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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166703/in-hospital-outcomes-in-invasively-managed-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-who-receive-morphine
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Cian P McCarthy, Vijeta Bhambhani, Eugene Pomerantsev, Jason H Wasfy
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to analyze the association between morphine and in-hospital outcomes in invasively managed ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) patients. BACKGROUND: Morphine is commonly used for analgesia in the setting of acute coronary syndromes (ACS); however, recently its utility in ACS has come under closer scrutiny. METHODS: We identified all STEMI and NSTE-ACS patients undergoing coronary angiogram +/- percutaneous intervention between January 2009 and July 2016 in our center and recorded patient characteristics and inpatient outcomes...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161389/innovations-in-management-of-cardiac-disease-drugs-treatment-strategies-and-technology
#2
P Foëx
Within the last generation, the management of patients with heart disease has been transformed by advances in drug treatments, interventions and diagnostic technologies. The management of arterial hypertension saw beta-blockers demoted from first- to third-line treatment. Recent studies suggest that the goal of treatment may have to change to lower systolic blood pressures to prevent long-term organ damage. Today less than 15% of coronary revascularizations are surgical and more than 85% are done by interventional cardiologists inserting coronary stents...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157476/subhepatic-ectopic-pregnancy-image-guided-percutaneous-intervention
#3
Kristofer Langheinrich, Jason C Smith, Jason H Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153495/percutaneous-interventional-repair-of-an-intraoperative-right-coronary-artery-tear
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Gabriel T Faz, Amit Gupta, Fabiana Rollini, Leslie Oberst, Patrick Antoun, Dominick J Angiolillo, Theodore A Bass
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 7, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143901/combined-vertebral-augmentation-and-radiofrequency-ablation-in-the-management-of-spinal-metastases-an-update
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REVIEW
Ning Mao Kam, Julian Maingard, Hong Kuan Kok, Dinesh Ranatunga, Duncan Brooks, William C Torreggiani, Peter L Munk, Michael J Lee, Ronil V Chandra, Hamed Asadi
Spinal metastases are the most commonly encountered tumour of the spine, occurring in up to 40% of patients with cancer. Each year, approximately 5% of cancer patients will develop spinal metastases. This number is expected to increase as the life expectancy of cancer patients increases. Patients with spinal metastases experience severe and frequently debilitating pain, which often decreases their remaining quality of life. With a median survival of less than 1 year, the goals of treatment in spinal metastases are reducing pain, improving or maintaining level of function and providing mechanical stability...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135148/-hemorrhagic-complications-of-percutaneous-interventions-for-nephrolithiasis
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S V Shkodkin, Yu B Idashkin, V N Dmitriev, A V Lyubushkin, A A Nevskii
Hemorrhagic complications are one of the major problems of percutaneous urolithiasis interventions. AIM: To investigate the incidence of hemorrhagic complications after percutaneous nephrolithotripsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a comparative analysis of 146 percutaneous nephrolithotripsies. The study group comprised 81 patients with stag horn nephrolithiasis; the rest of the patients were assigned to the control group. RESULTS: Both groups were comparable in age and sex (p>0...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131270/imaging-assessment-of-portal-venous-system-pictorial-essay-of-normal-anatomy-anatomic-variants-and-congenital-anomalies
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A Guerra, A M De Gaetano, A Infante, C Mele, M G Marini, E Rinninella, R Inchingolo, L Bonomo
The purpose of this pictorial essay is to describe anatomic variants and congenital anomalies of portal venous system and related liver parenchymal alterations. The imaging findings of some of these entities have been previously described in other articles, however this work encompasses all congenital anomalies of portal venous system with attention to their features on various imaging modalities; in particular we illustrated with detailed pictures all the main portal vein variants, congenital extra- and intra-hepatic porto-systemic venous shunts and portal vein aneurysm...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122104/the-diagnosis-of-chronic-coronary-heart-disease
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Christian Albus, Jörg Barkhausen, Eckart Fleck, Jörg Haasenritter, Oliver Lindner, Sigmund Silber
BACKGROUND: Chronic coronary heart disease (CHD) and acute myocardial infarction are endemic conditions. In Germany, an estimated 900 000 cardiac catheterizations were performed in the year 2014, and a percutaneous intervention was carried out in 40% of these procedures. It would be desirable to lessen the number of invasive diagnostic procedures while preserving the reliability of diagnosis. In this article, we present the updated recommendations of the German National Care Guideline for Chronic CHD with regard to diagnostic evaluation...
