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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615887/an-unusual-cause-of-chest-discomfort-case-report-of-oesophageal-hirudiniasis
#1
Cristóvão Figueiredo, Joana Alves, Cláudia Carvalho, António Sarmento
Hirudiniasis is caused by sanguivorous leeches feeding on mucous membranes with possible severe obstructive or haemorrhagic manifestations. Few cases have been reported in humans, and most occur in tropical countries. A seventy-year-old female patient presented to our Emergency Department (ED) with retrosternal discomfort. She was taking warfarin for a mechanical prosthetic heart valve. While in the ED, a leech was spontaneously extruded from her mouth, with symptomatic resolution. Endoscopy revealed an area of previous leech attachment in the distal oesophageal, without severe bleeding...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608799/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies-of-alar-nasal-cartilage-using-autologous-micro-grafts-the-use-of-the-rigenera-%C3%A2-protocol-in-the-treatment-of-an-osteochondral-lesion-of-the-nose
#2
Gabriele Ceccarelli, Pietro Gentile, Marco Marcarelli, Martina Balli, Flavio Lorenzo Ronzoni, Laura Benedetti, Maria Gabriella Cusella De Angelis
Cartilage defects represent a serious problem due to the poor regenerative properties of this tissue. Regarding the nose, nasal valve collapse is associated with nasal blockage and persistent airway obstruction associated with a significant drop in the quality of life for patients. In addition to surgical techniques, several cell-based tissue-engineering strategies are studied to improve cartilage support in the nasal wall, that is, to ameliorate wall insufficiency. Nevertheless, there are no congruent data available on the benefit for patients during the follow-up time...
June 13, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540078/use-of-multidetector-row-computed-tomography-scan-to-detect-pannus-formation-in-prosthetic-mechanical-aortic-valves
#3
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Mohamed A Aladmawi, Claudio Pragliola, Olga Vriz, Domenico Galzerano
Obstruction of a mechanical aortic valve by pannus formation at the subvalvular level is a major long-term complication of aortic valve replacement (AVR). In fact, pannus is sometime difficult to differentiate from patient-prosthesis mismatch or valve thrombosis. In most cases cine-angiography and echocardiography, either transthoracic or transesophageal, cannot correctly visualize the complication when the leaflets show a normal mobility. Recent technological refinements made this difficult diagnosis possible by ECG-gated computed tomography (CT) scan which shows adequate images in 90% of the cases and can differentiate pannus from fresh and organized thrombus...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523177/systolic-anterior-motion-of-the-mitral-valve-the-mechanism-of-postural-hypotension-following-left-intrapericardial-pneumonectomy
#4
Javier D Lasala, January Tsai, Andrea Rodriguez-Restrepo, Scott Michael Atay, Boris Sepesi
Systolic anterior motion (SAM) is defined as displacement of the distal portion of the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve toward the left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. SAM can occur in patients without hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM) and is a well-recognized cause for unexplained sudden hypotension in perioperative settings. We present a case of persistent orthostatic hypotension caused by SAM following left intrapericardial pneumonectomy and mediastinal lymph node dissection for squamous cell carcinoma of the lung invading intrapericardial portion of the inferior pulmonary vein...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515741/respiratory-functional-status-after-conventional-and-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-surgery-a-propensity-score-analysis
#5
Jarosław Stoliński, Robert Musiał, Dariusz Plicner, Kamil Fijorek, Michał Mędrzycki, Janusz Andres, Bogusław Kapelak
INTRODUCTION: Reports describing respiratory function of patients after conventional or minimally invasive cardiac surgery are infrequent. AIM: To compare pulmonary functional status after conventional (AVR) and after minimally invasive, through right anterior minithoracotomy, aortic valve replacement (RT-AVR). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was an observational analysis of 212 patients scheduled for RT-AVR and 212 for AVR between January 2011 and December 2014 selected using propensity score matching...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476777/disease-stage-dependent-changes-in-cardiac-contractile-performance-and-oxygen-utilization-underlie-reduced-myocardial-efficiency-in-human-inherited-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#6
Ahmet Güçlü, Paul Knaapen, Hendrik J Harms, Rahana Y Parbhudayal, Michelle Michels, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Albert C van Rossum, Tjeerd Germans, Jolanda van der Velden
BACKGROUND: Reduced myocardial efficiency represents a target for therapy in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy although therapeutic benefit may depend on disease stage. Here, we determined disease stage-dependent changes in myocardial efficiency and effects of myectomy surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Myocardial external efficiency (MEE) was determined in 27 asymptomatic mutation carriers (genotype positive/phenotype negative), 10 patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), 10 patients with aortic valve stenosis, and 14 healthy individuals using [(11)C]-acetate positron emission tomography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430083/hydrocephalus-treatment-in-children-long-term-outcome-in-975-consecutive-patients
