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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203084/use-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-auditory-hallucinations-of-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review
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Pedro H Pondé, Eduardo P de Sena, Joan A Camprodon, Arão Nogueira de Araújo, Mário F Neto, Melany DiBiasi, Abrahão Fontes Baptista, Lidia Mvr Moura, Camila Cosmo
INTRODUCTION: Auditory hallucinations are defined as experiences of auditory perceptions in the absence of a provoking external stimulus. They are the most prevalent symptoms of schizophrenia with high capacity for chronicity and refractoriness during the course of disease. The transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) - a safe, portable, and inexpensive neuromodulation technique - has emerged as a promising treatment for the management of auditory hallucinations. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to analyze the level of evidence in the literature available for the use of tDCS as a treatment for auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198037/performance-of-contemporary-surgical-risk-scores-for-mitral-valve-surgery
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Tom Kai Ming Wang, Sophie Harmos, Greg D Gamble, Tharumenthiran Ramanathan, Peter N Ruygrok
BACKGROUND: Risk stratification for mitral valve repair or replacement (MVR) is important in the decision-making for treating several mitral valve disease but is rarely studied. We compared the prognostic utility of EuroSCORE, EuroSCORE II, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Score for MVR. METHODS: The three scores were retrospectively calculated for consecutive patients undergoing isolated MVR at Auckland City Hospital during 2005-2012 and their discrimination and calibration for mortality and morbidities assessed...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124830/safety-and-feasibility-of-laparoscopic-multivisceral-resection-for-surgical-t4b-colon-cancers-retrospective-analyses
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Ryo Takahashi, Suguru Hasegawa, Kenjiro Hirai, Shigeo Hisamori, Koya Hida, Kenji Kawada, Yoshiharu Sakai
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic (Lap) surgery has not been established as a standard procedure for locally advanced colon cancers. Here, we evaluated the safety and feasibility of Lap multivisceral resection (MVR) for tumors that had invaded adjacent organs (T4b). METHODS: We performed retrospective analyses using a single institutional database. Eighty-four patients who underwent Lap or open MVR for surgical T4b primary colon cancers satisfied the inclusion criteria...
January 26, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124513/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-chordal-replacement-versus-leaflet-resection-for-isolated-posterior-mitral-valve-prolapse
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Christos G Mihos, Evin Yucel, Orlando Santana
INTRODUCTION: Chordal replacement (Chord MVr) for isolated posterior mitral valve prolapse allows for preservation of the native mitral valve apparatus. The potential benefits of this approach, as compared with leaflet resection (Resection), are not clearly defined. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted on operative, clinical, and echocardiographic outcomes. Risk ratios (RR) were calculated by the Mantel-Haenszel method under a fixed or random effects model, as appropriate...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115873/causal-inference-as-an-emerging-statistical-approach-in-neurology-an-example-for-epilepsy-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Lidia Mvr Moura, M Brandon Westover, David Kwasnik, Andrew J Cole, John Hsu
The elderly population faces an increasing number of cases of chronic neurological conditions, such as epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. Because the elderly with epilepsy are commonly excluded from randomized controlled clinical trials, there are few rigorous studies to guide clinical practice. When the elderly are eligible for trials, they either rarely participate or frequently have poor adherence to therapy, thus limiting both generalizability and validity. In contrast, large observational data sets are increasingly available, but are susceptible to bias when using common analytic approaches...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109210/surgical-repair-of-moderate-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mahesh Anantha Narayanan, Saurabh Aggarwal, Yogesh N V Reddy, Venkata M Alla, Janani Baskaran, Arun Kanmanthareddy, Rakesh M Suri
Introduction Moderate mitral regurgitation (MR) of ischemic etiology has been associated with worse outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Studies comparing concomitant mitral valve replacement/repair (MVR/Re) with CABG and standalone CABG have reported conflicting results. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the published literature. Patients and Methods We searched using PubMed, Cochrane, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Google scholar databases from January 1960 to June 2016 for clinical trials comparing CABG to CABG + MVR/Re for moderate MR...
