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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819953/impact-of-post-dilatation-on-the-reduction-of-paravalvular-leak-and-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Paweł Kleczyński, Artur Dziewierz, Marzena Daniec, Maciej Bagieński, Łukasz Rzeszutko, Danuta Sorysz, Jarosław Trębacz, Robert Sobczyński, Marek Tomala, Dariusz Dudek
BACKGROUND: Post-implantation paravalvular leak (PVL) remains a significant complication of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). More importantly, its occurrence may impact long-term mortality. AIM: We sought to evaluate the effects of balloon post-dilatation (PD) on the reduction of PVL and mortality in patients undergoing TAVI. METHODS: A total of 101 consecutive patients undergoing TAVI were enrolled. Angiography, echocardiography, and the aortic regurgitation index (ARI) were used to assess the severity of PVL before and after balloon PD...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814981/cpg-location-and-methylation-level-are-crucial-factors-for-the-early-detection-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-brushing-samples-using-bisulfite-sequencing-of-a-13-gene-panel
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Luca Morandi, Davide Gissi, Achille Tarsitano, Sofia Asioli, Andrea Gabusi, Claudio Marchetti, Lucio Montebugnoli, Maria Pia Foschini
BACKGROUND: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage and is commonly preceded by oral premalignant lesions. The mortality rates have remained unchanged (50% within 5 years after diagnosis), and it is related to tobacco smoking and alcohol intake. Novel molecular markers for early diagnosis are urgently needed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of methylation level in a set of 18 genes by bisulfite next-generation sequencing...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807245/portal-vein-ligation-versus-portal-vein-embolization-for-induction-of-hypertrophy-of-the-future-liver-remnant-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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C J Isfordink, M Samim, M N G J A Braat, A M Almalki, J Hagendoorn, I H M Borel Rinkes, I Q Molenaar
An important risk of major hepatic resection is postoperative liver failure, which is directly related to insufficient future liver remnant (FLR). Portal vein embolization (PVE) and portal vein ligation (PVL) can minimize this risk by inducing hypertrophy of the FLR. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the efficacy and safety of PVE and PVL for FLR hypertrophy. A systematic search was conducted on the17(th) of January 2017. The methodological quality of the studies was assessed using the Oxford Critical Appraisal Skills Program for cohort studies...
September 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800985/assessment-of-paravalvular-leak-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-transesophageal-echocardiography-compared-with-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Emily G Teeter, Claire Dakik, Mary Cooter, Zainab Samad, Kamrouz Ghadimi, J Kevin Harrison, Jeffery Gaca, Mark Stafford-Smith, Brandi A Bottiger
OBJECTIVES: Determine whether moderate or greater paravalvular leak (PVL) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement quantified using intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is associated with mortality and investigate the correlation between PVL grading using intraoperative TEE and postoperative transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTING: Single academic institution. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised adult patients undergoing elective transcatheter aortic valve replacement between April 2011 and February 2014...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783418/diagnosis-and-management-of-panton-valentine-leukocidin-toxin-associated-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-an-update
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Yamuna Devi Bakthavatchalam, Laura E B Nabarro, Ravikar Ralph, Balaji Veeraraghavan
The incidence of invasive Staphylococcus aureus (SA) infection has increased in the past decade and is associated with poor outcomes and high mortality rates. Of all the virulence factors, Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) has received the greatest attention. PVL producing SA strains are more likely to produce severe skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) and necrotizing pneumonia. This review focuses on the current evidence on PVL-SA virulence, epidemiology, clinical disease and treatment with relevance to healthcare in India...
