority of cases occurring in the developing world. RHD is the most common cardiovascular disease in children and young adults and is a major cause of death in...

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News  16 results

Pediatric Services With Limited Benefits Cost Millions

Dec 30th, 2021 - Low-value pediatric care was found to be widespread and expensive in a cross-sectional analysis of over 1 million patients encounters at 49 U.S. children's hospitals. In 2019, nearly $17 million was spent on 30 measured low-value pediatric service...

Fast Five Quiz: Streptococcal Infection Clinical Keys

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?

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...

Acute Pharyngitis: Tips From the Guy Who Developed the Centor Criteria

Oct 26th, 2020 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Christopher J. Chiu, MD: I'm Christopher Chiu, and we are The Cribsiders. In our pediatric medicine podcast, we interview leading experts to bring you clinical pearls and practice-changing knowledge, an...

Prophylactic Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics Common in Pediatric Hospitals

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  1 results see all →