Category: Area giovani

Abstract

A 26 years old man, with a history of cerebral arterio-venous malformation, comes to the Stroke Unit of the “Santa Maria della Misericordia” hospital for headache and partial seizures. An angioRM shows cerebral venous thrombosis. The patient receives heparin therapy but after a few days he develops anemia requiring transfusions due to recurrent epistaxis. It just seems an adverse effect of anticoagulant therapy but, together with some signs and symptoms and medical history, leads us

Category: Area giovani

Abstract
Torsade de pointes is an uncommon form of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) characterized by a gradual change in the amplitude and twisting of the QRS complexes around the isoelectric line. Frequently may degenerate into ventricular fibrillation. Torsade is associated with a prolonged QT interval, which may be congenital or acquired. A very large number of drugs may be responsible of acquired long-QT. This is a case of a torsade de pointes due to concomitant use of methadone and

Category: Area giovani

Abstract

Boric acid and sodium boride have been used for a long time as antiseptics and fungistatic agents in many formulations, thus its widespread use caused frequently chronic intoxications in the past; now boric acid use as antiseptic is less common, but accidental ingestion episodes (mostly from children) are still present, showing the clinical features of acute intoxication. After acute oral or cutaneous absorptions, this agent is known to determine acute nephrotoxicity and

Category: Area giovani

Abstract

Torsades de pointes is an uncommon and unique type of ventricular tachycardia. It differs from other forms of ventricular tachycardia by its morphological features, underlying mechanism, and modes of therapy. Prolongation of the electocardiographic QT interval is an established risk factor for torsades de pointes. Some drugs prolong QTc in a dose-dependent manner, others do so at any dose. Implicated drugs include class 1A and III antiarrhythmics, macrolide antibiotics, pentamidine

 

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