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Kurt Barnhart, Linda Giudice, Steve Young, Tracey Thomas, Michael P Diamond, James Segars, Wahid A Youssef, Stephen Krawetz, Nanette Santoro, Esther Eisenberg, Heping Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Endometriosis is a chronic, estrogen dependent condition that affects 5-10% of reproductive aged women and is associated with pelvic pain and infertility. As the approach to therapy shifts from surgical ablation to pharmacological control, a non-surgical mode of diagnosis would be desirable. The ENDOmarker study was designed by the NICHD Reproductive Medicine Network (RMN) to obtain well characterized and phenotyped bio specimens in a standardized fashion from women with and without endometriosis...
March 7, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Stefano Grossi, Francesco Grassi, Lorenzo Galleani, Francesca Bianchi, Maria Rosa Conte
RATIONALE: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is the method of choice for the treatment of drug-resistant atrial fibrillation (AF). However, arrhythmia recurrences are frequently due to suboptimal lesions formation and pulmonary vein reconnection. Contact force (CF)- and remote magnetic navigation (RMN)-guided catheters are both capable of improving contact and energy transfer to the tissue, possibly improving PVI outcome. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to compare CF- and RMN-guided PVI in patients with paroxysmal AF in terms of surrogate parameters of the dimension and quality of the lesions...
February 6, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
Xiao-Yu Liu, Peter Karl Jacobsen, Steen Pehrson, Xu Chen
OBJECTIVES: The outcomes of catheter ablation in focal atrial tachycardia (AT) using remote magnetic navigation (RMN) are still controversial. The objectives of this study were to assess the acute and long-term outcomes of catheter ablation in focal AT using RMN. BACKGROUND: A total of 53 patients with focal AT who underwent catheter ablation using RMN were included. Thirty-six patients had structural heart disease, including previous atrial fibrillation ablation and heart surgery (abnormal group), and the remaining 17 patients had no structural heart disease (normal group)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
Aruã C da Silva, Tatiana Augusto, Leandro H Andrade, Susana I Córdoba de Torresi
A novel electroactive macromonomer based on poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) with (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (EDOT) functional end groups, was prepared by a traditional approach of organometallic polymerization with stannous octanoate [Sn(oct2 )] and enzymatic polymerization using immobilized Candida antarctica Lipase B (CAL-B) and Amano lipase Pseudomonas cepacia(PS-IM), as catalysts. In the synthetic strategy, (2,3-dihydrothieno[3,4-b] dioxin-2-yl)methanol (EDOT-OH) was used to initiate the ring opening polymerization of lactide to yield PLLA with EDOT end group...
February 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Adam E Berman, Harold Rivner, Robin Chalkley, Vahé Heboyan
Background: Catheter ablation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is a commonly performed electrophysiology (EP) procedure. Few data exist comparing conventional (CONV) versus novel ablation strategies from both clinical and direct cost perspectives. We sought to investigate the disposable costs and clinical outcomes associated with three different ablation methodologies used in the ablation of AVNRT. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of AVNRT ablations performed at Augusta University Medical Center from 2006 to 2014...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
Sabine Ernst, Karine Roy, Eric Lim, Glyn Thomas
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is an inheritable heart muscle disease that predominantly affects the right ventricle (RV) and predisposes to ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death (SCD)(1). The natural history is predominantly related to ventricular electric instability which may lead to arrhythmic SCD, mostly in young people and athletes(2,3), but may progress with significant RV muscle disease and left-ventricular (LV) involvement and can result in right or biventricular heart failure(4)...
December 30, 2016: Global Cardiology Science & Practice
Shiwen Yuan, Fredrik Holmqvist, Ole Kongstad, Steen M Jensen, Lingwei Wang, Erik Ljungström, Eva Hertervig, Rasmus Borgquist
OBJECTIVES: Comparisons between remote magnetic (RMN) and manual catheter navigation for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation have earlier been reported with controversial results. However, these reports were based on earlier generations of the RMN system. DESIGN: To evaluate the outcomes of the most current RMN system for AF ablation in a larger patient population with longer follow-up time, 112 patients with AF (78 paroxysmal, 34 persistent) who underwent AF ablation utilizing RMN (RMN group) were compared to 102 AF ablation patients (72 paroxysmal, 30 persistent) utilizing manual technique (Manual group)...
