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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544841/transcatheter-valve-in-valve-implantation-failing-tricuspid-bioprosthesis-in-a-patient-with-ebstein%C3%A2-s-anomaly
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Pedro A Villablanca, Aman M Shah, David F Briceno, Ali N Zaidi, Mei Chau, Mario J Garcia, David Slovut, Cynthia Taub
Transcatheter valve-in-valve (VIV) implantation has been recently proposed as an alternative to surgical reoperative aortic valve replacement in patients with a failing aortic bioprosthesis. Experience with transcatheter VIV implantation at other valve positions is very limited. Herein is reported the case of an 18-year-old man with Ebstein's anomaly and severe tricuspid valve (TV) regurgitation status after bioprosthetic valve replacement, who developed new dyspnea on exertion three years after the initial valve replacement...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534180/the-c-terminal-kinesin-motor-kifc1-may-participate-in-nuclear-reshaping-and-flagellum-formation-during-spermiogenesis-of-larimichthys-crocea
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Dan-Dan Zhang, Xin-Ming Gao, Yong-Qiang Zhao, Cong-Cong Hou, Jun-Quan Zhu
Spermatogenesis is a highly ordered process in the differentiation of male germ cells. Nuclear morphogenesis is one of the most fundamental cellular transformations to take place during spermatogenesis. These striking transformations from spermatogonia to spermatozoa are a result of phase-specific adaption of the cytoskeleton and its association with molecular motor proteins. KIFC1 is a C-terminal kinesin motor protein that plays an essential role in acrosome formation and nuclear reshaping during spermiogenesis in mammals...
May 23, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531333/the-flaws-in-the-detail-of-an-observational-study-on-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-intermediate-risks-patients
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Fabio Barili, Nick Freemantle, Thierry Folliguet, Claudio Muneretto, Michele De Bonis, Martin Czerny, Jean Francois Obadia, Nawwar Al-Attar, Nikolaos Bonaros, Jolanda Kluin, Roberto Lorusso, Prakash Punjabi, Rafael Sadaba, Piotr Suwalski, Umberto Benedetto, Andreas Böning, Volkmar Falk, Miguel Sousa-Uva, Pieter A Kappetein, Lorenzo Menicanti
The PARTNER group recently published a comparison between the latest generation SAPIEN 3 transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in intermediate-risk patients, apparently demonstrating superiority of the TAVI and suggesting that TAVI might be the preferred treatment method in this risk class of patients. Nonetheless, assessment of the non-randomized methodology used in this comparison reveals challenges that should be addressed in order to elucidate the validity of the results...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511922/simultaneous-transseptal-para-ring-leak-closure-and-transcatheter-mitral-valve-implantation-for-the-treatment-of-surgical-mitral-repair-failure
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James Roy, Mehdi Eskandari, Mark Monaghan, Olaf Wendler, Jonathan Byrne, Philip MacCarthy
Repeat cardiac surgery in patients with a previous sternotomy is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. While transcatheter aortic valve implantation in high risk surgical patients is now well established, experience with transcatheter mitral valve replacement is still at an early stage. Although many successful reports of transcatheter mitral valve replacements now exist, the predominant approach has been via a transapical approach. It is likely that, as with the evolution of favoured access routes for transcatheter aortic therapies, future directions for transcatheter mitral valves will focus on smaller delivery systems favouring the transvenous transseptal approach where possible...
