|4.||Familial Mediterranean Fever (Periodic Disease)
|1.||Imazio, Massimo: 45 articles (10/2015 - 12/2003)|
|2.||Brucato, Antonio: 25 articles (12/2014 - 04/2005)|
|3.||Trinchero, Rita: 25 articles (12/2014 - 12/2003)|
|4.||Adler, Yehuda: 23 articles (12/2014 - 12/2002)|
|5.||Spodick, David H: 20 articles (12/2014 - 07/2003)|
|6.||Belli, Riccardo: 14 articles (12/2014 - 12/2003)|
|7.||Waldo, Albert L: 11 articles (05/2015 - 12/2004)|
|8.||Khrestian, Celeen M: 9 articles (05/2015 - 02/2006)|
|9.||Maestroni, Silvia: 9 articles (06/2014 - 08/2008)|
|10.||Cecchi, Enrico: 9 articles (08/2008 - 12/2003)|
10/01/2009 - "Based on the proven efficacy of colchicine in preventing polyserositis in FMF, colchicine has been proposed for the treatment of recurrent pericarditis and is able to decrease the recurrence rate. "
01/01/2006 - "A multidrug protocol including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at high dosage, slow tapering of corticosteroid, colchicine, reassurance and close clinical monitoring is very effective in recurrent pericarditis; this improvement is more dramatic in colchicine treated patients, but also patients who do not tolerate it can achieve good control of the disease."
03/01/1994 - "We confirm the results of a previous trial which showed that colchicine may be beneficial in preventing the recurrence of pericarditis. "
01/01/2014 - "Colchicine has been suggested to be beneficial in preventing recurrent pericarditis. "
03/01/1993 - "This observation raises the question whether colchicine might be beneficial in recurrent benign pericarditis with or without corticodependence and have a prophylactic action against recurrences."
|2.||Indomethacin (Indometacin)FDA LinkGeneric
02/01/1995 - "While indomethacin therapy was very effective in our case, there may be many causes of uremic pericarditis for which indomethacin may not be efficacious. "
12/01/2007 - "Our results show that the combination of statin and indomethacin treatment in patients with acute pericarditis is feasible, with a significant reduction in inflammatory markers and a favourable trend in hospitalization time (5.5+/-2.0 compared with 6.5+/-2.0 days respectively; P=0.069). "
02/01/1995 - "We present a case of uremic pericarditis in which indomethacin was particularly effective. "
06/01/1975 - "Indomethacin appears to be effective in the treatment of the pericarditis associated with dialysis and precludes the need for invasive procedures."
12/01/2007 - "The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the combination of indomethacin and statin compared with indomethacin plus placebo in patients with a first episode of pericarditis. "
|3.||Prednisone (Sone)FDA LinkGeneric
01/01/2010 - "Oral prednisone therapy (20mg/D) led to a complete remission with no clinical relapse of pericarditis after a follow-up of one year and three years, respectively. "
09/01/2005 - "Pericardiocentesis relieved the symptoms, but pericarditis recurred at a high dose of prednisone of 70 mg/day. "
01/01/2008 - "Prednisone eliminated postoperative AFL, affected all EP parameters studied, and attenuated the inflammatory response associated with pericarditis."
08/05/2008 - "One hundred patients with recurrent pericarditis (mean age, 50.1+/-15.8 years; 57 females) were included in the study; 49 patients (mean age, 47.5+/-16.0; 25 females) were treated with low doses of prednisone (0.2 to 0.5 mg . "
08/05/2008 - "The aim of this work was to compare side effects, recurrences and other complications, and hospitalizations of a low- versus high-dose regimen of prednisone for recurrent pericarditis. "
|4.||Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)IBA
08/01/2014 - "This technique of fibrinolysis employed for 2 days was effective in managing the persistent purulent pericarditis when pericardial aspiration and intravenous and intrapericardial antibiotics failed. "
05/26/1952 - "[A case of grippal pericarditis cured by puncture and antibiotics]."