October 20, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113867/clinical-significance-of-intracoronary-thrombus-aspirated-during-primary-percutaneous-intervention-an-immunohistopathological-study
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Neeraj Parakh, Basavaraj Utagi, Sudhir Arava, Sunil Verma, Ganesan Karthikeyan, Sandeep Singh, Balram Bhargava, Ruma Ray, Chetan D Patel, Vinay K Bahl
BACKGROUND: Manual thrombus aspiration during primary percutaneous intervention provides us with aspirated thrombus sample, that may contain material from the disrupted plaque. Immunohistopathological analysis of thrombus can yield valuable information about the clinical and cardiovascular outcomes and possible mechanisms of myocardial infarction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied and analysed the immunohistopathological features of coronary thrombus aspirated from patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty...
September 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108513/reconstruction-of-traumatic-external-iliac-artery-dissection-due-to-vascular-clamping
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Mahir Kırnap, Ümit Özçelik, Aydıncan Akdur, Ebru H Ayvazoğlu Soy, İclal Işıklar, Feza Yarbuğ Karakayalı, Gökhan Moray, Mehmet Haberal
Traumatic external iliac artery dissection after renal transplant is a rare complication, but it should be urgently managed due to its devastating effects on graft and lower limb circulation. External iliac artery dissection is seen more in recipients with diabetes mellitus and comorbid disease. Recipients with external iliac artery dissection should be treated immediately by percutaneus angioplasty or surgical reconstruction. In this study, we reported the management of 2 kidney transplant cases with external iliac artery dissection due to vascular clamping of the artery...
October 31, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102580/usefulness-of-the-jailed-balloon-technique%C3%A2-in-percutaneous-intervention-for%C3%A2-severe-coronary-perforation-involving%C3%A2-left-main-bifurcation
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Kensuke Takagi, Koichi Furui, Itsuro Morishima, Tsuboi Hideyuki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 25, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100114/wall-based-measurement-features-provides-an-improved-ivus-coronary-artery-risk-assessment-when-fused-with-plaque-texture-based-features-during-machine-learning-paradigm
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Sumit K Banchhor, Narendra D Londhe, Tadashi Araki, Luca Saba, Petia Radeva, John R Laird, Jasjit S Suri
BACKGROUND: Planning of percutaneous interventional procedures involves a pre-screening and risk stratification of the coronary artery disease. Current screening tools use stand-alone plaque texture-based features and therefore lack the ability to stratify the risk. METHOD: This IRB approved study presents a novel strategy for coronary artery disease risk stratification using an amalgamation of IVUS plaque texture-based and wall-based measurement features. Due to common genetic plaque makeup, carotid plaque burden was chosen as a gold standard for risk labels during training-phase of machine learning (ML) paradigm...
October 23, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096571/elevated-creatine-kinase-due-to-potential-drug-interaction-with-ticagrelor-and-atorvastatin
#13
Janna C Beavers
PURPOSE: Ticagrelor and atorvastatin are commonly used medications in the management of acute coronary syndrome and percutaneous intervention. This is a report of a patient case of a potential drug interaction leading to the use of alternative therapy. CASE REPORT: A 58-year-old male presented for cardiac catheterization following an abnormal stress test. He underwent placement of a drug-eluting stent and was started on ticagrelor. Three months later, he was noted to have elevated creatine kinase (CK), thought to be related to a potential drug-drug interaction between ticagrelor and atorvastatin...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092117/a-staged-approach-of-proximal-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-percutaneous-intervention-followed-by-minimally-invasive-valve-surgery
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Andrés M Pineda, Christos G Mihos, Juan P Rodriguez-Escudero, Joseph Lamelas, Nirat Beohar, Orlando Santana
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients requiring coronary revascularization of the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and valve surgery may benefit from a staged approach, rather than combined median sternotomy coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and valve surgery. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation was made of the outcomes of patients with significant proximal LAD and valvular heart disease undergoing a staged approach of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) followed by minimally invasive valve surgery (MIVS) at the authors' institution between February 2009 and April 2014...
