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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781931/ultrasound-assessment-of-ice-ball-formation-by-cryoneurolysis-device-in-an-ex-vivo-model
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Adrian Kastler, Hannes Gruber, Elke Gizewski, Alexander Loizides
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Real-time ice-ball formation during cryoneurolysis has sparsely been assessed with ultrasound (US). Cryoneurolysis in lower back pain syndrome represents a validated management option in cases of facet joint syndrome. Ultrasound may be a useful tool to perform facet joint cryodenervation. The objective of this study was to assess, ex vivo, the ability of US to assess the ice-ball formation of a cryoneurolysis device. METHODS: Ultrasound assessment of the ice-ball depiction was done using chicken muscle at 22°C in which several freezing cycles were performed with both 2...
May 17, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780728/intimal-re-layering-technique-for-type-a-acute-aortic-dissection-reconstructing-the-intimal-layer-continuity-to-induce-remodeling-of-the-false-channel
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Eugenio Neri, Enrico Tucci, Giulio Tommasino, Giulia Guaccio, Carmelo Ricci, Pierleone Lucatelli, Marco Cini, Roberto Ceresa, Antonio Benvenuti, Luigi Muzzi
Background: Residual false channel is common after repair of type A acute aortic dissection (TAAAD). Starting from our recent series of TAAAD patients we carried out a retrospective analysis, regarding the failure of primary exclusion at the time of the initial operation. We classified the location of the principal entry tears perfusing the residual false channel. The proposed technique represents our attempt to correct the mechanism of false channel perfusion during primary repair. We describe a new technique designed to address some limitations of standard hemiarch aortic replacement...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779839/distal-radius-fracture-fixation-with-a-volar-locking-plate-and-endoscopic-carpal-tunnel-release-using-a-single-15mm-approach-feasibility-study
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A Zemirline, C Taleb, K Naito, P Vernet, P Liverneaux, F Lebailly
Distal radius fractures (DRF) may trigger, reveal or decompensate acute carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in 0.5-21% of cases. Internal fixation and median nerve release must then be carried out urgently. Less invasive approaches have been described for both the median nerve release using an endoscopic device and for the DRF fixation using a volar locking plate. We assessed the feasibility of DRF fixation and median nerve release through a single, minimally-invasive 15mm approach on a series of 10 cases. We reviewed retrospectively 10 consecutive cases of DRF associated with symptomatic CTS in 8 women and 2 men, aged 57 years on average...
May 17, 2018: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779603/diaphragm-pacing
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REVIEW
Anthony F DiMarco
Diaphragm pacing (DP) is a useful and cost-effective alternative to mechanical ventilation in patients with ventilator-dependent spinal cord injury and central hypoventilation syndrome. Patients with SCI should be carefully screened to assess the integrity of their phrenic nerves. In eligible patients, DP improves mobility, speech, olfaction, and quality of life. The stigma of being attached to a mechanical device and risk of ventilator disconnection are eliminated. There is also some evidence that DP results in a reduction in the rate of respiratory tract infections...
June 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768372/technologies-for-participatory-medicine-and-health-promotion-in-the-elderly-population
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Laura Nieto-Riveiro, Betania Groba, M Carmen Miranda, Patricia Concheiro, Alejandro Pazos, Thais Pousada, Javier Pereira
INTRODUCTION: The progressive aging of the population is a socio-demographic phenomenon experienced by most countries in the world in recent decades, especially in Japan and in many European Union countries. During this process, so-called "geriatric syndromes" frequently occur. The focus of this study is the quality of life of the elderly in relation to these 3 factors: risk of falls, urinary incontinence, and insomnia. OBJECTIVE: The main purpose is to determine the impact of a multifactorial intervention program implemented with institutionalized elderly people...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765962/value-of-eponyms-in-dermato-trichological-nomenclature
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REVIEW
Ralph M Trüeb
Traditionally, syndromes have been named after the physician who originally identified the condition. These are referred to as eponymous syndromes. Nevertheless, the term eponym is to be regarded in a broader sense, since - by definition - an eponym is a person, place, or thing after whom or which something is named. Accordingly, some eponymous syndromes do not refer to the physician who originally reported the condition, but alternatively to the indicator patient, a geographic location, or a historical, literary, or mythological context...
