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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012497/giant-bulla-formation-in-the-lung-because-of-a-check-valve-mechanism
#1
Aya Hirata, Takeshi Saraya, Nobuaki Arai, Shin Karita, Riken Kawachi, Hidefumi Takei, Kosuke Ohkuma, Manabu Ishida, Masachika Fujiwara, Hajime Takizawa
The pathogenesis of bulla formation has not yet been demonstrated in pathologic examinations or through direct visualization during thoracotomy or thoracoscopic surgery. We present two cases of giant bulla formation after pneumothorax because of cryptogenic organizing pneumonia and lung abscess. The case findings suggested that the pathogenesis was attributable to a check-valve mechanism, secondary to bronchiolitis obliterans, or the presence of an obstructing air leakage due to a lung fistula. The lung fistula had been covered by inflammatory membranes consisting of blood and/or fibrous precipitates with detached visceral pleura...
January 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993741/spinal-intradural-arachnoid-webs-causing-spinal-cord-compression-with-inconclusive-preoperative-imaging-a-report-of-three-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#2
Dafang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Spinal arachnoid webs are a rare variant of spinal arachnoid cysts where one or multiple focal membranes of arachnoid tissue obstruct the subarachnoid space. Only 11 prior cases of arachnoid webs have been reported in the literature. Our objective is to present a series of three consecutive cases of arachnoid webs from our institution and to review the literature on this rare condition to provide recommendations for its management. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed for three consecutive cases of intradural arachnoid webs causing spinal cord compression at our institution, with inconclusive preoperative imaging, treatment with surgical decompression and resection...
December 16, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992862/endobronchial-valves-for-endoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-best-practice-recommendations-from-expert-panel-on-endoscopic-lung-volume-reduction
#3
Dirk-Jan Slebos, Pallav L Shah, Felix J F Herth, Arschang Valipour
Endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) is being adopted as a treatment option for carefully selected patients suffering from severe emphysema. ELVR with the one-way endobronchial Zephyr valves (EBV) has been demonstrated to improve pulmonary function, exercise capacity, and quality of life in patients with both heterogeneous and homogenous emphysema without collateral ventilation. In this "expert best practices" review, we will highlight the practical aspects of this therapy. Key selection criteria for ELVR are hyperinflation with a residual volume >175% of predicted, forced expiratory volume <50% of predicted, and a 6-min walking distance >100 m...
December 20, 2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956913/myxoma-immediately-above-the-junction-of-the-inferior-vena-cava-and-the-right-atrium-a-rare-cause-of-budd-chiari-syndrome
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Vahid Mohammad Karimi, Amir Anushiravani, Mohammad Hossein Dabbaghmanesh, Massood Hosseinzadeh, Ali Reza Rasekhi, Mahmoud Zamirian, Amir Anushiravani
The Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare disorder caused by the obstruction of the hepatic veins or the inferior vena cava (IVC) at the suprahepatic level. This syndrome is developed by either hepatic vein thrombosis or mechanical venous obstruction and leads to centrilobular hepatic congestion with the subsequent development of fibrosis and cirrhosis. Intracardiac tumors have been rarely reported as a cause of the BCS. These tumors usually originate from the atrial septum. Very rarely, they arise either from the junction of the IVC and the right atrium or from the Eustachian valve...
July 6, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928260/emergency-redo-mitral-valve-replacement-immediately-after-caesarean-section
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İbrahim Duvan, Ümit Pınar Sungur, Burak Emre Onuk, Mehmet Şanser Ateş, İbrahim Sami Karacan, Murat Kurtoğlu
Surgery for heart diseases during pregnancy, especially necessitating cardiopulmonary bypass, is believed to trigger maternal and fetal risks and should be performed only when medical therapy has been unsuccessful to alleviate the cardiac decompensation. A 33-year-old pregnant woman in her 33rd week of gestation was admitted to our hospital. She had rheumatic mitral valvular stenosis and had undergone mitral valve replacement (MVR) with a mechanical prosthesis 11 years earlier in another center. Echocardiography revealed a thrombotic mass obstructing the leaflets of the mechanical mitral valve...
