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Echocardiographic characteristics of primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma and outcomes analysis: a retrospective study

Overview of attention for article published in Cardiovascular Ultrasound, April 2018
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Title
Echocardiographic characteristics of primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma and outcomes analysis: a retrospective study
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Cardiovascular Ultrasound, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12947-018-0125-z
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Lingyun Kong, Ziwang Li, Jingrui Wang, Xiuzhang Lv

Abstract

Little is known about the echocardiographic characteristics of primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma (PPM) due to its rarity. The aim of this study was to explore the sex-specific echocardiographic patterns of PPM and risk factors for in-hospital mortality. A retrospective information retrieval was conducted for cases of PPM reported from China during 1981 and 2015. The diagnosis was made by histopathological examinations and only cases with echocardiographic descriptions were included. Data on the clinical and echocardiographic findings were collected. Difference in clinical, sex-specific echocardiographic characteristics and findings across different time periods were assessed. Logistic regression analysis was performed to explore echocardiographic risk factors for in-hospital mortality. A total of 64 patients with PPM were included, with a mean age of 39.2 ± 15.6 years and minor male dominance (40, 62.5%). The most common echocardiographic presentations were pericardial effusion (55, 85.9%), pericardial masses (36.4%) and thickening (17.3%), respectively. The positive rate of pericardiocentesis was only 20.9%. Six patients (15.4%) died among 39 cases reporting in-hospital outcome. Logistics analysis identified no clinical or echocardiographic parameters associated with in-hospital mortality (all P > 0.05). The echocardiographic signs of PPM are basically nonspecific with massive pericardial effusion as the most common sign, although no echocardiographic gender differences or association with in-hospital mortality could be identified.

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Unspecified 1 33%
Student > Bachelor 1 33%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 1 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 33%
Materials Science 1 33%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 April 2018.
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#7,260,005
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#107
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#132,231
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#1
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