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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915212/22-cases-of-bia-alcl-awareness-and-outcome-tracking-from-the-italian-ministry-of-health
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Campanale Antonella, Boldrini Rosaria, Marletta Marcella
BACKGROUND: To date, 359 cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma in women with breast implants (BIA-ALCL) worldwide have been reported out of more than 10 million implanted patients but Health Care Authorities suspect this is a possible underestimation and the limited number of cases makes it difficult to clarify its etiology. The General Directorate of Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Services of the Italian Ministry of Health (IMoH) has examined and studied the Italian BIA-ALCL cases, and the aim of this study is to report on the knowledge and experience gained on this new emerging disease...
September 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877914/age-and-outcomes-of-primary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-in-patients-with-non-ischemic-systolic-heart-failure
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Marie Bayer Elming, Jens C Nielsen, Jens Haarbo, Lars Videbæk, Eva Korup, James Signorovitch, Line Lisbeth Olesen, Per Hildebrandt, Flemming H Steffensen, Niels E Bruun, Hans Eiskjær, Axel Brandes, Anna M Thøgersen, Finn Gustafsson, Kenneth Egstrup, Regitze Videbæk, Christian Hassager, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, Dan E Høfsten, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Steen Pehrson, Lars Køber, Jens Jakob Thune
Background -The Danish Study to Assess the Efficacy of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) in Patients with Non-ischemic Systolic Heart Failure on Mortality (DANISH) did not demonstrate an overall effect on all-cause mortality with ICD implantation. However, the pre-specified subgroup analysis suggested a possible age-dependent association between the ICD and mortality with survival benefit seen only in the youngest patients. The nature of this relationship between age and outcome of a primary prevention ICD in patients with non-ischemic systolic heart failure warrants further investigation...
September 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875096/narrow-complex-ventricular-tachycardia
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Murtaza Sundhu, Mehmet Yildiz, Sajjad Gul, Mubbasher Syed, Idrees Azher, Robert Mosteller
Myocardial infarctions are frequently complicated by tachyarrhythmias, which commonly have wide QRS complexes (QRS duration > 120 milliseconds). Many published criteria exist to help differentiate between ventricular and supraventricular mechanisms. We present a case of a 61-year-old male with a history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and coronary artery disease with prior stenting of the right coronary artery (RCA). He had been noncompliant with his antiplatelet medication and presented with cardiac arrest secondary to in-stent thrombosis...
July 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874105/-18-f-fluorocholine-uptake-and-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-in-rat-peritoneal-endometriosis
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Marina B Silveira, Daisy M Rodrigues, Marina R Araújo, Michelle A Santiago, Natália T Gonçalves, Brígida G A Schirmer, Márcia M Carneiro, Fernando M Reis, Carlos Malamut, Márcia C Ferreira
Endometriosis is a debilitating disease that still needs surgery to be confirmed. Endometriosis is associated with increased plasma levels of phosphatidylcholines. (18)F-fluorocholine ([(18)F]FCH) is a radiopharmaceutical that is metabolized to phosphatidylcholine inside the cells and can be traced by positron emission tomography (PET). Here we evaluate [(18)F]FCH as a potential tool for the noninvasive diagnosis of peritoneal endometriosis. Adult female Wistar rats had autologous uterine fragments dissected and grafted to the peritoneal wall to model peritoneal endometriosis...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871362/electrocardiographic-markers-of-appropriate-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-in-young-people-with-congenital-heart-diseases
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Dunia Bárbara Benítez Ramos, Michel Cabrera Ortega, Jesús Castro Hevia, Margarita Dorantes Sánchez, Ailema Amelia Alemán Fernández, Osmin Castañeda Chirino, Marlenis Cruz Cardentey, Frank Martínez López, Roylan Falcón Rodríguez
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are increasingly utilized in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Prediction of the occurrence of shocks is important if improved patient selection is desired. The electrocardiogram (ECG) has been the first-line tool predicting the risk of sudden death, but data in CHD patients are lacking. We aim to evaluate the predictive value of electrocardiographic markers of appropriate therapy of ICD in young people with CHD. We conducted a prospective, longitudinal study, in twenty-six CHD patients (mean age 24...
