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Jubo Jiang, Xianbao Liu, Yuxin He, Qiyuan Xu, Qifeng Zhu, Sanjay Jaiswal, Lihan Wang, Po Hu, Feng Gao, Yinghao Sun, Chunhui Liu, Xiaoping Lin, Jie Liang, Kaida Ren, Jian Apos An Wang
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a recent and an effective treatment option for high- or extreme-surgical-risk patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. However, pure severe native aortic valve regurgitation (NAVR) without aortic stenosis remains a contraindication to TAVR. The aim of our systemic review analysis was to evaluate TAVR in patients with pure NAVR. METHODS: We searched the published articles in the PubMed and Web of Science databases (2002-2017) using the Boolean operators for studies of NAVR patients undergoing TAVR...
December 5, 2018: Cardiology
Maria Alice Dias da Silva Lima, Ana Maria Müller de Magalhães, Nelly Donszelmann Oelke, Giselda Quintana Marques, Elisiane Lorenzini, Luciana Andressa Feil Weber, Iris Fan
OBJECTIVE: To identify and analyze available literature on care transition strategies in Latin American countries. METHODS: Integrative literature review that included studies indexed in PubMed, LILACS, Web of Science Core Collection, CINAHL, SCOPUS databases, and the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), published in Portuguese, Spanish or English, between 2010 and 2017. RESULTS: Eleven articles were selected and the strategies were grouped into components of care transition: discharge planning, advanced care planning, patient education and promotion of self-management, medication safety, complete communication of information, and outpatient follow-up...
November 29, 2018: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
Talita Wérica Borges Figueiredo, Nen Nalú Alves das Mercês, Mariana Bertotti Mendes Nunes, Marilene Loewen Wall
OBJECTIVE: To identify the adverse reactions associated with the infusion of hematopoietic stem cells on day zero of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. METHODOLOGY: Integrative literature review, without temporal cut, with search in the following databases: PubMed, CINAHL, SCOPUS, BVS, SciELO, Web of Science and CAPES; the final sample consisted of 18 scientific articles, published between 1998 and 2017, based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. RESULTS: Mild and moderate adverse reactions were the most frequent in studies that used the classification by severity, and nausea and emesis had the highest incidence; the most affected organ systems were the cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal...
November 29, 2018: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
Izabela F Martins, Iara C Doles, Nathalie J M Bravo-Valenzuela, Adriana O R Dos Santos, Marcela S P Varella
OBJECTIVE: To identify the best time for corrective surgery of tetralogy of Fallot (TF) in children aged 0-12 months and to report the most frequent complications during the first 3 years postoperatively. METHODS: Systematic review of studies published between 2000 and 2017 on corrective surgery for TF. Articles were selected through search of electronic databases (PubMed, SciELO, Scopus, Lilacs, Google Scholar, and Cochrane). Length of stay in intensive care unit, duration of mechanical ventilation, and peri/postoperative complications were analyzed for data discussion and research interpretation...
September 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Joshua D Moss, Adam Oesterle, Michael Raiman, Erin E Flatley, Andrew D Beaser, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Liviu Klein, Takeyoshi Ota, Georg Wieselthaler, Nir Uriel, Roderick Tung
INTRODUCTION: Ventricular arrhythmias (VA) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We sought to assess epicardial voltage characteristics at the time of LVAD implantation and investigate relationships between scar burden and post-implant VA. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients underwent open-chest epicardial electroanatomic mapping immediately prior to LVAD implantation. Areas of low voltage and sites with local abnormal potentials were identified...
December 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Stefanos Archontakis, Konstantinos Sideris, Konstantina Aggeli, Konstantinos Gatzoulis, Michael Demosthenous, Panagiotis Tolios, Vasilios Lozos, Nikolas Koumallos, Dimitrios Limperiadis, Dimitrios Tousoulis, Ioannis Kallikazaros, Skevos Sideris
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac perforation of the right ventricle associated with pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) leads' implantation is an uncommon, albeit potentially life-threatening, complication. The aim of this study is to further identify the optimal therapeutic strategy especially when lead dislocation has occurred outside the pericardial sac. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study population included 10 consecutive patients (6 female, mean age: 66...
December 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Tom Shlesinger, Yossi Loya
The reproductive patterns of coral communities with many of the same species can vary geographically (Shlesinger and Loya 1985), raising interesting questions of natural selection and ecology. Species of the colonial cnidarian genus Millepora have received the common name "fire corals" due to the painful sting inflicted to humans by the release of venom from their stinging cells. Despite their popular name and some similarities with scleractinian stony corals of the class Anthozoa, fire corals belong to a different class of organisms (i...
December 5, 2018: Ecology
E Rosi, L Pescitelli, F Ricceri, A Di Cesare, A Novelli, N Pimpinelli, F Prignano
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The Rifampicin (RF) - Clindamycin (CL) combination is recommended as first line therapy in moderate to severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) by European S1 guidelines. Although prolonged use of RF should be discouraged, there are currently few alternatives to this combination therapy. The aim of this study was to assess retrospectively the efficacy of oral CL monotherapy in patients diagnosed with HS. METHODS: In the period January 2017 - May 2018 31 HS patients who received a 300 mg b...
December 5, 2018: Dermatologic Therapy
Mei Dong, Dongsheng Yu, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi
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2018: BioMed Research International
Angela M Parcesepe, Charlotte Bernard, Robert Agler, Jeremy Ross, Marcel Yotebieng, Judith Bass, Edith Kwobah, Adebola Adedimeji, Joseph Goulet, Keri N Althoff
World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines call for antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all people living with HIV (PLWH) regardless of CD4 cell count, a policy often referred to as 'treat all'. This article seeks to: (1) provide an overview of mental health research among PLWH in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and interventions or strategies to address comorbid mental illness among those living with HIV; and (2) describe key mental health-related recommendations to inform the successful implementation and scale up of 'treat all' policies in SSA...