January 21, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101839/surgical-treatment-of-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-valve-repair-versus-replacement
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REVIEW
Abhishek Sharma, Sahil Agrawal, Sunny Goel, Jeffrey S Borer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR), which occurs in about 20-30% patients with a prior myocardial infarction, is associated with worsening heart failure and an increase in cardiovascular mortality. It should be treated surgically if certain hemodynamic severity criteria are met and in patients who continue to experience symptoms of heart failure despite optimal medical therapy. However, current guidelines do not suggest which of the available approaches to mitral valve surgery-mitral valve (MV) repair or replacement (MVR) is superior for this indication...
January 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074794/acute-effect-of-treatment-of-mitral-stenosis-on-left-atrium-function
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Atooshe Rohani, Shahram Kargar, Afsoon Fazlinejad, Fereshte Ghaderi, Vida Vakili, Homa Falsoleiman, Ramin Khamene Bagheri
AIM: Peak atrial longitudinal strain (PALS) is used to evaluate left atrium (LA) function in patients with mitral stenosis (MS), before and after percutaneous transmitral commissurotomy (PTMC) and mitral valve replacement (MVR). METHODS: Patients with severe symptomatic MS, who were referred to our echocardiographic laboratory for a diagnostic examination before cardiac surgery or PTMC from October of 2014 to October of 2015, were included in the study. RESULT: The peak systolic global LA strain improved post-PTMC (P < 0...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070915/mitral-valve-resistance-determines-hemodynamic-consequences-of-severe-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis-and-immediate-outcomes-of-percutaneous-valvuloplasty
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Hamidreza Sanati, Reza Zolfaghari, Niloufar Samiei, Yousef Rezaei, Mitra Chitsazan, Ali Zahedmehr, Farshad Shakerian, Reza Kiani, Ata Firouzi, Reza Rezaei Tabrizi
INTRODUCTION: The mitral valve area (MVA) poorly reflects the hemodynamic status of (MS). In this study, we compared the MVA with mitral valve resistance (MVR) with regard to the determination of hemodynamic consequences of MS and the immediate outcomes of percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV). METHODS: In a prospective study, 36 patients with severe rheumatic MS with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) >50% were evaluated. They underwent transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and catheterization...
January 10, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066587/comparison-of-outcomes-of-tricuspid-annuloplasty-with-3d-rigid-versus-flexible-prosthetic-ring-for-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-secondary-to-rheumatic-mitral-valve-disease
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Haiping Wang, Xiancheng Liu, Xin Wang, Zhenqian Lv, Xiaojun Liu, Ping Xu
BACKGROUND: Annuloplasty bands and rings are widely used for repairing functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR). However, the question regarding which is the ideal annuloplasty device remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and mid-term durability of tricuspid ring annuloplasty for FTR secondary to rheumatic mitral valve disease using flexible Cosgrove-Edwards band and the rigid Edwards MC3 ring (Edwards Lifesciences, LLC, Irvine, CA, USA). METHODS: We retrospectively collected the clinical data of those who underwent mitral valve replacement (MVR) in concomitant with tricuspid ring annuloplasty from 2009 to 2013...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049599/effective-orifice-area-during-exercise-in-bileaflet-mechanical-valve-prostheses
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Philippe B Bertrand, Matteo Pettinari, Hélène De Cannière, Herbert Gutermann, Christophe J P Smeets, David Verhaert, Robert A Dion, Pascal Verdonck, Pieter M Vandervoort
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to investigate the evolution of the transprosthetic pressure gradient and effective orifice area (EOA) during dynamic bicycle exercise in bileaflet mechanical heart valves and to explore the relationship with exercise capacity. METHODS: Patients with bileaflet aortic valve replacement (n = 23) and mitral valve replacement (MVR; n = 16) prospectively underwent symptom-limited supine bicycle exercise testing with Doppler echocardiography and respiratory gas analysis...
