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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921152/proximal-occlusion-of-medium-sized-vessels-with-the-penumbra-occlusion-device-a-study-of-safety-and-efficacy
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E Jambon, F Petitpierre, V Brizzi, V Dubuisson, Y Le Bras, N Grenier, F Cornelis
PURPOSE: To retrospectively investigate the safety and efficacy of hybrid proximal coiling of various medium-sized vessels (4 to 8 mm) using the Penumbra Occlusion Device (POD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From October 2014 to February 2016, 37 proximal embolizations were performed with PODs in 36 patients (mean age: 50.8, range: 10-86; 29 male, 7 female). Vessel occlusions were achieved under fluoroscopic guidance using a 2.7 French microcatheter. Among the 36 vessels targeted, 16 were splenic arteries, 11 renal arteries, 4 mesenteric arteries, 3 arteriovenous fistulae, 1 iliac artery, and 1 gonadal vein...
December 5, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916744/does-acute-coronary-syndrome-impact-on-the-incidence-of-thrombosis-after-the-implantation-of-absorb-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold
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Yohei Sotomi, Yosuke Miyazaki, Carlos Colet, Taku Asano, Pannipa Suwannasom, Jan Tijssen, Robbert J de Winter, Ron Waksman, Michael J Lipinski, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W Serruys
AIMS: In the drug eluting stent (DES) era, patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) had a higher risk of early stent thrombosis compared with stable patients. The present study evaluated whether the same is true for the bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS: Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara CA). METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed the relationship between the incidence of definite/probable scaffold thrombosis (ScT) (overall ScT and early ScT) and ACS percentage with the latest publications including the most recent large randomized controlled trials...
December 6, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914501/levosimendan-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-on-cardiopulmonary-bypass-rationale-and-study-design-of-the-levosimendan-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-requiring
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Rajendra H Mehta, Sean Van Diepen, James Meza, Paula Bokesch, Jeffrey D Leimberger, Sandra Tourt-Uhlig, Merri Swartz, Jodi Parrotta, Rachael Jankowich, Douglas Hay, Robert W Harrison, Stephen Fremes, Shaun G Goodman, John Luber, Wolfgang Toller, Matthias Heringlake, Kevin J Anstrom, Jerrold H Levy, Robert A Harrington, John H Alexander
BACKGROUND: Low cardiac output syndrome is associated with increased mortality and occurs in 3% to 14% of patients undergoing cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Levosimendan, a novel calcium sensitizer and KATP channel activator with inotropic, vasodilatory, and cardioprotective properties, has shown significant promise in reducing the incidence of low cardiac output syndrome and related adverse outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery on CPB. METHODS: LEVO-CTS is a phase 3 randomized, controlled, multicenter study evaluating the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of levosimendan in reducing morbidity and mortality in high-risk patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (≤35%) undergoing cardiac surgery on CPB...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914488/safety-of-6-month-duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-rationale-and-design-of-the-smart-angioplasty-research-team-safety-of-6-month-duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after
#4
Joo Myung Lee, Deok-Kyu Cho, Joo-Yong Hahn, Young Bin Song, Taek Kyu Park, Ju-Hyeon Oh, Jin Bae Lee, Joon-Hyung Doh, Sang-Hyun Kim, Jeong Hoon Yang, Jin-Ho Choi, Seung-Hyuck Choi, Sang Hoon Lee, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is a fundamental treatment that optimizes clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention, especially in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Although current international guidelines recommend DAPT for at least 12 months after implantation of a drug-eluting stent in patients with ACS, these recommendations are not based on randomized controlled trials dedicated to ACS population. STUDY DESIGN: The SMART-DATE trial is a prospective, multicenter, randomized, and open-label study to demonstrate the noninferiority of 6-month DAPT compared with 12 months or longer DAPT in patients with ACS undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913509/the-post-thrombotic-syndrome
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Susan R Kahn
The post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a frequent, sometimes disabling complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that reduces quality of life and is costly. This article discusses risk factors for PTS after DVT and available means to prevent and treat PTS, with a focus on new information in the field. After DVT, PTS will develop in 20% to 50% of patients, and severe PTS, including venous ulcers, will develop in 5% to 10%. The principal risk factors for PTS are anatomically extensive DVT, recurrent ipsilateral DVT, persistent leg symptoms 1 month after acute DVT, obesity, and older age...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910058/gene-delivery-for-the-generation-of-bioartificial-pacemaker
#6
Patrick K W Chan, Ronald A Li
Electronic pacemakers have been used in patients with heart rhythm disorders for device-supported pacing. While effective, there are such shortcomings as limited battery life, permanent implantation of catheters, the lack of autonomic neurohumoral responses, and risks of lead dislodging. Here we describe protocols for establishing porcine models of sick sinus syndrome and complete heart block, and the generation of bioartificial pacemaker by delivering a strategically engineered form of hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated pacemaker channel protein via somatic gene transfer to convert atrial or ventricular muscle cardiomyocytes into nodal-like cells that rhythmically fire action potentials...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909498/shock-lead-dislodgement-related-to-its-small-hair-pin-curve-in-a-pocket-a-case-of-ratchet-syndrome
