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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342839/a-case-of-severely-calcified-neoatherosclerosis-after-paclitaxel-eluting-stent-implantation
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Kei Yamamoto, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
A 79-year-old male who had a history of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) received coronary angiography (CAG), because of angina pectoris. CAG showed in-stent restenosis of the paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES). Since the devices could not pass the lesion, we performed rotational atherectomy. Although we could not identify the calcified lesion by the optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) findings because of strong attenuation, the intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image showed the superficial calcification...
March 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342778/-the-burden-of-fungal-infections-in-algeria
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M Chekiri-Talbi, D W Denning
In Algeria, superficial mycoses are very commonly diagnosed. Deep fungal infections are less often observed. Few data from Algeria are found in the literature. We report for the first time the main causes of these diseases in our country and provide burden estimates. We searched for existing data and estimated the incidence and prevalence of fungal diseases based on the population at risk and available epidemiological data. Demographic data were derived from the Service (Office) of the Statistics (ONES), World Health Organization (WHO), The Joint Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and national published reports...
March 22, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342741/treatment-of-secondary-vestibulodynia-with%C3%A2-conjugated-estrogen-cream-a-pilot-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#3
Eve-Lyne Langlais, Jessica Lefebvre, Sarah Maheux-Lacroix, Emmanuel Bujold, Michel Fortier, Céline Bouchard
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of conjugated equine estrogen cream in reducing dyspareunia associated with secondary provoked vestibulodynia. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that included women with secondary provoked vestibulodynia. Participants were randomly allocated to daily application of conjugated equine estrogen cream on the vulvar vestibule (estrogen group) or daily application of a similar placebo cream (placebo group)...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342510/arterial-protocol-including-prophylactic-distal-perfusion-catheter-decreases-limb-ischemia-complications-in-patients-undergoing-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#4
Kathleen M Lamb, Paul J DiMuzio, Adam Johnson, Philip Batista, Neil Moudgill, Megan McCullough, Joshua A Eisenberg, Hitoshi Hirose, Nicholas C Cavarocchi
OBJECTIVE: Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a salvage therapy in patients with severe cardiopulmonary failure. Owing to the large size of the cannulas inserted via the femoral vessels (≤24-F) required for adequate oxygenation, this procedure could result in significant limb ischemic complications (10%-70%). This study evaluates the results of a distal limb perfusion arterial protocol designed to reduce associated complications. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective institutional review board-approved review of consecutive patients requiring ECMO via femoral cannulation (July 2010-January 2015)...
April 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342392/value-of-the-68-ga-dotatate-pet-ct-in-the-diagnosis-of-endometriosis-a-pilot-study
#5
M Fastrez, C Artigas, N Sirtaine, Z Wimana, M Caillet, S Rozenberg, P Flamen
OBJECTIVE: The non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis remains challenging. Recent data suggested that somatostatin might be involved in its pathogenesis. High sensitive visualization of somatostatin receptors expression is possible using PET-CT imaging after the administration of a (68)Ga-labeled somatostatin analog (DOTATATE) that will bind to the somatostatin receptor sub-types 2 and 5. The aim of the present study was to assess the usefulness of (68)Ga-DOTATATE PET-CT in the diagnosis of endometriosis...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342367/optimization-of-surface-electrodes-location-for-h-reflex-recordings-in-soleus-muscle
#6
Alberto Botter, Taian M Vieira
The Hoffmann reflex (H reflex) is extensively used to investigate the spinal motor neuron excitability in healthy and pathological subjects. Obtaining a representative and robust amplitude estimation of the H reflex is of marked relevance in clinical as well as in research applications. As for the motor responses, this issue is strictly related to the electrode positioning, especially for large, pinnate muscles such as the triceps surae. In this study we investigated the effect of electrode position on soleus H-reflex amplitude...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339534/inactivation-of-dermatophyte-infection-by-nonthermal-plasma-on-animal-model
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Vladimír Scholtz, Hana Soušková, Michaela Švarcová, Vítezslav Kríha, Helena Živná, Jaroslav Julák
Superficial fungal infections are a major epidemiological issue with increasing prevalence and are a common global problem. This article describes experimental therapy of superficial fungal skin infection using low-temperature plasma. Groups of guinea pigs were artificially infected with Trichophyton mentagrophytes SK 3286 dermatophyte and treated with plasma produced by a DC cometary discharge with an inserted grid. The course of infection was a week shorter and milder in animals treated by plasma than that in nontreated animals, the significant lowering of dermatophytic germs also occurred in the treated group...
