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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
#2
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-calyces-and-have-better-end-tip-deflection-in-vitro-study-on-k-box-a-petra-evaluation
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Laurian Dragos, Bhaskar K Somani, Tarik Emre Sener, Salvatore Butticè, Silvia Proietti, Achilles Ploumidis, Catalin Iacoboaie, Steeve Doizi, Olivier Traxer
Background & purpose Modern flexible ureteroscopes (fURSs) have good deflection, but despite this, approaching an acute angled calyx can still be difficult. The goals of our in-vitro study were to assess the ability of the available modern fURSs to successfully access the sharp angled calyces and to compare the end-tip deflection of the various fiber-optic and digital fURSs. Materials & Methods Using a bench-training model for FURS (K-Box, Porgès-Coloplast), we tried to access an acute angled calyx with 9 different fURSs (BOA vision, COBRA vision, R...
May 6, 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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337482/efficacy-and-safety-of-novel-digital-single-operator-peroral-cholangioscopy-guided-laser-lithotripsy-for-complicated-biliary-stones
#15
John Ct Wong, Raymond Sy Tang, Anthony Yb Teoh, Joseph Jy Sung, James Yw Lau
Background/study aims Laser lithotripsy can effectively fragment complicated biliary stones, but current cholangioscopes are limited by fragility, restricted mobility or moderate visual resolution. The efficacy and safety of a new digital single-operator peroral cholangioscope to guide laser lithotripsy were evaluated. Patients and methods In this prospective single-center series, consecutive patients with complicated biliary stones, defined as impacted stones > 1.5 cm in size and wider than the more distal common bile duct, or stones that failed extraction by basket mechanical lithotripsy, underwent ERCP and SpyGlass DS peroral cholangioscope (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, United States)-guided laser lithotripsy...
January 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296239/stent-placement-in-the-superficial-femoral-and-proximal-popliteal-arteries-with-the-innova-self-expanding-bare-metal-stent-system
#16
Richard J Powell, Michael R Jaff, Herman Schroë, Andrew Benko, Juan Diaz-Cartelle, Stefan Müller-Hülsbeck
OBJECTIVES: The SuperNOVA trial was designed to evaluate performance of the Innova Vascular Self-Expanding Stent System (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA) for treating lesions in the femoropopliteal arteries. METHODS: Patients with chronic lower limb peripheral artery disease (Rutherford category 2, 3, or 4) and atherosclerotic lesions in the native superficial femoral and/or proximal popliteal artery (lengths 30-190 mm) were enrolled in this single-arm, multinational study...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283867/postoperative-neuroimaging-analysis-of-drt-deep-brain-stimulation-revision-surgery-for-complicated-essential-tremor
#17
Volker Arnd Coenen, Balint Varkuti, Yaroslav Parpaley, Sabine Skodda, Thomas Prokop, Horst Urbach, Meng Li, Peter Christoph Reinacher
BACKGROUND: We report a patient who received conventional bilateral deep brain stimulation of the ventral intermediate nucleus of thalamus (Vim) for the treatment of medication refractory essential tremor (ET). After initial beneficial effects, therapeutic efficacy was lost due to a loss of control of his proximal trunkal and extremity tremor. The patient received successful diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging fiber tractographic (DTI FT)-assisted DBS revision surgery targeting the dentato-rubro-thalamic tract (DRT) in the subthalamic region (STR)...
May 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268306/in-silico-pre-clinical-trials-for-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
#18
Zhihao Jiang, Houssam Abbas, Kuk Jin Jang, Marco Beccani, Jackson Liang, Sanjay Dixit, Rahul Mangharam
Regulatory authorities require that the safety and efficacy of a new high-risk medical device be proven in a Clinical Trial (CT), in which the effects of the device on a group of patients are compared to the effects of the current standard of care. Phase III trials can run for several years, cost millions of dollars, and expose patients to an unproven device. In this paper, we demonstrate how to use a large group of synthetic patients based on computer modeling to improve the planning of a CT so as to increase the chances of a successful trial for implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264591/lubriglide-sequential-ureteral-dilators-%C3%A2-a-safe-and-effective-method-of-ureteral-dilation
#19
Christopher Mitchell, Joseph Kuebker, Benjamin McCormick, Tracy Marien, S Duke Herrell, Nicole L Miller
INTRODUCTION: During ureteroscopy (URS), ureteral dilation may be required to increase the likelihood of accessing the ureter to complete the procedure. Thus, we sought to assess the safety and efficacy of using Lubriglide sequential ureteral dilators(®) (Boston Scientific) to promote primary URS, without need for prestenting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective review was performed of a consecutive series of patients undergoing primary URS by a single surgeon (N...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258051/transcatheter-heart-valve-selection-and-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-in-patients-with-pre-existent-right-bundle-branch-block
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Lennart van Gils, Didier Tchetche, Thibault Lhermusier, Masieh Abawi, Nicolas Dumonteil, Ramón Rodriguez Olivares, Javier Molina-Martin de Nicolas, Pieter R Stella, Didier Carrié, Peter P De Jaegere, Nicolas M Van Mieghem
BACKGROUND: Right bundle branch block is an established predictor for new conduction disturbances and need for a permanent pacemaker (PPM) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement. The aim of the study was to evaluate the absolute rates of transcatheter aortic valve replacement related PPM implantations in patients with pre-existent right bundle branch block and categorize for different transcatheter heart valves. METHODS AND RESULTS: We pooled data on 306 transcatheter aortic valve replacement patients from 4 high-volume centers in Europe and selected those with right bundle branch block at baseline without a previously implanted PPM...
March 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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