10/01/2015 - " to the high mortality rate with purulent pericarditis, a high index of suspicion is needed when acute pericarditis is suspected for early diagnosis to instate appropriate therapy with antibiotics and drainage. "
08/01/2014 - "At the MRC, he was diagnosed with purulent pericarditis caused by Staphylococcus aureus and after admission he was managed for 4 weeks with intravenous antibiotics, pericardial aspirations followed by saline lavage of the pericardium and intrapericardial antibiotic instillation. "
02/01/2014 - "Purulent pericarditis is now rare due to the widespread use of antibiotics. "
|5.||Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)IBA
11/01/2008 - "Although the exact number of responders is unknown, the drug has been successfully used for the treatment and prevention of recurrences and to taper corticosteroids in patients with recurrent pericarditis in several retrospective studies and an open-label, randomized trial, where the recurrence rate was halved in the treatment arm. "
12/01/1990 - "Treatment of patients with cardiac compression due to rheumatoid pericarditis may include a trial of systemically administered corticosteroids, but this should not delay surgical intervention for impending tamponade. "
06/01/2013 - "We present a case of incessant pericarditis with multiple recurrences during tapering of systemic corticosteroids. "
10/01/2010 - "Systemic corticosteroids offer an effective treatment option for autoreactive pericarditis; however, their use is limited by adverse effects and they are an independent risk factor for pericarditis recurrence. "
08/05/2008 - "Corticosteroids for recurrent pericarditis: on the road to evidence-based medicine."
|6.||Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid)FDA LinkGeneric
10/01/2014 - "We report a 41-year-old female with pericarditis who was treated with high-dose aspirin and developed subsequent acute liver injury. "
09/29/2006 - "Pericarditis was suspected and the patient put on aspirin, 500 mg/d. "
01/01/2006 - "the management of acute, benign pericarditis was limited nearly exclusively to the prescription of aspirin. "
11/01/1990 - "The preferred form of therapy for early postinfarction pericarditis is aspirin. "
12/01/2009 - "After 3 months, there was a significant reduction in recurrent pericarditis with colchicine plus aspirin (11.7% vs 33%; p = 0.009). "
|7.||Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents (NSAIDs)IBA
07/01/2003 - "Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) represent the mainstay of treatment of acute pericarditis. "
02/28/2004 - "Pericarditis is frequently self-limiting, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents remain the first-line treatment for uncomplicated cases. "
10/13/2015 - "Appropriate triage and treatment with NSAIDs may reduce readmission rates for pericarditis. "
12/01/2014 - "Most lupus pericarditis patients (79%) had good response to steroid or NSAIDs. "
07/01/2003 - "We systematically reviewed efficacy and safety of NSAIDs, management of NSAID-induced side effects and potential superiority of specific agents in the treatment of pericarditis. "
|8.||Triamcinolone (Aristocort)FDA Link
01/01/2008 - "In autoreactive pericarditis intrapericardial instillation of triamcinolone is effective with few side effects. "
10/01/2010 - "There is growing evidence that intrapericardial triamcinolone is safe and effective for the management of autoreactive pericarditis. "
10/01/2010 - "Trials, studies, and case reports were eligible for inclusion if they evaluated the safety and/or efficacy of intrapericardial triamcinolone for the management of autoreactive pericarditis. "
10/01/2010 - "One case series and 3 open-label trials evaluating intrapericardial triamcinolone for the management of autoreactive pericarditis are reviewed. "
06/01/2013 - "Percutaneous intrapericardial injection of triamcinolone in a patient with incessant pericarditis: a novel technique."
04/01/2013 - "Steroids, the first-line treatment, are very effective in pleuropericarditis. "
02/15/2015 - "This approach decreased pericarditis recurrence and exposure to steroids."
02/15/2015 - "The use of steroids has been associated with increased recurrence rate of pericarditis, along with known major side effects. "
12/01/2010 - "In this report, we describe a 76-year-old patient with recurrent sterile exudative pleuropericarditis that gradually responded to treatment with steroids, and we review the relevant literature. "
10/01/2010 - "Conversely, low-dose steroids proved superior to high-dose steroids for treatment failure or recurrent pericarditis (OR = 0.29 [0.13-0.66]), rehospitalizations (OR = 0.19 [0.06-0.63]), and adverse effects (OR = 0.07 [0.01-0.54]). "
02/01/2005 - "Efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin in chronic idiopathic pericarditis: report of four cases."
11/01/2014 - "In this report we describe 2 patients with refractory recurrent pericarditis after cardiac surgery who were successfully treated with 3 and 5 monthly high-dose (2 g/kg) intravenous immunoglobulin until resolution of the effusion. "
11/01/2013 - "Usefulness of high-dose intravenous human immunoglobulins treatment for refractory recurrent pericarditis."
