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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617887/peroral-cholangiopancreatoscopy-with-the-spyglass%C3%A2-system-what-do-we-know-10-years-later
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Pedro Pereira, Armando Peixoto, Patrícia Andrade, Guilherme Macedo
Smaller endoscopes and catheters have been developed that permit direct visualization of the bile and pancreatic ducts (cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy, respectively). These endoscopes and catheters are passed through the working channel of a standard therapeutic duodenoscope during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The SpyGlass Direct Visualization System (Boston Scientific Corp, Natick, MA, USA) is currently the most widely used and studied device. Cholangioscopy with intraductal lithotripsy has become an established modality in the treatment of difficult biliary lithiasis...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606165/pitfalls-in-tamvi-experience-with-the-repositionable-lotus%C3%A2-valve-system
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Paul P Heinisch, Fabien Praz, Bernhard Winkler, Stephan Windecker, Christoph Huber, Thierry Carrel
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous transapical implantation of transcatheter heart valves in the native mitral and aortic position may be considered as an alternative to surgical valve replacement in high-risk patients presenting with combined valve disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old female with severe aortic stenosis, severe mitral stenosis with mild mitral insufficiency, persistent atrial fibrillation, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and NYHA class of IV was evaluated by our interdisciplinary heart team...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584846/rare-esophageal-migration-of-axios-stent-used-for-walled-off-pancreatic-necrosis-drainage
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Yousef Abdel-Aziz, Anas Renno, Tariq Hammad, Ali Nawras
The AXIOS stent (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA) is a novel lumen-apposing self-expandable metallic stent designed for enteric drainage of nonadherent lumens. Efficacy and safety of using the AXIOS stent for pancreatic fluid drainage have been consistently shown in several studies. Although it is less common with this novel stent, stent migration still may happen. We present a case of AXIOS stent migration into the esophagus.
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566941/embolic-protection-using-the-wirion-embolic-protection-system-with-jetstream-atherectomy-in-a-patient-with-superficial-femoral-artery-chronic-total-occlusion
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Nicolas W Shammas
Distal embolization is a common occurrence with peripheral arterial interventions and is more frequent with the use of atherectomy devices. We report the first case of JetStream atherectomy (Boston Scientific, Maple Grove, MN) with the use of the novel WIRION embolic protection system filter. The procedure was performed successfully with no distal embolizations beyond the filter and with no complications in the delivery or retrieval of the filter. The pros and cons of the off label use of this filter with JetStream atherectomy are discussed...
June 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566290/outcome-with-the-repositionable-and-retrievable-boston-scientific-lotus-valve-compared-with-the-balloon-expandable-edwards-sapien-3-valve-in-patients-undergoing-transfemoral-aortic-valve-replacement
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Julia Seeger, Birgid Gonska, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jochen Wöhrle
BACKGROUND: New generation devices for transfemoral aortic valve replacement were optimized on valve positioning and reduction of residual aortic regurgitation. We compared 30-day, 12-month, and 24-month outcomes of the Boston Scientific Lotus valve (Lotus) and the balloon-expandable Edwards Sapien 3 (ES3) valve. Primary end point was all-cause mortality or disabling stroke within 12 months. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between 2014 and 2016, 537 patients were enrolled at our center, and 202 patients received Lotus and 335 ES3...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554939/simplified-clinical-algorithm-for-identifying-patients-eligible-for-immediate-initiation-of-antiretroviral-therapy-for-hiv-slate-protocol-for-a-randomised-evaluation
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Sydney Rosen, Matthew P Fox, Bruce A Larson, Alana T Brennan, Mhairi Maskew, Isaac Tsikhutsu, Margaret Bii, Peter D Ehrenkranz, Wd Francois Venter
INTRODUCTION: African countries are rapidly adopting guidelines to offer antiretroviral therapy (ART) to all HIV-infected individuals, regardless of CD4 count. For this policy of 'treat all' to succeed, millions of new patients must be initiated on ART as efficiently as possible. Studies have documented high losses of treatment-eligible patients from care before they receive their first dose of antiretrovirals (ARVs), due in part to a cumbersome, resource-intensive process for treatment initiation, requiring multiple clinic visits over a several-week period...
