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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687700/impella-pumps-overview-and-access-site-management
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Francesco Burzotta, Giulo Russo, Leonardo Previ, Piergiorgio Bruno, Cristina Aurigemma, Carlo Trani
The Impella left ventricular support system consists of two main components: a family of different ventricular support catheters with a microaxial pump to be placed across the aortic valve and a single external controller (AIC) which is connected to activate and control the pump function. Four Impella left ventricular support catheters are available: Impella 2.5, Impella CP, Impella 5.0 and Impella LD. Impella 2.5 and Impella CP are designed for percutaneous peripheral insertion, have respectively a 12F and 14F maximal diameter at the pump level and are capable of providing up to 2...
April 20, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673851/the-use-of-allogeneic-cartilage-for-grafting-in-functional-and-reconstructive-rhinoplasty
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Andrew M Read-Fuller, David M Yates, Alaaaldin Radwan, Alexander M Schrodt, Richard A Finn
PURPOSE: Allogeneic cartilage grafting has multiple uses in rhinoplasty. Autogenous cartilage is frequently used in cases of nasal obstruction or reconstruction, but harvesting grafts can cause complications or might be contraindicated. Rhinoplasties of the patient with cleft might require costochondral grafts. Allogeneic rib is an effective and safe alternative to autogenous grafts, prevents complications, and obviates postoperative admission after rib harvest. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who had allogeneic cartilage placed during functional or reconstructive rhinoplasty were studied from 2 institutions, including 19 who had functional rhinoplasty using allogeneic Cartiform patellar cartilage grafts and 15 patients who underwent reconstructive cleft rhinoplasty with allogeneic rib cartilage...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658049/a-simple-microfluidic-platform-for-rapid-and-efficient-production-of-the-radiotracer-18-f-fallypride
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Xin Zhang, Fei Liu, Karla-Anne Knapp, Michael L Nickels, H Charles Manning, Leon M Bellan
Herein, we report the development of a simple, high-throughput and efficient microfluidic system for synthesizing radioactive [18F]fallypride, a PET imaging radiotracer widely used in medical research. The microfluidic chip contains all essential modules required for the synthesis and purification of radioactive fallypride. The radiochemical yield of the tracer is sufficient for multiple animal injections for preclinical imaging studies. To produce the on-chip concentration and purification columns, we employ a simple "trapping" mechanism by inserting rows of square pillars with predefined gaps near the outlet of microchannel...
April 16, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643124/myocardial-ischemia-as-a-result-of-external-coronary-compression-from-infective-aortic-root-aneurysm-atypical-presentation-of-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis
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Baskar Sekar, Richard Wheeler, Navroz Masani, Sean Gallagher
This case describes an unusual presentation of prosthetic valve endocarditis: an acute coronary syndrome. A 67-year-old gentleman presented with cardiac sounding chest pain on a background of a short history of night sweats, weight loss and general malaise. Four months previously he had undergone bio-prosthetic aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis and single vessel bypass grafting of the obtuse marginal. Whilst having chest pain his ECG showed infero-lateral ST depression. Early coronary angiography revealed a new right coronary artery lesion that was not present prior to his cardiac surgery...
April 11, 2018: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589211/a-modified-multi-patch-technique-for-double-layered-repair-of-ischemic-posterior-ventricular-septal-rupture
#5
Takahiro Katsumata, Masahiro Daimon, Hayato Konishi, Shinji Fukuhara
BACKGROUND: The rupture of the posterior ventricular septum after acute inferior myocardial infarction is more challenging to repair than ruptures in other sites since it is less accessible and anatomically restricted. We described a modification of Daggett's original technique of multi-patch repair of ruptured posterior septum. CASE PRESENTATION: The technique was employed in the operation of a 67-year-old male who presented with severe heart failure at the 10th day after he developed inferior myocardial infarction...
March 27, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576902/maladjustment-of-programmable-ventricular-shunt-valves-by-inadvertent-exposure-to-a-common-hospital-device
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R Fujimura, R Lober, K Kamian, L Kleiner
Background: Programmable ventricular shunt valves are commonly used to treat hydrocephalus. They can be adjusted to allow for varying amounts of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow using an external magnetic programming device, and are susceptible to maladjustment from inadvertent exposure to magnetic fields. Case Description: We describe the case of a 3-month-old girl treated for hydrocephalus with a programmable StrataTM II valve found at the incorrect setting on multiple occasions during her hospitalization despite frequent reprogramming and surveillance...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562424/-safety-and-efficacy-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-through-transcarotid-approach-for-patients-with-severe-aortic-valve-stenosis
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W Z Pan, D X Zhou, X C Zhang, L Zhang, L Wei, J B Ge
Objective: To investigate the safety and efficacy of transcatheter aortic valve replacement(TAVR) through transcarotid approach for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis. Methods: The clinical data of 9 symptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis patients who had high or prohibitive risk for surgery and not suitable for TAVR through femoral artery access,and thus received TAVR through transcarotid approach in our hospital from November 2015 to February 2017 were retrospectively analyzed.The patients were followed up to observe the safety and efficacy of the procedure...