01/01/2012 - "We describe the case of a 42-year-old woman developing cardiogenic shock with cardiac tamponade due to an acute myo-pericarditis caused by Parvovirus B19 (PVB19), successfully treated with intravenous (iv) immunoglobulin administration. "
06/01/2001 - "We describe a child with aggressive and protracted Kawasaki disease with coronary aneurysms, myocarditis, pericarditis and valvular insufficiency, despite repeated administration of intravenous immunoglobulin. "
02/01/1992 - "We conclude that pericardectomy combined with a specific antimicrobial therapy is a safe treatment for acute infectious and especially purulent pericarditis with low mortality and excellent longterm results. "
11/01/2012 - "In patients with chronic relapsing pericarditis in whom medical management has failed, surgical pericardiectomy is a safe and effective method of relieving symptoms."
11/01/2012 - "To determine whether surgical pericardiectomy is a safe and effective alternative to medical management for chronic relapsing pericarditis. "
11/01/1998 - "We suggest percutaneous pericardiectomy as a valid alternative to surgery to treat chronic benign pericarditis, which obviously needs further confirmation from dedicated studies."
12/01/2015 - "Mean duration of symptoms before pericardiectomy was 19 months (standard deviation, 44 months), the most acute presentation being for purulent pericarditis (26 days [range, 7-60 days]) and the most chronic for idiopathic cases (29 months [range, 4 days-360 months]). "
|2.||Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
09/01/1992 - "We report a patient with purulent pericarditis caused by Candida albicans who was treated successfully with antifungal chemotherapy combined with a single pericardiocentesis that did not completely evacuate the pericardial space. "
11/01/2014 - "Our aim was to compare systemic chemotherapy (CT) with drainage and with pericardial window in the treatment of neoplastic pericarditis in patients with various malignancies included in the International Neoplastic Pericarditis Treatment study. "
10/01/2015 - "Chemotherapy Induced Acute Pericarditis in a Child."
01/01/2015 - "Pharmacotherapy update of acute idiopathic pericarditis."
02/01/2013 - "In spite of antituberculosis chemotherapy, tuberculous (TB) pericarditis causes death or disability in nearly half of those affected. "
|3.||Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis)
01/01/2009 - "Dialysis pericarditis in 85.1% of diabetic and 82.9% of non-diabetic patients improved following institution of intensive hemodialysis. "
01/01/2009 - "This observational study investigated the course and outcome of dialysis pericarditis in diabetic dialysis patients, as previous reports found that in contrast to uremic pericarditis, which responds in most cases to intensive hemodialysis, dialysis pericarditis resolves with intensification of hemodialysis in fewer cases. "
01/01/2010 - "From 2002 to 2006, 12 out of a total of 12,213 maintenance hemodialysis patients were referred for management of septic pericarditis. "
01/01/2010 - "Although the incidence of septic pericarditis in hemodialysis populations is less frequent in the modern antibiotic era, it is still a cause of death partly because diagnosis is sometimes difficult and uncertain. "
01/01/2010 - "Definite and probable septic pericarditis in hemodialysis."
03/01/1979 - "In using the method of dye dilution improved by reflectometry by means of fibrooptic catheters the authors measured the volumes of the right ventricle in patients with hemodynamics close to normal, in patients with a tension load of the right ventricle, with a volumetric load, in decompensation and in pericarditis. "
01/01/2013 - "Daily rinsing through a catheter with normal saline prevented relapse of the purulent pericarditis. "
11/01/2007 - "Pericarditis is a potential complication of catheter-based percutaneous epicardial mapping and ablation. "
06/01/2006 - "Forty one Flextend catheters were implanted in 24 patients, without acute displacement or clinical pericarditis. "
08/19/1997 - "Two days after creation of sterile pericarditis, 24 dogs underwent either a four-part or five-part ventricular vulnerability protocol during which atrial shocks were delivered between transvenous catheters, one in the distal coronary sinus and one in the right atrial appendage. "
09/01/1992 - "This case indicates that thoracotomy with surgical drainage of the pericardium is not mandatory for successful therapy of Candida pericarditis."
03/01/1977 - "A clinicopathological study of post-thoracotomy purulent pericarditis. "
09/01/1994 - "Several drainage procedures and thoracotomies were performed to treat the bilateral empyemas and purulent pericarditis. "
06/01/1987 - "Pericardial biopsies through axillary thoracotomy indicated chronic progressive pericarditis. "
03/01/2006 - "Left thoracotomy is an effective alternative to median sternotomy for the surgical treatment of radiation pericarditis, with a mild increase in pulmonary-associated complications. "