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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729937/manganese-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-combined-with-electrophysiology-in-the-evaluation-of-visual-pathway-in-experimental-rat-models-with-monocular-blindness
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Zuohua Tang, Jie Wang, Zebin Xiao, Xinghuai Sun, Xiaoyuan Feng, Weijun Tang, Qian Chen, Lingjie Wu, Rong Wang, Yufeng Zhong, Wentao Wang, Jianfeng Luo
PURPOSE: Our study aimed to explore the feasibility of manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MEMRI) combined with visual evoked potentials (VEP) and auditory evoked visual cortex responses (AVR) in evaluating for the establishment of visual/auditory compensatory pathways after monocular blindness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 14 healthy neonatal male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups (n = 7 for Groups A and B). Right optic nerve (ON) transection was performed on the 7 rats of Group A to obtain a monocularly blind model, and the 7 rats of Group B were chosen as the control group...
July 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712580/single-dose-del-nido-cardioplegia-in-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-surgery
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Daniel Ziazadeh, Regina Mater, Ben Himelhoch, Andrew Borgman, Jessica L Parker, Charles L Willekes, Tomasz A Timek
BACKGROUND: The del Nido cardioplegia (DC) procedure offers prolonged cardiac protection with single-dose administration and has proven safe in adult coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. We set out to evaluate the efficacy of cardiac protection and clinical outcomes of DC versus standard blood cardioplegia (BC) in minimally invasive aortic valve surgery. METHODS: Between August 2011 and May 2016, 178 patients underwent minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (AVR) with BC (n = 101) or DC (n = 77)...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710181/severe-aortic-stenosis-in-dialysis-patients
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Yuichi Kawase, Tomohiko Taniguchi, Takeshi Morimoto, Kazushige Kadota, Keiichiro Iwasaki, Akimune Kuwayama, Masanobu Ohya, Takenobu Shimada, Hidewo Amano, Takeshi Maruo, Yasushi Fuku, Chisato Izumi, Takeshi Kitai, Naritatsu Saito, Eri Minamino-Muta, Takao Kato, Tsukasa Inada, Moriaki Inoko, Katsuhisa Ishii, Tatsuhiko Komiya, Michiya Hanyu, Kenji Minatoya, Takeshi Kimura
BACKGROUND: Characteristics and prognosis of hemodialysis patients with severe aortic stenosis have not yet been well defined. METHODS AND RESULTS: The CURRENT AS (contemporary outcomes after surgery and medical treatment in patients with severe aortic stenosis) registry, a Japanese multicenter registry, enrolled 3815 consecutive patients with severe aortic stenosis. There were 405 hemodialysis patients (initial aortic valve replacement [AVR] group: N=135 [33.3%], and conservative group: N=270) and 3410 nonhemodialysis patients (initial AVR group: N=1062 [31...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707021/the-response-to-trendelenburg-position-is-minimally-affected-by-underlying-hemodynamic-conditions-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis
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Abraham Sonny, Daniel I Sessler, Jing You, Babak Kateby Kashy, Sheryar Sarwar, Akhil K Singh, Shiva Sale, Andrej Alfirevic, Andra E Duncan
PURPOSE: Trendelenburg positioning is commonly used to temporarily treat intraoperative hypotension. The Trendelenburg position improves cardiac output in normovolemic or anesthetized patients, but not hypovolemic or non-anesthetized patients. Therefore, the response to Trendelenburg positioning may vary depending on patient population or hemodynamic conditions. We thus tested the hypothesis that the effectiveness of the Trendelenburg position, as indicated by an increase in cardiac output, improves after replacement of a stenotic aortic valve...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698641/a-transcription-activator-like-effector-tal7-of-xanthomonas-oryzae-pv-oryzicola-activates-rice-gene-os09g29100-to-suppress-rice-immunity
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Lulu Cai, Yanyan Cao, Zhengyin Xu, Wenxiu Ma, Muhammad Zakria, Lifang Zou, Zaiquan Cheng, Gongyou Chen
Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola (Xoc) and X. oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) cause bacterial leaf streak (BLS) and bacterial leaf blight (BLB) in rice, respectively. Unlike Xoo, endogenous avirulence-resistance (avr-R) gene interactions have not been identified in the Xoc-rice pathosystem; however, both pathogens possess transcription activator-like effectors (TALEs) that are known to modulate R or S genes in rice. The transfer of individual tal genes from Xoc RS105 (hypervirulent) into Xoc YNB0-17 (hypovirulent) led to the identification of tal7, which suppressed avrXa7-Xa7 mediated defense in rice containing an Xa7 R gene...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698585/effects-of-aortic-valve-replacement-on-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-preserved-systolic-function-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Qishi Zheng, Andie H Djohan, Enghow Lim, Zee Pin Ding, Lieng H Ling, Luming Shi, Edwin Shih-Yen Chan, Calvin Woon Loong Chin