April 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764898/clinical-presentation-and-outcome-in-a-contemporary-cohort-of-patients-with-acute-myocarditis-the-multicenter-lombardy-registry
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Enrico Ammirati, Manlio Cipriani, Claudio Moro, Claudia Raineri, Daniela Pini, Paola Sormani, Riccardo Mantovani, Marisa Varrenti, Patrizia Pedrotti, Cristina Conca, Antonio Mafrici, Aurelia Grosu, Daniele Briguglia, Silvia Guglielmetto, Giovanni Battista Perego, Stefania Colombo, Salvatore Ivan Caico, Cristina Giannattasio, Alberto Maestroni, Valentina Carubelli, Marco Metra, Carlo Lombardi, Jeness Campodonico, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Giovanni Peretto, Laura Scelsi, Annalisa Turco, Giuseppe Di Tano, Carlo Campana, Armando Belloni, Fabrizio Morandi, Andrea Mortara, Antonio Cirò, Michele Senni, Antonello Gavazzi, Maria Frigerio, Fabrizio Oliva, Paolo G Camici
Background -There is controversy regarding outcome of patients with acute myocarditis (AM), and lack of data on how patients admitted with suspected AM are managed. We report characteristics, in-hospital management and long-term outcome of patients with AM based on a retrospective multi-center registry from 19 Italian hospitals. Methods -A total of 684 patients with suspected AM and recent onset of symptoms (<30 days) were screened between May 2001 and February 2017. Patients >70 years and those older than 50 years without coronary angiography were excluded...
May 15, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764007/anesthetic-considerations-during-surgical-intervention-in-woake-s-syndrome-a-case-report
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So Ron Choi, Jeong Ho Kim, Kyoung Lin Chae, Seung Cheol Lee, Sang Yoong Park
Woake's syndrome (WS) is a recurrent nasal polyposis, accompanied by broadening of the nose, frontal sinus aplasia, dyscrinia, and bronchiectasis. There has been no previous report on anesthetic management in patients with WS. We describe a case involving a 13-year-old male patient with WS who was scheduled for septorhinoplasty for necrotic ethmoiditis. Anesthesia was induced and maintained with propofol and remifentanil using a target-controlled infusion device. The anesthetic considerations of this rare syndrome and the advantages of an intravenous infusion method over local and volatile anesthesia for these patients are discussed...
May 15, 2018: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761220/transcriptomic-analysis-of-the-harvested-endothelial-cells-in-a-swine-model-of-mechanical-thrombectomy
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Nasren Jaff, Rikard Grankvist, Lars Muhl, Arvin Chireh, Mikael Sandell, Stefan Jonsson, Fabian Arnberg, Ulf Eriksson, Staffan Holmin
PURPOSE: In mechanical thrombectomy (MT) for ischemic stroke, endothelial cells (ECs) from intracranial blood vessels adhere to the stent retriever device and can be harvested. However, understanding the molecular biology and the role of the endothelium in different pathological conditions remains insufficient. The purpose of the study was to characterize and analyze the molecular aspect of harvested ECs using cell culture and transcriptomic techniques in an MT swine model relevant to clinical ischemic stroke...
May 14, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759631/idiopathic-lead-migration-concept-and-variants-of-an-uncommon-cause-of-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-dysfunction
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José L Morales, Santiago Nava, Manlio F Márquez, Jorge González, Jorge Gómez-Flores, Luis Colín, Marco A Martínez-Ríos, Pedro Iturralde
OBJECTIVES: This cumulative case study was performed to properly address the possible mechanisms, forms, and consequences of "twiddler's," "reel," and "ratchet" syndromes. BACKGROUND: Twiddler's, reel, and ratchet syndromes are rare entities responsible for lead displacement of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED). METHODS: From 2007 to 2012, 1,472 CIED were implanted at our center. Eighty-nine cases were reviewed for failure of pacing circuit integrity...
