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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421398/supradescemetic-voriconazole-injection-for-candida-parapsilosis-keratitis
#1
Nikolaos Mamas, Konstantinos Andreanos, Klio Chatzistefanou, Petros Petrou, Dimitrios Brouzas, George Kymionis, Chrysanthi Koutsandrea, Konstantinos Droutsas
PURPOSE: To describe a technique for intracorneal application of voriconazole into the supradescemetic space in a case of deep recalcitrant Candida parapsilosis keratitis of a penetrating cornea graft. METHODS: A deep intracorneal incision reaching the center of the corneal infiltrate was created with a 20-gauge MVR blade. Then, a 27-gauge hydrodissection cannula was inserted deep into the corneal pocket, and 0.1 ml of voriconazole 0.5 mg/ml was injected until a bullous detachment of Descemet membrane (DM) covered 1/3 of the graft's area...
April 18, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415120/p1088match-and-mismatch-between-opening-area-and-resistance-in-mild-and-moderate-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis
#2
I El-Dosouky
Background: Mitral valve resistance (MVR) is a hemodynamic consequence of mitral stenosis but it has no clear threshold and it has a shortage of data to be reliable. Purpose: is to investigate match and mismatch between opening area and resistance especially in patients with moderate and mild mitral stenosis. Materials: This cross section case control study comprised 88 patients with moderate and mild rheumatic mitral stenosis. Transthorathic echocardiographic study estimated: mitral valve area (MVA) both by planimerty (2D) and pressure half time (PHT), mitral valve score (MVS), mean transmitral pressure gradient (MPG), diastolic filling time(DFT), left ventricular out flow tract diameter (LVOTd) and velocity time integral (LVOT vti) , the MVR was calculated as: MPG/aortic flow ratio [(LVOTd) (LVOTvti)/ DFT] in dynes...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389690/energy-dynamics-of-the-intraventricular-vortex-after-mitral-valve-surgery
#3
Kouki Nakashima, Keiichi Itatani, Tadashi Kitamura, Norihiko Oka, Tetsuya Horai, Shohei Miyazaki, Masaki Nie, Kagami Miyaji
Mitral valve morphology after mitral valve surgery affects postoperative intraventricular flow patterns and long-term cardiac performance. We visualized ventricular flow by echocardiography vector flow mapping (VFM) to reveal the impact of different mitral valve procedures. Eleven cases of mechanical mitral valve replacement (nine in the anti-anatomical and two in the anatomical position), three bioprosthetic mitral valve replacements, and four mitral valve repairs were evaluated. The mean age at the procedure was 57...
April 7, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386460/reversal-of-abnormal-cardiac-parameters-following-mitral-valve-replacement-for-severe-mitral-stenosis-in-relation-to-pulmonary-artery-pressure-a-retrospective-study-of-noninvasive-parameters-early-and-late-pattern
#4
REVIEW
Usha T Parvathy, Rajesh Rajan, Alexander Georgevich Faybushevich
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although the regression of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in mitral stenosis (MS) has been studied over varying periods postintervention, corresponding studies on the cardiac chamber alterations after surgery are very limited. We sought to determine the degree of reversal of these and the clinical status in connection with that of pulmonary artery pressures (PAPs) in the early and late postoperative periods. METHODS: The preoperative, early, and 1-year postoperative data - functional class (FC), cardiothoracic ratio (CTR) in chest X-ray (CXR), and echocardiographically left atrium (LA), right atrium (RA), right ventricle (RV), left ventricle (LV), and pulmonary artery (PA) dimensions, PAP, tricuspid regurgitation (TR) - of 50 patients who had mitral valve replacement (MVR) for MS with PH were retrospectively analyzed for correlations with PAP (Pearson's), and their change (t-test), in relation to that in PAP...
June 1, 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370526/predictors-for-long-term-survival-after-transcatheter-edge-to-edge-mitral-valve-repair
#5
Mathias Orban, Martin Orban, Hasema Lesevic, Daniel Braun, Simon Deseive, Carolin Sonne, Lisa Hutterer, Christian Grebmer, Alexander Khandoga, Jürgen Pache, Julinda Mehilli, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Christian Hagl, Axel Bauer, Steffen Massberg, Peter Boekstegers, Michael Nabauer, Ilka Ott, Jörg Hausleiter
OBJECTIVES: To determine predictors for long-term outcome in high-risk patients undergoing transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (TMVR) for severe mitral regurgitation (MR). BACKGROUND: There is no data on predictors of long-term outcome in high-risk real-world patients. METHODS: From August 2009 to April 2011, 126 high-risk patients deemed inoperable were treated with TMVR in two high-volume university centers. RESULTS: MR could be successfully reduced to grade ≤2 in 92...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359486/intraoperative-bioprosthetic-valve-dysfunction-causing-severe-mitral-regurgitation
#6
Philip Y K Pang, Susan Garwood, Sabet W Hashim
Structural degeneration of bioprosthetic valves usually occurs gradually over time. Failure of a bioprosthetic valve immediately after implantation is extremely rare. Possible causes include obstruction of valve leaflets from preserved subvalvular tissue during chordal-sparing mitral valve replacement (MVR) or strut entrapment by suture loops. We report 2 cases of acute bioprosthetic mitral valve (MV) dysfunction involving newly implanted Perimount Theon (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA) bioprostheses, causing severe transvalvular mitral regurgitation (MR)...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353013/quantification-of-changes-in-foveal-capillary-architecture-caused-by-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane-using-oct-angiography
#7
P Nelis, F Alten, C R Clemens, P Heiduschka, N Eter
PURPOSE: To quantify the extent and depth of distortion of the foveal capillary architecture due to traction of an idiopathic epiretinal membrane (ERM) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). METHODS: Multimodal imaging including OCT-A (Angiovue, Optovue) was performed in 42 eyes with idiopathic ERM (72.4 years ±6.8). Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), OCT-A vessel density of the foveal (VDfo) and parafoveal (VDp) region were assessed. Based on 6 × 6-mm(2) OCT-A images, a macular vessel density ratio (MVR = VDfo/VDp) was calculated for the superficial (s), deep (d) and full-thickness (f) slabs to assess a depth-resolved, non-invasive evaluation of foveal distortion...