September 4, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828679/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-a-reduced-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-a-single-centre-experience-in-2000-patients-tavik-registry
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Gerhard Schymik, Panagiotis Tzamalis, Valentin Herzberger, Jens Bergmann, Peter Bramlage, Alexander Würth, Lars Oliver Conzelmann, Armin Luik, Holger Schröfel
BACKGROUND: Previous studies into the effect of a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) on the short- and long-term prognosis of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) have reported conflicting findings. We analysed data from the Karlsruhe TAVI registry with the aim of addressing this question. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with aortic stenosis undergoing TAVI were divided into sub-groups according to EF: severely reduced (<30%; n = 109), reduced (≥30 and ≤40%; n = 201), and mid-range/preserved (>40%; n = 1690)...
August 21, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819694/thoracic-corpectomy-for-neoplastic-vertebral-bodies-using-a-navigated-lateral-extracavitary-approach-a-single-center-consecutive-case-series-technique-and-analysis
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Sebastian Hartmann, Christoph Wipplinger, Anja Tschugg, Pujan Kavakebi, Alexander Örley, Pierre Pascal Girod, Claudius Thomé
Thoracic myelopathy is often caused by vertebral body fractures resulting from neoplastic conditions, traumatic events, or infectious diseases. One of the preferred procedures for treating it is the lateral extracavitary approach (LECA) with single-level or multilevel decompressive corpectomy and reconstruction. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the thoracic lateral extracavitary approach with corpectomy using vertebral body replacement systems (VBR-S) and dorsal reconstruction. Twenty-four patients with metastatic or primary lesions of thoracic vertebrae T2-T12 underwent spinal decompression and ventral column reconstruction with correction of spinal deformity via a LECA...
August 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807742/a-cost-utility-analysis-of-dynesys-dynamic-stabilization-versus-instrumented-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-degenerative-lumbar-spine-diseases
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Kan Liu, Wei Sun, Qiang Lu, Jiying Chen, Jiaguang Tang
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic chronic low back and leg pain resulting from lumbar spine degenerative disorders is highly prevalent in China, and for some patients, surgery is the final option for improvement. Several techniques for spinal non-fusion have been introduced to reduce the side-effects of fusion methods and hasten postoperative recovery. In this study, the authors have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of Dynesys posterior dynamic stabilization system (DY) compared with lumbar fusion techniques in the treatment of single-level degenerative lumbar spinal conditions...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791332/deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-subthalamic-nucleus-selectively-decreases-risky-choice-in-risk-preferring-rats
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Wendy K Adams, Cole Vonder Haar, Melanie Tremblay, Paul J Cocker, Mason M Silveira, Sukhbir Kaur, Christelle Baunez, Catharine A Winstanley
Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN-DBS) can improve the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) and negate the problematic side effects of dopamine replacement therapy. Although there is concern that STN-DBS may enhance the development of gambling disorder and other impulse control disorders in this patient group, recent data suggest that STN-DBS may actually reduce iatrogenic impulse control disorders, and alleviate obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Here, we sought to determine whether STN-DBS was beneficial or detrimental to performance of the rat gambling task (rGT), a rodent analogue of the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) used to assess risky decision making clinically...
July 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782083/current-challenges-in-translating-tissue-engineered-heart-valves
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REVIEW
O M J A Stassen, D E P Muylaert, C V C Bouten, J Hjortnaes
Heart valve disease is a major health burden, treated by either valve repair or valve replacement, depending on the affected valve. Nearly 300,000 valve replacements are performed worldwide per year. Valve replacement is lifesaving, but not without complications. The in situ tissue-engineered heart valve is a promising alternative to current treatments, but the translation of this novel technology to the clinic still faces several challenges. These challenges originate from the variety encountered in the patient population, the conversion of an implant into a living tissue, the highly mechanical nature of the heart valve, the complex homeostatic tissue that has to be reached at the end stage of the regenerating heart valve, and all the biomaterial properties that can be controlled to obtain this tissue...
