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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914752/ct-attenuation-of-pericoronary-adipose-tissue-in-normal-versus-atherosclerotic-coronary-segments-as-defined-by-intravascular-ultrasound
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Mohamed Marwan, Michaela Hell, Annika Schuhbäck, Sören Gauss, Daniel Bittner, Tobias Pflederer, Stephan Achenbach
BACKGROUND: The factors influencing genesis of atherosclerosis at specific regions within the coronary arterial system are currently uncertain. Local mechanical factors such as shear stress as well as metabolic factors, including inflammatory mediators released from epicardial fat, have been proposed. We analyzed computed tomographic (CT) attenuation of pericoronary adipose tissue in normal versus atherosclerotic coronary segments as defined by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated the data sets of 29 patients who were referred for invasive coronary angiography and in whom IVUS of 1 coronary vessel was performed for clinical reasons...
September 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898453/echocardiographic-guidance-and-monitoring-of-left-atrial-appendage-closure-with-atriclip-during-open-chest-cardiac-surgery
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Rachele Contri, Sara Clivio, Tiziano Torre, Tiziano Cassina
Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure prevents thromboembolic risk and avoids lifelong anticoagulation due to atrial fibrillation (AF). Nowadays, AtriClip, a modern epicardial device approved in June 2010, allows external and safe closure of LAA in patients undergoing cardiac surgery during other open-chest cardiac surgical procedures. Such a surgical approach and its epicardial deployment differentiates LAA closure with AtriClip from percutaneous closure techniques such as Watchman (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA), Lariat (SentreHEART Inc...
September 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893709/novel-application-of-branched-endograft-for-preservation-of-pelvic-circulation
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Roy Miler, Jeanwan Kang, Patrick Sowa, Matthew Eagleton, F Ezequiel Parodi
INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVES: Endovascular repair of a proximal anastomotic pseudoaneurysm of an end-to-side aortobifemoral bypass (ABF) can lead to pelvic ischemia. We present a novel application of branched aortic endograft to repair such pseudoaneurysm while preserving flow into the ABF and native aortoiliac system. METHODS: A 71 year old male with history of aortoiliac occlusive disease resulting in lifestyle limiting claudication was treated with an aortobifemoral bypass in 1999...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875504/zenker-s-diverticulum-submucosal-tunneling-endoscopic-septum-division-z-poem
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Oscar Víctor Hernandez Mondragón, Omar Michel Solórzano Pineda, Juan Manuel Blancas Valencia
BACKGROUND: Zenker diverticulum is characterized by dysphagia, weight loss and bronchoaspiration [1]. Open surgery has been the cornerstone of treatment, with good response but recurrence up to 35%.[2]. Rigid endoscopic diverticulotomy has similar results, but with conversion to open surgery up to 30%[3]. Flexible endoscopic diverticulotomy is safe, effective and can be performed in an endoscopic setting, but multiple sessions are needed because of uncomplete cut of the septum[4,5]. Z-POEM is a new procedure in which a total septum myotomy throughout a submucosal tunnel can be performed...
September 6, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870877/very-low-pacemaker-rate-following-acurate-neo-transcatheter-heart-valve-implantation
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Stefan Toggweiler, Henrik Nissen, Brynjolfur Mogensen, Florim Cuculi, Christian Fallesen, Karsten Tange Veien, Miriam Brinkert, Richard Kobza, Andreas Rück
AIMS: Investigate if minimizing trauma to the aortic annulus and left ventricular outflow tract reduces the occurrence of new conduction disorders and need for permanent pacemakers. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 175 patients (58% women, mean age 83 ± 6 years) underwent transfemoral TAVI with the Boston Scientific ACURATE neo at three centers in Europe. Prosthesis size selection was based on perimeter derived annular diameter. Predilatation was performed in all with a balloon 1...
