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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318811/st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-after-penetrating-thoracic-trauma
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Kiran Faryar, Michael P Flaherty, Martin Huecker
BACKGROUND: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) may complicate penetrating thoracic trauma. CASE REPORT: This report describes a 42-year-old man who sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the left chest. Electrocardiogram showed ST elevation in the inferior leads. Emergent catheterization was not recommended and conservative management was initiated. Cardiac catheterization 4 days later showed no perturbation of the coronary arteries, neither atherosclerotic nor traumatic...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316922/miracle-cells-for-natural-dentistry-a-review
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Rani Somani, Shipra Jaidka, Neeti Bajaj, Sameksha Arora
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can differentiate into specialized cells. Recently, enormous growth has been seen in the recognition of stem cell-based therapies, which have the potential to ameliorate the life of patients with conditions that span from Parkinson's disease to cardiac ischemia to bone or tooth loss. This research has produced new but unexplored possibilities in the regeneration of different organs and tissues. Presently, research is focused on the proficiency of stem cells and their utilization in dentistry, which is gaining interest...
January 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293311/aortic-annulus-enlargement-early-and-long-terms-results
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Selman Dumani, Ermal Likaj, Laureta Dibra, Vera Beca, Saimir Kuci, Ali Refatllari
AIM: Patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) is a common occurrence in aortic valve surgery. Even the discussions about the impact of this phenomenon on the results of aortic valve surgery, the management of this problem remain one of the main topics in this kind of surgery. One of the ways of a solution is aortic annulus enlargement. The main topic of this study is to evaluate the early and longterm results of this technique in our country. METHODS: During the period January 2010 -January 2015, 641 patients performed aortic valve surgery...
March 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291404/outcomes-and-effectiveness-of-posterior-occipitocervical-fusion-for-suboccipital-spinal-metastases
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Panya Luksanapruksa, Jacob M Buchowski, Neill M Wright, Frank H Valone, Colleen Peters, David B Bumpass
OBJECTIVE The incidence of suboccipital spinal metastases is rare but has increased given cancer patients' longer life expectancies. Operative treatment in this region is often challenging because of limited fixation points due to tumor lysis, as well as adjacent neural and vascular anatomy. Few studies have reported on this population of cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes and complications of patients with suboccipital spinal metastases who had undergone posterior occipitocervical fixation...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290954/improving-surgical-complications-and-patient-safety-at-the-nation-s-largest-military-hospital-an-analysis-of-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-data
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Steve Maturo, Charlotte Hughes, George Kallingal, Stephen Silvey, A J Johnson, Douglas Soderdahl, Evan Renz, Joseph Brennan
INTRODUCTION: The U.S. Military Health System cares for over 9 million patients and encompasses 63 hospitals and 413 clinics worldwide. Military medicine balances the simultaneous tasks of caring for those patients wounded in military engagements, treating large numbers of families of service men and women, and training the next generation of health care providers and ancillary staff. Similar to civilian health care delivery in the United States, military medicine has also seen increased scrutiny in the areas of cost and quality...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285902/continued-inpatient-care-after-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-increases-30-day-post-discharge-complications-a-propensity-score-adjusted-analysis
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Alexander S McLawhorn, Michael C Fu, William W Schairer, Peter K Sculco, Catherine H MacLean, Douglas E Padgett
BACKGROUND: Discharge destination, either home or skilled care facility, after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may be associated with significant variation in postacute care outcomes. The purpose of this study was to characterize the 30-day postdischarge outcomes after primary TKA relative to discharge destination. METHODS: All primary unilateral TKAs performed for osteoarthritis from 2011-2014 were identified in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277955/parasite-manipulation-of-its-host-s-physiological-reaction-to-acute-stress-experimental-results-from-a-natural-beetle-nematode-system
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Andrew K Davis, David Vasquez, Jake LeFeuvre, Stuart Sims, Meghan Craft, Anna Vizurraga
All animals, whether vertebrate or invertebrate, must be capable of reacting to acute stressors, such as escaping from predators, and most do so with a suite of transient physiological changes that temporarily enhance survival. Some of these changes include mobilization of immune cells and increased cardiac output. A small but growing number of studies have begun to show that certain parasites appear capable of modifying such responses. We addressed this topic using a natural host and parasite system, that is, a nematode (Chondronema passali) that parasitizes horned passalus beetles, Odontotaenius disjunctus (family Passalidae), of the eastern United States...