September 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736738/preserving-and-restoring-bone-with-continuous-insulin-infusion-therapy-in-a-mouse-model-of-type-1-diabetes
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Jeffry S Nyman, Evangelia Kalaitzoglou, R Clay Bunn, Sasidhar Uppuganti, Kathryn M Thrailkill, John L Fowlkes
Those with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are more likely to suffer a fracture than age- and sex-matched individuals without diabetes, despite daily insulin therapy. In rodent studies examining the effect of bone- or glucose-targeting therapies on preventing the T1D-related decrease in bone strength, insulin co-therapy is often not included, despite the known importance of insulin signaling to bone mass accrual. Therefore, working toward a relevant pre-clinical model of diabetic bone disease, we assessed the effect of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy at escalating doses on preserving bone and the effect of delayed CSII on rescuing the T1D-related bone deterioration in an established murine model of T1D...
December 2017: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734923/diagnostic-accuracy-of-coronary-ct-angiography-for%C3%A2-the-evaluation-of-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds
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Carlos Collet, Bernard Chevalier, Angel Cequier, Jean Fajadet, Marcello Dominici, Steffen Helqvist, A J Van Boven, Dariusz Dudek, Dougal McClean, Manuel Almeida, Jan J Piek, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Antonio Bartorelli, Stephan Windecker, Patrick W Serruys, Yoshinobu Onuma
OBJECTIVES: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) for bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) evaluation. BACKGROUND: Coronary CTA has emerged as a noninvasive method to evaluate patients with suspected or established coronary artery disease. The diagnostic accuracy of coronary CTA to evaluate angiographic outcomes after BVS implantation has not been well established. METHODS: In the ABSORB II (A Bioresorbable Everolimus-Eluting Scaffold Versus a Metallic Everolimus-Eluting Stent II) study, patients were randomized either to receive treatment with the BVS or everolimus-eluting metallic stent...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728174/a-global-view-on-output-and-outcomes-of-cataract-surgery-with-national-indices-of-socioeconomic-development
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Wei Wang, William Yan, Andreas Müller, Mingguang He
Purpose: Cataract blindness accounts for a substantial proportion of blindness worldwide. Understanding the correlations between national levels of socioeconomic development with the quantity and quality of cataract surgery may provide insight for the prioritization and resource allocation for blindness prevention programs. Methods: The relationships between human development index (HDI), gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, and cataract surgical coverage (CSC) and visual outcome of cataract surgery were examined in a multinational study utilizing secondary data from the repository for Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB), World Health Organization, Global Burden of Disease, United Nations, and the World Bank...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720378/a-novel-technique-carbon-dioxide-gas-assisted-total-peritonectomy-diaphragm-and-intestinal-meso-stripping-in-open-surgery-for-advanced-ovarian-cancer-%C3%A3-ukurova-technique
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Ghanim Khatib, Ahmet Baris Guzel, Umran Kucukgoz Gulec, Mehmet Ali Vardar
OBJECTIVE: Most of the ovarian cancers are diagnosed at advanced stages. As peritoneal carcinomatosis increases, especially when it extends to the diaphragm and intestinal mesos, probability of obtaining complete cytoreduction is reduced. Complete cytoreduction (residue zero: R0) is one of the main factors affecting survival [1-3]. Here we present a novel technique of stripping the peritoneal surfaces as a part of cytoreductive surgery in such cases. METHODS: A 55year-old woman diagnosed with peritoneal carcinomatosis was considered appropriate for primary cytoreduction after assessment of her thorax-abdominopelvic tomography, which revealed resectable intra-abdominal disease...
