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  • Diagnostic Challenges in Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis. [Journal Article]
  • RPRev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc 2017 Jul-Dec; 24(3-4):160
  • Braga A, Oliveira A, … Neves JP
  • CONCLUSIONS: These two case reports illustrate that despite the markedly elevated operative risk of pericardiectomy in "end-stage" forms of disease after patients informed consent must be a considered option. The other point to consider is that, despite rare, tuberculosis still is a possible diagnosis to consider in CCP in Portugal.
  • The emergency medicine evaluation and management of the patient with cirrhosis. [Review]
  • AJAm J Emerg Med 2018; 36(4):689-698
  • Long B, Koyfman A
  • CONCLUSIONS: Cirrhosis is a common condition in the U.S. and leads to several deadly complications. The disease develops from liver fibrosis, elevating portal pressures and modifying patient hemodynamics. Cirrhosis results in significant anatomic and physiologic modifications involving the gastrointestinal, cardiopulmonary, neurologic, renal, immunologic, and hematologic systems. The disease can be divided into compensated and decompensated states, with decompensation associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Complications include variceal hemorrhage, ascites, increased risk of bacterial infection, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP), hepatic encephalopathy, hepatorenal syndrome, hepatopulmonary syndrome, umbilical hernia, and hepatic hydrothorax. Resuscitation including airway and circulation measures is paramount in these patients, and several new techniques are offered for the approach to intubation and resuscitation for patients with severe cirrhosis.Decompensating cirrhotics may require extensive resuscitation, and knowledge of the evaluation and management of complications associated with cirrhosis can improve care for patients with severe liver disease.
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