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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631129/optimizing-the-deep-brain-stimulation-care-pathway-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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N J Thomas, P Mertens, T Danaila, G Polo, H Klinger, E Broussolle, S Thobois
Management of Parkinson's disease (PD) using deep brain stimulation (DBS) requires complex care in specialized, multidisciplinary centers. A well-organized, efficient patient flow is crucial to ensure that eligible patients can quickly access DBS. Delays or inefficiencies in patient care may impact a center's ability to meet demand, creating a capacity bottleneck. Analysis of the current practices within a center may help identify areas for improvement. After external audit of the DBS workflow of the Lyon Neurological Hospital and comparison with other European centers, manageable steps were suggested to restructure the care pathway...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595339/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-and-electrical-storm-results-of-the-observational-registry-on-long-term-outcome-of-icd-patients-observo-icd
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Federico Guerra, Pietro Palmisano, Gabriele Dell'Era, Matteo Ziacchi, Ernesto Ammendola, Giulia Pongetti, Paolo Bonelli, Francesca Patani, Chiara Devecchi, Michele Accogli, Eraldo Occhetta, Gerardo Nigro, Mauro Biffi, Giuseppe Boriani, Alessandro Capucci
Aims: Electrical storm (ES) is a condition defined as three or more episodes of ventricular fibrillation (VF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT) within 24 h, and usually coexist with advanced heart failure in patients with structural heart disease. The aim of the present study is to test whether cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) can be associated with a lower incidence of ES. Methods and results: The OBSERVO-ICD (NCT02735811) is a multicentre, retrospective registry, enrolling all consecutive patients undergoing ICD or CRT-D implantation from 2010 to 2012 in five Italian high-volume arrhythmia centres...
June 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577851/impact-of-liver-indicators-on-clinical-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Daniel Wendt, Philipp Kahlert, Ali Canbay, Stephan Knipp, Martin Thoenes, Gordina Cremer, Fadi Al-Rashid, Rolf-Alexander Jánosi, Karim El-Chilali, Markus Kamler, Mohamed El Gabry, Philipp Marx, Daniel Sebastian Dohle, Konstantinos Tsagakis, Jaroslav Benedik, Guido Gerken, Tienush Rassaf, Heinz Jakob, Matthias Thielmann
BACKGROUND: Liver dysfunction increases death and morbidity after cardiac operations. There are currently no data evaluating liver function in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We aimed therefore to evaluate our TAVR results in regard to liver function. METHODS: A total of 640 consecutive TAVR patients were evaluated. Of those, 11 patients presented with chronic liver disease before TAVR. The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score was used to measure liver function in these patients...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574331/risk-factors-for-30-day-reoperation-and-3-month-readmission-analysis-from-the-quality-and-outcomes-database-lumbar-spine-registry
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Rishi K Wadhwa, Junichi Ohya, Todd D Vogel, Leah Y Carreon, Anthony L Asher, John J Knightly, Christopher I Shaffrey, Steven D Glassman, Praveen V Mummaneni
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper was to use a prospective, longitudinal, multicenter outcome registry of patients undergoing surgery for lumbar degenerative disease in order to assess the incidence and factors associated with 30-day reoperation and 90-day readmission. METHODS Prospectively collected data from 9853 patients from the Quality and Outcomes Database (QOD; formerly known as the N(2)QOD [National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database]) lumbar spine registry were retrospectively analyzed. Multivariate binomial regression analysis was performed to identify factors associated with 30-day reoperation and 90-day readmission after surgery for lumbar degenerative disease...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536064/analysis-of-delayed-intracerebral-hemorrhage-associated-with-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery
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Chang Kyu Park, Na Young Jung, Min Soo Kim, Jin Woo Chang
OBJECTIVE: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) may cause various complications, including intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Because ICH causes devastating neurological outcomes, various surgical techniques are attempting to reduce the chances of ICH. More importantly, early detection and proper management of postoperative ICH are indispensable. ICH may occur immediate or delayed following DBS; in this study, we analyzed the clinical features of delayed ICH after DBS. METHODS: Patients (n=272) underwent postoperative brain computed tomography (CT) immediately after and 1 day after DBS between January 2008 and November 2016...
