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15 Possible Causes for Absent Apical Impulse, Noncompliance

  • Obesity

    Noncompliance with behavioral recommendations following bariatric surgery. Obes Surg 2005 ;15: 546 - 551 Citing Articles (1519) Letters Article Figures/Media[dx.doi.org] The populations in the studies reviewed were generally self‐ or researcher‐selected, and often noncompliant patients were excluded from analyses.[dx.doi.org] Correcting for noncompliance and dependent censoring in an AIDS clinical trial with inverse probability of censoring weighted (IPCW) log-rank tests.[dx.doi.org]

  • Asthma

    A meta-analysis by DiMatteo et al [ 50 ] revealed that patients with a chronic disease and depression were three times more likely to be noncompliant with medical treatment[doi.org] Depression is a risk factor for noncompliance with medical treatment: meta analysis of the effects of anxiety and depression on patient adherence.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] View Article Google Scholar DiMatteo MR, Lepper HS, Croghan TW: Depression is a risk factor for noncompliance with medical treatment: meta analysis of the effects of anxiety[doi.org]

  • Morbid Obesity

    Morbid obesity is associated with liver pathology, most commonly non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) leading to cirrhosis. However, the morbid obesity impedes qualification for organ transplantation. We present a case report of a 56-year-old woman who underwent bariatric procedure followed by liver transplantation[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    AECOPD. 5 Various risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing AECOPD include prior exacerbations, increasing grade of airflow limitation, female gender, smoking, noncompliance[pharmacytimes.com]

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

    The S4 sound is from the blood itself striking the noncompliant ventricle.[healio.com] Recall that myocardial relaxation is an active process requiring ATP, which is reduced during ischemia, and a S4 heart sound occurs when the noncompliant, stiffened left ventricle[healio.com]

  • Myocardial Infarction

    […] actually participate in formal cardiac rehabilitation programs because of several factors, including lack of structured programs, physician referrals, low patient motivation, noncompliance[web.archive.org]

  • Pleurisy

    Wyser 1996 excluded 4/74 (5.4%) from the analysis; three due to noncompliance with treatment and one due to a diagnosis of oesophageal cancer during treatment.[cochranelibrary.com]

  • Addison's Disease

    But the last inspection -- in August -- gave the zoo a perfect record with no noncompliant findings.[timesfreepress.com] […] with clinical features of chronic Addison disease or in acute addisonian crisis precipitated by stress factors such as infection, trauma, surgery, vomiting, diarrhea, or noncompliance[web.archive.org] Department of Agriculture zoo inspectors pelted the zoo with five inspections and 21 "noncompliance" findings, including one observing that the zoo did not have enough hay[timesfreepress.com]

  • Pericardial Effusion

    The noncompliant pericardium has a steep pressure volume curve ( Fig. 1 B); as intrapericardial pressure rises, the transmural pressure results in collapse of the right atrium[interventions.onlinejacc.org]

  • Cardiac Tamponade

    Acute: rapid accumulation (usually blood) within a stiff, noncompliant pericardium Subacute: gradual increase of a preexisting effusion, overwhelming normal accommodative[unboundmedicine.com]

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