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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312717/predictors-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-occurring-late-after-intracardiac-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-combination-of-qrs-duration-change-rate-and-tricuspid-regurgitation-pressure-gradient
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Shuichi Shiraishi, Masashi Takahashi, Ai Sugimoto, Masanori Tsuchida
Background: To determine potential predictors of ventricular tachyarrhythmia and sudden cardiac death (SCD) occurring late after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Methods: Since 1964, 415 patients had undergone total repair for TOF at Niigata University Hospital. Of these, 89 patients who were followed for more than 10 years at our institute were retrospectively reviewed. Results: The mean follow-up period was 24.3 years. During the study period, one patient died of cerebral bleeding, and two patients had SCD...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303439/value-of-whole-body-low-dose-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-ventriculoperitoneal-shunts-a-retrospective-study
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Andrej Pala, Fadi Awad, Michael Braun, Michal Hlavac, Arthur Wunderlich, Bernd Schmitz, Christian Rainer Wirtz, Jan Coburger
OBJECTIVE The gold standard for evaluation of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt position, dislocation, or disconnection is conventional radiography. Yet, assessment with this modality can be challenging because of low image quality and can result in repetitive radiation exposure with high fluctuation in the radiation dose. Recently, CT-based radiation doses have been significantly reduced by using low-dose protocols. Thus, whole-body low-dose CT (LDCT) has become applicable for routine use in VP shunt evaluation...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275317/totally-implantable-central-venous-port-catheters-radiation-exposure-as-a-function-of-puncture-site-and-operator-experience
#3
Martin Jonczyk, Bernhard Gebauer, Roman Rotzinger, Dirk Schnapauff, Bernd Hamm, Federico Collettini
BACKGROUND: Totally implantable central venous port systems provide a safe and effective, long-term means of access for administration of hyperosmolar, local irritant medication, such as chemotherapy, antibiotics and parenteral nutrition. AIM: To evaluate the combination of access site and level of experience on fluoroscopy times (FT) and dose area products (DAP) during implantation of port catheters in a large patient population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1,870 patients (992 women, 878 men; age: 61±13...
January 2018: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274029/endovascular-stent-based-revascularization-of-malignant-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-with-concomitant-implantation-of-a-port-device-using-a-dual-venous-approach
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Susanne Anton, T Oechtering, E Stahlberg, F Jacob, M Kleemann, J Barkhausen, J P Goltz
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of endovascular revascularization of malignant superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) and simultaneous implantation of a totally implantable venous access port (TIVAP) using a dual venous approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospectively, 31 patients (mean age 67 ± 8 years) with malignant CVO who had undergone revascularization by implantation of a self-expanding stent into the superior vena cava (SVC) (Sinus XL®, OptiMed, Germany; n = 11 [Group1] and Protégé ™ EverFlex, Covidien, Ireland; n = 20 [Group 2]) via a transfemoral access were identified...
December 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251486/branched-high-molecular-weight-glyco-polypeptide-with-broad-spectrum-antimicrobial-activity-for-the-treatment-of-biofilm-related-infections
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Nicolò Mauro, Domenico Schillaci, Paola Varvarà, Maria Grazia Cusimano, Daniela Maria Geraci, Mario Giuffrè, Gennara Cavallaro, Carmelo Massimo Maida, Gaetano Giammona
There are few therapeutic options to simultaneously tackle Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, two of the most relevant nosocomial and antibiotic-resistant pathogens responsible for implant, catheters and wound severe infections. The design and synthesis of polymers with inherent antimicrobial activity have gained increasing attention as a safe strategy to treat multidrug-resistant microbes. Here, we tested the activity of a new polymeric derivative with glyco-polypeptide architecture (PAA-VC) bearing L-arginine, vancomycin and colistin as side chains acting against multiple targets, which give rise to a broad spectrum antimicrobial activity favorably combining specific and nonspecific perturbation of the bacterial membrane...