May 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490242/-telemetry-data-based-on-comparative-study-of-physical-activity-in-patients-with-resynchronization-device
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Csaba Melczer, László Melczer, Ilona Goják, Attila Kónyi, Sándor Szabados, L Bence Raposa, András Oláh, Pongrác Ács
INTRODUCTION: The effect of regular physical activity on health is widely recognized, but several studies have shown its key importance for heart patients. AIM: The present study aimed to define the PA % values, and to convert them into metabolic equivalent values (MET), which describes oxygen consumption during physical activity. METHOD: A total of seventeen patients with heart disease; 3 females and 14 males; age: 57.35 yrs ± 9.54; body mass 98...
May 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486357/inpatient-postpartum-long-acting-reversible-contraception-and-sterilization-in-the-united-states-2008-2013
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Michelle H Moniz, Tammy Chang, Michele Heisler, Lindsay Admon, Acham Gebremariam, Vanessa K Dalton, Matthew M Davis
OBJECTIVE: To measure rates of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), including intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants, and tubal sterilization during delivery hospitalizations and correlates of their use. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used the 2008-2013 National Inpatient Sample, a publicly available all-payer database. We identified delivery hospitalizations with the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification codes for intrauterine device insertion, contraceptive implant insertion, and tubal sterilization...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483776/calcification-and-oxidative-modifications-are-associated-with-progressive-bioprosthetic-heart-valve-dysfunction
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Suengwon Lee, Robert J Levy, Abigail J Christian, Stanley L Hazen, Nathan E Frick, Eric K Lai, Juan B Grau, Joseph E Bavaria, Giovanni Ferrari
BACKGROUND: Bioprosthetic heart valves (BHVs), fabricated from glutaraldehyde-pretreated bovine pericardium or porcine aortic valves, are widely used for the surgical or interventional treatment of heart valve disease. Reoperation becomes increasingly necessary over time because of BHV dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-seven explanted BHV aortic valve replacements were retrieved at reoperation for clinically severe BHV dysfunction over the period 2010-2016...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444513/in-vitro-fertilization-when-men-women-or-both-partners-are-positive-for-hiv-a-case-control-study
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Pauline Vankerkem, Yannick Manigart, Annick Delvigne, Lieveke Ameye, Deborah Konopnicki, Chloë Shaw-Jackson, Serge Rozenberg, Candice Autin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF) for couples where one or both partners were positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to matched control couples. METHODS: A matched case-control retrospective study was performed. Data for 104 couples where the woman was HIV-positive; for 90 couples where the man was HIV-positive; and for 33 couples where both partners were HIV-positive were prospectively analyzed in comparison to matched controls treated in our center during the same period...
April 25, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433444/risk-of-ocular-hypertension-in-adults-with-noninfectious-uveitis
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Ebenezer Daniel, Maxwell Pistilli, Srishti Kothari, Naira Khachatryan, R Oktay Kaçmaz, Sapna S Gangaputra, H Nida Sen, Eric B Suhler, Jennifer E Thorne, C Stephen Foster, Douglas A Jabs, Robert B Nussenblatt, James T Rosenbaum, Grace A Levy-Clarke, Nirali P Bhatt, John H Kempen
PURPOSE: To describe the risk and risk factors for ocular hypertension (OHT) in adults with noninfectious uveitis. DESIGN: Retrospective, multicenter, cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients aged ≥18 years with noninfectious uveitis seen between 1979 and 2007 at 5 tertiary uveitis clinics. METHODS: Demographic, ocular, and treatment data were extracted from medical records of uveitis cases. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Prevalent and incident OHT with intraocular pressures (IOPs) of ≥21 mmHg, ≥30 mmHg, and increase of ≥10 mmHg from documented IOP recordings (or use of treatment for OHT)...
