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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142908/a-rare-ureteral-injury-following-posterior-approach-lumbar-discectomy
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Mohammad Hajiha, Robert J Sowerby, Kenneth T Pace
Iatrogenic ureteral injuries account for ∼75% of all ureteral injuries and occur primarily during urologic, gynecologic, general, and vascular surgery procedures. Ureteral injury during spine surgery is a rare complication with only occasional reports in the literature. In this case report, we present a case of unrecognized left ureteral injury during an open right lumbar discectomy with a delayed presentation, and discuss the steps required for diagnosis and management. This report highlights a rare complication during laminectomy and serves to better inform patients and surgeons about this potential complication and the management options...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142579/pakistan-s-recommendations-for-optimal-management-of-diabetes-from-primary-to-tertiary-care-level-prompt
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A Samad Shera, Abdul Basit, Prompt Team
Pakistan is a developing country with limited resources and diverse socio-economic standards. Pakistan has high prevalence of diabetes and its complications, which is a great challenge to the existing health care system. National action plans for control of diabetes have been developed and initiatives have been taken but not at an ideal pace. First National Practice Guidelines for Pakistan were published in 1999. It was very helpful in standardizing the management of Type-2 diabetes. In view of important developments in the field of diabetes during the recent years, it was felt that 1999 National Clinical Practice Guidelines edited, should be revised...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136617/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-an-implanted-pacemaker-after-80-years-of-age-in-a-4-year-follow-up
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Krystyna Krzemień-Wolska, Andrzej Tomasik, Celina Wojciechowska, Karolina Barańska-Pawełczak, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska, Wojciech Jacheć
BACKGROUND: The controversy over electrotherapy for patients aged >80 years occurs already at the stage of qualification for this treatment type and concerns optimal device selection, the implantation strategy, and the overall benefit from pacemaker therapy. The group also has a considerable number of cardiovascular risk factors, and the data from the literature on the impact of the pacing mode on the remote prognosis of this group are ambiguous. OBJECTIVE: Assessment of the risk factors for death among patients with implanted pacemakers >80 years of age in a 4-year follow-up...
November 15, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135530/should-percussion-pacing-have-a-role-in-perioperative-advanced-cardiac-life-support-a-case-report
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Chris Giordano, Jordan Miller, Ilan Keidan
Percussion pacing involves using one's fist to repeatedly strike a patient's left sternal border in a rhythmic manner. The resulting increase in ventricular pressure can trigger myocardial depolarization and subsequent contraction. We describe the successful treatment of acute preoperative symptomatic sinus bradycardia with percussion pacing in a 63-year-old patient scheduled for placement of a gastric feeding tube after trauma involving spinal cord injury. Although no longer included in current advanced cardiovascular life support guidelines, percussion pacing may be a suitable alternative to chest compressions in multitrauma cases where the force of compressions could cause further complications...
November 9, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117867/epicardial-left-ventricular-leads-via-minimally-invasive-technique-a-role-of-steroid-eluting-leads
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Etem Caliskan, Florian Fischer, Felix Schoenrath, Maximilian Y Emmert, Francesco Maisano, Volkmar Falk, Christoph T Starck, Tomas Holubec
BACKGROUND: We retrospectively assessed two types of sutureless screw-in left ventricular (LV) leads (steroid eluting vs. non-steroid eluting) in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantation with regards to their electrical performance. METHODS: Between March 2008 and May 2014 an epicardial LV lead was implanted in 32 patients after failed transvenous LV lead placement using a left-sided lateral minithoracotomy or video-assisted thoracoscopy (mean age 64 ± 9 years)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110935/successful-percutaneous-retrieval-of-a-leadless-pacemaker-due-to-an-acute-rise-in-pacing-threshold
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Ngai-Yin Chan, Ho-Chuen Yuen, Ngai-Shing Mok
Leadless cardiac pacemakers (LCP) have become available recently. Both its acute and long-term performance in a large population of patients remain to be tested. Subacute rise in pacing threshold has been reported as an uncommon complication. On the other hand, the retrieval technique for LCP with passive fixation mechanism has not been previously described in details. Herein we report a newly recognized complication of an acute rise in pacing threshold very soon after implantation of an LCP without radiographic dislodgement...