December 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248289/is-hemodynamic-transesophageal-echocardiography-needed-for-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Nataliya Bahatyrevich, Qiong Yang, Nicholas C Cavarocchi, Hitoshi Hirose
BACKGROUND: Interventions in patients with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in the intensive care unit (ICU) are typically performed based on the results of conventional monitoring, such as vital signs and Swan-Ganz catheter (SGC) and LVAD parameters. These variables might not always accurately reflect a patient's cardiac function, volume status, and interventricular septal configuration, however. To assess the accuracy of standard monitoring, we performed routine continuous hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography (hTEE) to evaluate cardiac function, volume status, and septal position...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239263/percutaneous-mechanical-thrombectomy-combined-with-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-in-the-treatment-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism-and-lower-extremity-deep-venous-thrombosis-a-novel-one-stop-endovascular-strategy
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Bing Liu, MingYuan Liu, LiHong Yan, JunWei Yan, Jiang Wu, XueFei Jiao, MingJin Guo
Objective This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) combined with catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE) and lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (LEDVT). Methods In total, 20 consecutive patients with APE and LEDVT were prospectively selected for PMT combined with CDT. Mechanical thrombus fragmentation and aspiration using a pigtail rotation catheter followed by CDT was performed in each patient...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234954/low-versus-high-volume-of-culture-medium-during-embryo-transfer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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George Α Sigalos, Yannis Michalopoulos, Athanasios G Kastoras, Olga Triantafyllidou, Nikos F Vlahos
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective randomized control trial was to evaluate if the use of two different volumes (20-25 vs 40-45 μl) of media used for embryo transfer affects the clinical outcomes in fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. METHODS: In total, 236 patients were randomized in two groups, i.e., "low volume" group (n = 118) transferring the embryos with 20-25 μl of medium and "high volume" group (n = 118) transferring the embryos with 40-45 μl of medium...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226895/a-late-complication-of-coronary-artery-perforation-during-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-coronary-arteriovenous-fistula
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Kayıhan Karaman, Metin Karayakalı, Arif Arısoy, İlker Akar, Ataç Çelik
Coronary artery perforation (CAP) is a rare, but potentially mortal possible complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. There are several treatment options for this complication, including prolonged balloon dilatation, use of a coronary stent graft, and bypass surgery. In this case report, a 65-year-old female patient who was admitted to the catheter laboratory with a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, was presented. Coronary angiography revealed total occlusion in the mid segment of the right coronary artery and a drug-eluting stent was implanted under 12 atm of pressure following pre-dilatation with a perfusion balloon...
December 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222861/zero-fluoroscopy-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-using-ensite-navx-system-clinical-viability-or-fanciful-technique
#10
Ping Guo, Jie Qiu, Yan Wang, Guangzhi Chen, Riccardo Proietti, Al-Selmi Fadhle, Chunxia Zhao, Dao Wen Wang
BACKGROUND: Fluoroscopy is the imaging modality routinely used for cardiac device implantation and electrophysiological procedures. Due to the rising concern regarding the harmful effects of radiation exposure to both the patients and operation staffs, novel 3D mapping systems have been developed and implemented in electrophysiological procedure for the navigation of catheters inside the heart chambers. Their applicability in cardiac device implantation has been rarely reported. Our aim is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of permanent pacemaker implantation without fluoroscopy...
December 9, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207367/subadventitial-advancement-of-a-mother-and-child-catheter-to-allow-successful-recanalization-of-a-complex-in-stent-chronic-total-occlusion-testing-the-resistance-of-the-adventitia
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Luciano Candilio, Satoru Mitomo, Mauro Carlino, Antonio Colombo, Lorenzo Azzalini
In-stent chronic total occlusion (CTO) represents a challenging lesion subset for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and although a true-to-true lumen crossing is the first-line strategy, a subadventitial approach may become necessary. Here we describe a case of successful in-stent right coronary artery CTO-PCI performed with subadventitial crossing, crushing of the occluded stents, and advancement of a mother-and-child catheter to the distal right coronary artery through the subadventitial space to allow stent delivery...
