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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329082/aortic-elongation-and-the-risk-for-dissection-the-t%C3%A3-bingen-aortic-pathoanatomy-taipan-project%C3%A2
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Tobias Krüger, Alexandre Oikonomou, David Schibilsky, Mario Lescan, Katharina Bregel, Luise Vöhringer, Wilke Schneider, Henning Lausberg, Gunnar Blumenstock, Fabian Bamberg, Christian Schlensak
OBJECTIVES: We measured aortic dimensions, particularly length parameters, using 3D imaging with the aim of refining the risk-morphology for Stanford type A aortic dissection (TAD). METHODS: Computer tomography angiography studies were analysed using the curved multiplanar reformats. At defined landmarks, the diameters and lengths of aortic segments were recorded. Three groups were compared retrospectively: patients actually suffering from a TAD (TAD-group; n  = 150), patients before suffering a TAD (preTAD-group n  = 15) and a healthy control group ( n  = 215)...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328865/novel-management-of-distal-tibial-and-fibular-fractures-with-acumed-fibular-nail-and-minimally-invasive-plating-osteosynthesis-technique-a-case-report
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Tie-Jun Wang, Wei-Na Ju, Bao-Chang Qi
RATIONALE: Anatomical characteristics, such as subcutaneous position and minimal muscle cover, contribute to the complexity of fractures of the distal third of the tibia and fibula. Severe damage to soft tissue and instability ensure high risk of delayed bone union and wound complications such as nonunion, infection, and necrosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: This case report discusses management in a 54-year-old woman who sustained fractures of the distal third of the left tibia and fibula, with damage to overlying soft tissue (swelling and blisters)...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328006/clinical-experience-and-results-of-microsurgical-resection-of-arterioveonous-malformation-in-the-presence-of-space-occupying-intracerebral-hematoma
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Damiano G Barone, Hani J Marcus, Mathew R Guilfoyle, J Nicholas P Higgins, Nagui Antoun, Thomas Santarius, Rikin A Trivedi, Ramez W Kirollos
BACKGROUND: Management of ruptured arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) with a mass-producing intracerebral hematoma (ICH) represents a surgical dilemma. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcome and obliteration rates of microsurgical resection of AVM when performed concomitantly with evacuation of an associated space-occupying ICH. METHODS: Data of patients with AVM were collected prospectively. Cases were identified in which an AVM was resected and an associated space-occupying ICH was evacuated at the same time, and divided into "group 1," in which the surgery was performed acutely within 48 h of presentation (secondary to elevated intracranial pressure); and "group 2," in which selected patients were operated upon in the presence of a liquefying ICH in the "subacute" stage...
March 15, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327193/longitudinal-evaluation-of-aortic-hemodynamics-in-marfan-syndrome-new-insights-from-a-4d-flow-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-multi-year-follow-up-study
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Julia Geiger, Daniel Hirtler, Kristina Gottfried, Ozair Rahman, Emilie Bollache, Alex J Barker, Michael Markl, Brigitte Stiller
BACKGROUND: The aim of this 4D flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) follow-up study was to investigate longitudinal changes in aortic hemodynamics in adolescent patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS). METHODS: 4D flow CMR for the assessment of in-vivo 3D blood flow with full coverage of the thoracic aorta was performed twice (baseline scan t1/follow-up scan t2) in 19 adolescent MFS patients (age at t1: 12.7 ± 3.6 years, t2: 16.2 ± 4.3 years) with a mean follow-up duration of 3...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324891/multicenter-prospective-evaluation-of-the-reliability-of-the-combined-use-of-two-models-to-predict-non-sentinel-lymph-node-status-in-breast-cancer-patients-with-metastatic-sentinel-lymph-nodes-the-mskcc-nomogram-and-the-tenon-score-results-of-the-notegs-study
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Roman Rouzier, Catherine Uzan, Alexandra Rousseau, Eugénie Guillot, Sonia Zilberman, Charles Meyer, Pablo Estevez, Pierre-Francois Dupre, David Kere, Virginie Doridot, Gauthier D'halluin, Xavier Fritel, Nicolas Pouget, Clémentine Jankowski, Chafika Mazouni, Tabassome Simon, Charles Coutant
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the combined use of The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center nomogram and Tenon score to select, in patients with metastatic sentinel lymph node (SN), those at low risk of metastatic non-SN for whom additional axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) could be avoided. METHODS: From January 2011 to July 2012, a prospective non-interventional nationwide study was conducted (NCT01509963). We sought to identify the false reassurance rate (FRR, a negative test result is false) in patients with both a ⩽10% probability of metastatic non-SN with the MSKCC nomogram and a Tenon score ⩽3...