November 15, 2018: Journal of Virus Eradication
Toshihiko Ishimitsu
The Japanese Society of Hypertension (JSH) has announced the winners of the 9th Hypertension Research Award at the 41st Annual Scientific Meeting held on 14-16 September 2018 in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan. This award was established in 2010 to recognize significant contributions of researchers to the advancement of researches in hypertension and related studies. Among the first or main authors of the articles published in Hypertension Research, official journal of JSH, from April 2017 (Vol. 40, No. 4) to March 2018 (Vol...
December 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
Amanda Bolderston, Julia Watson, Sophia Thom, Kim Meeking
INTRODUCTION: The medical radiation sciences' (MRS) MedRadJournalClub attracts a global group of participants to monthly sessions to discuss selected journal articles. The September 2017 session explored the experiences of MRS professionals working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients. The aim of the chat was to establish staff educational preparation, how participants' organizations approached the issue, and what participants would do differently at work or at home in relation to this patient population after the chat...
December 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
John Zaki, Marwa Alnawawy, Nermin Yussif, Ahmed Elkhadem
BACKGROUND: Autogenous intraoral block grafting is the gold standard augmentation technique for moderate-to-severe horizontal ridge deficiency. However, the graft undergoes variable resorption during healing that might jeopardize the outcome of the procedure. Several studies hypothesized that covering the graft with a membrane decreases the amount of graft resorption, but this effect is not established in the literature. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the clinical value of covering intraoral block grafts with membranes in horizontal ridge augmentation regarding graft resorption (primary outcome), graft success, net bone gain, and complications (secondary outcomes)...
December 2018: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
Stephanie A Houle-Johnson, Lisa Kakinami
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that young females are more likely to try to lose weight than young males, however whether this sex difference persists across demographic characteristics and weight status is unclear. Further, whether females are more likely than males to try to lose weight using unhealthy weight loss strategies has never been systematically assessed. The objective of this systematic review was to examine the literature on sex differences in weight loss intentions and strategies in children and adolescent observational studies to determine whether sex differences persisted across demographic characteristics (race/ethnicity, grade level) and weight status...
December 4, 2018: BMC Public Health
Zhi-Jing Wen, Zheng-Chao Gao, Teng Lu, Yi-Bin Wang, Hui Liang, Xi-Jing He
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the efficacy of rapid prototyping drill navigation template-assisted pedicle screw fixation and traditional anatomic landmark-based fixation in the treatment of spinal disease by accessing and searching some relevant literatures home and abroad. METHODS: Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) and prospective case-control studies or retrospective case-control studies about rapid prototyping drill templates-assisted pedicle screw fixation and traditional anatomic landmark-based fixation for the treatment of spinal disease were searched electronically in PubMed, The Cochrane Library(Issue 5, 2017), Clinical Trial, Google Scholar, Web of Science, CNKI, Wanfang database and VIP database before June 2017...
November 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
José Álvarez-García, Amador Durán-Sánchez, María de la Cruz Del Río-Rama, Diego Fernando García-Vélez
Population ageing is one of humanity's greatest achievements with the elderly who offer valuable resources and make an important contribution to the structure of our societies. At the same time, this ageing population poses great challenges, as it requires greater economic and social needs. Institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) are promoting policies that aim at promoting active ageing, which is understood as the process of optimizing health, participation and security opportunities in order to improve people's quality of life as they get older...
December 3, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Stefano Palma, Mohammad Keilani, Timothy Hasenoehrl, Richard Crevenna
PURPOSE: To systematically review literature for interventional studies and their impact on autonomic dysfunction assessed by heart rate variability in cancer patients. METHODS: Research was conducted using the databases Medline/Pubmed, Scopus, and Web of science from their inception to October 2017. Original articles with an interventional design that reported changes in at least one heart rate variability parameter as outcome parameter were included and described...
December 4, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
A Rondags, K R van Straalen, J R van Hasselt, I C Janse, C B Ardon, A R J V Vossen, E P Prens, H H van der Zee, B Horváth
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, debilitating, heterogeneous disease requiring different treatment approaches. Recently, we refined the classic Hurley classification into a seven-stage classification in order to guide these treatment choices. This new classification subdivides Hurley stage I and II into three sub-stages namely mild (A), moderate (B), and severe (C) HS disease. Hurley stage III is not sub-categorised and always severe. AIM: To investigate the correlation between the given severity grades of Hurley I and Hurley II in the refined Hurley classification, and the patient reported quality of life and physician-assessed objective severity score...
December 4, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
Mofeed M Hassan, Amrapali Zaveri, Jens Lehmann
Patents are widely used to protect intellectual property and a measure of innovation output. Each year, the USPTO grants over 150,000 patents to individuals and companies all over the world. In fact, there were more than 280,000 patent grants issued in the US in 2015. However, accessing, searching and analyzing those patents is often still cumbersome and inefficient. To overcome those problems, Google indexes patents and converts them to Extensible Markup Language (XML) files using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) techniques...
December 4, 2018: Scientific Data
Zulfiqar Ahmed, Christine Mai, Katherine G Skinner, Myron Yaster
Dr. Estela Melman (1939-present), Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, the American British Cowdray Medical Center, Mexico, is an influential pioneer who has shaped the scope and practice of pediatric anesthesia in Mexico and throughout the world. Her early work to reintroduce neural blockade into routine pediatric anesthetic care, particularly the caudal approach to the epidural space, helped to transform current anesthesia practice. Based on a series of interviews held with Dr. Melman between 2016 and 2017, this article reviews the remarkable career of a pioneering pediatric anesthesiologist...
December 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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