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ID 21182
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21182
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Prevalence of periCardial effusion in patients with rheumatoid arthritis -An echocardiographic study-
Author
Ishii, Hirofumi
Domyo, Michihiro
Tanaka, Juntaro
Takasugi, Kiyoshi
Abstract
In order to determine the incidence of pericardial effusion in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), echocardiographic studies were performed on patients with classical or definite RA as determined by ARA criteria, none of whom showed any clinical cardiac symptoms at the time of examination. Of 50 RA patients studied so far, fifteen (30%) showed evidence of posterior pericardial effusion, as recorded on the strip charts. Additionally, in one full-blown case of rheumatoid vasculitis, massive accumulation of pericardial fluid was demonstrable. Compared to those without pericardial effusion, patients shown to have pericardial fluid tended to have decreased RBC, Hct, Hgb, serum protein concentration and increased ESR. The statistical difference between the two groups was significant (P<0.005). The most conspicuous difference between the two, however, was noted in the degree of hypoalbuminemia that is more profound in the effusion positive group (P<0.005). The possible cause of fluid retention in the pericardial cavity in RA was briefly discussed.
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原著論文 (Original Papers)
Published Date
1979-03-25
Publication Title
岡山大学温泉研究所報告
Publication Title Alternative
Papers of the Institute for Thermal Spring Research, Okayama University
Volume
volume48
Publisher
岡山大学温泉研究所
Publisher Alternative
Institute for Thermal Spring Research, Okayama University
Start Page
49
End Page
54
ISSN
0369-7142
NCID
AN00032853
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
language
日本語
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publisher
Refereed
False
Eprints Journal Name
mmc