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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214153/arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-atypical-clinical-presentation
#1
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...
February 14, 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
#2
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
#3
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...
December 18, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154161/development-of-coronary-pulse-wave-velocity-new-pathophysiological-insight-into-coronary-artery-disease
#4
Brahim Harbaoui, Pierre-Yves Courand, Andrei Cividjian, Pierre Lantelme
BACKGROUND: Although aortic stiffness assessed by pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a strong predictor of coronary artery disease, the significance of local coronary stiffness has never been tackled. The first objective of this study was to describe a method of measuring coronary PWV (CoPWV) invasively and to describe its determinants. The second objective was to assess both CoPWV and aortic PWV in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes or stable coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 53 patients, CoPWV was measured from the delay in pressure wave and distance traveled as a pressure wire was withdrawn from the distal to the proximal coronary segment...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142281/adjacent-level-arthroplasty-following-cervical-fusion
#5
Deshpande V Rajakumar, Akshay Hari, Murali Krishna, Subhas Konar, Ankit Sharma
OBJECTIVE Adjacent-level disc degeneration following cervical fusion has been well reported. This condition poses a major treatment dilemma when it becomes symptomatic. The potential application of cervical arthroplasty to preserve motion in the affected segment is not well documented, with few studies in the literature. The authors present their initial experience of analyzing clinical and radiological results in such patients who were treated with arthroplasty for new or persistent arm and/or neck symptoms related to neural compression due to adjacent-segment disease after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)...
February 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139423/outpatient-template-guided-permanent-interstitial-brachytherapy-using-131-cs-in-gynecologic-malignancies-initial-report
#6
Jonathan Feddock, Prakash Aryal, Cole Steber, Jason Edwards, Dennis Cheek, Marcus Randall
PURPOSE: Optimal curative intent brachytherapy for certain gynecologic cancers requires interstitial brachytherapy, often using template-guided techniques such as a Syed-Neblett implant. Whether high or low dose rate (LDR), these procedures pose significant risks to patients, partly attributable to the prolonged period of bed rest. Published results of free-handed permanent interstitial brachytherapy (PIB) with (131)Cs demonstrate it to be an effective modality for the management of small volume gynecologic cancers...
January 27, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132982/impact-of-mitral-annular-displacement-on-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-improvement-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#7
Hiroto Utsunomiya, Hirotsugu Mihara, Yuji Itabashi, Robert J Siegel, Tarun Chakravarty, Hasan Jilaihawi, Raj R Makkar, Takahiro Shiota
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of left ventricular (LV) diastolic function (DF) improvement after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is not fully elucidated. We sought to investigate the long-term clinical and hemodynamic effects of post-TAVI DF improvement and to identify its determinants.Methods and Results:Clinical and serial echocardiographic data before and after TAVI were retrospectively reviewed together with measurement of mitral annular displacement (MAD) representing longitudinal myocardial function in 98 patients with severe aortic stenosis and ejection fraction >55%...
January 27, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110067/poly-glycerol-sebacate-elastomer-supports-bone-regeneration-by-its-mechanical-properties-being-closer-to-osteoid-tissue-rather-than-to-mature-bone
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S H Zaky, K W Lee, J Gao, A Jensen, K Verdelis, Y Wang, A J Almarza, C Sfeir
: Mechanical load influences bone structure and mass. Arguing the importance of load-transduction, we investigated the mechanisms inducing bone formation using an elastomeric substrate. We characterized Poly (glycerol sebacate) (PGS) in-vitro for its mechanical properties, compatibility with osteoprogenitor cells regarding adhesion, proliferation, differentiation under compression versus static cultures and in-vivo for the regeneration of a rabbit ulna critical size defect. The load-transducing properties of PGS were compared in-vitro to a stiffer poly lactic-co- glycolic-acid (PLA/PGA) scaffold of similar porosity and interconnectivity...