#7
Pierre-Aurelien Beuriat, Stephanie Puget, Giuseppe Cinalli, Thomas Blauwblomme, Kevin Beccaria, Michel Zerah, Christian Sainte-Rose
OBJECTIVE Hydrocephalus remains one of the more common pathologies managed in pediatric neurosurgical units. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) has an advantage over ventriculoperitoneal shunting as it enables patients to remain device free. Multiple shunt devices with various valve designs exist, with no one valve proven to be superior to another. The aim of this study was to describe the management of hydrocephalus and its long-term outcome. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients who had been treated for hydrocephalus at the Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades in the period from 1985 to 1995...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396860/aortic-valve-replacement-for-moderate-aortic-stenosis-with-severe-calcification-and-left-ventricualr-dysfunction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Nikhil Narang, Roberto M Lang, Vladimir M Liarski, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Marion A Hofmann Bowman
A 55-year-old man with a history of erosive, seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and interstitial lung disease presented with shortness of breath. Echocardiography showed new-onset severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with an ejection fraction (EF) of 15% and moderately increased mean aortic valve gradient of 20 mmHg in a trileaflet aortic valve with severe sclero-calcific degeneration. Coronary angiography revealed no significant obstructive coronary disease. Invasive hemodynamic studies and dobutamine stress echocardiography were consistent with moderate aortic stenosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366715/twenty-years-of-anesthetic-and-perioperative-management-of-patients-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-with-absent-pulmonary-valve
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John D Jochman, Douglas B Atkinson, Luis G Quinonez, Morgan L Brown
OBJECTIVE: Review the authors' institutional experience of the induction and perioperative airway management of children with tetralogy of Fallot with an absent pulmonary valve. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Large academic children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with the diagnosis of tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve undergoing primary cardiac repair over a 20-year period. INTERVENTIONS: None...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338550/respiratory-system-function-in-patients-after-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-surgery-a-case-control-study
#10
Jarosław Stoliński, Robert Musiał, Dariusz Plicner, Janusz Andres
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to comparatively analyze respiratory system function after minimally invasive, through right minithoracotomy aortic valve replacement (RT-AVR) to conventional AVR. METHODS: Analysis of 201 patients scheduled for RT-AVR and 316 for AVR between January 2010 and November 2013. Complications of the respiratory system and pulmonary functional status are presented. RESULTS: Complications of the respiratory system occurred in 16...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338535/lung-cancers-associated-with-cystic-airspaces-natural-history-pathologic-correlation-and-mutational-analysis
#11
Florian J Fintelmann, Jesaja K Brinkmann, William R Jeck, Fabian M Troschel, Subba R Digumarthy, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Jo-Anne O Shepard
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to investigate the natural history of non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) associated with cystic airspaces, including histopathology and molecular analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 34,801 computed tomographic (CT) scans of 2954 patients diagnosed with NSCLC between 2010 and 2015 were evaluated for association with a cystic airspace. Characteristics on serial CT, 18F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography, and pathologic analysis were recorded...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315298/pneumosinus-dilatans-over-100%C3%A2-years-without-an-etiology
#12
Joseph A Ricci
PURPOSE: Pneumosinus dilatans (PD) is a rare pathologic hyperaeration of the paranasal sinuses that causes serious deformation of the overlying bone and soft tissue. The condition occurs most commonly in the frontal sinus of young men who present with different complaints, including cosmetic. More than 100 cases have been reported in the literature since it was first described in 1898; however, the etiology of this condition remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of all available clinical publications on the subject of PD was conducted in the PubMed electronic database...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290177/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-and-systolic-anterior-motion-of-the-mitral-valve-in-the-absence-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#13
Natasha Aleksova, Alice Wang, Christopher A Glover, Thierry Mesana, Girish Dwivedi
Systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve is a mechanism for the development of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. While often associated with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), a case is reported of symptomatic LVOT obstruction due to intrinsic mitral valve pathology in the absence of hypertrophy or cardiomyopathy. This case highlights the importance of recognizing isolated mitral valve pathology as a treatable cause of LVOT obstruction.
