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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918444/left-atrial-volume-computed-by-3d-rotational-angiography-best-predicts-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-circumferential-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Teresa Strisciuglio, Giuseppe Di Gioia, Sofia Chatzikyriakou, Etel Silva Garcia, Emanuele Barbato, Peter Geelen, Tom De Potter
Left atrium (LA) size is a well-studied predictor of atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Yet, there is still little agreement on the best imaging technique to size the LA, and on the most appropriate sizing parameter. Volumetric assessment of LA with three-dimensional rotational angiography (3DRA LA volume index) might be a valid alternative to the commonly used transthoracic echocardiography (TTE LA volume index). The aim of our study was to investigate whether LA volume by 3DRA at the time of PVI is able to predict the risk of atrial fibrillation recurrence...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918405/renal-cell-carcinoma-with-isolated-metastasis-to-sigmoid-mesentery-a-rare-resectable-combination
#2
Hira Lal, Priyank Yadav, Shashidhar Achar, Uday Pratap Singh
Renal cell carcinoma accounts for 2%-3% of all malignancies in adults. It spreads via direct extension, lymphatic route as well as haematogenous route. Lymph nodes, lungs, bone, liver and brain are the usual sites for its metastatic spread. In the presence of limited metastatic disease with potentially resectable metastases, surgery offers the best chances of cure. In the present case, we describe a case of renal cell carcinoma with a solitary metastasis to the sigmoid mesentery in a patient with Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918305/single-center-experience-with-percutaneous-extraction-of-cardiac-implantable-electric-devices
#3
Ayako Okada, Morio Shoda, Hiroaki Tabata, Wataru Shoin, Hideki Kobayashi, Takahiro Okano, Koji Yoshie, Yasutaka Oguchi, Takahiro Takeuchi, Ken Kato, Koichiro Kuwahara
BACKGROUND: The estimated incidence of infected cardiac implantable electric devices (CIED) has recently increased to 1-2% in Japan. Extraction of long-term implanted devices is generally difficult. There are few reports about lead extraction in Japan. We describe our experience with and outcomes of lead extraction using excimer lasers, mechanical sheaths, and manual extraction. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the characteristics, types of devices, and indications for extraction in 29 patients with 67 leads who required CIED lead extraction at Shinshu University Hospital between April 2014 and October 2016...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917813/structural-impacts-on-the-timing-and-amplitude-of-the-negative-bold-response
#4
David Provencher, Alexandre Bizeau, Guillaume Gilbert, Yves Bérubé-Lauzière, Kevin Whittingstall
The positive (PBR) and negative BOLD responses (NBR) arising in task-fMRI display varying magnitudes and dynamics across voxels. While the effects of structure, particularly of veins, on the PBR have been studied, little is known of NBR-structure relationships. Like the PBR, the NBR is often used as a surrogate marker of neuronal activation in both basic and clinical research and assessing its relationship with cortical structure may help interpret group differences. We therefore investigated how local structure affects BOLD amplitude and timing in PBR and NBR areas using multi-band fMRI during visual stimulation to obtain high temporal resolution (TR=0...
September 13, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917680/effusive-constrictive-pericarditis-after-pericardiocentesis-incidence-associated-findings-and-natural-history
#5
Kye Hun Kim, William R Miranda, Larry J Sinak, Faisal F Syed, Rowlens M Melduni, Raul E Espinosa, Garvan C Kane, Jae K Oh
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the incidence, associated findings, and natural history of effusive-constrictive pericarditis (ECP) after pericardiocentesis. BACKGROUND: ECP is characterized by the coexistence of tense pericardial effusion and constriction of the heart by the visceral pericardium. Echocardiography is currently the main diagnostic tool in the assessment of pericardial disease, but limited data have been published on the incidence and prognosis of ECP diagnosed by echo-Doppler...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917644/alpps-as-a-salvage-procedure-after-insufficient-future-liver-remnant-hypertrophy-following-portal-vein-occlusion
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Marcelo Enne, Erik Schadde, Bergthór Björnsson, Roberto Hernandez Alejandro, Klaus Steinbruck, Eduardo Viana, Ricardo Robles Campos, Massimo Malago, Pierre-Alain Clavien, Eduardo De Santibanes, Brice Gayet
BACKGROUND: A minimum future liver remnant (FLR) of 30% is required to avoid post hepatectomy liver failure (PHLF). Portal vein occlusion (PVO) is the main strategy to induce hypertrophy of the FLR, but some patients will not reach sufficient FLR hypertrophy to enable resection. Recently ALPPS has emerged as a "Salvage Procedure" for PVO failure. The aim of this study was to report the short term outcomes of ALPPS following PVO failure. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients enrolled within the international ALPPS Registry between October 2012 and November 2015 (NCT01924741) was performed...