April 19, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431061/high-prevalence-of-arrhythmic-and-myocardial-complications-in-patients-with-cardiac-glycogenosis-due-to-prkag2-mutations
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Julien Thevenon, Gabriel Laurent, Flavie Ader, Pascal Laforêt, Didier Klug, Anju Duva Pentiah, Laurent Gouya, Claude Alain Maurage, Salem Kacet, Jean-Christophe Eicher, Juliette Albuisson, Michel Desnos, Eric Bieth, Denis Duboc, Laurent Martin, Patricia Réant, François Picard, Claire Bonithon-Kopp, Elodie Gautier, Christine Binquet, Christel Thauvin-Robinet, Laurence Faivre, Patrice Bouvagnet, Philippe Charron, Pascale Richard
Aims: Mutations in PRKAG2, the gene encoding for the γ2 subunit of 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), are responsible for an autosomal dominant glycogenosis with a cardiac presentation, associating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), ventricular pre-excitation (VPE), and progressive heart block. The aim of this study was to perform a retrospective time-to-event study of the clinical manifestations associated with PRKAG2 mutations. Methods and Results: A cohort of 34 patients from 9 families was recruited between 2001 and 2010...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402037/atrial-electrophysiological-and-molecular-remodelling-induced-by-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Devika Channaveerappa, Jacob C Lux, Kelly L Wormwood, Timothy A Heintz, Meredith McLerie, Jacqueline A Treat, Hannah King, Donia Alnasser, Robert J Goodrow, Glenn Ballard, Robert Decker, Costel C Darie, Brian K Panama
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) affects 9-24% of the adult population. OSA is associated with atrial disease, including atrial enlargement, fibrosis and arrhythmias. Despite the link between OSA and cardiac disease, the molecular changes in the heart which occur with OSA remain elusive. To study OSA-induced cardiac changes, we utilized a recently developed rat model which closely recapitulates the characteristics of OSA. Male Sprague Dawley rats, aged 50-70 days, received surgically implanted tracheal balloons which were inflated to cause transient airway obstructions...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394521/-low-dose-rate-contact-radiation-therapy-brachytherapy-for-prostate-cancer-using-domestic-i-125-seeds-as-a-monotherapy-and-combined-with-pelvic-lymphadenectomy
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A D Kaprin, V N Galkin, S A Ivanov, O B Karyakin, V A Biryukov, A A Obukhov, V A Polyakov, A V Cher-Nichenko, A V Koryakin, N B Bryshev, O G Lepilina, A A Goverdovskiy
INTRODUCTION: In 2014, the incidence of prostate cancer in the Russian Federation was 116.4 per 100,000 population. It is noteworthy that from 2004 to 2014, the proportion of patients with stage I-II prostate cancer increased from 35.5% to 52.5%, while that of patients with stages III and IV disease decreased from 38.4% to 29% and from 22.7% to 16.5%, respectively. All of this allows an increasing number of prostate cancer patients to be treated with radical treatment - low dose-rate brachytherapy...
April 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358663/a-retrospective-evaluation-of-partial-glossectomy-for-early-tongue-cancer-using-a-carbon-dioxide-laser
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Akira Kimoto, Hiroaki Suzuki, Junya Yamashita, Junichiro Takeuchi, Kousuke Matsumoto, Yui Enomoto, Takahide Komori
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the postoperative results of partial glossectomy for early tongue cancer using a carbon dioxide laser (CO2 laser). BACKGROUND DATA: CO2 lasers are frequently used for the excision or treatment of soft tissue in a range of diseases, including oral cancer, leukoplakia, mucocele, anomalies of the labial and lingual frenum, and peri-implantitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 31 primary cases of early superficial tongue cancer that were treated using CO2 lasers...
