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Chest wall symptoms among primary care patients: a cohort study François Verdon1, Bernard Burnand2, Lilli Herzig1, Michel Junod1, Alain Pécoud3 and Bernard Favrat*3 Address: 1Institute of General Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2Clinical Epidemiology Centre, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University or college of Lausanne, Lausanne, Swiss and 3Department of Portico Care and Community Remedies, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland Email: François Verdon - francois. [email protected] ch; Bernard Burnand - Bernard. [email protected] ch; Lilli Herzig - lilli. [email protected] ch; Michel Junod - junod. [email protected] ch; Alain Pécoud - Alain. [email protected] ch; Bernard Favrat* - Bernard. [email protected] ch * Corresponding author
Published: 12 Sept. 2010 2007 BMC Family Practice 2007, almost eight: 51 doi: 10. 1186/1471-2296-8-51
Received: 11 August 2006 Accepted: doze September 3 years ago
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Backdrop: The epidemiology of heart problems differs firmly between outpatient and urgent settings. In general practice, one of the most frequent cause is the chest wall soreness. However , there is also a lack of information about the characteristics of the syndrome. The aims in the study in order to describe the clinical areas of chest wall membrane syndrome (CWS). Methods: Potential, observational, cohort study of patients attending 58 non-public practices on the five-week period from 03 to May possibly 2001 with undifferentiated chest pain. During a one-year follow-up, forms including comprehensive history and physical exam, were filled out within consultation, 3 and twelve months. The outcomes were: clinical attributes associated with the CWS diagnosis and clinical development of the symptoms. Results: Between 24 620 consultations, all of us observed 672 cases of chest pain and 300 (44. 6%) patients had a diagnosis of chest wall structure syndrome. This affected everyone with a sexual ratio of just one: 1 . Background sensibility to palpation had been the tips for diagnosis. Pain was generally modest, well localised, continuous or intermittent over a number of hours to days and nights or several weeks, and increased by situation or activity. The discomfort however , may be acute. Eighty-eight patients were affected at several agonizing sites, and 210 people at an individual site, most often in the midline or a left-sided site. Soreness was a reason for anxiety and cardiac matter, especially when acute. CWS coexisted with heart problems in nineteen and neoplasm in 6. Outcome in one year was favourable despite the fact that CWS recurred in half of patients. Summary: CWS is common and not cancerous, but leads to anxiety and recurred often. Because the many chest wall pain is definitely left-sided, the potential of coexistence with coronary disease demands careful consideration.
Chest pain is a frequent complaint in touristic care, even though well defined in unexpected emergency settings, it truly is less well studied in general practice. The causes are diverse,
including a wide spectrum coming from life threatening diseases to harmless causes such as chest wall structure syndrome (CWS) [1, 2]. This painful current condition of the preliminar chest wall membrane is caused by a musculoskeletal disorder and connected with Page you of 7
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tenderness of the upper body wall. Nevertheless , the benignity of this syndrome should be wondered when considering which it can produce pertaining to patients, better impairment in daily activities, psychological distress and a higher level of anxiety than ischemic heart...