September 13, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917563/ligament-of-marshall-arrhythmogenesis-and-vein-of-marshall-ethanol-a-problem-with-a-solution
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EDITORIAL
Miguel Valderrábano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917494/early-dislodgment-and-migration-of-a-left-atrial-appendage-closure-device
#8
Mohamed Sanhoury, Gaetano Fassini, Antonio Dello Russo, Giuseppe Lumia, Antonio Bartorelli
A 68-year-old man underwent pulmonary vein isolation with cryoballoon combined with left atrial appendage closure using a LAmbre device. The device was dislodged and embolized early after implantation with no symptoms, and it was retrieved percutaneously. An early in-hospital check of the device position after implantation is important for early recognition of any possible device-related complication.
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917216/mass-forming-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombus-and-bile-duct-tumor-thrombus-a-case-report
#9
Kentaro Iwaki, Toshimi Kaido, Gen Yamamoto, Naoko Kamo, Shintaro Yagi, Kojiro Taura, Shinji Uemoto
INTRODUCTION: We report the first case of mass-forming intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) and bile duct tumor thrombus (BDTT), where the extrahepatic bile duct was preserved with thrombectomy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 70-year-old male. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed the tumor extending from the hepatic hilum to the left hepatic duct with complete obstruction of the left hepatic duct and a defect at the left portal vein...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917081/evaluation-of-the-ecstasy-influence-on-tramadol-and-its-main-metabolite-plasma-concentration-in-rats
#10
Bardia Jamali, Behjat Sheikholeslami, Yalda Hosseinzadeh Ardakani, Hoda Lavasani, Mohammad-Reza Rouini
BACKGROUND: Tramadol is prone to be abused alone, or in combination with 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, Ecstasy). It was reported that 95% of people with a history of substance abuse in the United States used tramadol in 2004. According to the WHO report in 2016, there was a growing number of tramadol abusers alone or in combination with psychoactive substances such as MDMA in particular in some Middle East countries. Higher concentrations of tramadol in plasma may lead to adverse drug reactions or lethal intoxication...
September 16, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917072/primary-extraskeletal-mesenchymal-chondrosarcoma-arising-from-the-iliac-vein
#11
Hua Zhang, Shuai Wang, Zhihua Cheng, Han Liu
The iliac vein is an extremely rare site for mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, and patients with primary extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma arising from a vein always suffer a very poor prognosis. We report a case of a 45-year-old female who presented with a 5-month history of left leg edema in 2015. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed a large mass in the left iliac vein with scattered calcifications. Wide-margin resection was performed, and histopathologic and immunohistochemical analyses confirmed the presence of intraluminal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma with local invasion out of the vein wall...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917061/use-of-lipid-emulsion-therapy-in-local-anesthetic-overdose
#12
Ozgur Karcioglu
The use of intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) therapy as antidote in systemic toxicity of certain agents has gained widespread support. There are increasing data suggesting use of ILE in reversing from local anesthetic-induced systemic toxicity severe, life-threatening cardiotoxicity, although findings are contradictory. Efficiency of ILE was demonstrated in animal studies in the treatment of severe impairment of cardiac functions, via a mechanism for trapping lipophilic drugs in an expanded plasma lipid compartment ("lipid sink")...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916981/expression-of-a-novel-bi-directional-brassica-napus-promoter-in-soybean
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Siva Chennareddy, Toby Cicak, Lauren Clark, Sean Russell, Michiyo Skokut, Jeffrey Beringer, Xiaozeng Yang, Yi Jia, Manju Gupta
The expression profile of a natural bi-directional promoter, derived from the Brassica napus EPSPS-A gene, was studied in transgenic soybean (Glycine max C.V. Maverick) lines. Two constructs, pDAB100331 and pDAB100333, were assembled to test the bi-directionality of the promoter. Two reporter genes, gfp and gusA, were employed and they were interchangeably placed in both constructs, one on each end of the promoter such that both proteins expressed divergently in each construct. In the T0 generation, GUS expression was more uniform throughout the leaf of pDAB100333 transgenic plants, where the gusA gene was expressed from the downstream or EPSPS-A end of the bi-directional promoter...
September 15, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916935/risk-stratification-model-lower-extremity-ultrasonography-for-hospitalized-patients-with-suspected-deep-vein-thrombosis
#14
Emily C Alper, Ivan K Ip, Patricia Balthazar, Gregory Piazza, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Carol B Benson, Ronilda Lacson, Ramin Khorasani
BACKGROUND: The Wells score for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) has a high failure rate and low efficiency among inpatients. OBJECTIVE: To create and validate an inpatient-specific risk stratification model to help assess pre-test probability of DVT in hospitalized patients. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of hospitalized patients undergoing lower-extremity ultrasonography studies (LEUS) for suspected DVT. Demographics, physical findings, medical history, medications, hospitalization, and laboratory and imaging results were collected...