January 18, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105978/simultaneous-transplantation-of-fetal-ventral-mesencephalic-tissue-and-encapsulated-genetically-modified-cells-releasing-gdnf-in-a-hemi-parkinsonian-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#9
Alberto Perez-Bouza, Stefano Di Santo, Stefanie Seiler, Morten Meyer, Lukas Andereggen, Alexander Huber, Raphael Guzman, Hans R Widmer
Transplantation of fetal ventral mesencephalic (VM) neurons for Parkinson's disease (PD) is limited by poor survival and suboptimal integration of grafted tissue into the host brain. In a 6-OHDA rat model of PD we investigated the feasibility of simultaneous transplantation of rat fetal VM tissue and polymer-encapsulated C2C12 myoblasts genetically modified to produce glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor or mocktransfected myoblasts on graft function. Amphetamine-induced rotations were assessed prior and 2, 4, 6 and 9 weeks post-transplantation...
January 20, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102777/comparison-of-early-vascular-morphological-changes-between-bioresorbable-poly-l-lactic-acid-scaffolds-and-metallic-stents-in-porcine-iliac-arteries
#10
Yasuhito Sekimoto, Hideaki Obara, Kentaro Matsubara, Naoki Fujimura, Hirohisa Harada, Yuko Kitagawa
Bioresorbable scaffolds have the potential to overcome several problems associated with metallic stents. Bioresorbable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) scaffold implantation for the treatment of peripheral artery disease has already been reported in animal models and clinical trials; however, no studies comparing PLLA scaffolds and bare metal stents (BMSs) with regard to early vascular morphological changes, identified using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) analysis, have been reported. In this study, PLLA scaffolds and BMSs were implanted bilaterally in iliac arteries of five miniature pigs...
January 19, 2017: Organogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067937/incidence-of-surgical-site-infections-in-children-active-surveillance-in-an-italian-academic-children-s-hospital
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M L Ciofi Degli Atti, L Serino, S Piga, A E Tozzi, M Raponi
BACKGROUND: Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) account for 16-34% of all health-care associated infections. This study aimed to assess the incidence rate of SSIs in children who underwent surgical procedures in an academic children's hospital in Italy. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: We actively followed-up 0-17 year old children at 30 days of surgical procedures without implants conducted during one index week per quarter, from the second quarter of 2014, to the first quarter of 2016 (8 index weeks in total)...
January 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051234/neonatal-lupus-erythematosus-with-congenital-heart-block-in-twins
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Lamia Gargouri, Faiza Safi, Bayen Maalej, Souad Mallek, Fatma Turki, Imen Majdoub, Malek Akrout, Dorra Abid, Samir Kamoun, Abdelmajid Mahfoudh
Background - Neonatal lupus erythematosus is an uncommon acquired autoimmune disease caused by transplacental passage of maternal antibodies SSA/Ro, SSB/La or U1 ribonucleoproteins. The most common clinical manifestations are skin rash, cardiac lesions, thrombocytopenia, anemia and hepatosplenomegaly. Complete congenital heart block is usually irreversible needing a pacemaker implantation in two-thirds of cases. Cases report - We report neonatal lupus erythematosus with complete congenital heart block in twins...
July 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050977/influence-of-age-on-factors-associated-with-peri-implant-bone-loss-after-prosthetic-rehabilitation-over-osseointegrated-implants
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Rejane El Pedro, João P De Carli, Maria Ss Linden, Igor Fp Lima, Luiz R Paranhos, Max D Costa, Ângelo Jg Bós
INTRODUCTION: To verify the influence of age on factors associated with peri-implant bone loss after prosthetic rehabilitation over osseointegrated implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an analytical, observational, and longitudinal study with initial 23 participants. Patients presenting with osseointegrated implants with their respective prostheses installed were included, and they could be carriers of chronic and degenerative diseases, such as diabetes, osteoporosis, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and systemic arterial hypertension...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029573/mechanical-circulatory-support-and-heart-transplantation-in-the-asia-pacific-region
#14
EDITORIAL
Cumaraswamy Sivathasan, Choon Pin Lim, Ka Lee Kerk, David K L Sim, Mandeep R Mehra
Globalization has resulted in epidemiologic transition in developing countries from infectious disease and nutritional deficiencies to non-communicable diseases. Epidemiologic data on heart failure (HF), particularly advanced HF therapy, in Asia are increasingly becoming available, although they remain sparse. Heart transplantation for advanced stage HF remains very low in Asia-approximately 0.075 heart transplants per 1 million population. North America, which comprises 7.5% of the world population, accounted for 55...