October 28, 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103350/cesarean-section-in-absence-of-labour-and-risk-of-respiratory-complications-in-newborns-a-case-control-study
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Ugo Indraccolo, Margherita Pace, Giovanna Corona, Marco Bonito, Salvatore Renato Indraccolo, Romolo Di Iorio
AIM: To establish if labour and gestational age have an additive effect on the likelihood of newborn respiratory complications. METHODS: Case-control study on singleton pregnancies, delivered between 34 and 41 weeks. Cases were collected among newborns discharged with diagnoses of respiratory complications, as codified by ICD 9 1997. Subsequently, pneumonias, meconium aspiration syndromes, and pulmonary haemorrhage were excluded. Controls were all other newborns without respiratory complications...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096576/endovascular-treatment-of-aortic-arch-lesions-using-scalloped-endografts
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Leopoldo Fernández-Alonso, Sebastián Fernández Alonso, Esther Martínez Aguilar, Estéfana Santamarta Fariña, Jordi Alegret Solé, Marina López San Martín, Margarita Atienza Pascual, Leopoldo Fernández-Domper, Roberto Centeno Vallepuga
OBJECTIVE: To present our early and midterm results using thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) with a custom-made proximal scalloped stent graft to accommodate left common carotid artery (LCCA) and innominate artery (IA) in treating aortic lesions involving the arch. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between February 2014 and April 2017, select patients presenting with aortic arch lesions and short proximal landing zone were treated by proximal scalloped Relay Plus stent grafts...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090491/clinical-safety-and-performance-of-a-mri-conditional-pacing-system-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-mri
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Chi Keong Ching, Rabindra Nath Chakraborty, Tarlochan Singh Kler, Satchana Pumprueg, Tachapong Ngarmukos, Joseph Yat Sun Chan, Sumit Anand, Rakesh Yadav, Surapun Sitthisook, Ka Wing Yim, Rakesh K Jaswal, Kartikeya Bhargava
BACKGROUND: Utilization of cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (cMRI) as an imaging modality in clinical practice is rapidly increasing. More evidence from randomized studies establishing clinical safety and performance of pacing systems in patients undergoing a cMRI scan is needed. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this prospective, multi-center, randomized study was to demonstrate safety and efficacy of the Accent MRIۛ conditional pacing systems in patients undergoing cMRI scan...
November 1, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076869/hemorrhoids-what-are-the-options-in-2018
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Danny O Jacobs
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Efforts continue to improve the treatment of patients with symptomatic hemorrhoidal disease by interventions designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness, including by reducing intraoperative and postoperative pain, decreasing operating times, minimizing blood loss and controlling symptoms and recurrence rates. Simultaneously, there are also renewed efforts to minimize the number of patients who will require procedural intervention by focusing on conservative measures that encourage better bowel regulation and habits...
October 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076671/cross-over-a-reliable-maneuver-in-the-confirmation-of-atrioventricular-nodal-reentrant-tachycardia-ablation
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Bakhtawar Shah, Shahab Saidullah, Zahid Aslam Awan
BACKGROUND: Atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is still the most common presentation to our electrophysiology laboratory for ablation. The aim of this study is to document the confirmative value of cross over manoeuvre in successful AVNRT ablation. METHODS: This study was conducted in Hayat Abad Medical complex Peshawar June 2006 to October 2015. In all patient with AVNRT, Dual-nodal pathway physiology confirmed by programmed atrial pacing of eight Tran with an extra beat by 10 millisecond (ms) decrement and at least Atrial HIS (A-H) interval prolongation of 50 ms...
July 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057133/a-rare-case-of-recurrent-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-of-the-nasal-vestibule
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Vladimir Bedeković, Miro Leventić, Boris Jelavić, Robert Trotić, Mihael Ries, Mirjana Kostić, Tomislav Lauc
We report a rare case of a large recurrent mucoepidermoid carcinoma (RMEC) in an 81-year-old female smoker, which has originated in the right nasal vestibule. The recurrent tumour was inadequately treated for 6 years. It was a slow-growing tumour for 3 years and then began to enlarge at a higher pace. In the next three years it has covered a large part of the face. The patient had refused any medical treatment. The tumour caused breathing and swallowing difficulties. Because of the profuse bleeding from the tumour, the patient underwent emergency surgery...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050734/-five-years-assessment-of-cardiac-stimulation-in-two-public-hospitals-in-burkina-faso-an-experiment-of-collaboration-with-two-hospitals-in-auvergne
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G R C Millogo, A Seghda, M Ilboudo, L Konaté, B Bassolet, J K Kologo, M F Toé, T Boro, N V Yaméogo, M Loya, H Adoko, L Kagambéga, A Tall, X Marcaggi, M Font, A K Samadoulougou, P Zabsonré
OBJECTIVES: Cardiac stimulation becomes a reality in Burkina Faso. The aim of our study was to evaluate this activity over five years and to appreciate the impact of collaboration with French hospitals of Auvergne area in its development. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective study including consecutively patients who underwent pacemaker implantation since June 2011. Data collected included indications, time to care, type of stimulation, complications, cost of treatment, and education and quality of life of the patient...