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277270/-heart-failure-provoked-by-a-pacemaker-lead-induced-tricuspid-stenosis
#14
E Chaudesaygues, M Ferrini, B Ritz
Tricuspid stenosis (TS) is an uncommon complication of ventricular pacemaker implantation. Mechanisms described by the literature are ventricular inflow obstruction by tricuspid vegetations (endocarditis) or multiple pacemaker leads and fibrosis secondary to mechanical trauma, accounting for perforation or laceration of the TV leaflets, or adherence between redundant loops and valve tissue. We present the case of iatrogenic tricuspid stenosis, observed in a 77-year-old man. Extrinsic tricuspid valve stenosis was detected by transthoracic echocardiography...
October 26, 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267085/hemolytic-anemia-due-to-right-ventricular-to-pulmonary-artery-conduit-stenosis
#15
Sudha Rao, Julie A Creaden, Shunyou Gong, Cynthia Rigsby, John M Costello
Hemolytic anemia is a well-recognized complication in patients with left-sided mechanical heart valves. It is rare to see hemolysis with a bioprosthetic valve in the right ventricular outflow tract. We report a 4-year-old-girl with history of truncus arteriosus status-post repair who developed hemolytic anemia as a result of a calcified and obstructed bioprosthetic right ventricular to pulmonary artery-valved conduit. The hemolysis was alleviated by replacing the obstructed conduit with a larger valved conduit...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238247/dysfunction-of-an-on-x-heart-valve-by-pannus
#16
Cipriano Abad, Stefano Urso, Elsa Gomez, Maria De la Vega
A 68-year-old woman with a history of previous double-valve replacement with On-X mechanical heart valves presented with clinical, echocardiographic and cardiac catheterization signs of obstruction of the On-X tricuspid heart valve prosthesis. The patient was successfully reoperated, but at surgery the valve was seen to be invaded by an abnormal overgrowth of pannus that blocked one of the leaflets. A small amount of non-obstructive fresh thrombus was also observed. The valve was successfully replaced with a biological heart valve prosthesis...
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238243/improved-pig-model-to-evaluate-heart-valve-thrombosis
#17
Umashankar Payanam Ramachandra, Sachin J Shenoy, Sabareeswaran Arumugham
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF STUDY: Although the sheep is the most acceptable animal model for heart valve evaluation, it has severe limitations for detecting heart valve thrombosis during preclinical studies. While the pig offers an alternative model and is better for detecting prosthetic valve thrombogenicity, it is not often used because of inadvertent valve thrombosis or bleeding complications. The study aim was to develop an improved pig model which can be used reliably to evaluate mechanical heart valve thrombogenicity...
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
#18
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/28221172/interventional-pulmonology-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#19
Daniela Gompelmann, Nilab Sarmand, Felix J F Herth
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema are widespread diseases associated with progressive dyspnea because of airflow limitation and hyperinflation. Fundamental therapeutic strategies consist of pulmonary rehabilitation, pharmacotherapy, long-term oxygen therapy, noninvasive ventilation, and surgical therapeutic approaches. RECENT FINDINGS: In the last 14 years, endoscopic therapeutic modalities emerged as a substantial part of severe COPD and emphysema treatment...
May 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209176/infective-endocarditis-causing-mitral-valve-stenosis-a-rare-but-deadly-complication-a-case-report
#20
Michael A Hart, Gautam R Shroff
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis rarely causes mitral valve stenosis. When present, it has the potential to cause severe hemodynamic decompensation and death. There are only 15 reported cases in the literature of mitral prosthetic valve bacterial endocarditis causing stenosis by obstruction. This case is even more unusual due to the mechanism by which functional mitral stenosis occurred. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 23-year-old white woman with a history of intravenous drug abuse who presented with acute heart failure...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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