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Yuka Taguchi, Kohei Matsushita, Toshiyuki Ishikawa, Yutaka Ogino, Hirooki Matsushita, Junya Hosoda, Katsumi Matsumoto, Satoshi Umemura
There have been few reports about ratchet syndrome. We report a case of ratchet syndrome caused by small hair-pin curve of lead that triggered the lead retract itself. A 69-year-old man with a past history of inferior wall myocardial infarction, presented with progressive congestive heart failure. He underwent implantation of cardiac resynchronization therapy with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (CRTD) at our hospital. At 33 days after implantation, shock lead dislodgement was revealed. X-ray showed that the lead tip was in left subclavian vein, leaving its screw out, and a large part of the proximal portion of the lead was retracted into the pocket, while the other two leads remained in appropriate positions and the device had not rotated...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903208/early-experience-of-a-new-extracorporeal-carbon-dioxide-removal-device-for-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure
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Ravindranath Tiruvoipati, Hergen Buscher, James Winearls, Jeff Breeding, Debasish Ghosh, Shimonti Chaterjee, Gary Braun, Eldho Paul, John F Fraser, John Botha
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in the technology of extracorporeal respiratory assist systems have led to a renewed interest in extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCOR). The Hemolung is a new, low-flow, venovenous, minimally invasive, partial ECCOR device that has recently been introduced to clinical practice to aid in avoiding invasive ventilation or to facilitate lung-protective ventilation. OBJECTIVE: We report our early experience on use, efficacy and safety of the Hemolung in three Australian intensive care units...
December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895847/efficacy-of-a-low-cost-bubble-cpap-system-in-treatment-of-respiratory-distress-in-a-neonatal-ward-in-malawi
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Kondwani Kawaza, Heather E Machen, Jocelyn Brown, Zondiwe Mwanza, Suzanne Iniguez, Al Gest, E O'Brian Smith, Maria Oden, Rebecca R Richards-Kortum, Elizabeth Molyneux
BACKGROUND: Respiratory failure is a leading cause of neonatal mortality in the developing world. Bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) is a safe, effective intervention for infants with respiratory distress and is widely used in developed countries. Because of its high cost, bCPAP is not widely utilized in low-resource settings. We evaluated the performance of a new bCPAP system to treat severe respiratory distress in a low resource setting, comparing it to nasal oxygen therapy, the current standard of care...
September 2016: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891380/is-transoesophageal-echocardiography-necessary-for-the-percutaneous-management-of-lutembacher-syndrome-a-case-report
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Vamsi Krishna Kamana, Ranjan Shetty, Anand Muthu Krishnan, Ravella Keerthika Chowdary, Umesh Pai Malpe
Lutembacher syndrome is defined as a combination of congenital Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) with an acquired Mitral Stenosis (MS). There are various challenges involved in the percutaneous management of Lutembacher syndrome. Here, we present a case that had a very small Left Atrium (LA) and Left Ventricle (LV) cavities with an anteriorly placed ASD. We used Transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to take a separate interatrial septal puncture and complete the Balloon Mitral Valvotomy (BMV) procedure. Finally both the defects in interatrial septum were closed with the help of a large device...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890544/persistent-hydrocephalus-due-to-postural-activation-of-a-ventricular-shunt-anti-gravity-device
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Claudia L Craven, Ahmed K Toma, Laurence D Watkins
The ever present need to balance over drainage with under drainage in hydrocephalus has required innovations including adjustable valves with antigravity devices. These are activated in the vertical position to prevent siphoning. We describe a group of bedridden patients who presented with unexplained under drainage caused by activation of antigravity shunt components produced by peculiar head/body position. Retrospective single centre case series of hydrocephalus patients, treated with ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt insertion between April 2014 - February 2016...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890218/-is-external-or-internal-distraction-useful-for-treating-distal-radial-fractures
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M Rongières
The use of external fixation or internal plating to bridge communitive fractures of the distal radius is discussed based on a review of prospective and meta-analysis studies. Distraction by an external fixator is not advised (ligamentotaxis) because of the high incidence of complex regional pain syndrome and the destabilization of bone and ligaments surrounding the intra-articular fracture site. The external fixator must be used as a neutralization device and supplemented with K-wire or volar plate fixation...
December 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887736/use-of-clarus-video-system-%C3%A2-in-expected-difficult-airway-in-a-patient-with-rett-syndrome
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L España Fuente, R E Méndez Redondo, J L González González
Difficult airway management remains one of the key points in our specialty, as the difficulty or impossibility of tracheal intubation is the main cause of morbidity/mortality attributable to anaesthesia. Rett syndrome is a severe and incapacitating neurological disease. We present the case of a 21-year-old girl affected by this syndrome, with significant psychomotor retardation and difficult airway predictors, who was scheduled to have a laparoscopic cholecystectomy under general anaesthesia. We decided on one attempt of Clarus Video System(®) fiberoptic intubation as primary intervention...