January 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000272/initial-and-long-term-crestal-bone-responses-to-modern-dental-implants
#15
REVIEW
Tomas Albrektsson, Bruno Chrcanovic, Per-Olov Östman, Lars Sennerby
Successful osseointegration is the result of a controlled foreign body reaction to dental implants. Osseointegrated implants have demonstrated excellent long-term survivability, although they may be subject to limited marginal bone loss. Marginal bone loss during the first few years after implant placement seldom represents disease, but is instead the result of an adaptive bone response to surgical trauma and implant loading. It is not uncommon for implants with early marginal bone loss to enter a long-lasting state of bone stability...
February 2017: Periodontology 2000
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990592/combined-notes-total-mesorectal-excision-and-single-incision-laparoscopy-principles-for-conservative-proctectomy-a-single-centre-study
#16
H Meillat, C de Chaisemartin, F Poizat, E Bories, R Fara, J R Delpero, B Lelong
BACKGROUND: Surgery for low rectal cancer remains a challenge when a standard laparoscopic approach is used. Transanal endoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) has been shown to be feasible and to be associated with a low conversion rate. Combining the transanal and transabdominal single-port approaches (with an abdominal single port implanted in the future stoma and extraction site) could allow TME with minimal wound trauma, low morbidity, and faster recovery. The aim of the current study was to assess the short- and mid-term results of this technique...
January 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987072/the-value-of-electrophysiologic-study-in-decision-making-regarding-the-need-for-pacemaker-implantation-after-tavi
#17
Oholi Tovia-Brodie, Yael Ben-Haim, Erel Joffe, Ariel Finkelstein, Aharon Glick, Raphael Rosso, Bernard Belhassen, Yoav Michowitz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate electrophysiologic study (EPS) in risk stratification of relative indications for pacemaker implantation (PMI) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS: We reviewed files of all patients who had a left bundle branch block (LBBB) and underwent EPS after TAVI between 3/2009 and 5/2015. The indications for EPS were new-onset LBBB and the presence of an old or a new-onset LBBB associated with either PR prolongation after TAVI (∆PR >20 ms) or with "slow" atrial fibrillation (<100/min)...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968869/cataract-screening-in-a-rural-area-of-southern-china-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
Xuhua Tan, Haotian Lin, YuTing Li, Li Huang, Yi Zhu, Yao Ni, WenYong Huang, Yizhi Liu
BACKGROUND: Cataract is the leading cause of blindness and impaired vision worldwide; however, cataract surgery rate in China (1300 cases per million people per year) is lower than in Europe, America, and India (greater than 5000 cases per million people per year). In the past 10 years, a public health screening system has been established for early diagnosis and intervention of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension by the Disease Control and Prevention Centers (CDC) of China...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958656/a-novel-porcine-model-of-implant-associated-osteomyelitis-a-comprehensive-analysis-of-local-regional-and-systemic-response
#19
Louise Kruse Jensen, Janne Koch, Kirstine Dich-Jorgensen, Bent Aalbaek, Andreas Petersen, Kurt Fuursted, Thomas Bjarnsholt, Kasper Nørskov Kragh, Mikkel Tøtterup, Mats Bue, Pelle Hanberg, Kjeld Søballe, Peter Mh Heegaard, Henrik Elvang Jensen
: Pigs are favorable experimental animals for infectious diseases in humans. However, implant associated osteomyelitis (IAO) models in pigs have only been evaluated using high-inoculum infection (>10(8) CFU) models in 1975 and 1993. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to present a new low inoculum porcine model of human IAO based on 42 experimental pigs. The model was created by drilling an implant cavity in the tibial bone followed by insertion of a small steel implant and simultaneous inoculation of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (n = 32) or saline (n = 10)...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927504/does-the-type-of-metal-instrumentation-affect-the-risk-of-surgical-site-infection-in-pediatric-scoliosis-surgery
#20
Margaret L Wright, David L Skaggs, Hiroko Matsumoto, Regina P Woon, Ashley Trocle, John M Flynn, Michael G Vitale
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To determine the association of implant metal composition with the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) following pediatric spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: SSI is a well-described complication following pediatric spine surgery. Many risk factors have been identified in the literature, but controversy remains regarding metal composition as a risk factor. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients who underwent posterior spinal instrumentation procedures between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2008, at three large children's hospitals for any etiology of scoliosis and had at least 1 year of postoperative follow-up...
May 2016: Spine Deformity
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