International Journal of

Critical Care and Emergency MedicineISSN: 2474-3674


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510094

Importance of Genetic Polymorphisms (Rs662 and Rs854560) of the Paraoxonase-1 Gene as Risk Factor for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Turkish Population

Nevin Karakus, Nursah Basol, Serbulent Yigit, Pinar Cogas, Tuba Ceviz, Ali Kablan and Osman Demir

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 11, 2019

Allele frequencies of PON1 gene Q192R and L55M polymorphisms didn’t demonstrate any significant differences between patients and controls (p > 0.05). However, genotype frequencies were significantly different between patients and controls in terms of Q192R polymorphism (p = 0.030). Statistically significant correlations were observed between systolic and diastolic blood pressures of patients and L55M polymorphism (p = 0.017 and p = 0.039, respectively). Heterozygosity for the both Q192R and L5...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510093

Electrocardiographic Brugada Pattern Unmasked by Febrile Illness

Antonio Villa, Alfredo Corticelli, Luisa Chiappa and Antonella Savinelli

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 04, 2019

Brugada syndrome is associated with a high risk of sudden cardiac death and some authors suggested the possibility that a febrile state may unmask the Brugada syndrome. We present a case of fever-induced type I electrocardiographic Brugada pattern. This is well known among the cardiologists, but it is necessary to introduce this clinical entity to other specialists, especially among internists and physicians of the emergency. Brugada syndrome, first described in 1992 as a new clinical entity by ...

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