May 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067073/impact-of-stent-length-and-diameter-on-short-term-clinical-outcomes-of-drug-eluting-stents-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#15
Yasir Adnan, Lubna Noor, Muhammad Habeel Dar, Umair Ali, Muhammad Hafizullah
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: The risk of restenosis and other adverse cardiovascular events with bare-metal stents have increased with smaller stent diameters and longer stent lengths. However, the exact impact of stent size on the short-term outcomes of drug-eluting stent (DES) implantations has not been much classified in Pakistani population. This study was designed to evaluate the impact of size (length and diameter) of Drug Eluting Stents on Clinical outcomes in patient with stable coronary artery disease at three months of implantation in Pakistani Population...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064539/guidezilla-extension-catheter-for-percutaneous-interventional-therapy-of-complex-lesions-via-a-transradial-approach-case-series-from-a-single-center-experience
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Chen-Yang Chen, Yi-Yuan Huang, Liang Tang, Xin-Qun Hu, Zhen-Fei Fang, Sheng-Hua Zhou
BACKGROUND: Guide catheter extension systems have become one of the most powerful tools for addressing complex lesions during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but data on a new-generation rapid exchange extension catheter - the Guidezilla catheter - are limited. Summarized herein reports on experience using the Guidezilla catheter for complex coronary lesions via a transradial approach at the documented institution an evaluation of its safety and efficacy. METHODS: A total of 25 patients (19 males and 6 females) who underwent PCI via the radial approach with the Guidezilla catheter for adequate back-up support and to facilitate equipment delivery were enrolled...
October 24, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060836/a-new-4-dof-parallel-robot-for-mri-guided-percutaneous-interventions-kinematic-analysis
#17
Jin Seob Kim, David Levi, Reza Monfaredi, Kevin Cleary, Iulian Iordachita
In this paper, we present the concept of a novel 4-DOF parallel robot for MRI-guided percutaneous interventions. This system belongs to the class of patient-mounted robots, with two parallel circular stages along which two actuating joints move. As a first step, we present the concept of the robot and its kinematic analysis. This robot has the potential of increased rigidity and reduced inertial effect compared to its predecessor. It also minimizes the number of moving components, which enhances safety during the robot's operation...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056953/percutaneous-interventions-in-elderly-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-left-atrial-ablation-and-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion
#18
EDITORIAL
Evgeny N Mikhaylov, Tamas Szili-Torok, Dmitry S Lebedev
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021167/high-density-lipoprotein-delivered-after-myocardial-infarction-increases-cardiac-glucose-uptake-and-function-in-mice
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Sarah E Heywood, Adele L Richart, Darren C Henstridge, Karen Alt, Helen Kiriazis, Claire Zammit, Andrew L Carey, Helene L Kammoun, Lea M Delbridge, Medini Reddy, Yi-Ching Chen, Xiao-Jun Du, Christoph E Hagemeyer, Mark A Febbraio, Andrew L Siebel, Bronwyn A Kingwell
Protecting the heart after an acute coronary syndrome is a key therapeutic goal to support cardiac recovery and prevent progression to heart failure. A potential strategy is to target cardiac glucose metabolism at the early stages after ischemia when glycolysis is critical for myocyte survival. Building on our discovery that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) modulates skeletal muscle glucose metabolism, we now demonstrate that a single dose of reconstituted HDL (rHDL) delivered after myocardial ischemia increases cardiac glucose uptake, reduces infarct size, and improves cardiac remodeling in association with enhanced functional recovery in mice...
October 11, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019464/ovipositor-inspired-steerable-needle-design-and-preliminary-experimental-evaluation
#20
Marta Scali, Tim Philipp Pusch, Paul Breedveld, D Dodou
Flexible steerable needles have the potential to allow surgeons to reach deep targets inside the human body with higher accuracy than rigid needles do. Furthermore, by maneuvering around critical anatomical structures, steerable needles could limit the risk of tissue damage. However, the design of a thin needle (e.g., diameter under 2 mm) with a multi-direction steering mechanism is challenging. The goal of this paper is to outline the design and experimental evaluation of a biologically inspired needle with a diameter under 2 mm that advances through straight and curved trajectories in a soft substrate without being pushed, without buckling, and without the need of axial rotation...
October 11, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
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