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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786406/mitroflow-lxa-structural-deterioration-following-aortic-valve-replacement-a-single-centre-experience
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Kostantinos Zannis, Konstantinos Diplaris, Jean-Luc Monin, Nizar Khelil, Mathieu Debauchez, Patrice Dervanian, Emmanuel Lansac, Daniel Czirom, Milena Noghin, Leila Mankoubi, Nicolas Amabile
BACKGROUND: Concerns have been previously raised regarding the potential early degenera- tion of the Mitroflow (Sorin, Italy) bioprostheses. We aimed to evaluate our clinical experience with the Mitroflow LXA prosthesis for aortic valve replacement. METHODS: We prospectively analyzed data from 227 consecutive patients (133 males, mean age 73.9± 9.2 y ) implanted with the Mitroflow LXA between February 2007 and October 2011. Follow up data were obtained by contacting the referring cardiologists...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777159/identification-of-mycobacterium-chimaera-in-heater-cooler-units-in-china
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Xiaoxia Zhang, Ji Lin, Yu Feng, Xiaohui Wang, Alan McNally, Zhiyong Zong
A global outbreak of infections due to Mycobacterium chimaera has been linked to the LivaNova (formerly Sorin) 3 T heater-cooler units (HCUs). We performed a study to investigate M. chimaera from HCUs in China. Water samples were collected from all 3 T HCUs (n = 5) at our hospital in May 2017. Mycobacteria isolates were subjected to genome sequencing using the HiSeq X10 Sequencer. Species were identified based on average nucleotide identity with M. chimaera type strain DSM 44623T . Paired-end reads of all M...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774551/in-vitro-hemodynamic-evaluation-of-an-adult-pulsatile-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-system
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Shigang Wang, Morgan Moroi, Christoph E Brehm, Allen R Kunselman, Akif Ündar
The objective of this study was to evaluate a pulsatile extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) system in terms of hemodynamic energy generation and transmission under various pulsatile amplitudes, flow rates, and pseudopatient pressures in a simulated adult ECMO circuit. Surplus hemodynamic energy (SHE), a measure of the quality of pulsatility, was used to quantify pulsatile flow. The circuit consisted of an i-cor diagonal pump, an adult XLung oxygenator, a 21 Fr Medtronic Biomedicus femoral arterial cannula, a 23/25 Fr Sorin RAP femoral venous cannula, and 3/8 in ID tubing for both arterial and venous lines...
May 17, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774467/recent-diabetes-related-mortality-trends-in-romania
#4
Sorin Ioacara, Elisabeta Sava, Olivia Georgescu, Anca Sirbu, Simona Fica
AIMS: As there are no published articles on country-level diabetes-related mortality in Romania, we aimed to investigate this aspect for the 1998-2015 period. METHODS: Anonymized demographic and diabetes-related mortality data (underlying or first secondary cause of death) were retrospectively obtained from the National Institute of Statistics/Eurostat microdata. Age-standardized mortality rates (ASMR) and their annual percentage change (APC) were analysed. RESULTS: During 1998-2015, 4,567,899 persons died in Romania, among whom, diabetes was responsible for 168,854 cases...
May 17, 2018: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773072/formal-procedure-to-facilitate-the-decision-to-withhold-or-withdraw-life-sustaining-interventions-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-seven-year-retrospective-study
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G Sorin, R Vialet, B Tosello
BACKGROUND: Neonatal deaths are often associated with the complex decision to limit or withdraw life-sustaining interventions (LSIs) rather than therapeutic impasses. Despite the existence of a law, significant disparities in clinical procedures remain. This study aimed to assess deaths occurring in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and measure the impact of a traceable Limitation or Withdrawal of Active Treatment (LWAT) file on the treatment of these newborns. METHODS: In this monocentric retrospective study, we reviewed all consecutive neonatal deaths occurring during two three-year periods among patients in the NICU at the North Hospital of Marseille: cohort 1 (from 2009 to 2011 without the LWAT file) and cohort 2 (from 2013 to 2015 after introduction of the LWAT file)...
May 17, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769189/metabolic-acidosis-in-short-bowel-syndrome-think-d-lactic-acid-acidosis
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Sorin Stanciu, Aminda De Silva
Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a condition when a person's gastrointestinal function is insufficient to supply the body with essential nutrients and hydration. Patients with SBS suffer from diarrhoea and symptoms of malabsorption such as weight loss, electrolyte disturbances and vitamin deficiencies. Long-term management of this condition can be complicated by the underlying disease, the abnormal bowel function and issues related to treatment like administration of parenteral nutrition and the use of a central venous catheter...