The survival benefits of aortic valve replacement (AVR) in the different flow-gradient states of severe aortic stenosis (AS) is not known. A comprehensive search in PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library, CNKI and OpenGrey were conducted to identify studies that investigated the prognosis of severe AS (effective orifice area ≤1.0 cm(2)) and left ventricular ejection fraction ≥50%. Severe AS was stratified by mean pressure gradient [threshold of 40 mmHg; high-gradient (HG) and low-gradient (LG)] and stroke volume index [threshold of 35 ml/m(2); normal-flow (NL) and low-flow (LF)]...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698423/-early-structural-valve-deterioration-of-trifecta-biological-prosthesis-report-of-a-case
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Atsushi Tamura, Takamichi Yoshizaki, Sho Kusadokoro
Trifecta valve is a 3rd-generation, stented bioprosthesis which is made from one bovine pericardial sheet. A 77-years-old male patient had undergone combine aortic valve replacement (AVR) using a 23-mm Trifecta valve and ascending aorta replacement for severe aortic valve regurgitation and ascending aorta aneurysm. The postoperative period was uneventful. However, he presented with dyspnea on effort and severe aortic valve regurgitation 31 months after operation. Re-do AVR with a new bioprosthetic valve was performed via 2nd sternotomy...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697703/retrospective-analysis-of-the-effect-of-aflibercept-loading-dose-on-the-retinal-vessel-diameters-in-patients-with-treatment-naive-neovascular-amd
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Mehmet Tetikoğlu, Muhammed Mustafa Kurt, Hacı Murat Sağdık, Serdar Aktaş, Medine Aslı Yıldırım, Fatih Özcura
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effects of intravitreal aflibercept (IVA) on retinal vessel diameters in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective study conducted at the Kutahya Dumlupinar University Faculty of Medicine included fifteen eyes of fifteen patients with treatment naive neovascular AMD. METHODS: All eyes received IVA injections once per month for 3 months; untreated contralateral eyes were used as controls...
July 11, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693934/frailty-in-older-adults-undergoing-aortic%C3%A2-valve-replacement-the-frailty-avr-study
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Jonathan Afilalo, Sandra Lauck, Dae H Kim, Thierry Lefèvre, Nicolo Piazza, Kevin Lachapelle, Giuseppe Martucci, Andre Lamy, Marino Labinaz, Mark D Peterson, Rakesh C Arora, Nicolas Noiseux, Andrew Rassi, Igor F Palacios, Philippe Généreux, Brian R Lindman, Anita W Asgar, Caroline A Kim, Amanda Trnkus, José A Morais, Yves Langlois, Lawrence G Rudski, Jean-Francois Morin, Jeffrey J Popma, John G Webb, Louis P Perrault
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a geriatric syndrome that diminishes the potential for functional recovery after a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) procedure; however, its integration in clinical practice has been limited by a lack of consensus on how to measure it. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare the incremental predictive value of 7 different frailty scales to predict poor outcomes following TAVR or SAVR...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688707/long-term-follow-up-of-bioprosthetic-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-aged-%C3%A2-60%C3%A2-years
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Amedeo Anselmi, Erwan Flecher, Celine Chabanne, Vito Giovanni Ruggieri, Thierry Langanay, Hervé Corbineau, Alain Leguerrier, Jean-Philippe Verhoye
OBJECTIVE: To address the long-term durability of bioprostheses used for aortic valve replacement (AVR) in adult patients aged ≤60 years at the time of surgery. METHODS: Through a retrospective review of a prospectively collected database, we identified 416 bioprosthetic AVRs performed between 1977 and 2013. A prospective follow-up of valve-related and non-valve-related events was performed. RESULTS: Follow-up was 98.5% complete (2423.1 patient-years; average, 6 ± 5...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684442/impact-of-the-left-ventricular-mass-index-on-the-outcomes-of-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Eri Minamino-Muta, Takao Kato, Takeshi Morimoto, Tomohiko Taniguchi, Moriaki Inoko, Tetsuya Haruna, Toshiaki Izumi, Shoichi Miyamoto, Eisaku Nakane, Kenichi Sasaki, Moritoshi Funasako, Koji Ueyama, Shinichi Shirai, Takeshi Kitai, Chisato Izumi, Kazuya Nagao, Tsukasa Inada, Eiji Tada, Akihiro Komasa, Katsuhisa Ishii, Naritatsu Saito, Ryuzo Sakata, Kenji Minatoya, Takeshi Kimura