April 13, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847070/mitraclip-implantation-for-the-treatment-of-new-onset-systolic-anterior-motion-of-the-mitral-valve-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Carmelo Grasso, Salvatore Scandura, Sergio Buccheri, Marco Barbanti, Maria Elena Di Salvo, Sarah Mangiafico, Giuseppe Ronsivalle, Sebastiano Immé, Claudia Tamburino, Martina Patané, Carmelo Sgroi, Davide Capodanno, Piera Capranzano, Corrado Tamburino
New-onset systolic anterior motion of the anterior mitral valve leaflet in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement is a rare pathophysiologic mechanism leading to postprocedural development of mitral regurgitation and, eventually, left ventricular outflow obstruction. We report the first human case of successful MitraClip implantation to treat new-onset systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve after transcatheter aortic valve replacement causing severe obstruction to left ventricular outflow that was unresponsive to standard medical therapy...
December 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815920/intestinal-hemorrhage-caused-by-meckel-s-diverticulum-with-ectopic-gastric-mucosa-on-polypoid-lesion-a-case-report
#7
Toshiyuki Irie, Seiichi Shinji, Hiroki Arai, Hayato Kan, Takeshi Yamada, Michihiro Koizumi, Yasuyuki Yokoyama, Goro Takahashi, Takuma Iwai, Mikihiro Okusa, Keiichiro Ohta, Eiji Uchida
Meckel's diverticulum may sometimes present as an intraluminal polypoid mass causing small bowel obstruction; however, gastrointestinal bleeding due to Meckel's diverticulum with a polypoid lesion is rare. A 14-year-old girl presented with tarry stool and syncope in our hospital. Laboratory examination showed iron-deficiency anemia with a low hemoglobin level of 5.8 g/dl. The bleeding site was detected by neither upper gastrointestinal endoscopy nor colonoscopy. Transanal double-balloon enteroscopy showed a diverticulum with an ulceration at a site approximately 50 cm from the ileocecal valve and a polypoid lesion inside of the diverticulum...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804157/echocardiographic-assessment-of-prosthetic-mitral-valves-in-children
#8
Taiyu Hayashi, Ryo Inuzuka, Hiroshi Ono, Hitoshi Kato
AIMS: We studied how Doppler-derived hemodynamic parameters in children change as the relative prosthetic mitral valve (PMV) size decreases with somatic growth and evaluated the diagnostic utility of the parameters for detecting PMV obstruction in children. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed 26 echocardiographic examination results of 15 mechanical bileaflet PMVs in 12 children. The median age at echocardiographic examination was 6.6 (0.6-18.1) years. The PMV functioned normally in 24 examinations but was obstructed due to thrombosis in two cases...
November 2, 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768247/associations-between-maternal-water-consumption-and-birth-defects-in-the-national-birth-defects-prevention-study-2000-2005
#9
Breanna L Alman, Evan Coffman, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Thomas J Luben
BACKGROUND: Water and water-based beverages constitute a major part of daily fluid intake for pregnant women, yet few epidemiologic studies have investigated the role of water consumption on birth outcomes. METHODS: We used data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study to conduct a case-control study investigating associations between maternal water consumption during pregnancy and birth defects (BD). We used interview data on water consumption during the first trimester of pregnancy in 14,454 cases (major BDs n ≥ 50) and 5,063 controls...
October 21, 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760527/outcome-of-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-low-preoperative-ejection-fraction
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Marina Pieri, Alessandro Belletti, Fabrizio Monaco, Antonio Pisano, Mario Musu, Veronica Dalessandro, Giacomo Monti, Gabriele Finco, Alberto Zangrillo, Giovanni Landoni
BACKGROUND: In patients undergoing cardiac surgery, a reduced preoperative left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is common and is associated with a worse outcome. Available outcome data for these patients address specific surgical procedures, mainly coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). Aim of our study was to investigate perioperative outcome of surgery on patients with low pre-operative LVEF undergoing a broad range of cardiac surgical procedures. METHODS: Data from patients with pre-operative LVEF ≤40 % undergoing cardiac surgery at a university hospital were reviewed and analyzed...
