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K A Eaton, N Innes, S M Balaji, C Pugh, E Honkala, C D Lynch
This satellite symposium was the fifth in a series for editors, publishers, reviewers and all those with an interest in scientific publishing. It was held on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 at the IADR meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The symposium attracted more than 210 attendees. The symposium placed an emphasis on strategies to ensure that papers are accepted by peer reviewed journals. The speaker, representing the Journal of Dental Research gave a history of peer review and explained how to access material to advise new authors...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890512/safety-and-efficacy-of-valve-repositioning-during-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-with-the-lotus-valve-system
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Hashrul N Z Rashid, Robert Gooley, Liam McCormick, Sarah Zaman, Satish Ramkumar, Damon Jackson, Ameera Amiruddin, Arthur Nasis, James Cameron, Ian T Meredith
OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and efficacy of valve repositioning following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the Lotus Valve System (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA). INTRODUCTION: TAVR is a well-established treatment for severe aortic stenosis. The Lotus Valve System is fully repositionable and retrievable. Valve repositioning has the potential to minimize TAVR-related complications caused by valve malposition; however, the effect on adverse event rates such as stroke is unknown...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887799/procedural-and-longer-term-outcomes-of-wire-versus-device-based-antegrade-dissection-and-re-entry-techniques-for-the-percutaneous-revascularization-of-coronary-chronic-total-occlusions
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Lorenzo Azzalini, Rustem Dautov, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Soledad Ojeda, Susanna Benincasa, Barbara Bellini, Aris Karatasakis, Jorge Chavarría, Bavana V Rangan, Manuel Pan, Mauro Carlino, Antonio Colombo, Stéphane Rinfret
BACKGROUND: There are few data regarding the procedural and follow-up outcomes of different antegrade dissection/re-entry (ADR) techniques for chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We compiled a multicenter registry of consecutive patients undergoing ADR-based CTO PCI at four high-volume specialized institutions. Patients were divided according to the specific ADR technique used: subintimal tracking and re-entry (STAR), limited antegrade subintimal tracking (LAST), or device-based with the CrossBoss/Stingray system (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA)...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865698/immunohistochemical-analysis-of-debris-captured-by-filter-type-distal-embolic-protection-devices-for-carotid-artery-stenting
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Yukinao Kambayashi, Ichiro Yuki, Toshihiro Ishibashi, Ayako Ikemura, Takashi Umezawa, Masafumi Suzuki, Issei Kan, Hiroyuki Takao, Yuichi Murayama
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the micro-debris captured in filter-type distal embolic protection devices (EPD) used for carotid stenting (CAS). This study aimed to determine the histological and immunohistochemical characteristics of such debris by using a new liquid-based cytology (LBC) technique. METHODS: Fifteen patients who underwent CAS using a filter-type distal EPD (FilterWire EZ; Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) were included in the study. After gross inspection of each recovered filter device, micro-debris were collected using a new LBC technique (SurePath; TriPath Imaging, Inc...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862860/incidence-and-predictors-of-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-following-treatment-with-the-repositionable-lotus%C3%A2-transcatheter-aortic-valve
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Sarah Zaman, Liam McCormick, Robert Gooley, Hashrul Rashid, Satish Ramkumar, Damon Jackson, Samuel Hui, Ian T Meredith
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence and predictors of permanent pacemaker (PPM) requirement following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the mechanically expanded Lotus(TM) Valve System (Boston Scientific). BACKGROUND: Pacemaker implantation is the most common complication following TAVR. Predictors of pacing following TAVR with the Lotus valve have not been systematically assessed. METHODS: Consecutive patients with severe aortic stenosis who underwent Lotus valve implantation were prospectively recruited at a single-centre...
