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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433339/a-prospective-randomized-comparison-of-contralateral-snare-versus-retrograde-gate-cannulation-in-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
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Jessica M Titus, Andrew Cragg, Peter Alden, Jason Alexander, Jesse Manunga, Elliot Stephenson, Nedaa Skeik, Timothy Sullivan
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare snare vs the standard retrograde gate cannulation method during endovascular aneurysm repair to determine the most efficient technique and to evaluate whether time was affected by graft design or the surgeon's experience. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized study involving single-center elective endovascular aneurysm repairs. Patients were randomized to the snare or retrograde group in a 1:1 ratio. The initial method was attempted for 15 minutes; if it was unsuccessful, the team switched to the alternative technique for an additional 15 minutes...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431056/long-term-outcome-of-transvenous-pacemaker-implantation-in-infants-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Laura M Vos, Janneke A E Kammeraad, Matthias W Freund, Andreas C Blank, Johannes M P J Breur
Aim: Evaluation of long-term outcome of transvenous pacemaker (PM) implantation in infants. Methods and Results: A retrospective analysis of all transvenous PM implantations in infants <10 kg between September 1997 and October 2001 was made. Indications for PM implantation, age at implantation, and determinants of long-term outcome including cardiac function, PM function, and PM (system) complications were noted. Seven patients underwent transvenous VVI(R) PM implantation...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418076/ultrasonic-modulation-of-tissue-optical-properties-in-ex-vivo-porcine-skin-to-improve-transmitted-transdermal-laser-intensity
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Paul J D Whiteside, Chenxi Qian, Nicholas Golda, Heather K Hunt
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Applications of light-based energy devices involving optical targets within the dermis frequently experience negative side-effects resultant from surface scattering and excess optical absorption by epidermal melanin. As a broadband optical absorber, melanin decreases the efficacy of light-based treatments throughout the ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared spectra while also generating additional heat within the surface tissue that can lead to inflammation or tissue damage...
April 18, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412108/emergence-of-the-arterial-switch-procedure-for-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-and-the-potential-cost-of-surgical-innovation
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EDITORIAL
Craig S Broberg, Irving Shen, Victor Menashe, Albert Starr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411263/use-of-platelet-function-testing-before-pipeline-embolization-device-placement-a-multicenter-cohort-study
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Nimer Adeeb, Christoph J Griessenauer, Paul M Foreman, Justin M Moore, Hussain Shallwani, Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Abdulrahman Alturki, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy, Mark R Harrigan, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Thromboembolic complications constitute a significant source of morbidity after neurointerventional procedures. Flow diversion using the pipeline embolization device for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms necessitates the use of dual antiplatelet therapy to reduce this risk. The use of platelet function testing before pipeline embolization device placement remains controversial. METHODS: A retrospective review of prospectively maintained databases at 3 academic institutions was performed from the years 2009 to 2016 to identify patients with intracranial aneurysms treated with pipeline embolization device placement...
April 14, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408742/effectiveness-and-success-factors-of-educational-inhaler-technique-interventions-in-asthma-copd-patients-a-systematic-review
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Sven L Klijn, Mickaël Hiligsmann, Silvia M A A Evers, Miguel Román-Rodríguez, Thys van der Molen, Job F M van Boven
With the current wealth of new inhalers available and insurance policy driven inhaler switching, the need for insights in optimal education on inhaler use is more evident than ever. We aimed to systematically review educational inhalation technique interventions, to assess their overall effectiveness, and identify main drivers of success. Medline, Embase and CINAHL databases were searched for randomised controlled trials on educational inhalation technique interventions. Inclusion eligibility, quality appraisal (Cochrane's risk of bias tool) and data extraction were performed by two independent reviewers...
April 13, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399722/safety-and-function-of-a-prototype-microprocessor-controlled-knee-prosthesis-for-low-active-transfemoral-amputees-switching-from-a-mechanic-knee-prosthesis-a-pilot-study
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Timothy Hasenoehrl, Thomas Schmalz, Reinhard Windhager, Stephan Domayer, Sara Dana, Clemens Ambrozy, Stefano Palma, Richard Crevenna
PURPOSE: Aim of this pilot study was to assess safety and functioning of a microprocessor-controlled knee prosthesis (MPK) after a short familiarization time and no structured physical therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five elderly, low-active transfemoral amputees who were fitted with a standard non-microprocessor controlled knee prosthesis (NMPK) performed a baseline measurement consisting of a 3 D gait analysis, functional tests and questionnaires. The first follow-up consisted of the same test procedure and was performed with the MPK after 4 to 6 weeks of familiarization...