March 21, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319171/a-reported-20-gene-expression-signature-to-predict-lymph-node-positive-disease-at-radical-cystectomy-for-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-is-clinically-not-applicable
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Kim E M van Kessel, Harmen J G van de Werken, Irene Lurkin, Angelique C J Ziel-van der Made, Ellen C Zwarthoff, Joost L Boormans
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) provides a small but significant survival benefit. Nevertheless, controversies on applying NAC remain because the limited benefit must be weight against chemotherapy-related toxicity and the delay of definitive local treatment. Therefore, there is a clear clinical need for tools to guide treatment decisions on NAC in MIBC. Here, we aimed to validate a previously reported 20-gene expression signature that predicted lymph node-positive disease at radical cystectomy in clinically node-negative MIBC patients, which would be a justification for upfront chemotherapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319085/synergistic-drug-combinations-for-cancer-identified-in-a-crispr-screen-for-pairwise-genetic-interactions
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Kyuho Han, Edwin E Jeng, Gaelen T Hess, David W Morgens, Amy Li, Michael C Bassik
Identification of effective combination therapies is critical to address the emergence of drug-resistant cancers, but direct screening of all possible drug combinations is infeasible. Here we introduce a CRISPR-based double knockout (CDKO) system that improves the efficiency of combinatorial genetic screening using an effective strategy for cloning and sequencing paired single guide RNA (sgRNA) libraries and a robust statistical scoring method for calculating genetic interactions (GIs) from CRISPR-deleted gene pairs...
March 20, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315564/clinical-risk-scores-predict-procedural-complications-of-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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László Hadadi, Razvan Constantin Şerban, Alina Scridon, Ioana Şuş, Éva Katalin Lakatos, Zoltán Demjén, Dan Dobreanu
OBJECTIVE: The predictive value of five risk score models containing clinical (PAMI-PMS, GRACE-GRS, and modified ACEF-ACEFm-scores), angiographic SYNTAX score (SXS) and combined Clinical SYNTAX score (CSS) variables were evaluated for the incidence of three procedural complications of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI): iatrogenic coronary artery dissection, angiographically visible distal embolization and angiographic no-reflow phenomenon. METHODS: The mentioned scores and the incidence of procedural complications were retrospectively analyzed in 399 consecutive patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction who underwent pPCI...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304205/stenting-of-the-cervical-internal-carotid-artery-in-acute-stroke-management-the-karolinska-experience
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Anastasios Mpotsaris, Christoph Kabbasch, Jan Borggrefe, Vamsi Gontu, Michael Soderman
Background Emergency stent placement in the extracranial internal carotid artery in combination with anterior circulation thrombectomy is a routine procedure. Yet, precise indications and clinical safety in this setting remains controversial. Present data for mechanical thrombectomy include few studies with acute stenting of tandem occlusions. We evaluated the feasibility, safety and clinical outcome of this endovascular treatment in a retrospective analysis of all consecutive cases at a comprehensive stroke centre...