March 24, 2018: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534193/modified-ross-konno-procedure-in-children-subcoronary-implantation-technique-with-konno-incision-for-annular-and-subannular-hypoplasia
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Peter Murin, Nicodème Sinzobahamvya, Antonia Schulz, Victoria Lorenzen, Stanislav Ovroutski, Felix Berger, Joachim Photiadis, Mi-Young Cho
OBJECTIVES: The technique of subcoronary autograft implantation for the Ross procedure has shown excellent durability of aortic valve function in adults. However, its use in children with hypoplastic aortic annulus or multilevel left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) was traditionally precluded. We combined this technique with a Konno incision and evaluated LVOTO relief and durability of the autograft function in growing patients. METHODS: Between January 2012 and January 2017, 13 patients with severe LVOTO and hypoplastic aortic annulus underwent Ross-Konno procedure with subcoronary autograft implantation...
March 9, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532275/permanent-temporary-pacemakers-in-the-management-of-patients-with-conduction-abnormalities-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Derek Leong, Ali A Sovari, Ashkan Ehdaie, Tarun Chakravarty, Qiang Liu, Hasan Jilaihawi, Rajendra Makkar, Xunzhang Wang, Eugenio Cingolani, Michael Shehata
BACKGROUND: Damage to the cardiac conduction system requiring permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation is a known adverse outcome of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). A permanent-temporary pacemaker (PTPM) is a device that involves an active-fixation lead attached to an external pulse generator taped to the skin. We reviewed the utility of PTPMs as a temporary bridge measure after TAVR in patients with conduction abnormalities that do not meet conventional criteria for PPM placement...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527985/surgical-challenge-in-pediatric-kidney-transplant-lower-urinary-tract-abnormality
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Atsushi Aikawa, Masaki Muramatsu, Yusuke Takahashi, Yuko Hamasaki, Junya Hashimoto, Mai Kubota, Youji Hyoudou, Yoshihiro Itabashi, Takeshi Kawamura, Seiichiro Shishido
Lower urinary tract abnormalities are difficult to resolve in pediatric kidney transplant patients. Measure of residual urine, voiding cystourethrography, retrograde urethrography, cystometry, electromyography of urethral external sphincter muscle, urethrometry, and uroflowmetry are the primary methods for evaluation of lower urinary tract abnormalities. Endoscopic resection or ablation of urethral valves is required in children with posterior urethral valve to treat obstruction, but bladder function does not always recover and may deteriorate to end-stage renal failure even after the obstruction is released...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518377/trynity-models-a-tube-valve-in-the-drosophila-larval-airway-system
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Yiwen Wang, Jürgen Berger, Bernard Moussian
Terminal differentiation of an organ is the last step in development that enables the organism to survive in the outside world after birth. Terminal differentiation of the insect tracheae that ends with filling the tubular network with gas is not fully understood at the tissue level. Here, we demonstrate that yet unidentified valves at the end of the tracheal system of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster embryo are important elements allowing terminal differentiation of this organ. Formation of these valves depends on the function of the zona pellucida protein Trynity (Tyn)...
March 5, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29516178/the-effect-of-lateral-crural-overlay-surgical-technique-on-elasticity-of-nasal-ala
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Saeid Atighechi, Mohammadhossein Dadgarnia, Sedighe Vaziribozorg, Zahra Jokar, Ruhollah Sadeghmanesh
INTRODUCTION: The nasal tip refinement is the most difficult stages of rhinoplasty surgery; whereas, the most important part in terms of beauty and performance is the projection refinement. Lateral crural overlay (LCO) is a common technique in rhinoplasty used to reduce nasal tip projection and increase nasal tip rotation. Given the important role of lower lateral cartilage (LLC) in the non-collapse of nasal external valve and air passage, it is necessary to evaluate the changes in nasal elasticity caused by surgery...
March 7, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506260/external-aortic-clamping-versus-endoaortic-balloon-occlusion-in-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Habib Khan, Christopher Hadjittofi, Mohsin Uzzaman, Kareem Salhiyyah, Sheena Garg, Salman Butt, Haleema Aya, Sanjay Chaubey
OBJECTIVES: Minimally invasive cardiac valve surgery is safe, effective and increasingly popular. It is performed worldwide with the use of either external aortic clamping or endoaortic balloon occlusion. METHODS: We conducted a literature search using MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus and Web of Science. Primary outcomes included aortic dissection, conversion to sternotomy, mortality, stroke and cross-clamp time. Secondary outcomes included atrial fibrillation, acute kidney injury, reoperation for bleeding, cardiopulmonary bypass times, myocardial infarction, use of intra-aortic balloon pump and length of hospital stay...