October 18, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722697/thermally-actuated-wax-valves-for-paper-fluidic-diagnostics
#11
Elizabeth A Phillips, Rui Shen, Siyu Zhao, Jacqueline C Linnes
The complexity of current paper-fluidic diagnostic devices is limited by their imperfect control of reagent incubation and delivery. Valves providing complete fluid obstruction and multiple actuation steps within a single paper-fluidic diagnostic would increase the range of diagnostic bioassays in these porous membranes. Here, we report the rapid fabrication of tunable wax-ink valves that are thermally actuated within porous membranes. Varying width bands of wax-ink were printed onto strips of nitrocellulose and cellulose membranes and characterized by their triggered obstruction and release of fluid wicking through the membranes...
October 18, 2016: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659877/physiological-mechanisms-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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REVIEW
David H MacIver, Ismail Adeniran, Iain R MacIver, Alistair Revell, Henggui Zhang
Pulmonary hypertension is usually related to obstruction of pulmonary blood flow at the level of the pulmonary arteries (eg, pulmonary embolus), pulmonary arterioles (idiopathic pulmonary hypertension), pulmonary veins (pulmonary venoocclusive disease) or mitral valve (mitral stenosis and regurgitation). Pulmonary hypertension is also observed in heart failure due to left ventricle myocardial diseases regardless of the ejection fraction. Pulmonary hypertension is often regarded as a passive response to the obstruction to pulmonary flow...
October 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576330/subacute-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-after-transapical-closure-of-a-mitral-paravalvular-leak-in-the-region-of-the-aortomitral-curtain
#13
Sathish Chikkabyrappa, Doff B McElhinney, Muhamed Saric
We report a rare case of progressive left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction after percutaneous device closure of a mechanical prosthetic mitral valve (MV) paravalvular leak (PVL) in the region of aortomitral curtain in a patient who also had small mechanical aortic valve prosthesis with patient-prosthesis mismatch.
November 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568118/the-functional-significance-of-paradoxical%C3%A2-low-gradient-aortic%C3%A2-valve%C3%A2-stenosis-hemodynamic-findings-during-cardiopulmonary%C3%A2-exercise%C3%A2-testing
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Candelas Pérez Del Villar, Raquel Yotti, María Ángeles Espinosa, Enrique Gutiérrez-Ibañes, Alicia Barrio, María José Lorenzo, Pedro Luis Sánchez Fernández, Yolanda Benito, Raquel Prieto, Esther Pérez David, Pablo Martínez-Legazpi, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Javier Bermejo
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine the functional impact of paradoxical low-gradient aortic stenosis (PLGAS) and clarify whether the relevance of the valvular obstruction is related to baseline flow. BACKGROUND: Establishing the significance of PLGAS is particularly challenging. METHODS: Twenty symptomatic patients (77 ± 6 years of age; 17 female subjects) with PLGAS (mean gradient 28 ± 6 mm Hg; aortic valve area 0.8 ± 0...
January 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543649/endoscopic-atrioventricular-valve-surgery-in-adults-with-difficult-to-access-uncorrected-congenital-chest-wall-deformities
#15
Johan van der Merwe, Filip Casselman, Bernard Stockman, Yvette Vermeulen, Ivan Degrieck, Frank Van Praet
OBJECTIVES: This study presents the first report on in-hospital and long-term outcomes of endoscopic port access atrioventricular valve surgery (EPAAVVS) in adult patients with uncorrected congenital chest wall deformities (CCWDs). METHODS: Our current surgical team performed EPAAVVS in 7 consecutive adult patients (mean age 51.3 ± 16.4 years, 14.3% female, 50% older than 60 years, mean EuroSCORE II 0.8 ± 0.1%) with uncorrected CCWDs between 1 November 2009 and 30 November 2015...