October 7, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339447/chronic-localized-back-pain-due-to-posterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-pocnes-a-new-diagnosis
#8
Oliver B Boelens, Robert C Maatman, Marc R Scheltinga, Kees van Laarhoven, Rudi M Roumen
Most patients with chronic back pain suffer from degenerative thoracolumbovertebral disease. However, the following case illustrates that a localized peripheral nerve entrapment must be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic back pain. We report the case of a 26-year-old woman with continuous excruciating pain in the lower back area. Previous treatment for nephroptosis was to no avail. On physical examination the pain was present in a 2 x 2 cm area overlying the twelfth rib some 4 cm lateral to the spinal process...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339362/diagnostic-performance-of-color-duplex-ultrasonography-along-with-temporal-artery-biopsy-in-suspicion-of-giant-cell-arteritis
#9
Christophe Roncato, Caroline Allix-Béguec, Elisabeth Brottier-Mancini, Bruno Gombert, Guillaume Denis
OBJECTIVES: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a vasculitis that occurs in older adults, affecting vessels of medium and large caliber. GCA diagnosis is a challenge for general practitioners and specialists. The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyse performances of temporal artery biopsy (TAB) and color duplex ultrasonography (CDU) for GCA diagnosis. METHODS: All patients with suspicion of GCA and who underwent both TAB and CDU between April 2009 and March 2014 were included in the study...
March 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339131/tissue-deformation-index-as-a-reliable-measure-of-lateral-abdominal-muscle-activation-on-m-mode-sonography
#10
Maciej Biały, Wacław Adamczyk, Rafael Gnat, Tomasz Stranc
The aim of this article is to present a novel method of evaluating the activity of lateral abdominal muscles using M-mode sonography. The method leads to calculation of the tissue deformation index, representing the percent change in lateral abdominal muscle thickness over time. The objectives of this study were as follows: (1) to establish the mean tissue deformation index values for individual lateral abdominal muscles; and (2) to establish the reliability of the tissue deformation index. In a group of 34 healthy young volunteers (mean age, 24...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338556/adult-onset-foveomacular-vitelliform-dystrophy-evaluated-by-means-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-a-comparison-with-dry-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-healthy-eyes
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Lisa Toto, Enrico Borrelli, Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Luca Di Antonio, Peter A Mattei, Paolo Carpineto, Leonardo Mastropasqua
PURPOSE: To investigate alterations of superficial and deep retinal vascular densities, as well as of choroidal thickness, in patients affected by adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy (AOFVD). METHODS: A total of 22 eyes (15 patients) affected by AOFVD were recruited in the study. Furthermore, 20 eyes of 20 healthy subjects and 20 eyes of 18 patients affected by intermediate dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) were enrolled. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination, including optical coherence tomography angiography...
March 23, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338451/superficial-siderosis-of-the-central-nervous-system-associated-with-intraspinal-hemorrhage-from-ventral-thoracic-epidural-veins-and-a-ventral-spinal-csf-leak-case-report
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Keisuke Takai, Takashi Komori, Manabu Niimura, Makoto Taniguchi
In most patients with superficial siderosis of the CNS, the exact source of bleeding remains unknown because of a lack of objective surgical data. The authors herein describe the case of a 58-year-old man with superficial siderosis of the CNS. The patient also had spinal CSF leakage due to a spinal dural defect. Repair surgery for the dural defect was performed using posterior laminoplasty with a transdural approach without spinal fixation. During repair surgery, the bleeding source was found to be the epidural vein around the defect...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338438/learning-brain-aneurysm-microsurgical-skills-in-a-human-placenta-model-predictive-validity
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Marcelo Magaldi Ribeiro de Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo Ferrarez, Taise Mosso Ramos, Jose Augusto Malheiros, Arthur Nicolato, Carla Jorge Machado, Mauro Tostes Ferreira, Fellype Borges de Oliveira, Cecília Félix Penido Mendes de Sousa, Pollyana Helena Vieira Costa, Sebastiao Gusmao, Giuseppe Lanzino, Rolando Del Maestro
OBJECTIVE Surgery for brain aneurysms is technically demanding. In recent years, the process to learn the technical skills necessary for these challenging procedures has been affected by a decrease in the number of surgical cases available and progressive restrictions on resident training hours. To overcome these limitations, surgical simulators such as cadaver heads and human placenta models have been developed. However, the effectiveness of these models in improving technical skills is unknown. This study assessed concurrent and predictive validity of brain aneurysm surgery simulation in a human placenta model compared with a "live" human brain cadaveric model...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338177/5-aminolevulinic-acid-photodynamic-therapy-stimulates-local-immunity-in-patients-with-condylomata-acuminata-via-activation-of-t-lymphocytes