December 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204163/efficacy-of-single-stage-breast-conserving-treatment-using-multicatheter-partial-breast-brachytherapy-evaluated-by-gec-estro-phase-3-trial
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Kazuhiko Sato, Hiromi Fuchikami, Masahiro Kato, Takahiro Shimo, Jun Kubota, Naoko Takeda, Yuko Inoue, Hiroshi Seto, Tomohiko Okawa
Purpose: The GEC-ESTRO has reported the equivalent outcomes of partial breast irradiation (PBI) using multicatheter interstitial brachytherapy (MCB) to whole breast irradiation (WBI) in breast-conserving therapy (BCT). We performed single-stage BCT with partial breast brachytherapy by intraoperative catheter placement. After the categorization of patients into inclusion and exclusion criteria on this trial, our databases were evaluated in order to translate it to Japanese patients. Material and methods: Patients undergoing BCT were retrospectively examined between November 2007 and December 2015...
October 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202033/synthetic-smart-gel-provides-glucose-responsive-insulin-delivery-in-diabetic-mice
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Akira Matsumoto, Miyako Tanaka, Hiroko Matsumoto, Kozue Ochi, Yuki Moro-Oka, Hirohito Kuwata, Hironori Yamada, Ibuki Shirakawa, Taiki Miyazawa, Hitoshi Ishii, Kazunori Kataoka, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Yuji Miyahara, Takayoshi Suganami
Although previous studies have attempted to create "electronics-free" insulin delivery systems using glucose oxidase and sugar-binding lectins as a glucose-sensing mechanism, no successful clinical translation has hitherto been made. These protein-based materials are intolerant of long-term use and storage because of their denaturing and/or cytotoxic properties. We provide a solution by designing a protein-free and totally synthetic material-based approach. Capitalizing on the sugar-responsive properties of boronic acid, we have established a synthetic polymer gel-based insulin delivery device confined within a single catheter, which exhibits an artificial pancreas-like function in vivo...
November 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135479/use-of-remote-pulmonary-artery-pressure-monitoring-cardiomems-system-in-total-artificial-heart-to-assess-pulmonary-hemodynamics-for-heart-transplantation
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Salman Gohar, Ziad Taimeh, Jeff Morgan, O H Frazier, Francisco Arabia, Andrew Civitello, Ajith Nair
The temporary total artificial heart (TAH-t) has been valuable as a bridge to transplantation in patients with biventricular failure. However, the challenges of accurately assessing pulmonary vascular resistance after TAH-t implantation can preclude these patients from heart transplantation, especially those with pre-existing pulmonary hypertension. The CardioMEMS Heart Failure System (St. Jude's Medical, Little Canada, MN) comprises a wireless pressure sensor that is implanted percutaneously in the pulmonary artery and transmits real-time measurements of pulmonary artery pressures...
November 8, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110967/experience-of-using-mosfet-detectors-for-dose-verification-measurements-in-an-end-to-end-192-ir-brachytherapy-quality-assurance-system
#15
Maria Persson, Josef Nilsson, Åsa Carlsson Tedgren
PURPOSE: Establishment of an end-to-end system for the brachytherapy (BT) dosimetric chain could be valuable in clinical quality assurance. Here, the development of such a system using MOSFET (metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor) detectors and experience gained during 2 years of use are reported with focus on the performance of the MOSFET detectors. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A bolus phantom was constructed with two implants, mimicking prostate and head & neck treatments, using steel needles and plastic catheters to guide the (192)Ir source and house the MOSFET detectors...