December 31, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012257/low-level-viremia-and-the-increased-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-receiving-entecavir-treatment
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Jung Hee Kim, Dong Hyun Sinn, Wonseok Kang, Geum-Youn Gwak, Yong-Han Paik, Moon Seok Choi, Joon Hyeok Lee, Kwang Cheol Koh, Seung Woon Paik
: The long-term clinical impact of low-level viremia (LLV; <2,000 IU/mL) is not well understood. As a result, it is unclear whether the development of LLV during entecavir monotherapy requires a change in therapy. A retrospective cohort of 875 treatment-naive chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) monoinfected patients (mean age 47.7 years, male = 564 [65.5%], cirrhosis = 443 [50.6%]) who received entecavir monotherapy were analyzed for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The HCC risk was compared between patients who maintained virological response (MVR), defined by persistently undetectable HBV DNA (<12 IU/mL), and patients who experienced LLV, defined by either persistent or intermittent episodes of <2,000 IU/mL detectable HBV DNA...
November 5, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009950/multiple-imaging-modalities-including-three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-left-ventricular-pseudoaneurysm-after-mitral-valve-replacement
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Muhammed Keskin, Tuğba Kemaoğlu Öz, Mehmet Mahir Atasoy, Işıl Atasoy, Altuğ Ösken, Abdullah Kemal Tuygun
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm (LVPA) after mitral valve replacement (MVR) is a rare condition. The diagnosis of LVPA may be difficult, and for accurate diagnosis, two-dimensional (2D) transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) should be used in combination with other imaging modalities such as multiple detector computed tomography (MDCT) and three-dimensional (3D) TTE. Herein is presented a late type of post-MVR pseudoaneurysm in a 72-year-old female who was admitted to the authors' emergency department with complaints of dyspnea...
July 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008192/the-long-term-results-and-changing-patterns-of-biological-valves-at-the-mitral-position-in-contemporary-practice-in-japan
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Tomonobu Abe, Hideki Ito, Masato Mutsuga, Kazuro Fujimoto, Sachie Terazawa, Yuji Narita, Hideki Oshima, Akihiko Usui
Mitral valve surgery has changed with the wide acceptance of mitral valve repair. The aim of this study is to obtain the long-term results of patients who underwent mitral valve replacement (MVR) using a biological prosthesis in contemporary practice in Japan. From January 1990 to December 2013, 76 patients underwent MVR using a biological prosthesis with or without concomitant surgery. Data were obtained by means of a questionnaire and a telephone interview. The mean follow-up period was 4.26 years. The etiologies of the patients included dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) (n=20 [26...
December 2016: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989086/triple-percutaneous-mitral-balloon-valvuloplasty-for-patients-with-recurrent-mitral-valve-stenosis-long-term-observations
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Paweł Tyczyński, Zbigniew Chmielak, Witold Rużyłło, Aneta Fronczak, Mariusz Kłopotowski, Piotr Szymański, Marek Konka, Adam Witkowski
BACKGROUND: A third percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMBV) may provide a means of treating symptomatic patients with re-restenosis after successful initial and second valvuloplasties, though data related to the long-term safety and efficacy of a third PMBV are lacking. The study aim was to determine the immediate and long-term clinical outcome in patients who underwent a third PMBV to treat recurrent mitral stenosis. METHODS: Among a total of 1,849 patients who underwent PMBV at the authors' institution, seven females (mean age 38...
January 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989082/impact-of-prosthesis-patient-mismatch-after-mitral-valve-replacement
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Calogera Pisano, Carmela Rita Balistreri, Oreste Fabio Triolo, Rosalba Franchino, Alberto Allegra, Veronica Capuccio, Vincenzo Argano, Giovanni Ruvolo
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to determine the impact of prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) on early and late clinical outcomes, left atrial and ventricular remodeling, late tricuspid valve regurgitation and pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients after mitral valve replacement (MVR). METHODS: A total of 46 patients (mean age 66 ± 9.3 years) with mitral valve diseases and undergoing isolated MVR was enrolled in the study. The mitral valve effective orifice area (EOA) was determined using the continuity equation and indexed for the patient's body surface area (EOAi)...