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the factors associated with high left ventricular mass index (LVMI) and to test the hypothesis that high LVMI is associated with worse outcome in severe aortic stenosis (AS). METHODS: We analysed 3282 patients with LVMI data in a retrospective multicentre registry enrolling consecutive patients with severe AS in Japan. The management strategy, conservative or initial aortic valve replacement (AVR), was decided by the attending physician. High LVMI was defined as LVMI >115 g/m(2) for males and >95 g/m(2) for females...
July 6, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670324/complex-interactions-between-fungal-avirulence-genes-and-their-corresponding-plant-resistance-genes-and-consequences-for-disease-resistance-management
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Yohann Petit-Houdenot, Isabelle Fudal
During infection, pathogens secrete an arsenal of molecules, collectively called effectors, key elements of pathogenesis which modulate innate immunity of the plant and facilitate infection. Some of these effectors can be recognized directly or indirectly by resistance (R) proteins from the plant and are then called avirulence (AVR) proteins. This recognition usually triggers defense responses including the hypersensitive response and results in resistance of the plant. R-AVR gene interactions are frequently exploited in the field to control diseases...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669501/surgical-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-united-states-trends-and-propensity-matched-outcomes
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Vinay Badhwar, J Scott Rankin, Niv Ad, Maria Grau-Sepulveda, Ralph J Damiano, A Marc Gillinov, Patrick M McCarthy, Vinod H Thourani, Rakesh M Suri, Jeffrey P Jacobs, James L Cox
BACKGROUND: Surgical ablation (SA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) effectively restores sinus rhythm. Incompletely defined risk has previously limited concomitant performance of SA during cardiac operations. The study goals were to define performance trends and risk-adjusted outcomes for contemporary SA. METHODS: From July 2011 to June 2014, 86,941 patients with AF, but without endocarditis, underwent primary nonemergent cardiac operations in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) database...
June 29, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663047/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-mir-1-and-mir-29b-on-adverse-ventricular-remodeling-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-the-sitagrami-mir-analysis
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U Grabmaier, S Clauss, L Gross, I Klier, W M Franz, G Steinbeck, R Wakili, H D Theiss, C Brenner
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRs) have shown to exert fibrotic and anti-fibrotic effects in preclinical models of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The aim of this study was to evaluate miR-1, miR-21, miR-29b and miR-92a as circulating biomarkers for adverse ventricular remodeling (AVR) in post-AMI patients. METHODS: Plasma levels of miR-1, miR-21, miR-29b and miR-92a were measured in 44 patients of the SITAGRAMI trial population at day 4, day 9 and 6month after AMI and in 18 matched controls (CTL)...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658116/an-interesting-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-treatment-for-lethal-ventricular-arrhythmias-caused-by-coronary-artery-spasm-a-case-report
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Jie Sun, Li Feng, Fei Li, Yanchun Zhang, Jianting Dong
RATIONALE: Coronary artery spasm (CAS) could cause serious lethal ventricular arrhythmias. While implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have been recommend for secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death related to lethal ventricular arrhythmias. However, in resuscitated sudden cardiac death caused by CAS, the effect of ICD is still not well clear. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 60-year-old male presented with 2 episodes of syncope. Coronary angiography showed normal coronary arteries...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655533/a-unique-hybrid-approach-to-complex-re-do-aortic-root-surgery
#16
Fiona Doig, Rishen Naidoo, Vinod Sharma, Peter Tesar
BACKGROUND: We present the case of a 23-year-old male with ventriculo-aortic dehiscence and a retrosternal false aneurysm communicating to the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) and ascending aorta. His history included aortic valve replacement (AVR) and mitral valve (MV) repair remotely, followed by two further operations for endocarditis and aortic root abscess. METHODS: The risk associated with the redo surgery required detailed planning and innovative techniques to allow it to be performed safely...