November 12, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845874/initial-single-center-experience-with-the-fully-repositionable-transfemoral-lotus-aortic-valve-system
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Kai-Uwe Jarr, Florian Leuschner, Benjamin Meder, Hugo A Katus, Raffi Bekeredjian, Emmanuel Chorianopoulos
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become the standard therapy for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis and unacceptable high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement. Several different devices for TAVR have been introduced so far, each of them with unique features. AIMS: To analyze our first real-world experience with the second- generation, mechanically expanded, fully repositionable transfemoral Lotus TAVR device (Boston Scientific)...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834768/design-and-implementation-of-a-prospective-adult-congenital-heart-disease-biobank
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Alexander R Opotowsky, Brittani Loukas, Christina Ellervik, Lilamarie E Moko, Michael N Singh, Elizabeth I Landzberg, Eric B Rimm, Michael J Landzberg
BACKGROUND: Adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) comprise a growing, increasingly complex population. The Boston Adult Congenital Heart Disease Biobank is a program for the collection and storage of biospecimens to provide a sustainable resource for scientific biomarker investigation in ACHD. METHODS: We describe a protocol to collect, process, and store biospecimens for ACHD or associated diagnoses developed based on existing literature and consultation with cardiovascular biomarker epidemiologists...
November 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826203/economic-impact-of-longer-battery-life-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-defibrillators-in-sweden
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Fredrik Gadler, Yao Ding, Nathalie Verin, Martin Bergius, Jeffrey D Miller, Gregory M Lenhart, Mason W Russell
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to quantify the impact that longer battery life of cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) devices has on reducing the number of device replacements and associated costs of these replacements from a Swedish health care system perspective. METHODS: An economic model based on real-world published data was developed to estimate cost savings and avoided device replacements for CRT-Ds with longer battery life compared with devices with industry-standard battery life expectancy...
2016: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824668/computed-tomography-guided-tumor-ablation-analysis-and-optimization-of-computed-tomography-technique-with-various-ablation-devices
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Adam E M Eltorai, Grayson L Baird, Nicholas Monu, Darren Bialo, Scott Collins, Jeom Soon Kim, Damian E Dupuy
PURPOSE: Ablation device-associated computed tomography beam hardening artifacts can make tumor margin visualization and its relationship to the ablation applicator tip challenging. Determine optimal scanning conditions for currently-used applicators. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven applicators were placed in ex vivo cow livers with implanted mock tumors, surrounded by bolus gel. Various computed tomography scans were performed at 440 mA with 5 mm thickness changing kVp (80, 100, 120, 140), scan time (0...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824401/comparison-of-different-biopsy-forceps-models-for-tissue-sampling-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Christian Bussmann, Alain M Schoepfer, Ekaterina Safroneeva, Nadine Haas, Sébastien Godat, Christine Sempoux, Hans-Uwe Simon, Alex Straumann
Background and aims: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a mixed inflammatory and fibrostenotic disease. Unlike superficial inflammatory changes, subepithelial fibrosis is not routinely sampled in esophageal biopsies. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of deep esophageal sampling with four different types of biopsy forceps. Patients and methods: In this cross-sectional study, esophageal biopsies were taken in 30 adult patients by one expert endoscopist. Biopsies sampled from distal esophagus using a static jaw forceps (Olympus, FB-11K-1) were compared with proximal biopsies sampled with static jaw (Olympus, FB-45Q-1), alligator jaw (Olympus, FB-210K), and large-capacity forceps (Boston Scientific, Radial Jaw 4)...
December 2016: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814912/treatment-of-benign-biliary-leaks-with-transhepatic-placement-of-coated-self-expanding-metallic-stents
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M Páramo, P García-Barquín, M Carrillo, M Millor Muruzábal, I Vivas, J I Bilbao
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the safety and efficacy of percutaneous placement of coated self-expanding metallic stents (SEMS) in patients with biliary leaks. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This ethics committee at our center approved this study. We retrospectively reviewed all coated SEMS placed between October 2008 and September 2015. We analyzed patient-related factors such as the primary underlying disease, prior hepatic procedures, and clinical outcome. We evaluated the location, the number and type of leak (anastomotic or non-anastomotic), and the characteristics of the interventional procedure (number of stents deployed, location of the stents, technical success, and primary functionality)...