January 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989046/valve-replacement-in-patients-with-carcinoid-heart-disease-choosing-the-right-valve-at-the-right-time
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Amit Korach, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg, Joseph Atlan, Abeer Dabah, Karine Atlan, Ehud Rudis, Amir Elami, David J Gross, Michael J Reardon, Oz M Shapira
BACKGROUND: The prosthetic valve of choice in patients with carcinoid valve disease (CVD) remains controversial due to the limited life expectancy of patients with advanced-stage neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) on the one hand, and concerns regarding structural valve deterioration (SVD) on the other hand. METHODS: The records of 17 patients (11 females, seven males; mean age 65 ± 11 years; undergoing 18 operations) with primarily right heart failure due to CVD were reviewed...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987271/previous-malignancy-is-an-independent-predictor-of-follow-up-mortality-after-percutaneous-treatment-of-mitral-valve-regurgitation-by-means-of-mitraclip
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Alper Öner, Hüseyin Ince, Liliya Paranskaya, Guido Schröder, Mohammad Sherif, Olga Thiele, Alla Neuhausen, Kische Stephan, Jasmin Ortak, Giuseppe D Ancona
AIMS: To investigate the prognostic burden of previously diagnosed and treated malignancies in candidates for percutaneous mitral valve repair (MVR) with MitraClip. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 165 patients underwent MVR and 19 (11.5%) had been previously treated for malignancy and considered healed with life expectancy over 1 year at time of percutaneous MVR. There was a significant trend for an increased overall risk profile (euroSCORE II 14.0±11.4 vs. 10...
December 16, 2016: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956264/2016-annual-report-of-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-american-college-of-cardiology-transcatheter-valve-therapy-registry
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Frederick L Grover, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, John D Carroll, Fred H Edwards, Michael J Mack, Vinod H Thourani, Ralph G Brindis, David M Shahian, Carlos E Ruiz, Jeffrey P Jacobs, George Hanzel, Joseph E Bavaria, E Murat Tuzcu, Eric D Peterson, Susan Fitzgerald, Matina Kourtis, Joan Michaels, Barbara Christensen, William F Seward, Kathleen Hewitt, David R Holmes
BACKGROUND: The STS/ACC Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry captures all procedures with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved transcatheter valve devices performed in the United States and is mandated as a condition of reimbursement by a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) OBJECTIVES: This annual report focuses on patient characteristics, trends, and outcomes of transcatheter aortic and mitral valve catheter-based valve procedures in the United States. METHODS: Data for all patients receiving commercially approved devices from 2012 through December 31, 2015 are entered in the TVT Registry...
December 2, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955994/2016-annual-report-of-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-american-college-of-cardiology-transcatheter-valve-therapy-registry
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Frederick L Grover, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, John D Carroll, Fred H Edwards, Michael J Mack, Vinod H Thourani, Ralph G Brindis, David M Shahian, Carlos E Ruiz, Jeffrey P Jacobs, George Hanzel, Joseph E Bavaria, E Murat Tuzcu, Eric D Peterson, Susan Fitzgerald, Matina Kourtis, Joan Michaels, Barbara Christensen, William F Seward, Kathleen Hewitt, David R Holmes
BACKGROUND: The STS/ACC Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry captures all procedures with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved transcatheter valve devices performed in the United States and is mandated as a condition of reimbursement by a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) OBJECTIVES: This annual report focuses on patient characteristics, trends, and outcomes of transcatheter aortic and mitral valve catheter-based valve procedures in the United States. METHODS: Data for all patients receiving commercially approved devices from 2012 through December 31, 2015 are entered in the TVT Registry...
December 3, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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