May 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535554/anesthetic-considerations-and-perioperative-management-of-spinal-cord-stimulators-literature-review-and-initial-recommendations
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Michael E Harned, Brandon Gish, Allison Zuelzer, Jay S Grider
BACKGROUND: Patients with implanted spinal cord stimulators (SCS) present to the anesthesia care team for management at many different points along the care continuum. Currently, the literature is sparse on the perioperative management. What is available is confusing; monopolar electrocautery is contraindicated but often used, full body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is safe with particular systems but with other manufactures only head and specific extremities exams are safe. Moreover, there are anesthetizing locations outside of the operating room where implanted SCS can interact with surrounding medical equipment and pose significant risk to patient and device...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530488/the-effect-of-angiojet-rheolytic-thrombectomy-in-the-endovascular-treatment-of-lower-extremity-deep-venous-thrombosis
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Mert Dumantepe, Ibrahim Uyar
Objective To evaluate the clinical safety and effectiveness of percutaneous rheolytic thrombectomy in patients with acute lower extremity deep venous thrombosis. Method Sixty-eight consecutive patients with acute massive lower extremity deep venous thrombosis were included in this retrospective study. A percutaneous rheolytic thrombectomy device (Angiojet ® Rheolytic thrombectomy catheter, Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) was used in all patients in an angiography suite through ipsilateral popliteal vein access...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508439/conventional-and-right-sided-screening-for-subcutaneous-icd-in-a-population-with-congenital-heart-disease-at-high-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death
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Pau Alonso, Joaquín Osca, Joaquín Rueda, Oscar Cano, Pedro Pimenta, Ana Andres, María José Sancho, Luis Martinez
BACKGROUND: Information regarding suitability for subcutaneous defibrillator (sICD) implantation in tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) and systemic right ventricle is scarce and needs to be further explored. The main objective of our study was to determine the proportion of patients with ToF and systemic right ventricle eligible for sICD with both, standard and right-sided screening methods. Secondary objectives were: (i) to study sICD eligibility specifically in patients at high risk of sudden cardiac death, (ii) to identify independent predictors for sICD eligibility, and (iii) to compare the proportion of eligible patients in a nonselected ICD population...
May 15, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501315/endovascular-stenting-for-end-stage-lung-cancer-patients-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-post-first-line-treatments-a-single-center-experience-and-literature-review
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Tzu-Ting Kuo, Po-Lin Chen, Chun-Che Shih, I-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is a major complication that occurs when a growing lung malignancy compresses the SVC extrinsically. Current treatment options include radiotherapy or chemotherapy to shrink the tumor or endovascular stenting of the SVC to restore flow. Herein, we report a case series treated in a single institution to demonstrate the safety, effectiveness, and outcomes of salvage and primary stenting for malignant SVC obstruction. METHODS: A total of 12 male patients with malignant superior vena cava obstruction caused by lung cancer underwent SVC stenting from October 2009 to May 2015...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492573/-lotus-sadra-valve-implantation-complicated-by-type-b-aortic-dissection-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Emanuele Cigala, Ida Monteforte, Orlando Piro, Vittorio Monda, Claudia Capozzolo, Giulio Bonzani