July 15, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716100/quality-of-life-and-clinical-radiological-long-term-results-after-implant-associated-infections-in-patients-with-ankle-fracture-a-retrospective-matched-pair-study
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Patrick Ziegler, Donat Schlemer, Ingo Flesch, Sonja Bahrs, Ulrich Stoeckle, Sebastian Werner, Christian Bahrs
BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures are frequently occurring injuries. Despite the relatively simple operative technique, patients often suffer from postoperative complications. Little is known about postoperative treatment of implant-associated infections of the ankle. Therefore, this study shows and evaluates a treatment algorithm in long- and short-term outcomes compared to infection-free patients. METHODS: Data from patients of over 20 years of a level 1 trauma center and university hospital was retrospectively analyzed including age, gender, comorbidities, smoking status, fracture classification, number of revisions, length of in-patient stay due to fracture and infection, and results of microbiological specimen with the length of antibiotic treatment...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707322/development-and-validation-of-a-risk-model-for-long-term-mortality-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-the-idea-bio-study
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Nick van Boven, Ron T van Domburg, Isabella Kardys, Victor A Umans, K Martijn Akkerhuis, Mattie J Lenzen, Marco Valgimigli, Joost Daemen, Felix Zijlstra, Eric Boersma, Robert-Jan van Geuns
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to develop a model to predict long-term mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), to aid in selecting patients with sufficient life expectancy to benefit from bioabsorbable scaffolds. BACKGROUND: Clinical trials are currently designed to demonstrate superiority of bioabsorbable scaffolds over metal devices up to 5 years after implantation. METHODS: From 2000 to 2011, 19.532 consecutive patients underwent PCI in a tertiary referral hospital...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699977/pacemaker-implants-in-children-and-adolescents-with-chagas-disease-in-brazil-18-year-incidence
#17
Carolina Christianini Mizzaci, Thiago Gonçalves Schroder E Souza, Gabriel Pelegrineti Targueta, Ana Paula Frederico Tótora, Juan Carlos Pachón Mateos, José Carlos Pachon Mateos
Background: Chagas disease continues to be a serious public health problem, and accounts for 25-30% of the indications for cardiac stimulation in Brazil. Objective: To assess clinical and epidemiological characteristics of patients with Chagas disease, younger than 18 years, who had undergone pacemaker implantation in Brazil between 1994 and 2011, and its temporal trend. Methods: This was a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Brazilian Pacemaker Registry database...
June 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676766/site-specific-variations-in-bone-mineral-density-under-systemic-conditions-inducing-osteoporosis-in-minipigs
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Matthias C Schulz, Jan Kowald, Sven Estenfelder, Roland Jung, Eberhard Kuhlisch, Uwe Eckelt, Ronald Mai, Lorenz C Hofbauer, Christian Stroszczynski, Bernd Stadlinger
Osteoporosis is a systemic bone disease with an increasing prevalence in the elderly population. There is conflicting opinion about whether osteoporosis affects the alveolar bone of the jaws and whether it poses a risk to the osseointegration of dental implants. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of systemic glucocorticoid administration on the jaw bone density of minipigs. Thirty-seven adult female minipigs were randomly divided into two groups. Quantitative computed tomography (QCT) was used to assess bone mineral density BMD of the lumbar spine as well as the mandible and maxilla, and blood was drawn...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667374/human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-protect-against-sca3-by-modulating-the-level-of-70-kd-heat-shock-protein
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Tan Li, Yi Liu, Linjie Yu, Jiamin Lao, Meijuan Zhang, Jiali Jin, Zhengjuan Lu, Zhuo Liu, Yun Xu
Spinocerebellar ataxia 3 (SCA3), which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, is currently incurable. Emerging studies have reported that human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (HUC-MSCs) transplantation could be a promising therapeutic strategy for cerebellar ataxias. However, few studies have evaluated the effects of HUC-MSCs on SCA3 transgenic mouse. Thus, we investigated the effects of HUC-MSCs on SCA3 mice and the underlying mechanisms in this study. SCA3 transgenic mice received systematic administration of 2 × 10(6) HUC-MSCs once per week for 12 continuous weeks...
June 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665387/-treatment-of-syringomyelia-associated-with-adhesive-arachnoiditis
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A A Zuev, V B Lebedev, N V Pedyash, D S Epifanov, R S Levin
The prevalence of syringomyelia (SM) caused by adhesive arachnoiditis (AA) is 2 to 4 cases per 100000 population. Surgical treatment of this pathology usually includes implantation of shunts into the cyst cavity or opening and drainage of the cavity. In this case, SM continues to progress in 72-100% of patients. Unsatisfactory outcomes of this surgical approach necessitate searching for other treatment options. PURPOSE: To define the optimal amount of surgery for SM associated with AA and the criteria for assessment of surgery outcomes...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
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