September 5, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818562/conduction-recovery-and-avoidance-of-permanent-pacing-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Corinne Marzahn, Cornel Koban, Martin Seifert, Akihiro Isotani, Michael Neuß, Frank Hölschermann, Christian Butter
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an established treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis and high surgical risk. Currently, various prosthesis types are available. Atrioventricular block (AVB) requiring pacemaker (PM) implantation is a typical complication after TAVI. This study investigated the recovery of AV node conduction and mid-term outcome of patients with or without PM implantation after TAVI according to prosthesis type. METHODS: From July 2008 to May 2015, 856 transcatheter heart valves were implanted at our center (age: 80...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764262/relationship-between-automated-coronary-calcium-volumes-and-a-set-of-manual-coronary-lumen-volume-vessel-volume-and-atheroma-volume-in-japanese-diabetic-cohort
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Sumit K Banchhor, Narendra D Londhe, Luca Saba, Petia Radeva, John R Laird, Jasjit S Suri
INTRODUCTION: A high degree of correlation exists between Coronary Artery Diseases (CAD) and calcification of the vessel wall. For Percutaneous Coronary Interventional (PCI) planning, it is essential to have an exact understanding of the extent to which calcium volume is correlated to the lumen, vessel, and atheroma volume regions in the coronary artery, which is unclear in recent studies. AIM: Four automated Coronary Calcium Volume (aCCV) measurement methods {threshold, Fuzzy c-Means (FCM), K-means, and Hidden Markov Random Field (HMRF)} and its correlation with three manual (experts) coronary parameters namely: Coronary Vessel Volume (mCVV), Coronary Lumen Volume (mCLV), and Coronary Atheroma Volume (mCAV), was determined in a Japanese diabetic cohort...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763138/the-use-of-a-mini-grasping-basket-forceps-for-foreign-body-removal-in-pediatric-patients
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Atsushi Hata, Takahiro Nakajima, Kota Ohashi, Terunaga Inage, Kazuhisa Tanaka, Yuichi Sakairi, Hironobu Wada, Taiki Fujiwara, Hidemi Suzuki, Takekazu Iwata, Ichiro Yoshino
BACKGROUND: Appropriate device selection is crucial for endobronchial foreign body removal using a bronchoscope. In pediatric patients, bronchoscopy requires the use of a thin device due to the narrow access to the airway, limiting the range of useful endobronchial devices. We herein review our experience in endobronchial foreign body removal with a focus on the type of bronchoscope and the instruments used in comparison with the previously published literature and investigate the utility of mini grasping basket forceps (FG-55D, Olympus(®) and Zero Tip(™) Airway Retrieval Basket, Boston Scientific(®) )...
August 1, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756424/cavotricuspid-isthmus-dependent-flutter-or-left-sided-atrial-tachycardia
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Kevin Ming Wei Leong, Fernando Guerrero, Phang Boon Lim
A 52-year-old man with previous mitral valve replacement, cavotricuspid isthmus, and left-sided roof-line ablation for previous typical atrial flutter and tachycardia presented with recurrence of symptoms with an atrial tachycardia measuring 260 ms cycle length on electrocardiogram. Rhythmia electroanatomical mapping (Boston Scientific) was performed to understand the mechanism of arrhythmia and to guide ablative treatment.
August 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734913/uncovered-culprit-plaque-ruptures-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-assessed-by-optical-coherence-tomography-and-intravascular-ultrasound-with-imap
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Mikkel Hougaard, Henrik Steen Hansen, Per Thayssen, Lisbeth Antonsen, Lisette Okkels Jensen
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the incidence and course of healing of uncovered plaque ruptures (PR) following primary percutaneous coronary intervention. BACKGROUND: The infarct-related occlusion is frequently located at the lesion site with maximum thrombus burden, whereas the culprit PR may be situated more proximally or distally. METHODS: Uncovered PR in segments adjacent to the stent were identified by optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound using iMap (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, Massachusetts) within 48 h and after 12 months...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706126/transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-in-valve-implantation-for-aortic-valve-bioprosthesis-failure-with-the-fully-repositionable-and-retrievable-lotus-valve-a-single-center-experience
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Neil Ruparelia, Katharine Thomas, James D Newton, Kate Grebenik, Amar Keiralla, George Krasopoulos, Rana Sayeed, Adrian P Banning, Rajesh K Kharbanda
OBJECTIVE: To report a first case series of the Lotus valve (Boston Scientific) for the treatment of surgical aortic bioprosthesis failure. BACKGROUND: Valve-in-valve (VIV) transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an established management option for surgical aortic bioprosthesis failure. Although TAVI has proven efficacious, complications relating to suboptimal valve implantation have been reported in approximately 5% of patients. The Lotus valve is fully repositionable and retrievable, and therefore enables complete assessment of valve function prior to definitive deployment...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702117/balloon-angioplasty-for-intracranial-atherosclerotic-disease-a-multicenter-study
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Lakshmi Sudha Prasanna Karanam, Mukesh Sharma, Anand Alurkar, Sridhar Reddy Baddam, Vijaya Pamidimukkala, Raghavasarma Polavarapu
AIM: To evaluate the role and efficacy of the balloon angioplasty in intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) in patients who presented with acute stroke due to vessel occlusion and in patients with symptomatic disease despite optimum medical management. METHODS: From 2013 to 2016, a total of 39 patients (24 males and 15 females with a mean age of 64.5 years) underwent balloon angioplasty over a period of 2 years and 8 months in three different institutions in India...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667807/improved-algorithm-for-ostium-size-assessment-in-watchman-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-using-three-dimensional-echocardiography
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Maximilian Schmidt-Salzmann, Felix Meincke, Felix Kreidel, Tobias Spangenberg, Alexander Ghanem, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Martin W Bergmann
AIMS: Correct sizing of the ostium is a crucial step in left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion procedures. However, unfavorable anatomy of the ostium often complicates the assessment of the true ostium diameter. We hypothesized that area-derived diameter (ADD) and perimeter-derived diameter (PDD) from three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiogram (3D-TEE) can facilitate this step of the procedure as compared with two-dimensional (2D) measurements. METHODS AND RESULTS: For 55 patients within the ALSTER-LAA registry, retrospective analysis of PDD and ADD was correlated with 2D measurements used during the procedure to ascertain correct size of the Watchman device (Boston Scientific)...