April 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393672/radiation-awareness-for-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-the-hybrid-operating-room-an-instant-patient-risk-chart-for-daily-practice
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Quirina M de Ruiter, Crystel M Gijsberts, Constantijn E Hazenberg, Frans L Moll, Joost A van Herwaarden
PURPOSE: To determine which patient and C-arm characteristics are the strongest predictors of intraoperative patient radiation dose rates (DRs) during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) procedures and create a patient risk chart. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of 74 EVAR procedures, including 16,889 X-ray runs using fixed C-arm imaging equipment. Four multivariate log-linear mixed models (with patient as a random effect) were constructed. Mean air kerma DR (DRAK, mGy/s) and the mean dose area product DR (DRDAP, mGycm(2)/s) were the outcome variables utilized for fluoroscopy as differentiated from digital subtraction angiography (DSA)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393090/gender-specific-hippocampal-whole-genome-transcriptome-data-from-mice-lacking-the-cav2-3-r-type-or-cav3-2-t-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channel
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Anna Papazoglou, Christina Henseler, Andreas Lundt, Carola Wormuth, Julien Soos, Karl Broich, Dan Ehninger, Marco Weiergräber
Voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels are of central relevance in mediating numerous intracellular and transcellular processes including excitation-contraction coupling, excitation secretion-coupling, hormone and neurotransmitter release and gene expression. The Cav2.3 R-type Ca(2+) channel is a high-voltage activated channel which plays a crucial role in neurotransmitter release, long-term potentiation and hormone release. Furthermore, Cav2.3 R-type channels were reported to be involved in ictogenesis, epileptogenesis, fear behavior, sleep, pre-and postsynaptic integration and rhythmicity within the hippocampus...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392650/transoral-cross-lip-abb%C3%A3-estlander-flap-as-a-viable-and-effective-reconstructive-option-in-middle-lower-lip-defect-reconstruction
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Hyung Jin Hahn, Hyun Jee Kim, Jin Young Choi, Soo Young Lee, Young Bok Lee, Jin Wou Kim, Dong Soo Yu
The Abbé-Estlander flap surgery is a cross-lip procedure that is valuable in repairing a defect on the lower lip using a full-thickness flap, consisting of the skin, muscle and mucosa, from the upper lip. As usefulness and practicality of the flap in reconstruction of lower lip surgical defects in Asian ethnicity have not been documented, the authors present a case of successful lower lip reconstruction with a staged, Abbé-Estlander lip switching flap with commissuroplasty as an illustrative example. A 71-year-old male has presented with an ulcerating lip nodule in the middle one third of the lower lip, measuring about 1...
April 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391199/automatic-human-movement-assessment-with-switching-linear-dynamic-system-motion-segmentation-and-motor-performance
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Roberto de Souza Baptista, Antonio Padilha Lanari Bo, Mitsuhiro Hayashibe
Performance assessment of human movement is critical in diagnosis and motor-control rehabilitation. Recent developments in portable sensor technology enable clinicians to measure spatiotemporal aspects to aid in the neurological assessment. However the extraction of quantitative information from such measurements is usually done manually through visual inspection. This paper presents a novel framework for automatic human movement assessment that executes segmentation and motor performance parameter extraction in time-series of measurements from a sequence of human movements...
July 14, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386272/laparoscopic-hepatectomy-current-state-in-japan-based-on-the-4th-nationwide-questionnaire
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Yutaka Takahashi, Satoshi Katagiri, Shun-Ichi Ariizumi, Yoshihito Kotera, Hiroto Egawa, Go Wakabayashi, Hironori Kaneko, Masakazu Yamamoto
Purpose. Since laparoscopic hepatectomy (LH) became covered by national health insurance in April 2010 in Japan, the numbers of applied cases and institutions performing it have increased and the indication has expanded. We surveyed the current state and safety of LH in Japan. Methods. A questionnaire survey was performed in 41 institutions related to the Japanese Endoscopic Liver Surgery Study Group and 747 institutions certified by the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery, and responses concerning all 2962 cases of LH performed by August 2011 were obtained...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383953/a-common-capacity-limitation-for-response-and-item-selection-in-working-memory
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Markus Janczyk
Successful completion of any cognitive task requires selecting a particular action and the object the action is applied to. Oberauer (2009) suggested a working memory (WM) model comprising a declarative and a procedural part with analogous structures. One important assumption of this model is that both parts work independently of each other, and previous work has indeed reported evidence for the independent selection of memory lists and tasks, for example. The present study focused on the selection of single items in declarative and single responses in procedural WM...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382389/ct-guided-intranodal-lymphangiography-for-postoperative-chylous-ascites
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Masanori Hirata, Atsuo Shimizu, Shoko Abe, Azusa Ichinose, Akira Sugiyama, Yusuke Tanino, Suguru Watanabe, Ryota Nakano, Yoshihiko Kato, Toshiyuki Miyahara, Yasuhiro Sumi, Hiroshi Nakano
The utility and minimal invasiveness of ultrasound-guided intranodal lymphangiography have already been reported by several researchers. Although ultrasound-guided intranodal lymphangiography is known to be not technically difficult in general, a patient's edematous groin due to hypoalbuminemia resulting from chylous ascites made it too challenging to detect and prick the lymph nodes precisely. This report describes a 71-year-old female with refractory chylous ascites due to an operation for an extrahepatic bile duct cancer, who was successfully treated by computed tomography (CT)-guided intranodal lymphangiography...