August 7, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777321/prevalence-and-genetic-characteristics-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-staphylococcus-argenteus-isolates-harboring-panton-valentine-leukocidin-enterotoxins-and-tsst-1-genes-from-food-handlers-in-myanmar
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Meiji Soe Aung, Thida San, Mya Mya Aye, San Mya, Win Win Maw, Khin Nyein Zan, Wut Hmone Win Htut, Mitsuyo Kawaguchiya, Noriko Urushibara, Nobumichi Kobayashi
Asymptomatic carriers of toxigenic Staphylococcus aureus are potential source of diseases, including food poisoning. Toxigenic potential and genetic traits of colonizing S. aureus were investigated for 563 healthy food handlers in Myanmar. Carriage of S. aureus was found in 110 individuals (19.5%), and a total of 144 S. aureus isolates were recovered from nasal cavities (110 isolates) and hands (34 isolates). Panton-Valentine leucocidin genes (pvl) were detected in 18 isolates (12.5%), among which 11 isolates were classified into coa-VIa, agr type III, and ST1930 (CC96) that had been also detected in pvl-positive clinical isolates in Myanmar...
August 4, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771137/the-duffy-null-genotype-is-associated-with-a-lower-level-of-ccl2-leukocytes-and-neutrophil-count-but-not-with-the-clinical-outcome-of-htlv-1-infection
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Maria Clara Fernandes da Silva-Malta, Camila Campos Sales, Jacqueline Cronemberger Guimarães, Poliane de Cássia Gonçalves, Daniel Gonçalves Chaves, Hadassa Campos Santos, Alexandre da Costa Pereira, João Gabriel Ribas, Anna Bárbara de Freitas Carneiro-Proietti, Marina Lobato Martins
PURPOSE: Chemokines are important in the immune response against viral infections, and may play a role in human T-lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) pathogenesis. Polymorphisms in the Duffy antigen receptor for chemokines (DARC), such as rs12075 (A>G; FY*B>FY*A) and rs281477 (-46T>C; GATA-1 box) may influence circulating concentrations of proinflammatory chemokines. We investigate whether Duffy genotypes influence the HTLV-1 proviral load (PVL) level, HTLV-1 infection outcome and chemokine concentrations in HTLV-1 asymptomatic carriers (AC=162), HAM/TSP patients (HAM=135) and seronegative individuals (SN=71)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767132/antenatal-corticosteroid-prophylaxis-in-singleton-and-multiple-pregnancies
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Luigi Gagliardi, Renato Lucchini, Roberto Bellù, Rinaldo Zanini
BACKGROUND: The effects of antenatal corticosteroids (ANS) in multiple pregnancies are disputed. In this article, we examined whether estimated effects differ in singletons and multiples and in small for gestational age (SGA) preterm infants. METHODS: We studied 17 073 singletons (81% treated with ANS) and 8274 multiples (86% treated) born at 24-33 weeks from the Italian Neonatal Network (2005-2013). We used Poisson regression models with robust variance to estimate adjusted risk ratios (RR) of in-hospital death, severe intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH), periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), and the composite outcome of severe IVH and death...
August 2, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766839/techniques-and-outcomes-of-paravalvular-leak-repair-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Thomas M Waterbury, Guy S Reeder, Sorin V Pislaru, Allison K Cabalka, Charanjit S Rihal, Mackram F Eleid
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility, procedural success, and outcomes of paravalvular leak (PVL) closure in patients with prior transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: PVL after TAVR is associated with adverse patient outcomes and increased mortality. Percutaneous PVL closure has emerged as a therapeutic strategy for addressing this issue, but data for transcatheter PVL repair after TAVR remains limited. METHODS: This is a single center retrospective review of PVL closure after TAVR...