March 29, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332088/simple-technique-of-repair-for-barlow-syndrome-with-posterior-resection-and-chordal-transfer-via-minimally-invasive-approach-primary-experience-in-a-consecutive-series-of-22-patients
#8
H Kamiya, Payam Akhyari, J-P Minol, A C Ites, T Weinreich, S Sixt, P Rellecke, U Boeken, A Albert, A Lichtenberg
OBJECTIVE: Current techniques for mitral valve repair (MVR) in Barlow's disease require high level of surgical expertise due to a complex anatomy. A novel and simple standardized technique that particularly considers the pathological changes of the mitral valve in Barlow's disease has been developed. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2013, 22 patients underwent minimally invasive MVR for Barlow's disease and severe mitral regurgitation (MR). A simple, standardized technique was applied, including resection of P2 segment of posterior mitral leaflet (PML) with preservation of the shortest chordae, transfer of the preserved chordae to A2, and implantation of a semi-rigid open ring...
March 22, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331635/relationships-among-ocular-blood-flow-shown-by-laser-speckle-flowgraphy-retinal-arteriosclerotic-change-and-chorioretinal-circulation-time-obtained-by-fluorescein-angiography
#9
Hironori Osamura, Tomoaki Shiba, Takashi Itokawa, Tadashi Matsumoto, Yuichi Hori
Purpose. To determine the correlations among the mean blur rate (MBR) in the optic nerve head (ONH) shown by laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG), retinal arteriosclerosis, and the circulation time obtained by fluorescein angiography (FA). Method. We evaluated 118 patients and assessed their time of choroidal flush, arm-to-retina time, and early and late phases of retinal circulation time (RT: sec) obtained by FA. The severity of retinal arteriosclerosis was classified according to the Scheie classification. The MBR values throughout the ONH (MBR-A), in the tissue (MBR-T), and in the vessels (MBR-V) were analyzed...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329271/short-and-long-term-results-after-prosthetic-mitral-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-severe-mitral-annulus-calcification%C3%A2
#10
Ronny Ben-Avi, Boris Orlov, Leonid Sternik, Alexander Kogan, Rafael Kuperstien, Amjad Shalabi, Eilon Ram, Alexander Lipey, Ehud Raanani
OBJECTIVES: To investigate short- and long-term outcomes of a conservative decalcification approach in mitral valve replacement (MVR) surgery in the presence of mitral annulus calcification (MAC). METHODS: Of the 1038 patients who underwent MVR, 133 (13%) had significant MAC with at least 30% of the annular circumference heavily calcified. In most patients, the surgical approach to MAC included conservative decalcification, supra-annular prosthesis implantation and insertion of a pericardial patch between the MV annulus and the prosthesis...