April 5, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382075/clinical-outcomes-after-anatomic-repair-including-hemi-mustard-operation-in-patients-with-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Man-Shik Shim, Tae-Gook Jun, Ji-Hyuk Yang, Pyo Won Park, Yang Hyun Cho, Seok Kang, June Huh, Jin Young Song
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to determine the early and late outcomes of anatomic repair of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) and to evaluate effectiveness of the hemi-Mustard procedure. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, single-center study of patients who underwent anatomic repair for ccTGA between July 1996 and December 2013. Sixteen patients were included in the study. The median age at the time of the operation was 3...
March 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370416/right-ventricular-function-and-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-adult-patients-with-simple-dextro-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Efrén Martínez-Quintana, Natalia Marrero-Negrín, Silvia Gopar-Gopar, Fayna Rodríguez-González
INTRODUCTION: Dextro-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA) patients is at high risk of developing right ventricular dysfunction and tricuspid regurgitation in adulthood. Determining the relation between echocardiographic parameters, N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) levels and the New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class may help determining the best time to operate them. METHODS: Patients with simple d-TGA operated in infancy with an atrial switch procedure (Mustard or Senning operation) were followed up in our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Unit...
March 29, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366865/glucocorticoid-administration-into-the-dorsolateral-but-not-dorsomedial-striatum-accelerates-the-shift-from-a-spatial-toward-procedural-memory
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Cristina Siller-Pérez, Norma Serafín, Roberto A Prado-Alcalá, Benno Roozendaal, Gina L Quirarte
Glucocorticoid stress hormones are known to enhance the consolidation of hippocampus-dependent spatial and contextual memory. Recent findings indicate that glucocorticoids also enhance the consolidation of procedural memory that relies on the dorsal striatum. The dorsal striatum can be functionally subdivided into the dorsolateral striatum (DLS), which is primarily implicated in shaping procedural memories, and the dorsomedial striatum (DMS), which is engaged in spatial memory. Here, we investigated the hypothesis that posttraining glucocorticoid administration into the DLS promotes the formation of a procedural memory that will normally take place only with extensive training...
March 30, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361514/treatment-of-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-neurological-patients-with-an-injectable-elastomer-prosthesis-preliminary-results
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Julien Renard, Marco Citeri, Lucia Zanollo, Chiara Guerrer, Luigi Rizzato, Luca Frediani, Christophe Iselin, Michele Spinelli
Many treatment options for stress urinary incontinence are difficult to apply to neurological patients. Urolastic is a new agent that is primarily indicated for women with mild stress urinary incontinence or men after prostate surgery. In this report, we present a series of 5 cases describing the first use of Urolastic to treat neurological patients. All patients were evaluated with a voiding diary and the use of auxiliary devices as the main indicators of continence. The median operative time was 30.8 minutes, and no complications were observed...
March 24, 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359691/ablation-of-supraventricular-arrhythmias-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-a-contemporary-review
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REVIEW
Nicolas Combes, Nicolas Derval, Sebastien Hascoët, Alexandre Zhao, Denis Amet, Mathieu Le Bloa, Alice Maltret, François Heitz, Jean-Benoit Thambo, Eloi Marijon
Supraventricular arrhythmias are an important and increasing cause of morbidity in adults with congenital heart disease, requiring specific management strategies. Pharmacological treatment has limited efficacy, and is often associated with some side-effects. Major improvements in catheter ablation techniques have opened new opportunities to better understand underlying mechanisms of supraventricular arrhythmias, offer better therapy, and eventually improve symptoms and quality of life in these patients. An array of tools and techniques are necessary to access relevant anatomical areas to address the arrhythmogenic substrate...
March 27, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357522/more-frequent-requests-for-day-case-cataract-surgery-an-impressive-mind-switch-in-the-austrian-population-within-7%C3%A2-years
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Birgit Weingessel, Michael Wahl, Pia Veronika Vécsei-Marlovits
BACKGROUND: Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed elective surgical procedure worldwide. While the operation has been mainly conducted as day-case (outpatient) surgery throughout the world since the beginning of this millennium, this development has been much slower in Austria. The number of patients requesting day-case surgery has markedly increased in the last few years. METHODS: Prior to the introduction of a day clinic at our department in 2007, we evaluated the patients' acceptance of day-case surgery using a questionnaire...
March 29, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
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