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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107073/choroidal-vasculopathy-and-retinal-detachment-in-a-bald-eagle-haliaeetus-leucocephalus-with-lead-toxicosis
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Ramzi Eid, David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, Krista A Keller, K Tomo Wiggans, Christopher J Murphy, Elise E B LaDouceur, M Kevin Keel, Christopher M Reilly
A subadult male bald eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus ) was presented for severe depression and weakness. Physical examination findings included depressed mentation, dehydration, sternal recumbency, poor body condition, and bilateral, whole-head, horizontal nystagmus. A heavy-metal panel was performed, and blood lead levels were 6.1 ppm. Treatment for lead poisoning was initiated, including subcutaneous fluids and parenteral calcium-disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, ceftiofur, and meloxicam. Ophthalmic examination findings included absent menace response, absent dazzle reflex, slow and incomplete direct pupillary light reflex, mild anterior uveitis, incipient cataracts, multifocal retinal tears, and retinal separation in both eyes...
December 2016: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106618/right-internal-mammary-artery-use-in-140-robotic-totally-endoscopic-coronary-bypass-cases-toward-multiarterial-grafting
#2
Husam H Balkhy, Sandeep Nathan, Susan E Arnsdorf, Dorothy J Krienbring
OBJECTIVE: Benefits of adding a second arterial graft in coronary bypass are well documented. In patients requiring mulitvessel grafting robotic totally endoscopic coronary bypass (TECAB) has allowed for routine harvesting and use of the right internal mammary artery (RIMA). We retrospectively reviewed the technical considerations and target choice in 140 cases of beating heart TECAB where a RIMA graft was used. METHODS: In 2008, we introduced beating heart TECAB with anastomotic connectors into our practice, first with single IMA and then with bilateral internal mammary artery...
January 19, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105408/predictors-of-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation-in-pediatric-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
#3
Avisa Tabib, Seyed Ehsan Abrishami, Mohammad Mahdavi, Hojjat Mortezaeian, Ziae Totonchi
BACKGROUND: The duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) is one of the most important clinical factors which predict outcomes in pediatric cardiac surgery. The prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) following cardiac surgery is a multifactorial phenomenon and there are conflicts regarding its predictors in pediatric population between different centers. OBJECTIVES: The current study aimed to describe PMV predictors in patients undergoing cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease in a tertiary center for pediatric cardiovascular diseases in Iran...
August 2016: Research in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096663/pressure-ulcers-in-palliative-ward-patients-hyponatremia-and-low-blood-pressure-as-indicators-of-risk
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Danuta Sternal, Krzysztof Wilczyński, Jan Szewieczek
BACKGROUND: Prevention strategies for pressure ulcer formation remain critical in patients with an advanced illness. We analyzed factors associated with the development of pressure ulcers in patients hospitalized in a palliative care ward setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of 329 consecutive patients with a mean age (± standard deviation) of 70.4±11.8 years (range: 30-96 years, median 70.0 years; 55.3% women), who were admitted to the Palliative Care Department between July 2012 and May 2014...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094413/electrical-impedance-tomography-for-lung-ventilation-monitoring-of-the-dog
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Simon Gloning, Korbinian Pieper, Martin Zoellner, Andrea Meyer-Lindenberg
BACKGROUND: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a radiation free technique which takes advantage of the different electrical conductivities of different tissues. Its main field of application is lung ventilation monitoring. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the feasibility of collecting EIT information on a sample of dogs with different thoracic shapes under clinical conditions by connecting an electrode belt without fur clipping. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifteen pulmonary healthy dogs were anaesthetized, positioned in sternal recumbency and ventilated in a pressure-controlled mode at three different positive end-expiratory pressure levels (PEEP) of 0, 5 and 10 cmH2O for five breaths each, with a peak inspiratory pressure of 15 cmH2O...
January 17, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094004/the-vertebrae-and-ribs-of-homo-naledi
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Scott A Williams, Daniel García-Martínez, Markus Bastir, Marc R Meyer, Shahed Nalla, John Hawks, Peter Schmid, Steven E Churchill, Lee R Berger
Hominin evolution featured shifts from a trunk shape suitable for climbing and housing a large gut to a trunk adapted to bipedalism and higher quality diets. Our knowledge regarding the tempo, mode, and context in which these derived traits evolved has been limited, based largely on a small-bodied Australopithecus partial skeleton (A.L. 288-1; "Lucy") and a juvenile Homo erectus skeleton (KNM-WT 15000; "Turkana Boy"). Two recent discoveries, of a large-bodied Australopithecus afarensis (KSD-VP-1/1) and two Australopithecus sediba partial skeletons (MH1 and MH2), have added to our understanding of thorax evolution; however, little is known about thorax morphology in early Homo...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091937/ocular-mycobacteriosis-dual-infection-of-m-tuberculosis-complex-with-m-fortuitum-and-m-bovis
#7
Kusum Sharma, Natasha Gautam, Megha Sharma, Mohit Dogra, Priya Bajgai, Basavaraj Tigari, Aman Sharma, Vishali Gupta, Surya Prakash Sharma, Ramandeep Singh
BACKGROUND: We report unfavorable outcome in a patient with subretinal granuloma caused by dual infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex with Mycobacterium fortuitum and Mycobacterium bovis in an immunosuppressed, non-HIV patient. We did a systematic review of literature on dual infection due to M. tuberculosis and M. fortuitum via MEDLINE and PUBMED and could not find any case reported of causing this kind of dual infection in the eye. RESULTS: A 38-year-old Indian male patient presented with decreased vision in the left eye for 3 months, diagnosed as tubercular choroidal granuloma with associated retinal angiomatosis proliferans (RAP) lesion...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070049/-common-factors-for-ischemic-cerebral-stroke-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-with-concomitant-carotid-and-coronary-artery-severe-stenosis
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Lei Huang, Feng Kuang, Zhonggui Shan, Yiquan Lai, Hongwei Guo
To analyze two common factors for perioperative ischemic stroke in patients with concomitant carotid and coronary artery severe stenosis and to improve the therapeutic effect.