August 2, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766271/rapid-liver-hypertrophy-after-portal-vein-occlusion-correlates-with-the-degree-of-collateralization-between-lobes-a-study-in-pigs
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Rebecca Deal, Charles Frederiks, Lauren Williams, Pim B Olthof, Konstantin Dirscherl, Xavier Keutgen, Edie Chan, Daniel Deziel, Martin Hertl, Erik Schadde
BACKGROUND: Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) induces more rapid liver growth than portal vein ligation (PVL). Transection of parenchyma in ALPPS may prevent the formation of collaterals between lobes. The aim of this study was to determine if abrogating the formation of collaterals through parenchymal transection impacted growth rate. METHODS: Twelve Yorkshire Landrace pigs were randomized to undergo ALPPS, PVL, or "partial ALPPS" by varying degrees of parenchymal transection...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763465/antiretroviral-resistance-following-immunological-monitoring-in-a-resource-limited-setting-of-western-india-a-cross-sectional-study
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Santosh K Karade, Smita S Kulkarni, Manisha V Ghate, Ajit A Patil, Rajkumar Londhe, Sonali P Salvi, Dileep B Kadam, Rajneesh K Joshi, Bharat B Rewari, Raman R Gangakhedkar
BACKGROUND: The free antiretroviral therapy (ART) program in India still relies on the clinico-immunological monitoring for diagnosis of treatment failure. As the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) backbone is shared in first- and second-line regimens, accumulation of drug resistant mutations (DRMs) can compromise the efficacy of NRTI. This study was undertaken to describe the pattern of HIV DRMs following immunological monitoring and investigate its impact on the cycling of NRTI between first- and second-line ART...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757008/high-occurrence-of-mecc-mrsa-in-wild-hedgehogs-erinaceus-europaeus-in-sweden
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Björn Bengtsson, Lotta Persson, Kerstin Ekström, Helle Ericsson Unnerstad, Henrik Uhlhorn, Stefan Börjesson
We investigated the occurrence of mecC-MRSA in wild hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) in Sweden and characterized the obtained isolates. Samples from 55 hedgehogs from five counties of Sweden were cultivated selectively for MRSA and putative isolates were confirmed by real-time PCR detecting mecA, mecC, nuc and PVL genes. mecC-MRSA was confirmed in 35 (64%) animals from three geographically separated counties. Confirmed isolates were spa-typed and tested for antimicrobial susceptibility by broth microdilution...
August 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752570/a-preliminary-comparison-of-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-and-pressure-volume-loop-analysis-in-patients-with-fontan-physiology-the-role-of-ventricular-morphology
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David Steflik, Ryan J Butts, George H Baker, Varsha Bandisode, Andrew Savage, Andrew M Atz, Shahryar M Chowdhury
OBJECTIVE: Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) may be a useful modality for assessing ventricular performance in patients with single ventricle physiology. However, STE's ability to accurately assess ventricular performance in this population is unknown. The objective of this study was to perform a preliminary comparison of STE measures of myocardial deformation to reference standard measures of function derived from pressure-volume loop (PVL) analysis. DESIGN: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective study investigating PVLs in patients with Fontan physiology...
July 28, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748029/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-colonization-among-human-immunodeficient-virus-infected-outpatients-in-taiwan-oral-candida-colonization-as-a-comparator
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Chi-Jung Wu, Wen-Chien Ko, Mao-Wang Ho, Hsi-Hsun Lin, Yun-Liang Yang, Jiun-Nong Lin, I-Wen Huang, Hui-Ying Wang, Jui-Fen Lai, Yih-Ru Shiau, Li-Yun Hsieh, Hui-Ting Chen, Chih-Chao Lin, Wen-Li Chu, Hsiu-Jung Lo, Tsai-Ling Lauderdale
Human immuodeficency virus (HIV)-infected patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) have increased in recent years in Taiwan. This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for nasal and oral S. aureus and MRSA colonization among contemporary HIV-infected populations. Clinical variables for S. aureus and MRSA colonization among HIV-infected outpatients from three hospitals were analyzed and compared with those for oral Candida colonization...