April 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302763/phase-2-study-of-99m-tc-trofolastat-spect-ct-to-identify-and-localize-prostate-cancer-in-intermediate-and-high-risk-patients-undergoing-radical-prostatectomy-and-extended-pelvic-lymph-node-dissection
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Karolien E Goffin, Steven Joniau, Peter Tenke, Kevin Slawin, Eric A Klein, Nancy Stambler, Thomas Strack, John Babich, Thomas Armor, Vivien Wong
Rationale:(99m)Tc-trofolastat ((99m)Tc-MIP-1404), a small-molecule inhibitor of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), shows high potential to detect prostate cancer (PCa) non-invasively using single-photon-emission-computed-tomography (SPECT). We therefore wanted to assess the performance of (99m)Tc-trofolastat SPECT/CT in a phase 2 multi-center, multi-reader prospective study in patients with intermediate- and high-grade PCa, prior to radical prostatectomy and extended pelvic lymph node dissection, with histopathology as gold standard...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302143/altered-aortic-3d-hemodynamics-and-geometry-in-pediatric-marfan-syndrome-patients
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Roel L F van der Palen, Alex J Barker, Emilie Bollache, Julio Garcia, Michael J Rose, Pim van Ooij, Luciana T Young, Arno A W Roest, Michael Markl, Joshua D Robinson, Cynthia K Rigsby
BACKGROUND: Blood flow dynamics make it possible to better understand the development of aortopathy and cardiovascular events in patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS). Aortic 3D blood flow characteristics were investigated in relation to aortic geometry in children and adolescents with MFS. METHODS: Twenty-five MFS patients (age 15.6 ± 4.0 years; 11 females) and 21 healthy controls (age 16.0 ± 2.6 years; 12 females) underwent magnetic resonance angiography and 4D flow CMR for assessment of thoracic aortic size and 3D blood flow velocities...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301994/does-preoperative-transarterial-chemoembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-increase-the-incidence-of-hepatic-artery-thrombosis-after-living-donor-liver-transplant
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Volkan Ince, Veysel Ersan, Serdar Karakas, Koray Kutluturk, Nese Karadag, Ramazan Kutlu, Sezai Yilmaz
OBJECTIVES: Transarterial chemoembolization is a potential risk factor for hepatic artery damage, which may lead to severe consequences. We aimed to investigate this controversial issue in our population of liver transplant patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2006 and December 2016, a total of 262 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma underwent liver transplant at our institution. Of these, 22 (8.4%) had preoperative transarterial chemoembolization...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301982/effects-of-glass-ionomer-cement-on-facial-nerve-a-clinical-and-histopathologic-evaluation
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Rauf Oguzhan Kum, Sezer Kulacoglu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical and histopathologic effects of glass ionomer cement (GIC) on facial nerve. METHODS: Eight Wistar albino rats were included in the study. Under general anesthesia, bilateral facial nerves of rats were dissected. Saline was injected into right facial nerves, while GIC was dropped on left facial nerves. Facial nerve functions of the rats were evaluated using mustache and bling reflex scores everyday along 14 days...
March 16, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298031/analysis-of-saccular-aneurysms-in-the-barrow-ruptured-aneurysm-trial
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Robert F Spetzler, Joseph M Zabramski, Cameron G McDougall, Felipe C Albuquerque, Nancy K Hills, Robert C Wallace, Peter Nakaji
OBJECTIVE The Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial (BRAT) is a prospective, randomized trial in which treatment with clipping was compared to treatment with coil embolization. Patients were randomized to treatment on presentation with any nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Because all other randomized trials comparing these 2 types of treatments have been limited to saccular aneurysms, the authors analyzed the current BRAT data for this subgroup of lesions. METHODS The primary BRAT analysis included all sources of SAH: nonaneurysmal lesions; saccular, blister, fusiform, and dissecting aneurysms; and SAHs from an aneurysm associated with either an arteriovenous malformation or a fistula...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295971/mid-term-outcomes-of-orbital-atherectomy-combined-with-drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty-for-treatment-of-femoropopliteal-disease
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T Raymond Foley, Ryan P Cotter, Damianos G Kokkinidis, Daniel D Nguyen, Stephen W Waldo, Ehrin J Armstrong