June 1, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655532/surgical-relief-of-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-in-adults-with-congenital-aortic-stenosis-and-associated-aortic-annulus-hypoplasia-and-or-subaortic-obstruction
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Tanveer Ahmad, Amalan Thuraisingam, Marco Larobina, Peter Skillington
BACKGROUND: In children and adolescents, a Ross/Konno operation is commonly done to both enlarge the aortic root and provide a competent aortic valve with relief of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO). Optimum management is not so straightforward in adults. METHODS: Between 1995 and 2014, 16 patients of mean age 39.4 years (18-57 years) with hypoplastic aortic annulus (AA) measuring 20mm and less, and mean aortic valve/LVOT gradient of 61mmHg (30-70mmHg) presented for surgery...
June 3, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655164/role-of-diastolic-function-indices-in-the-risk-stratification-of-patients-with-mixed-aortic-valve-disease
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Alexander C Egbe, Arooj R Khan, Amber Boler, Sameh M Said, Jeffrey B Geske, William R Miranda, Emmanuel Akintoye, Heidi M Connolly, Carole A Warnes, Jae K Oh
Aims: Determine the role of diastolic function indices in pre-operative and post-operative risk stratification in patients with moderate mixed aortic valve disease (MAVD). Methods and results: A retrospective study was conducted of asymptomatic patients with moderate MAVD (a combination of moderate aortic stenosis and moderate aortic regurgitation) and an ejection fraction of 50% or more who were followed up at Mayo Clinic from 1 January 2004, to 31 December 2013...
June 23, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652629/-observant-ii-observational-study-of-effectiveness-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-new-generation-devices-for-severe-aortic-stenosis-treatment-study-protocol
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Fulvia Seccareccia, Giuseppe Tarantini, Francesco Bedogni, Sergio Berti, Gennaro Santoro, Corrado Tamburino, Gian Paolo Ussia, Marco Barbanti, Massimo Baiocchi, Marco Ranucci, Paola D'Errigo, Stefano Rosato, Giuseppe Musumeci
BACKGROUND: The rapid spread of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for the treatment of severe symptomatic aortic stenosis in the last decade in Italy has led to a gradually increasing use of TAVI procedures also in patients potentially eligible for aortic valve replacement (AVR). For this subset of patients, the OBSERVANT study (2011-2012) evaluated the short- and medium term outcome of TAVI vs AVR, at least for the first generations of TAVI devices, but failed to gather information on all the technological innovations occurred in recent years...
June 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652050/quantitative-measurement-for-the-retinal-vascular-diameter-changes-in-the-early-postoperative-period-after-strabismus-surgery
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Jinqiong Zhou, Jing Fu, Jipeng Li, Xiaozhen Wang, Wenying Wang, Bowen Zhao, Meng Qi
PURPOSE: To investigate quantitatively the retinal vascular diameter changes before and after strabismus surgery, analyzing the potential hemodynamic changes that may occur in the retinal circulation. METHODS: Consecutive patients with horizontal strabismus who underwent strabismus surgery were prospectively enrolled. Color fundus photographs were taken of each eye before and 1 day after surgery. The retinal vessel diameters were measured using computer-assisted quantitative assessment software...
June 23, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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