July 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650003/american-academy-of-neurology-69th-annual-meeting-april-22-28-2017-boston-massachusetts-usa
#14
C Dulsat
The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is the largest conference convening neurology professionals from all over the world to share and discuss the latest breakthroughs in neurology treatment. The conference covers basic scientific research to clinical application through a wide range and interesting programs. This report covers some of the therapeutic highlights presented during the conference.
May 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646406/podocytes-and-the-quest-for-precision-medicines-for-kidney-diseases
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REVIEW
Peter Mundel
In this review, I describe a 30-year journey in the quest for precision medicines for patients with kidney diseases. In 1987, when I started my reseach career, most scientists studying glomerular disease biology were focused on mesangial cells. The crucial role of the podocyte in many kidney diseases characterized by proteinuria, including focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and diabetic nephropathy, had not yet been recognized. We were not aware of genetic causes or drivers of kidney diseases nor of molecular markers and cell culture systems for mechanistic studies of podocyte biology...
August 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641846/conduction-abnormalities-and-permanent%C3%A2-pacemaker-implantation-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-using-the-repositionable-lotus-device-the-united-kingdom-experience
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Rajiv Rampat, M Zeeshan Khawaja, Roland Hilling-Smith, Jonathan Byrne, Philip MacCarthy, Daniel J Blackman, Arvindra Krishnamurthy, Ashan Gunarathne, Jan Kovac, Adrian Banning, Raj Kharbanda, Sami Firoozi, Stephen Brecker, Simon Redwood, Vinayak Bapat, Michael Mullen, Suneil Aggarwal, Ganesh Manoharan, Mark S Spence, Saib Khogali, Maureen Dooley, James Cockburn, Adam de Belder, Uday Trivedi, David Hildick-Smith
OBJECTIVES: The authors report the incidence of pacemaker implantation up to hospital discharge and the factors influencing pacing rate following implantation of the LOTUS bioprosthesis (Boston Scientific, Natick, Massachusetts) in the United Kingdom. BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is associated with a significant need for permanent pacemaker implantation. Pacing rates vary according to the device used. The REPRISE II (Repositionable Percutaneous Replacement of Stenotic Aortic Valve Through Implantation of Lotus Valve System) trial reported a pacing rate of 29% at 30 days after implantation of the LOTUS device...
June 26, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639387/determining-the-orientation-angle-of-directional-leads-for-deep-brain-stimulation-using-computed-tomography-and-digital-x-ray-imaging-a-phantom-study
#17
Alexander Sitz, Mauritius Hoevels, Alexandra Hellerbach, Andreas Gierich, Klaus Luyken, Till A Dembek, Martin Klehr, Jochen Wirths, Veerle Visser-Vandewalle, Harald Treuer
PURPOSE: Orientating the angle of directional leads for deep brain stimulation (DBS) in an axial plane introduces a new degree of freedom that is indicated by embedded anisotropic directional markers. Our aim was to develop algorithms to determine lead orientation angles from computed tomography (CT) and stereotactic x-ray imaging using standard clinical protocols, and subsequently assess the accuracy of both methods. METHODS: In CT the anisotropic marker artifact was taken as a signature of the lead orientation angle and analyzed using discrete Fourier transform of circular intensity profiles...
June 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617887/peroral-cholangiopancreatoscopy-with-the-spyglass%C3%A2-system-what-do-we-know-10-years-later
#18
REVIEW
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
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