April 6, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493389/contemporary-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-with-third-generation-balloon-expandable-versus-self-expanding-devices
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Toby Rogers, Arie Steinvil, Kyle Buchanan, M Chadi Alraies, Edward Koifman, Jiaxiang Gai, Rebecca Torguson, Petros Okubagzi, Itsik Ben-Dor, Augusto Pichard, Lowell Satler, Ron Waksman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate balloon-expandable and self-expanding third-generation transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices according to patient selection criteria and outcomes. BACKGROUND: Two competing third-generation TAVR technologies are currently commercially available in the US. There are no published head-to-head comparisons of the relative performance of these two devices. METHODS: 257 consecutive patients undergoing TAVR with a third-generation balloon-expandable (Edwards Sapien 3) or self-expanding device (Medtronic CoreValve Evolut R) at a single US medical center were included...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481954/minor-defects-of-the-luminal-integrity-in-arterial-introducer-esheaths-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Michael Buege, Till Koehler, Ralf Heiderhoff, Marc Papenheim, Si Wang, Heinrich Schleiting, Wolfgang H Arnold, Jason R Foerst, Melchior Seyfarth, Klaus Tiroch, Thomas Riedl, Marc Vorpahl
BACKGROUND: Medical devices such as implant delivery systems are commonly used during minimally invasive procedures in the cardiovascular system. These devices often have lubricious polymer coatings to reduce friction between the device and blood vessels but coatings may separate and potentially cause serious injuries to patients. METHODS: Lubricious coated eSheaths for transcatheter heart valve implantation were assessed for luminal integrity at the proximal, medial and distal part...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471092/anatomical-risk-models-for-paravalvular-leak-and-landing-zone-complications-for-balloon-expandable-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Jose F Condado, Frank E Corrigan, Stamatios Lerakis, Ioannis Parastatidis, Arthur E Stillman, Jose N Binongo, James Stewart, Kreton Mavromatis, Chandan Devireddy, Bradley Leshnower, Robert Guyton, Jessica Forcillo, Ateet Patel, Vinod H Thourani, Peter C Block, Vasilis Babaliaros
BACKGROUND: Though several anatomical characteristics have been reported separately as risk factors for paravalvular leak (PVL) and landing zone (LZ) complications after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), multivariate risk models are needed. METHODS: Patients that underwent balloon-expandable TAVR with multidetector cardiac computed tomography (MDCT) sizing were studied. MDCT images were analyzed and the association between anatomical factors and ≥mild PVL, ≥moderate PVL, and LZ complications (annular rupture, requirement of new permanent pacemaker, and coronary obstruction) was determined, and subsequently competing predictive models were developed and validated...
May 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461798/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-a-patient-with-unicuspid-aortic-valve
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Angelo Nascimbene, Pranav Loyalka, Igor D Gregoric, Ricardo Bellera, Maan Malahfji, Marija Petrovic, Biswajit Kar
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with bicuspid aortic valves has been successfully performed, but there is a lack of published experience in percutaneous treatment of patients with unicuspid valves and severe aortic stenosis. We describe a case of TAVR in such a patient. A 31-year-old woman with Turner syndrome-who had undergone coarctation repair via subclavian flap at age 7 days and an aortic valvotomy at age 6 weeks-presented with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. She was deemed inoperable because of her severe pulmonary hypertension and numerous comorbidities; consequently, a 20-mm Edwards Sapien 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve was offered for compassionate use...
April 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459550/2d-ir-correlation-spectroscopy-in-the-determination-of-aggregation-and-stability-of-kh-domain-gxxg-loop-peptide-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-trifluoroacetate
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Aslin Rodriguez Nassif, Igor de la Arada, Jose Luis R Arrondo, Belinda Pastrana Rios
Trifluoroacetate (TFA) is a strong anion byproduct of solid phase peptide synthesis. Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy can be used to ascertain the presence of this excipient in peptide samples for quality assessment. TFA absorbs as a strong sharp peak (1675.3 cm(-1)) within the amide I' band of the spectral region. A peptide sample and the TFA excipient can be studied simultaneously by FT-IR and 2D IR correlation spectroscopies. In addition, these techniques are able to determine the effect of TFA on the stability of the peptide...