March 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275064/obesity-increases-risk-adjusted-morbidity-mortality-and-cost-following-cardiac-surgery
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Ravi K Ghanta, Damien J LaPar, Qianzi Zhang, Vishal Devarkonda, James M Isbell, Leora T Yarboro, John A Kern, Irving L Kron, Alan M Speir, Clifford E Fonner, Gorav Ailawadi
BACKGROUND: Despite the epidemic rise in obesity, few studies have evaluated the effect of obesity on cost following cardiac surgery. We hypothesized that increasing body mass index (BMI) is associated with worse risk-adjusted outcomes and higher cost. METHODS AND RESULTS: Medical records for 13 637 consecutive patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (9702), aortic (1535) or mitral (837) valve surgery, and combined valve-coronary artery bypass grafting (1663) procedures were extracted from a regional Society of Thoracic Surgeons certified database...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256515/activation-of-e-prostanoid-3-receptor-in-macrophages-facilitates-cardiac-healing-after-myocardial-infarction
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Juan Tang, Yujun Shen, Guilin Chen, Qiangyou Wan, Kai Wang, Jian Zhang, Jing Qin, Guizhu Liu, Shengkai Zuo, Bo Tao, Yu Yu, Junwen Wang, Michael Lazarus, Ying Yu
Two distinct monocyte (Mo)/macrophage (Mp) subsets (Ly6C(low) and Ly6C(high)) orchestrate cardiac recovery process following myocardial infarction (MI). Prostaglandin (PG) E2 is involved in the Mo/Mp-mediated inflammatory response, however, the role of its receptors in Mos/Mps in cardiac healing remains to be determined. Here we show that pharmacological inhibition or gene ablation of the Ep3 receptor in mice suppresses accumulation of Ly6C(low) Mos/Mps in infarcted hearts. Ep3 deletion in Mos/Mps markedly attenuates healing after MI by reducing neovascularization in peri-infarct zones...
March 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242613/notch-signalling-restricts-inflammation-and-serpine1-in-the-dynamic-endocardium-of-the-regenerating-zebrafish-heart
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Juliane Münch, Dimitrios Grivas, Álvaro González-Rajal, Rebeca Torregrosa-Carrión, José Luis de la Pompa
The zebrafish heart regenerates after ventricular damage through a process involving inflammation, fibrotic tissue deposition/removal and myocardial regeneration. Using 3D whole-mount imaging, we reveal a highly dynamic endocardium during cardiac regeneration, including changes in cell morphology, behaviour and gene expression. These events lay the foundation for an initial expansion of the endocardium that matures to form a coherent endocardial structure within the injury site. We studied two important endocardial molecules, Serpine1 and Notch, which are implicated in different aspects of endocardial regeneration...
February 27, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236918/morbidity-and-mortality-after-emergency-lower-extremity-embolectomy
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Sergio Casillas-Berumen, Lili Sadri, Alik Farber, Mohammad H Eslami, Jeffrey A Kalish, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVE: Emergency lower extremity embolectomy is a common vascular surgical procedure that has poorly defined outcomes. Our goal was to define the perioperative morbidity for emergency embolectomy and develop a risk prediction model for perioperative mortality. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement database was queried to identify patients undergoing emergency unilateral and lower extremity embolectomy. Patients with previous critical limb ischemia, bilateral embolectomy, nonemergency indication, and those undergoing concurrent bypass were excluded...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222984/index-complications-predict-secondary-complications-after-infrainguinal-lower-extremity-bypass-for-critical-limb-ischemia
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Matthew R Peacock, Nishant K Shah, Alik Farber, Su Yeon Lee, Jeffrey A Kalish, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVE: Patients undergoing lower extremity bypass (LEB) are at high risk of perioperative complications that can lead to a cascade of secondary complications. Our goal was to understand the association of index complications with secondary complications after LEB. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database from 2005 to 2012 was used to analyze secondary complications after five index complications after LEB: deep/organ space surgical site infection, urinary tract infection (UTI), myocardial infarction (MI), pneumonia, and acute renal failure (ARF)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216364/clinical-outcomes-of-obturator-canal-bypass
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Jonathan Bath, Maham Rahimi, Becky Long, Efthymios Avgerinos, Joseph Giglia
OBJECTIVE: Infected aortofemoral grafts pose a formidable challenge with a significant risk of limb loss and high mortality. Despite successful reports of obturator canal bypass (OCB) for infected aortofemoral graft and complicated groins, the technique has not gained widespread use. We reviewed our experience with OCB and performed a systematic review of the literature. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who underwent OCB in our institution between 1995 and 2013 was conducted...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209981/fibulin-6-regulates-pro-fibrotic-tgf-%C3%AE-responses-in-neonatal-mouse-ventricular-cardiac-fibroblasts
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Arpita Chowdhury, Lisa Hasselbach, Frank Echtermeyer, Nidhi Jyotsana, Gregor Theilmeier, Christine Herzog
Fibulin-6, an essential component of extracellular matrix determines the architecture of cellular junctions in tissues undergoing strain. Increased expression and deposition of fibulin-6 facilitates fibroblast migration in response to TGF-β, following myocardial infarction in mouse heart. The underlying mechanism still remains elusive. In conjunction with our previous study, we have now demonstrated that in fibulin-6 knockdown (KD) fibroblasts, not only TGF-β dependent migration, but also stress fiber formation, cellular networking and subsequently fibroblast wound contraction is almost abrogated...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208046/mycobacterium-chimaera-and-cardiac-surgery
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Andrew J Stewardson, Rhonda L Stuart, Allen C Cheng, Paul Dr Johnson
There is an ongoing investigation into infections with non-tuberculous mycobacteria associated with contaminated heater-cooler units used in cardiac surgery. The overall risk is low, but surgical site and disseminated infections have been reported, including one possible case in Australia, mainly with surgery involving implantation of prosthetic material. Mycobacterium chimaera infection should be considered in patients who have previously undergone surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass and who present with cardiac or disseminated infection or sternal wound infection unresponsive to standard antibiotic therapy...