March 30, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320990/comorbidities-and-complications-in-nonagenarians-undergoing-coronary-angiography-and-intervention
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Mohamed Gayed, Nour Yadak, Waad Qamhia, Yunis Daralammouri, Marc-Alexander Ohlow
Elderly people represent the fastest growing portion of cardiovascular patients. We aimed to analyze the clinical presentation, risk factors, co-morbidities, complications, and mortality in patients 90 years or more who underwent coronary angiography and intervention.We retrospectively studied 108 (0.25% of 43,385) consecutive patients ≥ 90 years undergoing cardiac catheterization and/or intervention in a tertiary specialist hospital between 2003 and 2014.Most patients (68.5%) were introduced on an emergency basis, especially with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (63...
April 6, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256249/trends-in-vascular-complications-in-high-risk-patients-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-the-united-states
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Tomo Ando, Emmanuel Akintoye, Tesfaye Telila, Alexandros Briasoulis, Hisato Takagi, Cindy L Grines, Luis Afonso
Vascular complications (VC) following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are associated with worse outcomes. The trend of VC incidence in patients considered high risk is unclear. We sought to assess the trend of VC after TAVR in patients at high risk. We investigated the VC trend in female, diabetes mellitus, and peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients. Patients who underwent TAVR from 2011 to 2014 in the United States were identified using the International Classification of Diseases-Ninth Revision code 35...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253835/abdominal-aortic-calcification-on-a-plain-x-ray-and-the-relation-with-significant-coronary-artery-disease-in-asymptomatic-chronic-dialysis-patients
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M K de Bie, M S Buiten, J I Rotmans, M Hogenbirk, M J Schalij, T J Rabelink, J W Jukema
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is common in asymptomatic chronic dialysis patients and plays an important role in their poor survival. Early identification of these high-risk patients could improve treatment and reduce mortality. Abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) has previously been associated with CAD in autopsy studies. Since the AAC can be quantified easily using a lateral lumbar X-ray we hypothesized that the extent of AAC as assessed on a lateral lumbar X-ray might be predictive of the presence of significant CAD in dialysis patients...
March 2, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214153/arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-atypical-clinical-presentation
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José Marçalo, Luiz Menezes Falcão
A 67-year-old man was admitted to our hospital after episodes of syncope preceded by malaise and diffuse neck and chest discomfort. No family history of cardiac disease was reported. Laboratory workup was within normal limits, including D-dimers, serum troponin I and arterial blood gases. The electrocardiogram showed sinus rhythm with T-wave inversion in leads V1 to V3. Computed tomography angiography to investigate pulmonary embolism showed no abnormal findings. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) displayed massive enlargement of the right ventricle with intact interatrial septum and no pulmonary hypertension...
March 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168785/intermediate-term-hemodynamic-effects-of-single-inferior-vena-cava-valve-implant-for-the-treatment-of-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation
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Val Rakita, Vladimir Lakhter, Pravin Patil, Brian P O'Neill
Severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) remains a vastly undertreated disease, with sustained elevation of right atrial (RA) pressure directly resulting in chronic end-organ damage. Recently, bi-caval valve implantation has been shown to improve symptoms in patients with symptomatic TR who are at high risk for surgery. We present the first report of intermediate term hemodynamic effects of single inferior vena cava (IVC) valve implantation (CAVI) for treatment of severe TR. We performed CAVI on a 66-year-old female with severe TR, who suffered from repeat hospitalizations for treatment refractory NYHA class III-IV heart failure symptoms and had prohibitive operative risk...
February 7, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160975/prescription-of-guideline-recommended-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-and-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-among-patients-hospitalized-with-heart-failure-and-varying-degrees-of-renal-function
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Patrick H Pun, Shubin Sheng, Gillian Sanders, Adam D DeVore, Daniel Friedman, Gregg C Fonarow, Paul A Heidenreich, Clyde W Yancy, Adrian F Hernandez, Sana M Al-Khatib
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduce mortality in many patients with heart failure (HF), but the current use and effectiveness of ICD/CRT in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are uncertain. We examined associations between kidney function and guideline-recommended prescription of ICD/CRT in the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure registry, a performance improvement program for hospitalized patients with HF. We compared differences in ICD and CRT prescription between the following categories of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR; mL/min/1...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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