December 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
Changjian Lin, Steen Pehrson, Peter Karl Jacobsen, Xu Chen
BACKGROUND: There have been advancements of sophisticated mapping systems used for ablation procedures over the last decade. Utilization of these novel mapping systems in combination with remote magnetic navigation (RMN) needs to be established. We investigated the new EnSite Precision mapping system (St. Jude Medical, Inc., St. Paul, MN, USA), which collects magnetic data for checking navigation field stability and is built on an open platform, allowing physicians to choose diagnostic and ablation catheters...
December 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Qi Jin, Peter Karl Jacobsen, Steen Pehrson, Xu Chen
BACKGROUND: Ventricular tachycardia (VT) recurrence after catheter ablation for electrical storm is commonly seen in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM). HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that VT recurrence can be predicted and be related to the all-cause death after VT storm ablation guided by remote magnetic navigation (RMN) in patients with ICM. METHODS: A total of 54 ICM patients (87% male; mean age, 65 ± 7.1 years) presenting with VT storm undergoing acute ablation using RMN were enrolled...
November 2017: Clinical Cardiology
Janaina Kelli Gomes Arandas, Ângelo Giuseppe Chaves Alves, Olivardo Facó, Ernandes Barboza Belchior, Luciana Shiotsuki, Paulo Márcio Barbosa de Arruda Leite, Maria Norma Ribeiro
The implementation of sustainable breeding programs requires genetic breeding strategies that are appropriate for the reality production systems. It is also essential that the choice of animal selection criteria be based on breeders' knowledge and objectives. This work is an ethno-zootechnical study of the Morada Nova sheep breed and its crossbreeds. The goals of this study were to register and analyze indigenous breeders' knowledge and practices regarding animal selection criteria and to generate technical information to support a participatory breeding program of the breed...
October 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
Marco Júnio Peres-Filho, Alexandre Pereira Dos Santos, Thais Leite Nascimento, Renato Ivan de Ávila, Fabrícia Saba Ferreira, Marize Campos Valadares, Eliana Martins Lima
Co-encapsulation of anticancer drugs paclitaxel and imatinib in nanocarriers is a promising strategy to optimize cancer treatment. Aiming to combine the cytotoxic and antiangiogenic properties of the drugs, a liposome formulation targeted to folate receptor co-encapsulating paclitaxel and imatinib was designed in this work. An efficient method was optimized for the synthesis of the lipid anchor DSPE-PEG(2000)-folic acid (FA). The structure of the obtained product was confirmed by RMN, FT-IR, and ESI-MS techniques...
July 5, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
Mohit K Turagam, Donita Atkins, Roderick Tung, Moussa Mansour, Jeremy Ruskin, Jie Cheng, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
BACKGROUND: There are limited studies on the safety and efficacy of remote magnetic navigation (RMN) versus manual navigation (MAN) in ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed using the keywords VT ablation, stereotaxis, RMN and MAN in Pubmed, Ebsco, Web of Science, Cochrane, and Google scholar databases. RESULTS: The analysis included seven studies (one randomized, three prospective observational, and three retrospective) including 779 patients [both structural heart disease (SHD) and idiopathic VT] comparing RMN (N = 433) and MAN (N = 339) in VT ablation...
September 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
Deirdre G Beekmans, Bart Rmn Beekmans, Marco S Cune
The aim of this study was to analyze changes in pink and white esthetics in the anterior zone through evaluation of an immediately placed zirconia implant using the Pink and White Esthetic Scores (PES and WES) in 20 patients. Two clinical photographs were compared: one taken directly after placement of the permanent crown (mean PES = 12.8; mean WES = 8.5) and the other taken at a later time (mean PES = 12.8; mean WES = 8.6; not significant). Volunteers found it difficult to correctly identify the implant. Patients completed a questionnaire regarding the pink and white implant esthetics...