March 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290171/effects-of-surgical-techniques-on-long-term-results-in-patients-with-degenerative-mitral-valve-bileaflet-prolapse
#11
Giuseppe Petrone, Renato Bellitti, Clemente Pascarella, Gianantonio Nappi, Giuseppe Signoriello, Pasquale Santé
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to evaluate the long-term results in patients with degenerative mitral valve bileaflet prolapse (DMVBLP) undergoing mitral valve repair (MVr) or mitral valve replacement (MVR), and to compare the consequences of survival related to each technique. METHODS: Between 2001 and 2012, a total of 421 patients underwent isolated primary surgery for DMVBLP. MVr was performed in 146 patients (34.7%), and MVR in 275 (65.3%). MVR patients were allocated to two subgroups...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290169/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-outcomes-following-mitral-valve-surgery-in-patients-with-significant-functional-mitral-regurgitation-and-left-ventricular-dysfunction
#12
Ali Andalib, Michael Chetrit, Masha Eberg, Kristian B Filion, Pascal Thériault-Lauzier, Ruediger Lange, Jean Buithieu, Giuseppe Martucci, Mark Eisenberg, Steven F Bolling, Nicolo Piazza
BACKGROUND: The surgical correction of functional mitral regurgitation (MR) remains challenging and controversial. The study aim was to systematically review the outcomes of surgical mitral valve repair (MVRpr) and mitral valve replacement (MVR) in patients with significant functional MR and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. METHODS: A meta-analysis was performed of published data acquired from patients with moderate to severe functional MR and LV ejection fraction (LVEF) <40% who underwent surgical MVRpr or MVR...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290168/early-results-of-rheumatic-mitral-valve-repair
#13
Giuseppe Petrone, Panagiotis Theodoropoulos, Prakash P Punjabi
BACKGROUND: Mitral valve repair (MVr) in rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remains challenging. The present authors' surgical experience of MVr in 56 patients with RHD operated in between January 2011 and September 2014 is reported. METHODS: Among the patients (mean age 32 ± 11 years), 11 were in NYHA functional class II, 32 in class III, and seven in class IV. An adequate or oversized autologous pericardial patch was sutured to extend the coaptating edge of both the anterior leaflet (in 18 patients) and the posterior leaflet (in 30 patients)...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290167/simple-interrupted-suturing-for-redo-mitral-valve-replacement
#14
Hiroshi Furukawa, Taishi Tamura, Takeshi Honda, Hiroki Takiuchi, Masahiko Kuinose, Kazuo Tanemoto
BACKGROUND: An evaluation was made of the early clinical outcomes and efficacies of simple interrupted suturing (SIS) for redo mitral valve replacement (MVR). METHODS: Among 336 mitral valve surgery patients at the authors' institution between April 2000 and May 2014, a total of 21 redo MVR using SIS (12 women, nine men; mean age 67±11 years; range 32-80 years) participated in the study. Surgical indications for redo MVR were paravalvular leakage (PVL) in 10 patients, prosthetic valve endocarditis in five, mechanical valve thrombosis in three, and structural valve deterioration (SVD) of the bioprosthesis in three...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279751/blockade-of-ccr5-receptor-prevents-m2-microglia-phenotype-in-a-microglia-glioma-paradigm
#15
Emilia Laudati, Diego Currò, Pierluigi Navarra, Lucia Lisi
Microglia express chemokines and their cognate receptors that were found to play important roles in many processes required for tumor development, such as tumor growth, proliferation, invasion, and angiogenesis. Among the chemokine receptor, CCR5 have been documented in different cancer models; in particular, CCR5 is highly expressed in human glioblastoma, where it is associated to poor prognosis. In the present study, we investigated the effect of CCR5 receptor blockade on a paradigm of microglia-glioma interaction; the CCR5 blocker maraviroc (MRV) was used as a pharmacological tool...
March 6, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265822/systematic-review-of-model-based-economic-evaluations-of-heart-valve-implantations
#16
Simone A Huygens, Johanna J M Takkenberg, Maureen P M H Rutten-van Mölken
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence on the cost-effectiveness of heart valve implantations generated by decision analytic models and to assess their methodological quality. METHODS: A systematic review was performed including model-based cost-effectiveness analyses of heart valve implantations. Study and model characteristics and cost-effectiveness results were extracted and the methodological quality was assessed using the Philips checklist. RESULTS: Fourteen decision-analytic models regarding the cost-effectiveness of heart valve implantations were identified...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249289/three-dimensional-printing-of-a-transconjunctival-vitrectomy-trocar-cannula-system
#17
Eduardo V Navajas, Martin Ten Hove
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper was to study the feasibility of manufacturing a customizable trocar-cannula system for vitreoretinal surgery utilizing commercially available three-dimensional (3D) printing technology. METHODS: A digital model of a trocar-cannula system for vitreoretinal surgery was created using computer-aided design (CAD) software and printed utilizing a laser-sintering 3D printer in modified ABS thermoplastic material. The trocar-cannula prototypes were tested in pig eyes...
2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238252/recommendations-for-valve-replacement-in-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-with-compromised-ventricle
#18
Kerem M Vural
The unique features of ischemic mitral regurgitation may necessitate attention to certain points during mitral valve replacement (MVR). A few simple but practical recommendations are offered for concomitant or isolated MVR in this high-risk population which is often burdened by an extremely limited myocardial reserve.
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238241/mitral-patient-prosthesis-mismatch-predicts-suboptimal-hemodynamic-recovery-after-mitral-valve-replacement
#19
Sertan Ozyalcin, Kerem M Vural, Ayse Colak
BACKGROUND: A possible relationship between an obstructive prosthesis and suboptimal hemodynamic recovery, as reflected by unsatisfactory regression in systolic pulmonary artery pressure (sPAP) and functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) following mitral valve replacement (MVR), was investigated. A delineating effective orifice area index (EOAI) value was sought in order to define a patient-prosthesis mismatch. METHODS: A total of 128 patients undergoing isolated mechanical MVR were followed up for a mean of 46 ± 9 months...
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203084/use-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-auditory-hallucinations-of-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
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
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