2017: Journal of Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744069/alteration-in-the-number-and-integrity-of-white-matter-tracts-in-the-preterm-a-quantitative-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-diffusion-fibre-tractography-in-children
#15
Ruma M Sreedharan, Subramonium Aiyappan, N Roy
PURPOSE: Periventricular white matter is most commonly injured in preterm babies with hypoxia. To assess white matter damage, we decided to perform diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in preterm children with history of hypoxia and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) (PTH). We hypothesized that the PTH have reduced number of white matter fibres compared to age matched pre term children without hypoxia (PTHO), and also depending on the severity of PVL, there could be reduction in the number of fibres as well...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736966/molecular-characterization-of-nasal-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-from-workers-of-an-automaker-company-in-southeast-iran
#16
Mohammad Hossein Sobhanipoor, Roya Ahmadrajabi, Afsaneh Karmostaji, Fereshteh Saffari
Colonization of methicillin resistant Staphylococccus aureus (MRSA) can occur more commonly in healthy people who live in close together or are in close physical contact with each other. Having knowledge about the molecular characteristics of these strains provides considerable discernment into the epidemiology of this important microorganism. A total of 806 nasal swabs were collected from healthy workers of an automaker company in the southeast of Iran and were analyzed to detect MRSA isolates. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST), spa typing, and detection of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) were performed...
July 24, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736358/-emergence-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-sccmec-type-iv-v-epidemic-clones-in-a-large-teaching-hospital-in-china
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Yi-Ming Zhong, Rui Yuan, Jian-Sheng Ding, Fang Yang, Wen-En Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) genotype and molecular epidemiological characteristics of healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA) in a large teaching hospital in China. METHDOS: From January 2012 to December 2012, a total of 71 nonduplicate HA-MRSA were collected in a teaching hospital in Changsha, China. SCCmec types were determined by multiplex PCR, and Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) gene was detected by PCR...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735381/characterization-of-the-sensorimotor-rhythm-in-4-month-old-infants-born-at-term-and-premature
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Milene Roca-Stappung, Minerva Moguel-González, Thalía Fernández, Thalía Harmony, Omar Mendoza-Montoya, José Luis Marroquín, Salvador Ruiz-Correa, Lourdes Díaz-Comas, Gloria Otero-Ojeda
The sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) is an electroencephalographic rhythm associated with motor and cognitive development observed in the central brain regions during wakefulness in the absence of movement, and it reacts contralaterally to generalized and hemibody movements. The purpose of this work was to characterize the SMR of 4-month-old infants, born either healthy at term or prematurely with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). Two groups of infants were formed: healthy and premature with PVL. Their electroencephalograms (EEGs) were recorded in four conditions: rest, free movement, right-hand grasping and left-hand grasping, in order to explore general reactivity to free movement and contralateral reactivity in hand-grasping conditions...
July 22, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735052/spa-typing-and-identification-of-pvl-genes-of-meticillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-a-libyan-hospital-in-tripoli
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Mohamed O Ahmed, Keith E Baptiste, Mohamed A Daw, Asma K Elramalli, Yousef M Abouzeed, Andreas Petersen
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to investigate the molecular characteristics of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from clinical sources in Tripoli, Libya. METHODS: A total of 95 MRSA strains collected at the Tripoli medical Centre were investigated by spa typing and identification of the Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (pvl) genes. RESULTS: A total of 26 spa types were characterized and distributed among nine clonal complexes; CC5 (n=32), CC80 (n=18), CC8 (n=17) and CC22 (n=12) were the most prevalent clonal complexes...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734577/characterization-of-a-pvl-negative-community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-strain-of-sequence-type-88-in-china
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Lu Sun, Dandan Wu, Yan Chen, Qian Wang, Haiping Wang, Yunsong Yu
Sequence type 88 community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) strain SR434, isolated from an outpatient with skin and soft tissue infection, was subjected to whole genome sequencing, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, mouse skin infection model and hemolysis analysis to identify its virulence and resistance determinants. MRSA strain SR434 is resistant to clindamycin, erythromycin and fosfomycin. Four plasmids with resistance genes were identified in this strain, including a 20,658bp blaZ-carrying plasmid, a 2473bp ermC-carrying plasmid, a 2622bp fosB7-carrying plasmid (86% identity with plasmid in a ST2590 MRSA strain) and a 4817bp lnuA-carrying plasmid (99% identity with pLNU4 from bovine coagulase-nagetive Staphylococci)...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
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