May 1, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444177/single-centre-experience-with-transapical-transcatheter-mitral-valve-implantation%C3%A2
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Gry Dahle, Kjell-Arne Rein, Arnt E Fiane
OBJECTIVES: A transcatheter heart valve technique can be used in failed mitral valve repairs with annuloplasty rings, deterioriated bioprostheses and in mitral annular calcification, all serving as 'docking stations' for balloon-expandable valves. Specially designed transcatheter mitral valve platforms are used in ongoing studies for native mitral valve regurgitation. We present our single centre experience with transcatheter mitral valve implantation-transapical approach procedures in eleven patients...
April 21, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434539/evolutionary-anatomy-of-the-neandertal-ulna-and-radius-in-the-light-of-the-new-el-sidr%C3%A3-n-sample
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Laura Pérez-Criado, Antonio Rosas
This paper aims to improve our understanding of the phylogenetic trait polarity related to hominin forearm evolution, in particular those traits traditionally defined as "Neandertal features." To this aim, twelve adult and adolescent fragmented forelimb elements (including ulnae and radii) of Homo neanderthalensis recovered from the site of El Sidrón (Asturias, Spain) were examined comparatively using three-dimensional geometric and traditional morphometrics. Mean centroid size and shape comparisons, principal components analysis, and phylogenetic signal analysis were undertaken...
May 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434535/fruits-of-the-forest-human-stable-isotope-ecology-and-rainforest-adaptations-in-late-pleistocene-and-holocene-%C3%A2-36-to-3-ka-sri-lanka
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Patrick Roberts, Nimal Perera, Oshan Wedage, Siran Deraniyagala, Jude Perera, Saman Eregama, Michael D Petraglia, Julia A Lee-Thorp
Sri Lanka has yielded some of the earliest dated fossil evidence for Homo sapiens (∼38-35,000 cal. years BP [calibrated years before present]) in South Asia, within a region that is today covered by tropical rainforest. Archaeozoological and archaeobotanical evidence indicates that these hunter-gatherers exploited tropical forest resources, yet the contribution of these resources to their overall subsistence strategies has, as in other Late Pleistocene rainforest settings, remained relatively unexplored...
May 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427598/computed-tomography-based-oversizing-degrees-and-incidence-of-paravalvular-regurgitation-of-a-new-generation-transcatheter-heart-valve
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Philipp Blanke, Philippe Pibarot, Rebecca Hahn, Neil Weissman, Susheel Kodali, Vinod Thourani, Rupa Parvataneni, Danny Dvir, Christopher Naoum, Bjarne L Nørgaard, Pamela Douglas, Wael Jaber, Omar K Khalique, Hasan Jilaihawi, Michael Mack, Craig Smith, Martin Leon, John Webb, Jonathon Leipsic
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of the extent of computed tomography (CT)-based area and perimeter oversizing on the incidence and severity of paravalvular aortic regurgitation (PAR) for the Edwards SAPIEN 3 (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California) device, using CT data and echocardiographic outcome data of the PARTNER II (Placement of AoRTic TraNscathetER Valves Trial II) SAPIEN 3 intermediate-risk cohort. BACKGROUND: Transcatheter heart valve (THV) sizing algorithms are device specific, requiring refinements for new valve designs...
April 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412434/a-highly-predictive-risk-model-for-pacemaker-implantation-after-tavr
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Yoshio Maeno, Yigal Abramowitz, Hiroyuki Kawamori, Yoshio Kazuno, Shunsuke Kubo, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Geeteshwar Mangat, Kazuaki Okuyama, Mohammad Kashif, Tarun Chakravarty, Mamoo Nakamura, Wen Cheng, John Friedman, Daniel Berman, Raj R Makkar, Hasan Jilaihawi
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to develop a robust and definitive risk model for new permanent pacemaker implantation (PPMI) after SAPIEN 3 (third generation balloon expandable valve) (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (third generation balloon expandable valve TAVR), including calcification in the aortic-valvular complex (AVC). BACKGROUND: The association between calcium in the AVC and need for PPMI is poorly delineated after third generation balloon expandable valve TAVR...
