[Severe Left Main Stem Stenosis in Preoperative Cineangiography – Acute Aortic Dissection as Intraoperative Final Diagnosis.]

[Severe left main stem stenosis in preoperative cineangiography – acute aortic dissection as intraoperative final diagnosis.]

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Kardiol Pol. 2012; 70(10): 1041-1042
Urbanowicz T, M?czy?ski M, Straburzy?ska Migaj E, Jemielity M

Acute aortic dissection occurs in 0.5-2.95 cases per 100,000 citizens-year. Although the modern diagnostic tools help in more accurate diagnosis, the missleading findings still occure. We present a case of a 72-year-old man who was admitted to cardiology ward due to persistent chest pain. Initial diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome was confirmed by electrocardiography (ST segment depression in V(1)-V(5) leads), transthoracic echocardiography (anterior wall dyskinesis) and laboratory tests (Tn-I: 6.92 ?/L, CK-MB: 226.24 ng/mL). Due to aortic aneurysm history, computer tomography (CT) was performed. Neither CT nor transthoracic echocardiography were negative for aortic dissection. Intraoperatively aortic dissection limited to Valsalva sinuses was found. Left main orifice was blindly closed followed by Bentall procedure and coronary artery revascularisation.
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White matter hyperintensities and self-reported depression in a sample of patients with chronic headache.

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J Headache Pain. 2012 Oct 19;
Serafini G, Pompili M, Innamorati M, Negro A, Fiorillo M, Lamis DA, Erbuto D, Marsibilio F, Romano A, Amore M, D’Alonzo L, Bozzao A, Girardi P, Martelletti P

White matter hyperintensities (WMH) have been associated with mood disorders in psychiatric patients. In the present study, we aimed to assess whether WMHs are associated with depressive symptoms and different sensitivity of the behavioral inhibition (BIS), and activation (BAS) systems in patients with chronic headache. Participants were 85 adult outpatients (16 men and 69 women) with a diagnosis of chronic headache. All of the patients underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and were administered the BIS/BAS scales and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale. Above 40 % of patients had periventricular WMHs (PWMHs) and almost 98 % had deep WMHs (DWMHs). Patients with PWMHs reported fewer depressive symptoms than patients without PWMHs. Patients with more severe DWMHs (compared with patients with mild or without DWMH lesions) were older and reported lower scores on the drive dimension of the BIS/BAS scales. In multivariate analyses, patients with PWMHs were 1.06 times more likely to report fewer depressive symptoms than patients without PWMHs. WMH lesions in patients with chronic headache were associated with less depression severity.
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Relational Security Moderates the Effect of Serotonin Transporter Gene Polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) on Stress Generation and Depression among Adolescents.

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J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2012 Oct 19;
Starr LR, Hammen C, Brennan PA, Najman JM

Previous research demonstrates that carriers of the short allele of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) show both greater susceptibility to depression in response to stressful life events and higher rates of generation of stressful events in response to depression. The current study examines relational security (i.e., self-reported beliefs about attachment security) as a moderator of these effects, building on emerging research suggesting that the short allele acts as a marker of sensitivity to the social environment. Participants were 354 Caucasian adolescents oversampled for maternal depression (137 male, 217 female), assessed at ages 15 and 20. Results indicated that the short allele predicted increased stress generation at age 20 among those with low age 15 security but decreased stress generation among those with high security, and revealed a three-way interaction between age 15 depression, age 15 security, and genotype, where depression predicted stress generation only among short allele carriers with low security. Further, among boys only, security interacted with genotype to predict longitudinal changes in depression diagnosis, with the s-allele predicting relative increases in probability of depression among boys with low security but decreases among boys with high security. Results support the notion of the short allele as a marker of social reactivity, and suggest that attachment security may buffer against the genetic vulnerability introduced by the short allele, in line with predictions of the differential susceptibility theory.
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