October 27, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106529/transseptal-puncture-and-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-atrial-septal-occluder-initial-experience-of-a-single-centre
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Cai-Hua Sang, Jian-Zeng Dong, De-Yong Long, Rong-Hui Yu, Rong Bai, Mohamed Salim, Ri-Bo Tang, Man Ning, Chen-Xi Jiang, Nian Liu, Song-Nan Li, Song-Nan Wen, Jia-Hui Wu, Ke Chen, Ying-Wei Chen, Chang-Sheng Ma
Aims: Catheter ablation is underutilized in atrial septal defect (ASD) patients who have undergone implantation of an atrial septal occluder (ASO). This study evaluates the feasibility and safety of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) in this subset of patients. Methods and results: Sixteen patients (age 56 ± 12 years, 10 men) with drug-refractory AF (10 paroxysmal and 6 persistent) and previously implanted ASO were enrolled. Balloon dilatation of the closure device was performed if the native septum passage could not be achieved...
November 2, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105596/ureteral-reconstruction-in-goats-using-tissue-engineered-templates-and-subcutaneous-pre-implantation
#17
Paul K J D de Jonge, Marije Sloff, Heinz Peter Janke, Luuk R M Versteegden, Barbara B Kortmann, Robert P E de Gier, Paul J Geutjes, Egbert Oosterwijk, Wout Feitz
INTRODUCTION: Repair of long ureteral defects often requires long graft tissues and extensive surgery. This is associated with complications including a lack of suitable tissue and graft site morbidity. Tissue engineering may provide an attractive alternative to the autologous graft tissues. In this study, ureteral repair using (pre-implanted) tubular collagen-Vicryl templates was evaluated in a new goat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tubular templates were prepared from tubularized Vicryl meshes and 0...
November 4, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098486/implantable-loop-recorders-in-the-real-world-a-study-of-two-canadian-centers
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Omar A Ibrahim, Doran Drew, Christopher J Hayes, William McIntyre, Colette M Seifer, Wilma Hopman, Benedict Glover, Adrian M Baranchuk
PURPOSE: Implantable loop recorders (ILRs) are increasingly being used for ambulatory electrocardiography. We sought to evaluate ILR indications, diagnostic yield, ILR-guided interventions, and complications in two Canadian centers. METHODS: This was a retrospective study using electronic medical records to identify ILR implants at Queen's University and the University of Manitoba. Information was collected on patient characteristics, medications, indication for implant, results of prior investigations, diagnostic outcome, and subsequent management...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069364/pulmonary-vein-stenosis-or-occlusion-after-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-long-term-comparison-of-drug-eluting-versus-large-bare-metal-stents
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Thomas Fink, Michael Schlüter, Christian-Hendrik Heeger, Christine Lemes, Tina Lin, Tilman Maurer, Andreas Metzner, Shibu Mathew, Bruno Reissmann, Peter Wohlmuth, Andreas Rillig, Feifan Ouyang, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Roland Richard Tilz
Aims: Pulmonary vein stenosis or occlusion (PVS/O) following catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is a rare but potentially severe complication. Treatment options include angioplasty with or without stent implantation, but data on outcome and optimal treatment strategy are limited. We report long-term results after catheter-based treatment of patients with symptomatic PVS/O. Methods and results: Retrospective analysis was performed in patients undergoing pulmonary vein (PV) angiography for suspected PVS/O...
October 24, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064539/guidezilla-extension-catheter-for-percutaneous-interventional-therapy-of-complex-lesions-via-a-transradial-approach-case-series-from-a-single-center-experience
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Chen-Yang Chen, Yi-Yuan Huang, Liang Tang, Xin-Qun Hu, Zhen-Fei Fang, Sheng-Hua Zhou
BACKGROUND: Guide catheter extension systems have become one of the most powerful tools for addressing complex lesions during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but data on a new-generation rapid exchange extension catheter - the Guidezilla catheter - are limited. Summarized herein reports on experience using the Guidezilla catheter for complex coronary lesions via a transradial approach at the documented institution an evaluation of its safety and efficacy. METHODS: A total of 25 patients (19 males and 6 females) who underwent PCI via the radial approach with the Guidezilla catheter for adequate back-up support and to facilitate equipment delivery were enrolled...
October 24, 2017: Cardiology Journal
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