November 22, 2016: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881506/development-and-evolution-of-a-hierarchical-clinical-composite-end-point-for-the-evaluation-of-drugs-and-devices-for-acute-and-chronic-heart-failure-a-20-year-perspective
#14
Milton Packer
Traditional approaches to the assessment of new treatments for heart failure have generally evaluated individual components of the syndrome at fixed points in time or have relied on surrogate physiological measures that are poorly correlated with the clinical status of patients. Conventional time-to-event trials that focus on morbidity and mortality represent an important methodological advance, but they generally assign undue weight to clinical events of less importance and are insensitive to difference in functional capacity among individuals who do not experience a clinical event during follow-up...
November 22, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871577/lack-of-electrical-interference-between-spinal-cord-stimulators-and-other-implanted-electrical-pulse-devices
#15
Alaa Abd-Elsayed, Ravi Grandhi, Harsh Sachdeva
Spinal cord stimulators (SCSs) have been used for decades to treat chronic pain. SCSs are often used to treat patients with chronic back pain caused by failed back surgery syndrome, patients with complex regional pain syndrome, or individuals who are not candidates for surgery. SCSs are a relative contraindication in patients with another electrical pulse device. We present 3 patients who received SCS despite having another implant in place. There was no interaction between devices. The first case was a patient with failed back surgery syndrome who had an implantable cardiac defibrillator and an SCS implant...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866966/complications-of-vascular-access-superior-vena-cava%C3%A2-syndrome
#16
Anil K Agarwal, Hooman Khabiri, Nabil J Haddad
Stenosis or occlusion of central veins in hemodialysis patients is common, especially with previous intravascular catheter or device use. Superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction is emerging as a frequent chronic complication of central vein cannulation that not only jeopardizes the availability of vascular access for hemodialysis, but can become a life-threatening emergency. Clinical features of SVC syndrome can be subtle or dramatic, including facial swelling and shortness of breath, which require expeditious attention and intervention...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862040/central-extracorporeal-life-support-with-left-ventricular-decompression-to-berlin-heart-excor-a-reliable-bridge-to-bridge-strategy-in-crash-and-burn-patients
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Alexander Weymann, Mina Farag, Anton Sabashnikov, Javid Fatullayev, Mohamed Zeriouh, Bastian Schmack, Rawa Arif, Florian Müller, Christina Alt, Philip Raake, Nikhil Prakash Patil, Aron-Frederik Popov, Andre Rüdiger Simon, Matthias Karck, Arjang Ruhparwar
The aim of this study was to compare patients with severe biventricular heart failure who underwent Berlin Heart Excor implantation with (cardiogenic shock [CS] status) or without the need for preoperative extracorporeal life support (ECLS) as a bridge to long-term device. A total of 40 consecutive patients with severe biventricular heart failure underwent Berlin Heart Excor implantation with (CS status, n = 20, 50%) or without (control, n = 20, 50%) the need for preoperative ECLS as a bridge to long-term device from March 2007 to May 2015 at our institution...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860277/comparison-of-transradial-and-transfemoral-access-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-complex-coronary-lesions
#18
Edward Koifman, Michael A Gaglia, Ricardo O Escarcega, Nelson L Bernardo, Robert A Lager, Robert A Gallino, Itsik Ben-Dor, Augusto D Pichard, Nevin C Baker, Michael J Lipinski, Sarkis Kiramijyan, Smita I Negi, Rebecca Torguson, Jiaxiang Gai, William O Suddath, Lowell F Satler, Ron Waksman
OBJECTIVE: Comparison of transradial versus transfemoral access for complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with regard to both complications and long-term outcomes. BACKGROUND: Radial access has been shown to confer superior results in patients undergoing PCI, especially in patients with acute coronary syndromes. However, radial access has limitations of sheath and device size, which may increase procedure time and result in inferior outcomes. METHODS: Patients undergoing PCI for complex lesions, defined as type C according the ACC/AHA classification system, were included in this study...
November 10, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859379/-spontaneous-twiddlers-syndrome-the-importance-of-the-device-shape
#19
Enes E Gul, Usama Boles, Sohaib Haseeb, Benedict Glover, Chris Simpson, Adrian Baranchuk, Kevin Michael
Twiddler's syndrome is caused by patient manipulation of the cardiac implantable device (CID) around its central axis within the pocket resulting in retraction and dislocation of the electrodes. There are however some reports that Twiddler's syndrome may occur spontaneously without the patient`s manipulation (ref). This remains contentious as it may be argued that patients may not want to admit to manipulating the CID or may have been unaware of their actions. Recently, we have observed three very similar cases with a "spontaneous" Twiddler's syndrome resulting in lead displacement...
November 11, 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853493/implantability-complications-and-follow-up-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-stent-shunt-creation-with-the-6f-self-expanding-sinus-superflex-visual-stent
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Daniel Spira, Jakub Wiskirchen, Ulrich Lauer, Dominik Ketelsen, Konstantin Nikolaou, Benjamin Wiesinger
BACKGROUND: The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt (TIPSS) builds a shortcut between the portal vein and a liver vein, and represents a sophisticated alternative to open surgery in the management of portal hypertension or its complications. OBJECTIVES: To describe clinical experiences with a low-profile nitinol stent system in TIPSS creation, and to assess primary and long-term success. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-six patients (5 females, 21 males; mean age 54...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
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