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a validated technique for the treatment of aortic valve stenosis in patients with high surgical risk or inoperable. We present the case of an 80-year-old woman with severe aortic valve stenosis (mean gradient 55 mmHg), mild surgical risk, who refused traditional surgery. We implanted a Lotus Sadra 25 mm (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) via the transfemoral route. During pull back delivery, the patient experienced interscapular pain with angiographic evidence of type B aortic dissection effectively treated by implanting a vascular endoprosthesis Valiant 30 x 150 mm (Medtronic Vascular, Santa Rosa, CA, USA)...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487355/impact-of-fluoropolymer-based-paclitaxel-delivery-on-neointimal-proliferation-and-vascular-healing-a-comparative-peripheral-drug-eluting-stent-study-in-the-familial-hypercholesterolemic-swine-model-of-femoral-restenosis
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Pawel Gasior, Yanping Cheng, Andres F Valencia, Jenn McGregor, Gerard B Conditt, Grzegorz L Kaluza, Juan F Granada
BACKGROUND: A polymer-free peripheral paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES, Zilver PTX, Cook, IN) has shown to improve vessel patency after superficial femoral angioplasty. A new-generation fluoropolymer-based PES (FP-PES; Eluvia, Boston Scientific, MA) displaying more controlled and sustained paclitaxel delivery promise to improve the clinical outcomes of first-generation PES. We sought to compare the biological effect of paclitaxel delivered by 2 different stent-coating technologies (fluoropolymer-based versus polymer-free) on neointimal proliferation and healing response in the familial hypercholesterolemic swine model of femoral restenosis...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478744/which-flexible-ureteroscopes-digital-vs-fiber-optic-can-easily-reach-the-difficult-lower-pole-calices-and-have-better-end-tip-deflection-in-vitro-study-on-k-box-a-petra-evaluation
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Laurian B Dragos, Bhaskar K Somani, Emre T Sener, Salvatore Buttice, Silvia Proietti, Achilles Ploumidis, Catalin T Iacoboaie, Steeve Doizi, Olivier Traxer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Modern flexible ureteroscopes (fURSs) have good deflection, but despite this, approaching an acute angled calix can still be difficult. The goals of our in vitro study were to assess the ability of the available modern fURSs to effectively access the sharp angled calices and to compare the end-tip deflection of the various fiber-optic and digital fURSs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a bench-training model for FURS (K-Box, Porgès-Coloplast), we tried to access an acute angled calix with nine different fURSs (BOA vision, COBRA vision, R...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454794/reduced-duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-using-an-improved-drug-eluting-stent-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-of-the-left-main-artery-in-a-real-world-all-comer-population-rationale-and-study-design-of-the-prospective-randomized-multicenter-ideal
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Miguel E Lemmert, Keith Oldroyd, Paul Barragan, Maciej Lesiak, Robert A Byrne, Evgeny Merkulov, Joost Daemen, Yoshinobu Onuma, Karen Witberg, Robert-Jan van Geuns
BACKGROUND: Continuous improvements in stent technology make percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) a potential alternative to surgery in selected patients with unprotected left main coronary artery (uLMCA) disease. The optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in these patients remains undetermined, and in addition, new stent designs using a bioabsorbable polymer might allow shorter duration of DAPT. STUDY DESIGN: IDEAL-LM is a prospective, randomized, multicenter study that will enroll 818 patients undergoing uLMCA PCI...
