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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087564/right-ventricular-ejection-fraction-is-incremental-to-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-for-the-prediction-of-future-arrhythmic-events-in-patients-with-systolic-dysfunction
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Yoko Mikami, Umjeet Jolly, Bobak Heydari, Mingkai Peng, Fahad Almehmadi, Mohammed Zahrani, Mahmoud Bokhari, John Stirrat, Carmen P Lydell, Andrew G Howarth, Raymond Yee, James A White
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular ejection fraction remains the primary risk stratification tool used in the selection of patients for implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy. However, this solitary marker fails to identify a substantial portion of patients experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. In this study, we examined the incremental value of considering right ventricular ejection fraction for the prediction of future arrhythmic events in patients with systolic dysfunction using the gold standard of cardiovascular magnetic resonance...
January 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087122/human-trophoblast-stem-cells-real-or-not-real
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Ching-Wen Chang, Mana M Parast
Abnormal trophoblast differentiation is the root cause of many placenta-based pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction. Human trophoblast differentiation is difficult to study due to the lack of a stem cell model. Such a multipotent "trophoblast stem" (TS) cell, with the ability to differentiate into all trophoblast subtypes, has been derived from mouse blastocysts, but attempts to derive similar human cells have failed. We consider here several possibilities for the TS cell niche in the human placenta...
January 5, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079703/metal-artifact-reduction-magnetic-resonance-imaging-around-arthroplasty-implants-the-negative-effect-of-long-echo-trains-on-the-implant-related-artifact
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Neil M Kumar, Cesar de Cesar Netto, Lew C Schon, Jan Fritz
OBJECTIVES: Long echo train length (ETL) is an often recommended but unproven technique to decrease metal artifacts on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Therefore, we quantitatively and qualitatively assessed the effects of ETL on metal artifact on MRI scans using a cobalt-chromium-containing arthroplasty implant system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a total ankle arthroplasty system implanted into a human cadaver ankle and a clinical 1.5 T MRI system, turbo spin echo (TSE) pulse sequences were acquired with ETL ranging from 3 to 23 and receiver bandwidth (BW) from 100 to 750 Hz/pixel, whereas effective echo time and spatial resolution were controlled...
January 9, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079683/factors-associated-with-graft-detachment-after-primary-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Yoav Nahum, Pia Leon, Michael Mimouni, Massimo Busin
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors associated with postoperative graft detachment after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). METHODS: In this retrospective institutional cohort study, the study group included all consecutive eyes that underwent primary DSAEK between January 2005 and October 2015 at Villa Serena-Villa Igea private hospitals (Forlì, Italy) and developed postoperative graft detachment (n = 45). The control group included all eyes that underwent primary DSAEK during the same period and did not develop graft detachment (n = 1167)...
January 11, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077510/mitral-implant-of-the-inovare-transcatheter-heart-valve-in-failed-surgical-bioprostheses-a-novel-alternative-for-valve-in-valve-procedures
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Diego Felipe Gaia, Ademir Massarico Braz, Matheus Simonato, Danny Dvir, João Roberto Breda, Gustavo Calado Ribeiro, Carolina Baeta Ferreira, José Augusto Marcondes Souza, Enio Buffolo, José Honório Palma
OBJECTIVES: Reoperative procedure for the treatment of a failed mitral bioprosthesis is associated with considerable risk. In some cases, mortality is high and might contraindicate the benefit of the procedure. The minimally invasive valve-in-valve (ViV) transcatheter mitral valve implant offers an alternative less-invasive approach, reducing morbidity and mortality. The objective of this paper was to evaluate the mitral ViV approach using the Braile Inovare prosthesis. METHODS: The transcatheter balloon-expandable Braile Inovare prosthesis was used in 12 cases...
January 10, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073877/pacemaker-pocket-infection-due-to-mycobacterium-goodii-a-rapidly-growing-mycobacteria
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David K Yoo, Seyed M Hosseini-Moghaddam
A woman aged 74 years with an implanted dual-chamber pacemaker presented with pacemaker site infection after failing empiric antimicrobial therapy. The pathogen was later identified as Mycobacterium goodii, a rapidly growing mycobacteria species. The pacemaker was subsequently removed and the patient was treated with oral ciprofloxacin and doxycycline with clinical improvement. In this article, we describe a rare case of pacemaker site infection by M. goodii.