November 1, 2016: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806902/very-thin-strut-biodegradable-polymer-everolimus-eluting-and-sirolimus-eluting-stents-versus-durable-polymer-zotarolimus-eluting-stents-in-allcomers-with-coronary-artery-disease-bio-resort-a-three-arm-randomised-non-inferiority-trial
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Clemens von Birgelen, Marlies M Kok, Liefke C van der Heijden, Peter W Danse, Carl E Schotborgh, Martijn Scholte, R Melvyn Tjon Joe Gin, Samer Somi, K G van Houwelingen, M G Stoel, Frits H A F de Man, J Hans W Louwerenburg, Marc Hartmann, Paolo Zocca, Gerard C M Linssen, Job van der Palen, Carine J M Doggen, Marije M Löwik
BACKGROUND: In patients with coronary artery disease, treated with durable polymer-coated drug-eluting stents, the life-long presence of the polymer might delay arterial healing. Novel very thin strut biodegradable polymer stents, which leave only a bare metal stent after polymer resorption, might improve long-term outcome. We investigated in allcomers the safety and efficacy of three stents eluting either everolimus, sirolimus, or zotarolimus, often clinically used but never compared, of which the biodegradable polymer everolimus-eluting stent was never before assessed in allcomers...
November 26, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802927/biolimus-eluting-versus-everolimus-eluting-stents-in-coronary-artery-disease-a-pooled-analysis-from-the-next-and-compare-ii-randomized-trials
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Georgios J Vlachojanni, Serban Puricel, Masahiro Natsuaki, Takeshi Morimoto, Pieter C Smits, Taskeshi Kimura
AIMS: This study sought to investigate the safety and efficacy of the biolimus-eluting stent with biodegradable polymer (BP-BES; Nobori, Terumo) compared to the everolimus-eluting stent with durable polymer (DP-EES; Xience V or Prime, Abbott Vascular, or Promus, Boston Scientific). METHODS AND RESULTS: The all-comers NEXT and COMPARE II clinical trials randomly assigned 5942 patients to BP-BES (N=3412) or DP-EES (N=2530). We conducted a patient level pooled analysis at 3 year follow-up with specified study endpoints definite stent thrombosis (ST), the combined safety endpoint cardiac death or target vessel myocardial infarction (TV-MI), and the efficacy endpoint target lesion revascularization (TLR)...
November 2, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792651/comparison-of-vascular-responses-following-new-generation-biodegradable-and-durable-polymer-based-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-in-an-atherosclerotic-rabbit-iliac-artery-model
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Gaku Nakazawa, Sho Torii, Takeshi Ijichi, Hirofumi Nagamatsu, Yohei Ohno, Fumi Kurata, Ayako Yoshikawa, Masataka Nakano, Norihiko Shinozaki, Fuminobu Yoshimachi, Yuji Ikari
BACKGROUND: Incomplete endothelialization is the primary substrate of late stent thrombosis; however, recent reports have revealed that abnormal vascular responses are also responsible for the occurrence of late stent failure. The aim of the current study was to assess vascular response following deployment of biodegradable polymer-based Synergy (Boston Scientific) and Nobori (Terumo) drug-eluting stents and the durable polymer-based Resolute Integrity stent (Medtronic) in an atherosclerotic rabbit iliac artery model...
October 19, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748971/risk-of-electromagnetic-interference-induced-by-dental-equipment-on-cardiac-implantable-electrical-devices
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Jaume Miranda-Rius, Eduard Lahor-Soler, Lluís Brunet-Llobet, Xavier Sabaté de la Cruz
Patients with cardiac implantable electrical devices should take special precautions when exposed to electromagnetic fields. Proximity to equipment used in clinical dentistry may cause interference. This study evaluated in vitro the risks associated with different types/makes of cardiac devices and types of dental equipment. Six electronic dental tools were tested on three implantable cardioverter defibrillators and three pacemakers made by different manufacturers. Overall, the risk of interference with the pacemakers was 37% lower than with the implantable cardioverter defibrillators...