November 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756335/treatment-of-restless-legs-syndrome-evidence-based-review-and-implications-for-clinical-practice-revised-2017-%C3%A2
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REVIEW
Juliane Winkelmann, Richard P Allen, Birgit Högl, Yuichi Inoue, Wolfgang Oertel, Aaro V Salminen, John W Winkelman, Claudia Trenkwalder, Cristina Sampaio
The objective of the current review was to update the previous evidence-based medicine review of treatments for restless legs syndrome published in 2008. All randomized, controlled trials (level I) with a high quality score published between January 2007 and January 2017 were reviewed. Forty new studies qualified for efficacy review. Pregabalin, gabapentin enacarbil, and oxycodone/naloxone, which did not appear in the previous review, have accrued data to be considered efficacious. Likewise, new data enable the modification of the level of efficacy for rotigotine from likely efficacious to efficacious...
May 14, 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756059/pre-selection-of-primary-intubation-technique-is-associated-with-a-low-incidence-of-difficult-intubation-in-patients-with-a-bmi-of-35-kg-m-2-or-higher
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Tiberiu Ezri, Ronen Waintrob, Yuri Avelansky, Alexander Izakson, Katia Dayan, Mordechai Shimonov
Background: The incidence of difficult intubation (DI) in obese patients may reach a two-digit figure. No studies have assessed the effect of primary use of special intubation devices on lowering the incidence of DI. We assessed the effect of primary selection of special intubation techniques on the incidence of DI in patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher. Patients and methods: Data from 546 patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher who underwent bariatric surgery at Wolfson Medical Center from 2010 through 2014 was retrospectively extracted and analyzed for demographics, predictors of DI and intubation techniques employed...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751828/augmentative-and-alternative-communication-in-children-with-down-s-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Renata Thaís de Almeida Barbosa, Acary Souza Bulle de Oliveira, Jennifer Yohanna Ferreira de Lima Antão, Tânia Brusque Crocetta, Regiani Guarnieri, Thaiany Pedrozo Campos Antunes, Claudia Arab, Thaís Massetti, Italla Maria Pinheiro Bezerra, Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro, Luiz Carlos de Abreu
BACKGROUND: The use of technology to assist in the communication, socialization, language, and motor skills of children with Down's syndrome (DS) is required. The aim of this study was to analyse research findings regarding the different instruments of 'augmentative and alternative communication' used in children with Down's syndrome. METHODS: This is a systematic review of published articles available on PubMed, Web of Science, PsycInfo, and BVS using the following descriptors: assistive technology AND syndrome, assistive technology AND down syndrome, down syndrome AND augmentative and alternative communication...
May 11, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750668/management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-an-update-on-the-role-of-distraction-osteogenesis
#14
Yiu Yan Leung, Karen Kar Yan Lai
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the current literature on the use of distraction osteogenesis as a treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). We reviewed the indications, surgical protocols and outcomes for distraction osteogenesis in paediatric and adult OSA cases described in the literature. RECENT FINDINGS: There is evidence that distraction osteogenesis is effective in treating children with OSA as a result of underdevelopment of jaws such as those with craniofacial syndromes...
May 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746258/gi-bleeding-during-cf-lvad-support-state-of-the-field
#15
Rachna Kataria, Ulrich P Jorde
Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs) are increasingly used for the management of advanced heart failure refractory to optimal medical therapy. Despite the encouraging outcomes with CF-LVADs, gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) continues to be a rather concerning complication resulting in increased rates of readmission and increased morbidity. The exact pathophysiology of CF-LVAD associated GIB remains poorly understood and this lack of knowledge limits our ability to control this morbid complication...