April 7, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410636/stent-and-leaflet-stresses-in-29-mm-second-generation-balloon-expandable-transcatheter-aortic-valve
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Yue Xuan, Kapil Krishnan, Jian Ye, Danny Dvir, Julius M Guccione, Liang Ge, Elaine E Tseng
BACKGROUND: Equipoise of transcatheter aortic valve replacement with surgical aortic valve replacement in intermediate-risk patients has been demonstrated. As transcatheter aortic valve replacement usage expands, questions regarding long-term durability become paramount. Valve design impacts durability with regions of increased leaflet stress being vulnerable to early failure. However, transcatheter aortic valve (TAV) leaflet stresses are unknown. The objective of this study was to determine stent and leaflet stresses of second-generation balloon-expandable TAV...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406567/evolution-of-spinopelvic-alignment-in-hominins
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Ella Been, Asier Gómez-Olivencia, Sara Shefi, Michalle Soudack, Markus Bastir, Alon Barash
Spinopelvic alignment refers to the interaction between pelvic orientation, spinal curvatures, and the line of gravity. In a healthy modern human, this alignment is characterized by reciprocal curves/orientation of the sacrum, lumbar lordosis, thoracic kyphosis, and cervical lordosis. In an economic sagittal posture, these curvatures keep the line of gravity close to the center of the acetabulum. The purpose of this study is to explore the spinopelvic alignment in extinct hominins. We examined spinopelvic alignment of a single representative from each of the following hominin groups: Australopithecus, Homo erectus (H...
May 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385514/nr4a2-genetic-variation-and-parkinson-s-disease-evidence-from-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hongmei Liu, Hongbo Liu, Ting Li, Jiayi Cui, Yingmei Fu, Juanjuan Ren, Xiujia Sun, Ping Jiang, Shunying Yu, Chunbo Li
INTRODUCTION: the homo sapiens nuclear receptor subfamily 4, group A (NR4A2) genetic variation has been implicated as a risk factor for Parkinson's disease (PD). Nevertheless, the results are inconclusive. We conducted a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis to quantify the impact of NR4A2 variation on the risk of PD. METHODS: all eligible case-control studies published up to June 2016 by searching Pubmed, OVID, EBSCO, PsycINFO, ISI Web of Knowledge, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database and China Academic Journals Database were identified...
April 4, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379465/surgical-retrieval-of-a-degenerated-sapien-3-valve-after-29-months
#18
Pietro Giorgio Malvindi, Carmine Carbone, Cataldo Labriola, Domenico Paparella
A 70-year-old man developed heart failure due to severe mixed disease of a degenerated transcatheter aortic valve prosthesis. The patient underwent retrieval of the transcatheter aortic valve and implantation of a 25-mm bioprosthesis through a redo sternotomy.
March 31, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377229/bending-the-rules-in-transfemoral-tavi-with-the-sapien-3-overcoming-severe-iliac-tortuosity
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Jonathan Michel, Antonio H Frangieh, Ilka Ott, A M Kasel
Whilst the worldwide uptake of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) over the last 10 years has been dramatic, iliac tortuosity remains a potential barrier to the most commonly chosen access route via the femoral artery. We describe the challenges posed by severe iliac tortuosity during transfemoral TAVI and contrast a difficult procedure - at the limit of the capability of current device delivery technology - with a straightforward implantation. The use of pre-procedural multi-detector computed tomography to assess the vasculature and a bilateral stiff wire technique for managing iliofemoral tortuosity are discussed...
March 15, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371781/assessment-of-semantic-similarity-between-proteins-using-information-content-and-topological-properties-of-the-gene-ontology-graph
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Pritha Dutta, Subhadip Basu, Mahantapas Kundu
The semantic similarity between two interacting proteins can be estimated by combining the similarity scores of the GO terms associated with the proteins. Greater number of similar GO annotations between two proteins indicates greater interaction affinity. Existing semantic similarity measures make use of the GO graph structure, the information content of GO terms, or a combination of both. In this paper, we present a hybrid approach which utilizes both the topological features of the GO graph and information contents of the GO terms...
March 31, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
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