PURPOSE: To assess the intraprocedural and mid-term outcomes of orbital atherectomy (OA) combined with drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty for the treatment of calcified femoropopliteal disease. METHODS: In this single-center cohort, 89 patients (139 lesions) were treated with DCB angioplasty for claudication or critical limb ischemia (CLI). Angiographic characteristics and procedural outcomes were reviewed for patients treated with or without adjunctive OA. Lesion calcification was graded using two previously published scoring systems, the angiographic calcium score (ACS) and the peripheral artery calcification scoring system (PACSS)...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293333/percutaneous-cannulated-compression-screw-osteosynthesis-in-phalanx-fractures-the-surgical-technique-the-indications-and-the-results
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Eirini Liodaki, Tobias Kisch, Eike Wenzel, Peter Mailänder, Felix Stang
Objective: Fractures of metacarpals and phalanges are very common fractures, and there are a lot of treatment modalities. The purpose of the study was to describe the technique of percutaneous fixation of phalangeal fractures using a cannulated compression screw fixation system and its results. Methods: We conducted a prospective clinical study on 43 patients with different types of phalangeal fractures undergoing a percutaneous cannulated compression screw osteosynthesis. Parameters such as average operation time and clinical outcome were evaluated postoperatively...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288072/dissecting-leapfrog-how-well-do-leapfrog-safe-practices-scores-correlate-with-hospital-compare-ratings-and-penalties-and-how-much-do-they-matter
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Shawna N Smith, Heidi A Reichert, Jessica M Ameling, Jennifer Meddings
BACKGROUND: Voluntary Leapfrog Safe Practices Score (SPS) measures were among the first public reports of hospital performance. Recently, Medicare's Hospital Compare website has reported compulsory measures. Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Score (HSS) grades incorporate SPS and Medicare measures. We evaluate associations between Leapfrog SPS and Medicare measures, and the impact of SPS on HSS grades. METHODS: Using 2013 hospital data, we linked Leapfrog HSS data with central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) standardized infection ratios (SIRs), and Hospital Readmission and Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program penalties incorporating 2013 performance...
March 10, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286094/efficacy-and-safety-of-endoscopic-submucosal-tunnel-dissection-for-superficial-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Rui Huang, Hongwei Cai, Xin Zhao, Xiaoqiang Lu, Min Liu, Wenhao Lv, Zhiguo Liu, Kaichun Wu, Ying Han
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Esophageal ESD is technically challenging due to the facts of thinner wall and narrow lumen. Tunnel technique was previously proposed. This current retrospective study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the tunnel technique in ESD of superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: Patients underwent ESD for superficial ESCC between October 2013 and September 2015 were included in the study. Propensity score matching was used to compensate for the differences in age, sex, resected specimen size, and pathology...
March 9, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283710/clinical-and-urodynamic-assessment-in-patients-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse-before-and-after-laparoscopic-sacrocolpopexy
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Bahiyah Abdullah, Jimmy Nomura, Shingo Moriyama, Tingwen Huang, Shino Tokiwa, Mio Togo
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that patient-reported urinary symptoms and urodynamic evaluation improve after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSC) despite deeper vesicovaginal space dissection. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of women with pelvic organ prolapse who underwent LSC from January 2013 to January 2016 in a tertiary center. Urinary function was clinically evaluated using the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire - Short Form (ICIQ-SF), the Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS) and the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory Questionnaire- - Short Form 20 (PFDI-20)...
March 10, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281741/extended-versus-standard-pelvic-lymphadenectomy-during-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-the-role-of-extended-template-as-an-independent-predictor-of-lymph-node-invasion-with-comparable-morbidity-burden
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Francesco A Mistretta, Luca Boeri, Angelica A Grasso, Vito Lo Russo, Giancarlo Albo, Elisa De Lorenzis, Marco Maggioni, Franco Palmisano, Paolo Dell'ORTO, Silvano Bosari, Bernardo Rocco
BACKGROUND: To assess oncologic and surgical outcomes in patients subjected to standard (S) versus extended (E) pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). METHODS: From February 2009 to December 2015 a total of 184 consecutive patients underwent RARP and either standard or extended PLND for localized prostate cancer (PCa). Descriptive statistics compared clinical and pathological variables between groups. Logistic regression identified potential predictors of lymph node invasion (LNI)...
March 10, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
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