 Methods: A total of 44 patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease combined with carotid stenosis, who admitted to the Department of Cardiac Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University from 2008 to 2014, were enrolled in this study. Among them, 32 cases were male, 12 cases was female. All patients received coronary artery bypass grafting after treatment of neck diseases...
December 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069013/decreased-physical-activity-is-a-predictor-for-a-complicated-recovery-post-cardiac-surgery
#9
Charlotte van Laar, Simone T TImman, Luc Noyez
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and physically active survivors of a cardiac event are at lower risk of recurrent events. We hypothesized that patients with a decreased PA, undergoing cardiac surgery, are at higher risk for a postoperative complicated recovery (PCR). METHODS: Three thousand three hundred eighty two patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery between January 2007 and December 2013 were included. The group was divided into three subgroups: group A, aged ≤ 65 years (N = 1329); group B, aged > 65 years and ≤ 75 years (N = 1250); and group C aged >75 years (N = 803)...
January 7, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068786/topical-and-low-dose-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-in-cyanotic-cardiac-surgery
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Jigar Patel, Mrugesh Prajapati, Hardik Patel, Hemang Gandhi, Shilpa Deodhar, Himani Pandya
Background Coagulopathy is a major problem in surgery for cyanotic congenital heart disease. Tranexamic acid has been used both topically and systemically and plays a vital role in pediatric cardiac surgery by reducing blood loss and blood product requirement. We aimed to determine the anti-fibrinolytic effectiveness of low-dose systemic or topical tranexamic acid or a combination of both. Methods Seventy-five patients were divided in 3 groups of 25. Group A patients were given tranexamic acid 20 mg kg(-1) intravenously after sternotomy and 20 mg kg(-1) after heparin reversal...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066613/tracheal-suspension-by-using-3-dimensional-printed-personalized-scaffold-in-a-patient-with-tracheomalacia
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Lijun Huang, Lei Wang, Jiankang He, Jinbo Zhao, Daixing Zhong, Guanying Yang, Ting Guo, Xiaolong Yan, Lixiang Zhang, Dichen Li, Tiesheng Cao, Xiaofei Li
The major methods are used to fix or stabilize the central airways and major bronchi with either anterior suspension and/or posterior fixation for severe tracheomalacia (TM). Many support biomaterials, like mesh and sternal plate, can be used in the surgery. But there are no specialized biomaterials for TM which must be casually fabricated by the doctors in operation. Three dimensional printing (3DP) has currently untapped potential to provide custom, protean devices for challenging and life-threatening disease processes...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066609/association-between-post-sternotomy-tracheostomy-and-deep-sternal-wound-infection-a-retrospective-analysis
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Yi-Chin Tsai, Kevin Phan, Andrie Stroebel, Livia Williams, Lisa Nicotra, Lesley Drake, Elizabeth Ryan, James McGree, Peter Tesar, Kiran Shekar
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy has traditionally been used as a means of facilitated mechanical ventilation in patients requiring respiratory management following cardiac surgery. However in the clinical setting, the advantages of tracheostomy has been questioned by concerns surrounding evidence of its association with increased risk of deep sternal wound infections (DSWI). The present study sought to evaluate retrospectively our experience with post-sternotomy tracheostomy among cardiac surgery patients and association with DSWI...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063673/-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-with-bilateral-internal-mamary-artery-short-term-results
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Josías Caleb Ríos Ortega, Paul Castañeda Castillo, Luisa Talledo Paredes, Franz Soplopuco Palacios, Necemio Aranda Pretell, Yemmy Pérez Valverde, Julio Morón Castro, Andrés Reyes Torres
INTRODUCTION: Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery remains the gold standard in the treatment of multivessel coronary disease. Several studies have shown that CABG with bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA) has better results in long-term survival. METHODOLOGY: We conducted a retrospective investigation in CABG surgeries with BIMA, performed from January 2012 to December 2015 in the National Cardiovascular Institute, INCOR, EsSalud. The objectives were determine the mortality and major cardiovascular events at 30 days follow up...