September 15, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916907/pharmacokinetic-study-of-piracetam-in-focal-cerebral-ischemic-rats
#15
Pankaj Paliwal, Debabrata Dash, Sairam Krishnamurthy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cerebral ischemia affects hepatic enzymes and brain permeability extensively. Piracetam was investigated up to phase III of clinical trials and there is lack of data on brain penetration in cerebral ischemic condition. Thus, knowledge of the pharmacokinetics and brain penetration of piracetam during ischemic condition would aid to improve pharmacotherapeutics in ischemic stroke. METHODS: Focal cerebral ischemia was induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion for 2 h in male Wistar rats followed by reperfusion...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916893/safety-and-prognostic-impact-of-prophylactic-laparoscopic-superior-mesenteric-vein-no-14v-lymph-node-dissection-for-lower-third-gastric-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-case-control-study
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Qi-Yue Chen, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jian-Xian Lin, Jun Lu, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Ze-Ning Huang, Ju-Li Lin, Chang-Ming Huang
AIM: To investigate oncologic efficacy of prophylactic laparoscopic superior mesenteric vein (No. 14v) lymph node (LN) dissection for lower-third gastric cancer (LTGC). METHODS: We retrospectively collected data from 757 patients who underwent laparoscopic-assisted distal gastrectomy for LTGC. Of these patients, 102 underwent 14v LN dissection (14vD+ group), and the remaining 655 patients did not undergo 14v LN dissection (14vD- group). The outcomes were compared using a 1:1 propensity score matching method...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916474/nox4-regulates-the-enos-uncoupling-process-in-aging-endothelial-cells
#17
Hwa-Young Lee, Hyung-Ryong Kim, Han-Jung Chae
ROS and its associated signaling contribute to vascular aging-associated endothelial disturbance. Since the non-effective endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) coupling status is related to vascular aging-related phenotypes, eNOS coupled/uncoupled system signaling was studied in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). Nitric oxide (NO) and eNOS Ser1177 were significantly decreased, whereas O2(-) (superoxide anion radical) increased with passage number. In aging cells, NADPH oxidase 4 (Nox4), one of the main superoxide generating enzymes, and its associated protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) chaperone were highly activated, and the resultant ER redox imbalance leads to disturbance of protein folding capability, namely endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, ultimately inducing dissociation between HSP90 and IRE-1α or PERK, decreasing HSP90 stability and dissociating the binding of eNOS from the HSP90 and leading to eNOS uncoupling...
September 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916115/-retinal-vein-occlusions
#18
REVIEW
A Pierru, J-F Girmens, E Héron, M Paques
Retinal venous occlusions comprise central retinal vein occlusion, hemiretinal vein occlusions, and branch retinal vein occlusions. They are associated with arterial hypertension and glaucoma. Retinal vein occlusions occur more frequently in males, at a median age of 55. The pathogenesis of retinal venous occlusions remains obscure. The clinical presentation of the disease is variable. In most cases, there is a unilateral visual loss over days with a painless, white and quiet eye. However, retinal venous occlusions may also present as an abrupt and profound loss of vision, or be asymptomatic...
September 12, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916048/patency-of-common-carotid-artery-and-internal-jugular-vein-after-a-simple-vessel-sparing-cannulation-for-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support
#19
Mustafa Kurkluoglu, Sara Badia, Syed Murfad Peer, Richard Jonas, Venkat Shankar, Pranava Sinha
BACKGROUND: Common carotid artery and internal jugular vein are commonly cannulated for establishment of peripheral venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) support. We present our results of a vessel sparing cannulation technique for neck vessels, which helps maintain vessel patency after decannulation. METHODS: All patients who underwent ECMO, between January 2004 and January 2013 at a single center, were retrospectively reviewed. Follow up data for the patency of common carotid artery (CCA) and internal jugular vein (IJV) after decannulation were recorded...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915840/evolution-and-bad-prognostic-value-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-after-acute-heart-failure-relation-with-body-composition
#20
Beatriz Paradela-Dobarro, Ángel Fernández-Trasancos, Diana Bou-Teen, Sonia Eiras, Rocío González-Ferreiro, Rosa M Agra, Alfonso Varela-Román, Ana I Castro-Pais, Marcos C Carreira, Felipe F Casanueva, Ezequiel Álvarez, José R González-Juanatey
AIM: The role of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and their soluble receptor (sRAGE) on the progression and prognosis of acute heart failure (HF) was analysed in relation with metabolic parameters as body composition and nutritional status. METHODS: A hundred and fifty consecutive patients were included in a prospective clinical study during hospitalization by acute HF. Detailed medical history, physical examination, electrocardiogram, echocardiogram and vein peripheral blood were taken for all patients...
September 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
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