January 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073660/effectiveness-of-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-testing-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Niccoló Maurizi, Ilaria Tanini, Iacopo Olivotto, Ernesto Amendola, Giuseppe Limongelli, Maria Angela Losi, Giuseppe Allocca, Giovanni Battista Perego, Paolo Pieragnoli, Giuseppe Ricciardi, Paolo De Filippo, Paola Ferrari, Giovanni Quarta, Stefano Viani, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Franco Cecchi
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD) is a promising option for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients at risk of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD). However, its effectiveness in terminating ventricular arrhythmias in HCM is yet unresolved. METHODS: Consecutive HCM patients referred for S-ICD implantation were prospectively enrolled. Patients underwent one or two attempts of VF induction by the programmer. Successful conversion was defined as any 65J shock that terminated VF (not requiring rescue shocks)...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071596/3d-bioprinting-of-gelma-scaffolds-triggers-mineral-deposition-by-primary-human-osteoblasts
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Christine McBeth, Jasmin Lauer, Michael Ottersbach, Jennifer Campbell, Andre Sharon, Alexis F Sauer-Budge
Due to its relatively low level of antigenicity and high durability, titanium has successfully been used as the major material for biological implants. However, because the typical interface between titanium and tissue precludes adequate transmission of load into the surrounding bone, over time, load-bearing implants tend to loosen and revision surgeries are required. Osseointegration of titanium implants requires presentation of both biological and mechanical cues that promote attachment of and trigger mineral deposition by osteoblasts...
January 10, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070890/the-role-of-conventional-and-right-sided-ecg-screening-for-subcutaneous-icd-in-a-tetralogy-of-fallot-population
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Pau Alonso, Joaquín Osca, Oscar Cano, Pedro Pimenta, Ana Andrés, Jaime Yagüe, José Millet, Joaquín Rueda, María José Sancho-Tello
BACKGROUND: Information regarding suitability for S-ICD implant in Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) population is scarce and needs to be further explored. THE AIMS OF OUR STUDY WERE: (i) to determine the proportion of patients with ToF eligible for S-ICD, (ii) to identify the optimal sensing vector in ToF patients, (iii) to test specifically the eligibility for sICD with right-sided screening, and (iv) to compare with the proportion of eligible patients in a non-selected ICD population...
January 10, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070650/revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-due-to-bone-cement-and-metal-hypersensitivity
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Ioannis P Stathopoulos, Nicolaos Andrianopoulos, Dimitrios Paschaloglou, Ioannis Tsarouchas
INTRODUCTION: Hypersensitivity to implants is a rare complication of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Metal and, less frequently, bone cement can produce allergic symptomatology that if unresponsive to conservative treatment could lead to revision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present the case of a patient with generalized pruritus and metal taste starting during the first postoperative month after TKA. Dermal allergy exams revealed that the patient had hypersensitivity to nickel sulphate and cobalt chloride and bone cement...
January 9, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064103/why-do-some-titanium-alloy-total-hip-arthroplasty-modular-necks-fail
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Samo K Fokter, Andrej Moličnik, Rajko Kavalar, Primož Pelicon, Rebeka Rudolf, Nenad Gubeljak
BACKGROUND: Increased modularity in total hip arthroplasty (THA) through extra junction between the neck and the femoral stem is gaining popularity among orthopaedic community. However, the advantage of the additional junction is shadowed by an increased risk of mechanical failure. The aim of this study was to describe the exact mechanism of fracture of the modular femoral neck in an uncemented stem. METHODS: Clinical, metallurgical, and mechanical analysis including finite-element modelling and elemental-sensitive tissue analysis with the micro-PIXE method was performed on two patients treated with fully modular primary THA made from Titanium alloy of the same oval taper-cone design...
December 27, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062549/redo-procedures-for-degenerated-stentless-aortic-xenografts-and-the-role-of-valve-in-valve-transcatheter-techniques%C3%A2
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Herko Grubitzsch, Sebastian Zobel, Torsten Christ, Sebastian Holinski, Karl Stangl, Sascha Treskatsch, Volkmar Falk, Michael Laule
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates reinterventions for degenerated stentless aortic xenografts. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, 52 consecutive patients (age 72.3 ± 9.7 years, EuroSCORE II 11.1 ± 8.9%) underwent reintervention for failed stentless aortic valves (60% porcine, 40% pericardial, 87% sub-coronary, 81% isolated/combined regurgitation). RESULTS: Based on age, EuroSCORE II, the presence of pulmonary hypertension, renal failure, a patent internal mammary artery graft and required concomitant procedures, the heart team assigned 25 patients to reoperation and 27 to valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV-TAVI)...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054383/comparison-between-two-antimicrobial-protocols-with-or-without-guided-bone-regeneration-in-the-treatment-of-peri-implantitis-a-histomorphometric-study-in-dogs
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Umberto Demoner Ramos, Flavia Adelino Suaid, Ulf M E Wikesjö, Cristiano Susin, Mario Taba, Arthur Belém Novaes
OBJECTIVES: This study used a dog model to evaluate two antimicrobial protocols with or without guided bone regeneration (GBR) in the surgical reconstruction of peri-implantitis defects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight beagle dogs subject to ligature-induced peri-implantitis were used. The animals either received antimicrobial photodynamic therapy or topical tetracycline hydrochloride combined with GBR or as stand-alone surgical interventions. Block biopsies of the defect sites for histological analysis were obtained at euthanasia, 12 weeks postsurgery...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052650/patient-derived-xenograft-models-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-for-preclinical-studies
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Eun Jin Heo, Young Jae Cho, William Chi Cho, Ji Eun Hong, Hye-Kyung Jeon, Doo-Yi Oh, Yoon-La Choi, Sang Yong Song, Jung-Joo Choi, Duk-Soo Bae, Yoo-Young Lee, Chel Hun Choi, Tae-Joong Kim, Woong-Yang Park, Byoung-Gie Kim, Jeong-Won Lee
Purpose: Patient-derived tumor xenografts (PDXs) can provide more reliable information about tumor biology than cell line models. We developed PDXs for epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) that have histopathologic and genetic similarities to the primary patient tissues and evaluated their potential for use as a platform for translational EOC research. Materials and Methods: We successfully established PDXs by subrenal capsule implantation of primary EOC tissues into female BALB/C-nude mice...