December 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499619/the-differential-effects-of-inspiratory-expiratory-and-combined-resistive-breathing-on-healthy-lung
#16
Konstantinos Loverdos, Dimitrios Toumpanakis, Eleni Litsiou, Vassiliki Karavana, Constantinos Glynos, Christina Magkou, Stamatios Theocharis, Theodoros Vassilakopoulos
Combined resistive breathing (CRB) is the hallmark of obstructive airway disease pathophysiology. We have previously shown that severe inspiratory resistive breathing (IRB) induces acute lung injury in healthy rats. The role of expiratory resistance is unknown. The possibility of a load-dependent type of resistive breathing-induced lung injury also remains elusive. Our aim was to investigate the differential effects of IRB, expiratory resistive breathing (ERB), and CRB on healthy rat lung and establish the lowest loads required to induce injury...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497941/bowel-obstruction-and-perforation-due-to-a-large-gallstone-a-case-report
#17
Georgios Sahsamanis, Konstantinos Maltezos, Panagiotis Dimas, Alexandros Tassos, Christos Mouchasiris
INTRODUCTION: Gallstone bowel obstruction is a rare form of mechanical ileus usually presenting in elderly patients, and is associated with chronic or acute cholecystitis episodes. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of an 80year old female with abdominal pain, inability to defecate and recurrent episodes of diarrhea for the past 8 months. CT examination uncovered a cholecystoduodenal fistula along with gas in the gall bladder and the presence of a ≥2cm gallstone inside the small bowel lumen causing obstruction...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27488753/ab0-blood-types-impact-on-development-of-prosthetic-mechanical-valve-thrombosis
#18
Mehmet Ali Astarcıoğlu, Macit Kalçık, Mahmut Yesin, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, Taner Şen, Süleyman Karakoyun, Sabahattin Gündüz, Mehmet Özkan
OBJECTIVE: The non-O alleles of the ABO genotype have been associated with an increased risk of thrombosis. We aimed to assess the association between blood group status and prosthetic valve thrombosis. METHODS: The association between AB0 blood group status and prosthetic valve thrombosis was assessed in this retrospective study. Transesophageal echocardiography was performed in 149 patients with a diagnosis of prosthetic valve thrombosis and in 192 control subjects...
July 21, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27448416/obstructive-sleep-apnea-increases-the-perioperative-risk-of-cardiac-valve-replacement-surgery-a-prospective-single-center-study
#19
Ning Ding, Bu-Qing Ni, Hong Wang, Wen-Xiao Ding, Rong Xue, Wei Lin, Zhang Kai, Shi-Jiang Zhang, Xi-Long Zhang
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Sleep apnea is common in patients referred for cardiac valve replacement (CVR). We aimed to determine the association of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA) with perioperative events in CVR surgery in patients with rheumatic valvular heart disease (RVHD). METHODS: Between April 2010 and April 2014, 290 patients with RVHD undergoing CVR were screened for sleep apnea 1 to 7 days before CVR. Baseline medications, cardiac function, sleep parameters, perioperative events, and related risk factors were evaluated...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27411403/myocardial-energy-depletion-and-dynamic-systolic-dysfunction-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#20
REVIEW
Julian O M Ormerod, Michael P Frenneaux, Mark V Sherrid
Evidence indicates that anatomical and physiological phenotypes of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) stem from genetically mediated, inefficient cardiomyocyte energy utilization, and subsequent cellular energy depletion. However, HCM often presents clinically with normal left ventricular (LV) systolic function or hyperkinesia. If energy inefficiency is a feature of HCM, why is it not manifest as resting LV systolic dysfunction? In this Perspectives article, we focus on an idiosyncratic form of reversible systolic dysfunction provoked by LV obstruction that we have previously termed the 'lobster claw abnormality' - a mid-systolic drop in LV Doppler ejection velocities...
November 2016: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
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