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J Du, Q Cheng, Z Zhang, J-F Wu, F Li, S-Y Chen, Y-L Wang, X-N Lu, J-H Xu
OBJECTIVE: 5-Aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy (5-ALA-PDT) for condylomata acuminate (CA) is effective and safe, but how this treatment affects immune reaction is poorly understood. We aimed to explore the effects of PDT on local immunity in CA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemical analysis before and after PDT was performed to analyze local changes in the distribution of T lymphocytes, CD123+ plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) and CD1a+ myeloid DCs...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337656/what-factors-are-associated-with-femoral-component-internal-rotation-in-tka-using-the-gap-balancing-technique
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Seung-Yup Lee, Hong-Chul Lim, Ki-Mo Jang, Ji-Hoon Bae
BACKGROUND: When using the gap-balancing technique for TKA, excessive medial release and varus proximal tibial resection can be associated with internal rotation of the femoral component. Previous studies have evaluated the causes of femoral component rotational alignment with a separate factor analysis using unadjusted statistical methods, which might result in treatment effects being attributed to confounding variables. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What pre- and intraoperative factors are associated with internal rotation of the femoral component in TKA using the gap balancing technique? (2) To what degree does femoral component rotation as defined by the navigation system differ from rotation as measured by postoperative CT? METHODS: Three hundred seventy-seven knees that underwent computer-assisted primary TKA attributable to degenerative osteoarthritis with varus or mild valgus alignment in which medial soft tissue release was performed, and those with preoperative radiographs including preoperative CT between October 2007 and June 2014 were included in the study...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337536/functional-and-patient-reported-outcomes-of-the-swanson-metacarpo-phalangeal-arthroplasty-in-the-rheumatoid-hand
#16
Firas K Elherik, Sean Dolan, John Antrum, Frank Unglaub, Colin R Howie, Steffen J Breusch
INTRODUCTION: Replacement of the metacarpo-phalangeal joints (MCPJ) with silastic Swanson's implants can help decrease pain, stiffness and allow for improved function in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There is a lack of patient reported outcome measure (PROM) studies assessing the efficacy of this procedure in RA. The aim of this study was to report any change in function, pain, stiffness and satisfaction following the Swanson MCPJ replacement using patient reported outcomes in a rheumatoid population...
March 24, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335970/quinine-bonded-to-superficially-porous-particles-for-high-efficiency-and-ultrafast-liquid-and-supercritical-fluid-chromatography
#17
Darshan C Patel, Zachary S Breitbach, JeongJae Yu, Kate A Nguyen, Daniel W Armstrong
Two new anion-exchange columns were prepared by bonding tert-butyl carbamoylated quinine to 2.7 μm superficially porous particle (SPP) silica to create chiral stationary phases for high-efficiency and ultrafast chromatography. Performance and retention parameters of these new columns are compared with an analogous 5 μm fully porous particle (FPP) based Chiralpak QNAX column and a 3-4 fold increase in efficiency was observed. Ultrafast separations ranging from 12 s down to sub-second are shown using 2.7 μm SPPs bonded via hydrosilation to the selector...
April 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335163/impact-of-arterial-calcifications-on-the-endovascular-revascularizations-of-the-superficial-femoral-artery
#18
Adrien Kaladji, Pierre-Alexandre Vent, Aurore Danvin, Jean-Michel Davaine, Philippe Chaillou, Alain Costargent, Yann Gouëffic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334869/emerging-concepts-in-sporadic-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy
#19
Andreas Charidimou, Gregoire Boulouis, M Edip Gurol, Cenk Ayata, Brian J Bacskai, Matthew P Frosch, Anand Viswanathan, Steven M Greenberg
Sporadic cerebral amyloid angiopathy is a common, well-defined small vessel disease and a largely untreatable cause of intracerebral haemorrhage and contributor to age-related cognitive decline. The term 'cerebral amyloid angiopathy' now encompasses not only a specific cerebrovascular pathological finding, but also different clinical syndromes (both acute and progressive), brain parenchymal lesions seen on neuroimaging and a set of diagnostic criteria-the Boston criteria, which have resulted in increasingly detected disease during life...
March 13, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334837/clinical-outcome-of-definitive-radiation-therapy-for-superficial-esophageal-cancer
#20
Yutaro Koide, Takeshi Kodaira, Hiroyuki Tachibana, Natsuo Tomita, Chiyoko Makita, Makoto Itoh, Tetsuya Abe, Kei Muro, Masahiro Tajika, Yasumasa Niwa, Yoshiyuki Itoh, Shinji Naganawa
Objective: To analyze the clinical outcome of concurrent chemoradiotherapy in superficial esophageal cancer patients. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed data for 123 patients with superficial esophageal cancer who received external beam radiotherapy without intracavitary brachytherapy plus systemic chemotherapy during 1998-2015. Elective nodal irradiation was not performed. The dosage to planning treatment volume was 60 Gy in 30 fractions. The main outcome measure was overall survival...
February 23, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
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