January 4, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051269/disturbed-endometrial-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-expression-in-women-with-recurrent-implantation-failure
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A Ersahin, M Acet, T Acet, Y Yavuz
OBJECTIVE: This study was planned to investigate whether expression levels of endometrial NF-κB1 and NFκB p65 changes in women with recurrent implantation failure (RIF). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study group consists of 30 RIF patients having at least three previous failed IVF cycles. The control group comprises of 30 patients having one or no previous failed attempt. Endometrial samples were obtained from all participants during hysteroscopy at the late follicular phase...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050958/non-invasive-prediction-of-blastocyst-implantation-ongoing-pregnancy-and-live-birth-by-mass-spectrometry-lipid-fingerprinting
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Edson Borges, Daniela P A F Braga, Amanda Souza Setti, Daniela A Montanni, Elaine Cristina Cabral, Marcos N Eberlin, Edson G Lo Turco, Assumpto Iaconelli
OBJECTIVE: To identify lipid markers of blastocyst implantation and ongoing pregnancy by day three culture medium mass spectrometry (MS) fingerprinting. METHODS: For this study, 33 culture media samples were harvested on day three, from 22 patients undergoing day five embryo transfers. All embryos achieved the blastocyst stage and were split into groups based on their implantation (Negative Implantation, n= 14 and Positive Implantation, n= 19). The positive implantation cycles resulted in successful ongoing pregnancies...
December 1, 2016: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049832/forkhead-box-a2-foxa2-is-essential-for-uterine-function-and-fertility
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Andrew M Kelleher, Wang Peng, James K Pru, Cindy A Pru, Francesco J DeMayo, Thomas E Spencer
Establishment of pregnancy is a critical event, and failure of embryo implantation and stromal decidualization in the uterus contribute to significant numbers of pregnancy losses in women. Glands of the uterus are essential for establishment of pregnancy in mice and likely in humans. Forkhead box a2 (FOXA2) is a transcription factor expressed specifically in the glands of the uterus and is a critical regulator of postnatal uterine gland differentiation in mice. In this study, we conditionally deleted FOXA2 in the adult mouse uterus using the lactotransferrin Cre (Ltf-Cre) model and in the neonatal mouse uterus using the progesterone receptor Cre (Pgr-Cre) model...
January 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046185/technical-note-measurement-of-mammary-plasma-flow-in-sows-by-downstream-dilution-of-mammary-vein-infused-aminohippuric-acid
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U Krogh, A C Storm, P K Theil
The objectives of the present study were to design a method to estimate mammary plasma flow (MPF) in lactating sows using downstream dilution of -aminohippuric acid (AH) and to compare these estimates with MPF estimates based on specific AA as internal markers (MPF-AA). A permanent indwelling catheter was surgically implanted in the femoral artery, and another 2 were inserted in the right cranial mammary vein of 8 second- and third-parity sows on d 76 ± 2 SEM of gestation. On the 3rd and 17th days in milk, arterial and venous blood samples were drawn in hourly intervals from 0...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045868/failure-of-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation
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Luca Andriolo, Giulia Merli, Giuseppe Filardo, Maurilio Marcacci, Elizaveta Kon
: Long-term results of autologous chondrocyte implantation and matrix-assisted autologous chondrocyte transplantation in the knee are satisfying, but not enough attention has been paid to the evaluation of failures. Thus, a systematic review of the literature was performed, underlining a failure rate in the 58 included articles of 14.9% among 4294 patients, most of them occurring in the first 5 years after surgery, and with no difference between autologous chondrocyte implantation and matrix-assisted autologous chondrocyte transplantation...
March 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044467/magnetically-controlled-growing-rods-for-scoliosis-surgery
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Umesh Metkar, Swamy Kurra, David Quinzi, Stephen Albanese, William F Lavelle
Early onset scoliosis can be both a disfiguring as well as a life threatening condition. When more conservative treatments fail, pediatric spinal surgeons are forced to consider operative interventions. Traditionally, these interventions have involved the insertion of a variety of implants into the patient with a limited number of anchor points controlling the spine. In the past, these pediatric patients have had multiple surgeries for elective lengthening of these devices to facilitate their growth while attempting to control the scoliosis...
January 3, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
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