December 2016: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738098/endovascular-reconstruction-of-internal-carotid-artery-dissection-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-using-the-wingspan-stent
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Eduardo Murias Quintana, Pedro Vega Valdés, Edison Morales Deza, Alberto Gil Garcia, Hugo Cuellar Saenz, Alba L Salgado Bernal, María Cadenas Rodríguez, Lorena Benavente Fernández, Montserrat González Delgado, Nuria Riesco Pérez, Davinia Larrosa Campo, Sergio Calleja Puerta
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to demonstrate our experience in endovascular reconstruction of carotid dissections using the Wingspan Stent System™ (Boston Scientific, Natick, MA, USA), a device we use because of its high radial force and its navigation in extreme curves. METHODS: We treated 11 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke due to carotid dissection with the Wingspan stent, in the cervical carotid artery. RESULTS: Functional evaluation revealed that 10 of the 11 patients were independent at 3 months post surgery and that the 11 stents used were found to be patent at the 6-month follow-up digital subtraction angiography (DSA)...
December 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726292/rapid-pacing-using-the-0-035-in-retrograde-left-ventricular-support-wire-in-208-cases-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-and-balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty
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Roland Hilling-Smith, James Cockburn, Maureen Dooley, Jessica Parker, Andrea Newton, Andrew Hill, Uday Trivedi, Adam de Belder, David Hildick-Smith
: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) are now well established percutaneous procedures. These procedures almost always require bursts of rapid ventricular pacing to temporarily reduce cardiac output to facilitate the procedure, usually done via a temporary pacing wire inserted into the right ventricle. We describe a case series of 132 cases of TAVI and 76 BAV done using ventricular pacing via the left ventricular lead by simply connecting one electrode to the patient's skin and one electrode through the left ventricular (LV) wire...
October 11, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702861/the-economic-impact-of-battery-longevity-in-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-the-hospital-and-healthcare-system-perspectives
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Maurizio Landolina, Giovanni Morani, Antonio Curnis, Antonello Vado, Antonio D'Onofrio, Valter Bianchi, Giuseppe Stabile, Martino Crosato, Barbara Petracci, Carlo Ceriotti, Luca Bontempi, Martina Morosato, Gian Paolo Ballari, Maurizio Gasparini
AIMS: Patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) are likely to undergo one or more device replacements, mainly for battery depletion. We assessed the economic impact of battery depletion on the overall cost of CRT-D treatment from the perspectives of the healthcare system and the hospital. We also compared devices of different generations and from different manufacturers in terms of therapy cost. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed data on 1792 CRT-Ds implanted in 1399 patients in 9 Italian centres...
October 4, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698974/spyglass-pancreatoscopy-and-successful-retrieval-of-a-proximally-migrated-pancreatic-stent-unusual-case-and-technical-tips
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Aliraza Rahimi, Fardad Ejtehadi
Pancreatic stent proximal migration is a well known complication of pancreatic duct stenting, which occurs in about 5-6% of cases. Serious complications should be avoided by retrieval of the stent via different endoscopic techniques. We report a new technique previously reported only once (in a pancreatic duct with underlying pathology), to remove the proximally migrated pancreatic stent in a normal pancreatic duct by SpyGlass Direct Visualization System (Boston Scientific, Natick, Massachusetts, USA) and SpyBite Forceps (Boston Scientific, Natick, Massachusetts, USA)...
July 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693449/the-economic-implications-of-a-reusable-flexible-digital-ureteroscope-a-cost-benefit-analysis
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Christopher J Martin, Sean B McAdams, Haidar Abdul-Muhsin, Victoria M Lim, Rafael Nunez-Nateras, Mark D Tyson, Mitchell R Humphreys
PURPOSE: Questions remain regarding the durability and longevity of flexible ureteroscopes. The objective of this study was to estimate the potential economic benefits of single use, flexible digital ureteroscopes compared to our recent experience with reusable flexible digital ureteroscopes using cost-benefit analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ureteroscopic procedures were prospectively recorded over the 12-month period of February 2014 to February 2015. All flexible ureteroscopies were performed using Flex X(C) digital ureteroscopes (Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, El Segundo, California)...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Urology
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