May 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762920/outcomes-of-a-new-generation-stentless-aortic-valve-a-single-center-experience-with-251-consecutive-implants
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Guglielmo Stefanelli, Fabrizio Pirro, Giuseppe Danniballe, Alina Olaru, Marco Meli, Luca Weltert
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to investigate the hemodynamic behavior over time and ease of implant and durability of the Sorin Pericarbon Freedom (SPF)® stentless pericardial aortic xenograft. METHODS: Between March 2003 and April 2010, a total of 251 consecutive, non-selected patients (mean age 70.1 years; range: 17-89 years; 17.1% aged >80 years) received a SPF bioprosthesis as an aortic valve substitute at the authors' institution. All implantations were performed by a single surgeon using a classical, double-line, subcoronary implant technique...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759509/the-coronary-calcium-paradox-yet-another-step-towards-the-differentiation-between-stable-and-rupture-prone-coronary-plaques
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EDITORIAL
Grigorios Korosoglou, Sorin Giusca, Hugo A Katus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756640/aortic-valve-hemodynamics-in-atrial-fibrillation-should-the-highest-doppler-signal-be-used-to-estimate-severity-of-aortic-stenosis
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Said Alsidawi, Sana Khan, Sorin V Pislaru, Vuyisile T Nkomo
Grading severity of AS in AF is complicated by varying stroke volumes associated with fluctuating maximum velocities and pressure gradients across the aortic valve. Current guidelines recommend averaging five continuous-wave peak velocity and mean gradient (MG) Doppler signals across the aortic valve when estimating severity of AS in AF. However, it is unknown when grading severity of AS how the average of multiple Doppler signals vs the highest Doppler signal in AF compares to the Doppler signals when the patient is in normal sinus rhythm...
May 14, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756057/clinical-application-of-limiting-laryngeal-mask-airway-cuff-pressures-utilizing-inflating-syringe-intrinsic-recoil
#10
David M Corda, Christopher B Robards, Mark J Rice, Timothy E Morey, Nikolaus Gravenstein, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Sorin J Brull
Background: Overinflation of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) cuff may cause many of the complications associated with the use of the LMA. There is no clinically acceptable (cost effective and practical) method to ensure cuff pressure is maintained below the manufacturer's recommended maximum value of 60 cm H2 O (44 mmHg). We studied the use of the intrinsic recoil of the LMA inflating syringe as an effective and practical way to limit cuff pressures at or below the manufacturer's recommended values...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750230/the-role-of-novel-atherosclerosis-markers-in-peripheral-artery-disease-is-there-a-gender-difference
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REVIEW
Hora Iu Comşa, Dumitru Zdrenghea, Sorin Claudiu Man, Dana Pop
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) represents a major public health problem due to its high and increasing prevalence, worldwide distribution, and significant morbidity and mortality rate. Female gender is a risk factor for PAD globally and especially in low-income countries. In this review, we summarise the present knowledge regarding the role of novel atherosclerosis markers in the development of PAD in women. We discuss inflammatory markers, cytokines, cellular adhesion molecules, markers of oxidative stress and other circulating markers, and their role in the prediction of presence, severity and complications of PAD, with particular emphasis on gender...
April 20, 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743897/i-so-wish-it-were-true%C3%A2-if-it-seems-too-good-to-be-true-it-probably-is
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EDITORIAL
Sorin J Brener
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739020/how-do-transcatheter-heart-valves-fit-in-mitral-annuloplasty-rings-and-which-combination-can-be-recommended
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Roya Ostovar, Ralf-Uwe Kuehnel, Michael Erb, Martin Hartrumpf, Thomas Claus, Robert Haase, Johannes M Albes
BACKGROUND:  Transcatheter heart valve (THV) as valve-in-ring is increasingly used in the mitral position. Semi-rigid rings may serve as a more appropriate scaffold for proper anchoring of a THV as they may change from their oval to a round shape thereby fitting to the implanted THV. METHODS:  One rigid and five semi-rigid rings of four manufacturers, Edwards Physio I and II, Sorin 3D Memo, Medtronic Simulus, and St. Jude Medical (SJM) Saddle and SJM Sequin, with sizes 28 to 36 mm and Edwards Sapien III THV 23, 26, and 29 mm were used...
May 8, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734240/world-health-organization-world-federation-of-societies-of-anaesthesiologists-who-wfsa-international-standards-for-a-safe-practice-of-anesthesia
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Adrian W Gelb, Wayne W Morriss, Walter Johnson, Alan F Merry, Anuja Abayadeera, Natalia Belîi, Sorin J Brull, Aline Chibana, Faye Evans, Cyril Goddia, Carolina Haylock-Loor, Fauzia Khan, Sandra Leal, Nan Lin, Richard Merchant, Mark W Newton, Jackie S Rowles, Arinola Sanusi, Iain Wilson, Adriana Velazquez Berumen
The International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia were developed on behalf of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA), a nonprofit organization representing anesthesiologists in 150 countries, and the World Health Organization (WHO). The recommendations have been approved by WHO and the membership of WFSA. These Standards are applicable to all anesthesia providers throughout the world. They are intended to provide guidance and assistance to anesthesia providers, their professional organizations, hospital and facility administrators, and governments for maintaining and improving the quality and safety of anesthesia care...