January 4, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062996/trebius-benzi-n-sp-siphonostomatoida-trebiidae-infecting-squalus-acutipinnis-regan-off-south-africa
#14
Susan M Dippenaar
Trebius Krøyer, 1838 currently consists of 15 accepted species all infecting elasmobranchs. Apart from two species, i.e. T. caudatus Krøyer, 1838 and T. latifurcatus Wilson, 1921, that have been reported from ten and eight host species, respectively, the other 13 species have each been reported from only one or two host species. Trebius benzi n. sp., collected from Squalus acutipinnis Regan, is described and illustrated after examination through stereo- and compound microscopes. This species can be distinguished from the other known species by a combination of characters including an abdomen that is shorter than the genital complex, a maxillule with an endite that consists of a single-tined dentiform process, sternal furca tines that are blunt and as long as the base, and the innermost spine of the last exopodal segment of leg 1 the shortest...
January 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062354/comparative-study-of-the-morphology-of-the-female-seminal-receptacles-of-ilia-nucleus-and-persephona-mediterranea-decapoda-brachyura-leucosiidae
#15
Sarah Hayer, Stephanie Köhnk, Christoph D Schubart, Susann Boretius, Stanislav N Gorb, Dirk Brandis
Because of the poor knowledge of the morphology of the female reproductive organs of most brachyuran crabs, this study investigated two Atlantic representatives of the family Leucosiidae, Ilia nucleus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Persephona mediterranea (Herbst, 1794), using histological methods and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). While the vagina conforms to the concave type, the arrangement of the two chambers of the seminal receptacle differs strongly from that of other eubrachyuran sperm storage organs. Both chambers are oriented laterally within the crab's body...
January 3, 2017: Arthropod Structure & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054893/utility-of-omentoplasty-in-mediastinitis-treatment-following-sternotomy
#16
Abdurrahim Colak, Ugur Kaya, Münacettin Ceviz, Necip Becit, Fehimcan Sevil, Hikmet Kocak
BACKGROUND: Mediastinal infection is one of the most serious complications that occurs following open-heart surgery by sternotomy. In the present study, omentoplasty was initially and aggressively used to treat the infection and prevent the recurrence caused by bones in cases of mediastinitis following open-heart surgery at our clinic. METHODS: Among the 3656 patients who underwent surgery at our department of cardiovascular surgery between January 1996 and December 2012, omentoplasty as a treatment for mediastinitis was applied to 19 (0...
1, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053701/primary-thyroid-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Rita Peixoto, João Correia Pinto, Virgínia Soares, Pedro Koch, António Taveira Gomes
INTRODUCTION: A rapidly enlarging mass of the anterior compartment of the neck with compressive symptoms may represent, among other diagnosis, a neoplasm of the thyroid gland. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe the case of a 59-year-old woman referred to the endocrine surgical unit because of compressive cervical symptoms for 3 months. The cervical ultrasound revealed a sub-sternal goiter with heterogeneous echo structure and the fine-needle aspirating cytology was inconclusive...
January 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046208/su-g-tep1-11-predictors-of-cardiac-and-lung-dose-sparing-in-dibh-for-left-breast-treatment
#18
N Cao, A Kalet, L Fang, C Dempsey, L Young, J Kim, N Mayr, M Lavilla, H Richardson, R McClure, J Meyer
PURPOSE: This retrospective study of left sided whole breast radiation therapy (RT) patients investigates possible predictive parameters correlating to cardiac and left lung dose sparing by deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) technique compared to free-breathing (FB). METHODS: Thirty-one patients having both DIBH and FB CT scans were included in the study. All patients were planned with a standard step-and-shoot tangential technique using MV photons, with prescription of 50Gy or 50...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035905/a-rare-case-of-umbilical-metastasis-after-delayed-transverse-rectus-abdominis-myocutaneous-flap-reconstruction-for-invasive-breast-cancer
#19
Nicky Claire Seymour, Rathi Rathinaezhil
A 46-year-old female presented with an inflamed and painful umbilicus. Past medical history included breast cancer, followed by metastatic sternal cancer two years after the initial breast cancer diagnosis.The painful umbilicus was confirmed metastasis from a primary breast cancer she had treated eleven years previously.Metastases to the umbilicus are rare, and are usually gastrointestinal in origin. To our knowledge this is the first report of a metastasis from any primary cancer to the umbilicus after transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap (TRAM)...
December 29, 2016: Breast Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034901/body-mass-index-and-mortality-among-adults-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-nationwide-study-with-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Giovanni Mariscalco, Marcin J Woźniak, Alan G Dawson, Giuseppe F Serraino, Richard Porter, Mintu Nath, Catherine Klersy, Tracy Kumar, Gavin J Murphy
BACKGROUND: -In an apparent paradox morbidity and mortality are lower in obese patients undergoing cardiac surgery, although the nature of this association is unclear. We sought to determine whether the obesity paradox observed in cardiac surgery is attributable to reverse epidemiology, bias, or confounding. METHODS: -Data from the National Adult Cardiac Surgery registry for all cardiac surgical procedures performed between April 2002 and March 2013 were extracted...
December 28, 2016: Circulation
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