May 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429537/preliminary-findings-on-the-safety-of-1-5-and-3-tesla-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-cardiac-pacemaker-patients
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V F van Dijk, P P H M Delnoy, J J J Smit, R A Ramdat Misier, A Elvan, H W van Es, B J W M Rensing, G Raciti, L V A Boersma
INTRODUCTION: Modern pacemakers are designed to allow patients to undergo Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI) under a set of specific conditions. Aim of this study is to provide confirmatory evidence of safety and performance of a new pacing system (ImageReady™, Boston Scientific) in patients undergoing 1.5 and 3 Tesla(T) MRI. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two prospective, non-randomized, single-arm studies were designed to provide confirmatory data of no impact of MRI on device function, lead parameters and patient conditions in subjects implanted with the system undergoing a clinically non-indicated 1...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409845/procedural-success-and-intra-hospital-outcome-related-to-left-atrial-appendage-morphology-in-patients-that-receive-an-interventional-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Christian Fastner, Michael Behnes, Benjamin Sartorius, Annika Wenke, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Uzair Ansari, Ishar-Singh Gill, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND: The interventional left atrial appendage (LAA) closure represents an emerging alternative to oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention in certain atrial fibrillation patients. Preliminary results have suggested high procedural success rates and fewer peri-interventional complications; however, there persists an insufficient understanding of the role of many underlying confounding variables (e.g., anatomical characteristics). HYPOTHESIS: It was investigated whether varying LAA morphologies influence procedural success as well as in-hospital outcome...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404541/making-air-pollution-visible-a-tool-for-promoting-environmental-health-literacy
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Ekaterina Galkina Cleary, Allison P Patton, Hsin-Ching Wu, Alan Xie, Joseph Stubblefield, William Mass, Georges Grinstein, Susan Koch-Weser, Doug Brugge, Carolyn Wong
BACKGROUND: Digital maps are instrumental in conveying information about environmental hazards geographically. For laypersons, computer-based maps can serve as tools to promote environmental health literacy about invisible traffic-related air pollution and ultrafine particles. Concentrations of these pollutants are higher near major roadways and increasingly linked to adverse health effects. Interactive computer maps provide visualizations that can allow users to build mental models of the spatial distribution of ultrafine particles in a community and learn about the risk of exposure in a geographic context...
April 12, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390284/well-balanced-system-for-coronary-calcium-detection-and-volume-measurement-in-a-low-resolution-intravascular-ultrasound-videos
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Sumit K Banchhor, Narendra D Londhe, Tadashi Araki, Luca Saba, Petia Radeva, John R Laird, Jasjit S Suri
BACKGROUND: Accurate and fast quantitative assessment of calcium volume is required during the planning of percutaneous coronary interventions procedures. Low resolution in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) coronary videos poses a threat to calcium detection causing over-estimation in volume measurement. We introduce a correction block that counter-balances the bias introduced during the calcium detection process. METHOD: Nineteen patients image dataset (around 40,090 frames), IRB approved, were collected using 40MHz IVUS catheter (Atlantis® SR Pro, Boston Scientific®, pullback speed of 0...
March 30, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385356/the-promus-premier-everolimus-eluting-platinum-chromium-stent-with-durable-polymer-evaluated-in-a-real-world-all-comer-population-in-rotterdam-cardiology-hospital-the-p-search-registry
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Miguel E Lemmert, Nicolas M van Mieghem, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Roberto Diletti, Rutger J van Bommel, Ron T van Domburg, Peter P de Jaegere, Evelyn Regar, Felix Zijlstra, Eric Boersma, Joost Daemen
BACKGROUND: A new-generation everolimus eluting platinum-chromium stent (EePCS), offering improved radial strength, radiopacity and conformability compared to everolimus-eluting cobalt-chromium stents (EeCCS), was evaluated with regard to safety and efficacy in an all-comer cohort. METHODS: A total of 1000 consecutive all-comer patients (including acute coronary syndrome, multivessel disease, calcified lesions) treated with an EePCS (Promus Premier™, Boston Scientific, Natick, Massachusetts) from May 2013 to October 2014 were compared to 1000 consecutive patients treated with an EeCCS (Xience Prime™, Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) from April 2012 to May 2013...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349045/safety-profile-of-liver-fibroscan-in-patients-with-cardiac-pacemakers-or-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
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Yin Chan, Stephanie Pranke, Farid Rashidi, Shravan Nosib, Lawrence Worobetz
Background. Emerging evidence suggests that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with coronary artery diseases and arrhythmias. The FibroScan (Echosens, France), a widely available, noninvasive device, is able to detect liver fibrosis and steatosis within this patient population. However, the FibroScan is currently contraindicated in patients with cardiac pacemakers (PM) or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD). Objective. To determine the safety profile of FibroScan testing in patients with PM or ICD...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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