June 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732492/joint-hyperlaxity-prevents-relapses-in-clubfeet-treated-by-ponseti-method-preliminary-results
#15
Dan Ionuţ Cosma, Andrei Corbu, Dan Viorel Nistor, Adrian Todor, Madalina Valeanu, Jose Morcuende, Sorin Man
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the role of joint hyperlaxity (by Beighton score) as a protective factor for clubfoot relapse. METHODS: Patients with idiopathic clubfoot treated with the Ponseti method between January 2004 and December 2012, without other congenital foot deformity, and not previously treated by open surgery were included in either the Relapse group (n = 23) if it was a clubfoot relapse or the Control group (n = 19) if no relapse was noted...
May 7, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730692/ultrasonographic-and-imaging-appearance-of-peripheral-intraneural-vascular-anomalies-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
REVIEW
Georgeta Mihaela Rusu, Constantin Ciuce, Lucian Fodor, Simona Manole, Sorin Marian Dudea
The purpose of the paper is to present the ultrasonographic and imaging appearance of two cases of peripheral nerve intraneural vascular anomalies and provide a comprehensive review of the publications on this subject.The clinical presentation, ultrasonographic appearance, corresponding imaging and outcome of a case of ulnar nerve venous malformation and a case of median nerve arteriovenous malformation are presented.Literature search revealed 35 papers presenting 52 cases of vascular anomalies involving the peripheral nerves...
May 2, 2018: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729815/corrigendum-to-simplified-response-monitoring-criteria-for-multiple-myeloma-in-patients-undergoing-therapy-with-novel-agents-using-computed-tomography-eur-j-radiol-85-december-12-2016-2195-2199
#17
Christoph Schabel, Marius Horger, Sara Kum, Katja Weisel, Jan Fritz, Sorin D Ioanoviciu, Georg Bier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2018: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716723/experimental-evaluation-of-current-and-novel-approximations-of-articular-surfaces-of-the-ankle-joint
#18
Claudio Belvedere, Sorin Siegler, Andrea Ensini, Jason Toy, Paolo Caravaggi, Ramya Namani, Luca Giuseppe Princi, Stefano Durante, Alberto Leardini
Kinematics and flexibility properties of both natural and replaced ankle joints are affected by the geometry of the articulating surfaces. Recent studies proposed an original saddle-shaped, skewed, truncated cone with laterally oriented apex, as tibiotalar contact surfaces for ankle prosthesis. The goal of this study was to compare in vitro this novel design with traditional cylindrical or medially centered conic geometries in terms of their ability to replicate the natural ankle joint mechanics. Ten lower limb cadaver specimens underwent a validated process of custom design for the replacement of the natural ankle joint...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710786/assessment-of-sulfur-deficiency-under-field-conditions-by-single-measurements-of-sulfur-chloride-and-phosphorus-in-mature-leaves
#19
Philippe Etienne, Elise Sorin, Anne Maillard, Karine Gallardo, Mustapha Arkoun, Jérôme Guerrand, Florence Cruz, Jean-Claude Yvin, Alain Ourry
Determination of S status is very important to detect S deficiency and prevent losses of yield and seed quality. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of using the ([Cl− ]+[NO₃− ]+[PO₄3− ]):[SO₄2− ] ratio as an indicator of S nutrition under field conditions in Brassica napus and whether this could be applied to other species. Different S and nitrogen (N) fertilizations were applied on a S deficient field of oilseed rape to harvest mature leaves and analyze their anion and element contents in order to evaluate a new S nutrition indicator and useful threshold values...
April 28, 2018: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709031/gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-predict-paritaprevir-induced-hyperbilirubinemia-during-treatment-of-hepatitis-c
#20
Hironao Okubo, Hitoshi Ando, Yushi Sorin, Eisuke Nakadera, Hiroo Fukada, Junichi Morishige, Akihisa Miyazaki, Kenichi Ikejima
BACKGROUND: Paritaprevir inhibits organic anion-transporting polypeptide (OATP)1B1 and OATP1B3, which transport bilirubin. Hyperbilirubinemia is an adverse event reported during hepatitis C treatment. Gadoxetic acid is also transported by OATP1B1/1B3. We evaluated whether the enhancement effect in gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging could predict the plasma concentration of paritaprevir and might anticipate the development of hyperbilirubinemia. METHODS: This prospective study evaluated 27 patients with hepatitis C who underwent gadoxetic acid-enhanced MR imaging prior to treatment with ombitasvir, paritaprevir, and ritonavir...
2018: PloS One
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