November 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049839/pusher-preventing-maximum-expansion-of-transfemoral-transcatheter-valves
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Josepha Koehne, Mirko Doss, Won-Keun Kim, Thomas Walther
To report on 2 rare cases of balloon-expandable transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation, where a trapped balloon led to complications requiring acute intervention. Both patients were elderly with increased risk profile and had been discussed by the heart team. After standard positioning of the valves using a transfemoral approach, retrieval of the pusher before deployment of the valve was missed. In 1 patient, rapid pacing was continued, the balloon deflated, the pusher pulled back and the balloon repositioned and reinflated...
August 23, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045345/leadless-cardiac-pacemakers-present-and-the-future
#15
Derek S Chew, Vikas Kuriachan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pacing technology for many decades has been composed of a generator attached to leads that are usually transvenous. Recently, leadless pacemakers have been studied in clinical settings and now available for use in many countries. This includes the single-component Nanostim Leadless Cardiac Pacemaker and Micra Transcatheter Pacing System, as well as the multicomponent Wireless Stimulation Endocardial system. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical studies in single-component leadless pacing technology has shown that they can be successfully implanted with minimal complications...
October 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044787/intracardiac-ablation-for-atrioventricular-nodal-reentry-tachycardia-using-a-6%C3%A2-mm-distal-electrode-cryoablation-catheter-prospective-multicenter-north-american-study-icy-avnrt-study
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Peter Wells, Marc Dubuc, George J Klein, Dan Dan, Jean-Francois Roux, Evan Lockwood, Marcio Sturmer, David Dunbar, Paul Novak, Arun Rao, Brett J Peterson, Fred Kueffer, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
INTRODUCTION: Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is effective for slow pathway ablation, but carries a risk of inadvertent AV block requiring permanent pacing. By comparison, cryoablation with a 4 mm distal electrode catheter has not been reported to cause permanent AV block but has been shown to be less effective than RF ablation. We sought to define the safety and efficacy of a 6 mm distal electrode cryoablation catheter for slow pathway ablation in patients with atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042422/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-using-quadripolar-versus-non-quadripolar-left-ventricular-leads-programmed-to-biventricular-pacing-with-single-site-left-ventricular-pacing-impact-on-survival-and-heart-failure-hospitalization
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Francisco Leyva, Abbasin Zegard, Tian Qiu, Edmund Acquaye, Gaetano Ferrante, Jamie Walton, Howard Marshall
BACKGROUND: In cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), quadripolar (QUAD) left ventricular (LV) leads are less prone to postoperative complications than non-QUAD leads. Some studies have suggested better clinical outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical events were assessed in 847 patients after CRT-pacing or CRT-defibrillation using either QUAD (n=287) or non-QUAD (n=560), programmed to single-site site LV pacing. Over a follow-up period of 3.2 years (median [interquartile range, 1...
October 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037169/left-ventricular-non-compaction-cardiomyopathy-with-coronary-artery-anomaly-complicated-by-ventricular-tachycardia
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Gustav Mattsson, Abdullah Baroudi, Hoshmand Tawfiq, Peter Magnusson
BACKGROUND: Non-compaction cardiomyopathy (NCCM) is characterized by prominent trabeculations, deep intertrabecular recesses, and a thick non-compacted endocardial myocardium. Prevalence in the general population remains unclear, but echocardiography series report 0.05%. During fetal development muscle fibers and trabeculae should compact into a solid myocardium and when this fails, NCCM occurs. The condition is genetic, even though acquired forms have been described. Worsening myocardial dysfunction may lead to heart failure and/or arrhythmias...
October 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033518/a-rare-experience-of-infective-residual-sheath-in-the-wall-of-the-innominate-vein-after-extraction-of-implantable-defibrillators
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Yuan-Hao Liu, Wei-Shiang Lin, Yi-Chang Lin, Chih-Yuan Lin, Chien-Sung Tsai, Yi-Ting Tsai
BACKGROUND: Cardiac device-related infective endocarditis is an uncommon but potentially fatal complication. Therefore, cardiac devices should be removed as soon as a device-related infection is suspected. CASE REPORT: A 56-year-old male with a history of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) 7 years earlier and re-implantation of ICDs due to dysfunction 18 months ago presented with erosion of the ICD pocket with Pseudomonas bacteremia...
July 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031929/permanent-his-bundle-pacing-as-an-alternative-to-biventricular-pacing-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-a-multi-center-experience
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Parikshit S Sharma, Gopi Dandamudi, Bengt Herweg, David Wilson, Rajeev Singh, Angela Naperkowski, Jayanthi N Koneru, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using biventricular pacing (BVP) is effective in patients with heart failure, bundle branch block (BBB) or right ventricular pacing. Permanent His bundle pacing (HBP) has been reported as an alternative option for CRT. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility and outcomes of HBP in CRT eligible or failed patients. METHODS: HBP was attempted as a rescue strategy in patients with failed LV lead or non-response to BVP (Group I); or as a primary strategy in patients with AV block, BBB, or high ventricular pacing burden as an alternative to BVP (Group II) in patients with indications for CRT...
October 11, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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