July 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
Paul Chun Yih Lim, Joseph Jia Hong Toh, Julian Kenrick Xing Yuan Loh, Edward Chun Yi Lee, Daniel Thuan Tee Chong, Boon Yew Tan, Kah Leng Ho, Chi Keong Ching, Wee Siong Teo
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous transcatheter radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation with remote controlled magnetic navigation (RMN) has been shown to reduce radiation exposure to patients and physicians compared with conventional manual (MAN) ablation techniques. METHODS: Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation was performed utilizing RMN in 214 consecutive patients and MAN ablation techniques in 229 patients. We compared the fluoroscopy and procedural times between RMN and MAN catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation...
June 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
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April 2017: Journal of Addictions Nursing
Rihab Ben Abdallah Kolsi, Hichem Ben Salah, Neila Jardak, Rim Chaaben, Imed Jribi, Abdelfattah El Feki, Tarak Rebai, Kamel Jamoussi, Noureddine Allouche, Cristophe Blecker, Hafedh Belghith, Karima Belghith
A sulphated polysaccharide from brown algae Sargassum vulgare (SVSP) was extracted and examined with respect to chemical, structural characterization and hypolipidemic effects. SVSP consisted mainly of sulphate and total sugars with low levels of lipids and proteins. Its structure was studied by nuclear magnetic resonance (RMN), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), infra-red spectroscopic, differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffraction analysis. Allowing us therefore to revealed that SVSP was composed of glucose, rhamnose, xylose, galactose, mannose and arabinose with XRD pattern that was typical for a semi-crystalline polymer and complexities of the spectra reflected its homogeneous structure...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
Sok-Sithikun Bun, Anis Ayari, Decebal Gabriel Latcu, Abdelkarim Errahmouni, Nadir Saoudi
BACKGROUND: Remote magnetic navigation (RMN) and contact force (CF) sensing catheters are available technologies for radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). Our purpose was to compare time to electrogram (EGM) modification suggesting transmural lesions between RMN and CF-guided AF ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 1,008 RF applications were analyzed in 21 patients undergoing RMN (n = 11) or CF-guided ablation (n = 10) for paroxysmal AF...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Anouar Abidi, Alexandre Robbe, Nadia Kourda, Saloua Ben Khamsa, Alexandre Legrand
The present study investigated the effects of Nigella sativa oil (NSO) on bleomycin (BLM)-induced lung fibrosis in rats. The rat model of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) was established by intratracheal instillation of BLM, and the effect of 1ml/kg oral NSO treatment once daily observed. The effect of NSO was studied over a period of 50daysusing (1)H RMN analysis on the urine and broncho alveolar lavage fluid (Balf) of the rats. Histopathological (inflammation and fibrosis) and immunohistochemical (TGF-β1 density) changes were evaluated...
June 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Vikas Kataria, Benjamin Berte, Yves Vandekerckhove, Rene Tavernier, Mattias Duytschaever
Purpose. We aimed to study long-term outcome after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) guided by remote magnetic navigation (RMN) and provided comparative data to outcome after manual navigation (MAN). Methods. Three hundred thirty-six patients with symptomatic paroxysmal AF underwent PVI by irrigated point-by-point radiofrequency (RF) ablation (RMN, n = 114 versus MAN, n = 222). Patients were followed up with symptom guided rhythm monitoring for a period up to 43 months. The end point of the study was freedom from repeat ablation after a single procedure and without antiarrhythmic drug treatment (ADT)...
2017: BioMed Research International
H Namazi, S Haji Vandi
BACKGROUND: In cases of high ulnar and median nerve palsy, result of nerve repair in term of intrinsic muscle recovery is unsatisfactory. Distal nerve transfer can alleviate the regeneration time and improve the results. Transfer of the extensor digiti minimi (EDM) and extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) nerve branches to the deep branch of ulnar nerve (DBUN)/recurrent branch of median nerve (RMN) at wrist had been used to restore intrinsic hand function but, incomplete recovery occurred. The axon count at the donor nerve has a strong influence on the final results...
June 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
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