February 28, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483462/-infectious-endocarditis-due-to-methicillin-sensitive-bovine-staphylococcus-aureus-report-of-a-case
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Toshio Baba, Kiyofumi Morishita, Tooru Mawatari, Masami Shingaki, Tsuyoshi Shibata, Kouhei Narayama, Koudai Tsuruta
A 19-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital after developing infectious endocarditis associated with methicillin-sensitive bovine Staphylococcus aureus septicemia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging confirmed occipital lobe cerebral bleeding. An echocardiogram showed severe mitral regurgitation with vegetation on the posterior mitral leaflet. We performed mitral valve replacement. However, a hepatic artery aneurysm and a ruptured splenic artery aneurysm was found on the 5th postoperative day and coil embolization was accordingly performed...
February 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479560/atypical-perioperative-management-for-duodenal-obstruction-in-an-infant-with-heterotaxy-syndrome-a-case-report
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Hirofumi Obinata, Shinichi Nishibe, Yoko Ishihara
Background: Heterotaxy syndrome (HS) is characterized by a wide variety of cardiac and extra-cardiac malformations, including pulmonary valve stenosis, interruption of the inferior vena cava, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC), asplenia, polysplenia, intestinal malrotation, and preduodenal portal vein (PDPV). We report the case of a heterotaxic infant with an infracardiac TAPVC and preduodenal portal vein who experienced repetitive hemodynamic instability during urgent laparotomy for duodenal obstruction...
2018: JA Clinical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448930/a-prediction-study-of-warfarin-individual-stable-dose-after-mechanical-heart-valve-replacement-adaptive-neural-fuzzy-inference-system-prediction
#16
Huan Tao, Qian Li, Qin Zhou, Jie Chen, Bo Fu, Jing Wang, Wenzhe Qin, Jianglong Hou, Jin Chen, Li Dong
BACKGROUND: It's difficult but urgent to achieve the individualized rational medication of the warfarin, we aim to predict the individualized warfarin stable dose though the artificial intelligent Adaptive neural-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS). METHODS: Our retrospective analysis based on a clinical database, involving 21,863 patients from 15 Chinese provinces who receive oral warfarin after the heart valve replacement. They were allocated into four groups: the external validation group (A group), the internal validation group (B group), training group (C group) and stratified training group (D group)...
February 15, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444694/reliability-and-construct-validity-of-the-ottawa-valve-collapse-scale-when-assessing-external-nasal-valve-collapse
#17
Hedyeh Ziai, James P Bonaparte
BACKGROUND: Nasal valve collapse is a common cause of nasal obstruction in otolaryngology practice. Common examination methods, such as the Cottle Maneuver and modified Cottle Maneuver are available. However, these methods are dichotomous and do not provide ordinal severity information. The Ottawa Valve Collapse Scale (OVCS) is a grading system for assessing and easily grading external nasal valve collapse in patients with a septal deviation. The primary objective was to assess the test-retest reliability and construct validity of the OVCS grading scale...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441169/perioperative-stroke-pathophysiology-and-management
#18
REVIEW
Sang-Bae Ko
Although perioperative stroke is uncommon during low-risk non-vascular surgery, if it occurs, it can negatively impact recovery from the surgery and functional outcome. Based on the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Consensus Statement, perioperative stroke includes intraoperative stroke, as well as postoperative stroke developing within 30 days after surgery. Factors related to perioperative stroke include age, sex, a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack, cardiac surgery (aortic surgery, mitral valve surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft surgery), and neurosurgery (external carotid-internal carotid bypass surgery, carotid endarterectomy, or aneurysm clipping)...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380022/nasal-alar-schwannoma-an-unusual-case-report
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Timothy C Blood, Thomas G Townes, Shaun C Desai
PURPOSE: To present the second known case of nasal alar schwannoma, first since 1973, with important considerations for surgical management. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 25-year-old male with a 5-year history of progressively enlarging, non-tender, right alar mass with resultant ipsilateral nasal congestion and dyspnea secondary to nasal valve collapse. The mass was located cephalic to the mid-lateral aspect of the lower lateral crural cartilage, which extended to the pyriform aperture...
January 29, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372629/chest-tube-drainage-of-the-pleural-space-a-concise-review-for-pulmonologists
#20
REVIEW
José M Porcel
Chest tube insertion is a common procedure usually done for the purpose of draining accumulated air or fluid in the pleural cavity. Small-bore chest tubes (≤14F) are generally recommended as the first-line therapy for spontaneous pneumothorax in non-ventilated patients and pleural effusions in general, with the possible exception of hemothoraces and malignant effusions (for which an immediate pleurodesis is planned). Large-bore chest drains may be useful for very large air leaks, as well as post-ineffective trial with small-bore drains...
April 2018: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
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