May 9, 2018: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745979/trends-etiologies-and-predictors-of-90-day-readmission-after-percutaneous-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-a-national-population-based-cohort-study
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Hafeez Ul Hassan Virk, Byomesh Tripathi, Shuchita Gupta, Akanksha Agrawal, Sandeep Dayanand, Faisal Inayat, Chayakrit Krittanawong, Ali Raza Ghani, Mohammad Nour Zabad, Parasuram Melarcode Krishnamoorthy, Aman Amanullah, Gregg Pressman, Christian Witzke, Sean Janzer, Jon George, Sanjog Kalra, Vincent Figueredo
Percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVADs) are indicated to provide hemodynamic support in high-risk percutaneous interventions and cardiogenic shock. However, there is a paucity of published data regarding the etiologies and predictors of 90-day readmissions following pVAD use. We studied the data from the US Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD) for the years 2013 and 2014. Patients with a primary discharge diagnosis of pVAD use were collected by searching the database for International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) procedural code 37...
May 10, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745620/non-ventilatory-therapies-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#17
Jérémy Bourenne, Sami Hraiech, Romain Rambaud, Jean-Marie Forel, Nicolas Persico, Christophe Guervilly, Laurent Papazian
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) commonly affects intensive care unit patients and is associated with high mortality. In addition to etiologic treatment and protective ventilation, non-ventilatory therapies represent a significant part of ARDS care. Pharmacological treatments, extra corporeal devices and prone positioning are commonly grouped under this term. Studies have evaluated the individual effects of some of these non- ventilatory therapies in large randomized controlled trials. Recent advances concerning the beneficial use of neuromuscular blocking agents and prone positioning deserve attention...
May 9, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744732/central-venous-access-port-placement-by-translumbar-approach-using-angio-ct-unit-in-patients-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
#18
Shuji Kariya, Miyuki Nakatani, Takuji Maruyama, Yasuyuki Ono, Yutaka Ueno, Atsushi Komemushi, Noboru Tanigawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical results of central venous access port (CV port) placement by translumbar inferior vena cava cannulation using angio-CT unit for cancer patients with superior vena cava syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A CV port was placed by translumbar inferior vena cava cannulation using an angio-CT unit, in 14 consecutive patients. All patients had occlusion or advanced stenosis of the superior vena cava due to cancer progression. RESULTS: The technical success rate of the percutaneous translumbar CV port placement was 100%...
May 9, 2018: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743094/feasibility-and-safety-of-low-flow-extracorporeal-co-2-removal-managed-with-a-renal-replacement-platform-to-enhance-lung-protective-ventilation-of-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-ards
#19
Matthieu Schmidt, Samir Jaber, Elie Zogheib, Thomas Godet, Gilles Capellier, Alain Combes
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal carbon-dioxide removal (ECCO2 R) might allow ultraprotective mechanical ventilation with lower tidal volume (VT) (< 6 ml/kg predicted body weight), plateau pressure (Pplat ) (< 30 cmH2 O), and driving pressure to limit ventilator-induced lung injury. This study was undertaken to assess the feasibility and safety of ECCO2 R managed with a renal replacement therapy (RRT) platform to enable very low tidal volume ventilation of patients with mild-to-moderate acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...
May 10, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742212/accidental-strangulation-in-children-by-the-automatic-closing-of-a-car-window
#20
Kailene Serena, Jefferson Pedro Piva, Cinara Andreolio, Paulo Roberto Antonacci Carvalho, Tais Sica da Rocha
Among the main causes of death in our country are car accidents, drowning and accidental burns. Strangulation is a potentially fatal injury and an important cause of homicide and suicide among adults and adolescents. In children, its occurrence is usually accidental. However, in recent years, several cases of accidental strangulation in children around the world have been reported. A 2-year-old male patient was strangled in a car window. The patient was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit with a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 8 and presented with progressive worsening of respiratory dysfunction and torpor...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
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