Acute splenic infarction
- Wandering spleen with chronic torsion in a patient with thalassaemia. Chi Long Ho // Singapore Medical Journal;2014, Vol. 55 Issue 12, pe198
Wandering spleen or splenoptosis is an uncommon entity and often an asymptomatic finding of acute abdomen in the emergency department. A high index of suspicion for splenic torsion is required, particularly in patients with known splenomegaly, as this condition could potentially lead to splenic...
- Late-life depression: Is silent cerebral infarction a culprit? // Geriatrics;May94, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p59
Features an abstract of the article `Incidence of silent cerebral infarction in the elderly,' by T. Fujikawa, S. Yamawaki and Y. Touhouda published in `Stroke' magazine. Relation of presenile- and senile-onset major depression to silent cerebral infarction; Study population; Findings.
- Silent brain infarcts are common in older adults. Vermeer, S.E.; Koudstaal, P.J.; Oudkerk, M.; Hofman, A.; Breteler, M.M.B. // Geriatrics;Mar2002, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p70
Presents an abstract of a study on the prevalence of silent brain infarcts in older adults. Comparison on the occurrence of brain infarcts in men and women; Association between hypertension and brain infarcts.
- Capsule Commentary on Duan-Porter et al., Control Beliefs and Risk for Death, Stroke and Myocardial Infarction in Middle-aged and Older Adults: An Observational Study. Jackson, Jeffrey // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Aug2015, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p1189
The author comments on the study that investigates the risks and control beliefs of older and middle-aged adults with myocardial infarction.
- Myocardial Infarction in the Elderly: Benefits and Risks of Thrombolytics. Aronow, W.S. // Drug Safety;Aug2002, Vol. 25 Issue 11, p753
Patients aged 75 years and older comprise 36% of all patients with myocardial infarction and 60% of all deaths from myocardial infarction in the US. Data from randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trials and observational data demonstrated a beneficial effect of thrombolytic therapy in...
- Beta blockers of no help to older diabetics post-MI. // Cortlandt Forum;11/25/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p19
The article reports on a study by Canadian researchers suggesting that beta-blocker therapy following myocardial infarction (MI) does not decrease mortality or reduce the likelihood of recurrent MI in older type 2 diabetics. The investigators followed 635 type 2 diabetics admitted for MI. Of...
- Clinical effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination against acute myocardial infarction and stroke in people over 60 years: the CAPAMIS study, one-year follow-up. // BMC Public Health;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p222
The article focuses on the population-based prospective cohort study which investigates the clinical effectiveness of the 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine (PPV23) against acute myocardial infarction and ischaemic stroke in older adults. It suggests that it is benecial to use PPV23...
- MI: Making therapeutic choices when the options are unclear. Forman, Daniel; Wei, Jeanne Y. // Geriatrics;Jul93, Vol. 48 Issue 7, p32
Discusses the various therapeutic options for myocardial infarction and their use in older patients. Thrombolytic therapy; Use of percutaneous transluminal cutaneous angioplasty (PTCA) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) as mechanical methods for revascularization; Benefits to older...
- Acute MI: Drug therapy in older patients, women is still underused. // Geriatrics;Jun96, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p12
Reports on the need for physicians to adhere to strict guidelines when using lifesaving therapy in aged patients with acute myocardial infection (MI) in the United States. Recognition of the very high mortality that elder patients experience; Gaps in adherence to guidelines among patients...