February 20, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193608/dectin-2-deficiency-modulates-th1-differentiation-and-improves-wound-healing-after-myocardial-infarction
#16
Xiaoxiang Yan, Hang Zhang, Qin Fan, Jian Hu, Rong Tao, Qiujing Chen, Yoichiro Iwakura, Weifeng Shen, Lin Lu, Qi Zhang, Ruiyan Zhang
Rationale: Macrophages are involved in wound healing after myocardial infarction (MI). The role of Dectin-2, a pattern recognition receptor mainly expressed on myeloid cells, in the infarct healing remains unknown. Objective: To determine whether Dectin-2 signaling is involved in the healing process and cardiac remodeling after MI, and to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms. Methods and Results: In a mouse model of permanent coronary ligation, Dectin-2, mainly expressed in macrophages, was shown to be increased in the early phase after MI...
February 13, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174192/infarcted-myocardium-primed-dendritic-cells-improve-remodeling-and-cardiac-function-after-myocardial-infarction-by-modulating-the-treg-and-macrophage-polarization
#17
Eun Ho Choo, Jun-Ho Lee, Eun-Hye Park, Hyo Eun Park, Nam-Chul Jung, Tae-Hoon Kim, Yoon-Seok Koh, Eunmin Kim, Ki-Bae Seung, Cheongsoo Park, Kwan-Soo Hong, Kwonyoon Kang, Jie-Young Song, Han Geuk Seo, Dae-Seog Lim, Kiyuk Chang
BACKGROUND: -Inflammatory responses play a critical role in left ventricular (LV) remodeling after a myocardial infarction (MI). Tolerogenic dendritic cells (tDCs) can modulate immune responses inducing regulatory T cells (Tregs) in a number of inflammatory diseases. METHODS: -We generated tDCs by treating bone marrow-derived dendritic cells with TNF-α and cardiac lysate from MI mice. We injected MI mice, which were induced by a ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery in C57BL/6 mice, twice with tDCs within 24 hours and at 7 days after the ligation...
February 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167877/hypoalbuminemia-is-a-better-predictor-than-obesity-of-complications-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-propensity-score-adjusted-observational-analysis
#18
Michael C Fu, Alexander S McLawhorn, Douglas E Padgett, Michael B Cross
BACKGROUND: Obesity is an established risk factor for complications after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and is often associated with malnutrition. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: 1. What is the prevalence of hypoalbuminemia in obese patients undergoing TKA? 2. What is the independent morbidity risk of malnutrition relative to obesity? METHODS: TKA cases were identified from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program from 2005 to 2013. Propensity scores for having preoperative albumin measurements were calculated using demographics, BMI, and modified Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI)...
February 2017: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159176/legionnaire-s-disease-cardiac-manifestations
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REVIEW
John L Brusch
Most cardiac infections with Legionella are secondary to bacteremias arising from a pulmonary focus. Other possible sites of origin are infected sternotomy wounds or equipment contaminated by Legionella spp. Legionella endocarditis is truly a "stealth" infection, with almost no hallmarks of bacterial endocarditis. The key step in making the diagnosis of Legionella endocarditis is for the physician to be aware of the clinical causes of culture-negative infective endocarditis and to include Legionella cardiac involvement in this differential...
March 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132820/comparative-analysis-of-perioperative-outcomes-and-costs-between-laparoscopic-and-open-antireflux-surgery
#20
Francisco Schlottmann, Paula D Strassle, Marco G Patti
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) has proven to be as effective as open antireflux surgery (OARS), but it is associated with a shorter hospital stay and a faster recover. The aims of this study were to assess the national use of LARS in the US and to compare the perioperative outcomes between laparoscopic and open antireflux procedures in a national cohort. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective population-based analysis was performed using the National Inpatient Sample for the period 2000 to 2013...
March 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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