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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799252/the-impact-of-global-left-ventricular-afterload-on-left-ventricular-reverse-remodeling-after-aortic-valve-replacement
#1
Hisato Ito, Toru Mizumoto, Yu Shomura, Yasuhiro Sawada, Ko Kajiyama, Hideto Shimpo
BACKGROUND: Conventional indices such as prosthetic valve effective orifice area (EOA) or transvalvular pressure gradients (TPG) may be unreliable in predicting left ventricular (LV) reverse remodeling after aortic valve replacement (AVR). We hypothesized that the global LV afterload, including valvular and arterial impedance, could influence LV reverse remodeling after AVR. METHODS: Twenty-three consecutive aortic-stenosis patients (mean age, 76 ± 6.4 years) underwent isolated AVR using contemporary externally wrapped pericardial valves (19 mm, 10 patients; 21 mm 11; 23 mm, 2)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795891/experience-using-closed-incision-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-sternotomy-patients
#2
B Philip, P McCluskey, J Hinchion
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative delayed wound healing, surgical site infections (SSIs), and other wound complications are associated with increased morbidity and health-care costs. In cardiothoracic surgery, wound complications can have life-threatening consequences. In recent years, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been applied over closed surgical incisions to help reduce tension and protect from external contamination. We report our initial experiences using a closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) over clean, closed sternotomy incisions at an Irish tertiary referral centre...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795030/comparison-of-the-outcomes-between-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-and-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-aged-above-80
#3
Jeong-Woo Lee, Jihoon Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been suggested as a less invasive treatment for high-risk patients with aortic valve disease. In this study, we compared the outcomes of conventional surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) and TAVR in elderly patients aged over 80. METHODS: A total of 108 patients aged 80 years or older who underwent isolated AVR (n=35) or TAVR (n=73) from 2010 through 2015 at Asan Medical Center were identified. Early and late clinical outcomes, including echocardiographic findings, were evaluated in both groups...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776928/patients-with-parkinson-disease-present-high-ambulatory-blood-pressure-variability
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Hélcio Kanegusuku, Carla Silva-Batista, Tiago Peçanha, Natan Silva-Junior, Andreia Queiroz, Luiz Costa, Marco Mello, Maria Piemonte, Carlos Ugrinowitsch, Cláudia Forjaz
Patients with Parkinson disease (PD) present blunted nocturnal blood pressure fall and similar ambulatory blood pressure variability (ABPV) measured by standard deviation (SD) and coefficient of variation (CV) compared with healthy subjects. However, these classical indices of ABPV have limited validity in individuals with circadian blood pressure alterations. New indices, such as the average of daytime and night-time standard deviation weighted by the duration of the daytime and night-time intervals (SDdn ) and the average real variability (ARV), remove the influence of the daytime and the night-time periods on ABPV...
September 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764535/note-a-portable-automatic-capillary-viscometer-for-transparent-and-opaque-liquids
#5
A Soltani Ghalehjooghi, S Minaei, N Gholipour Zanjani, B Beheshti
A portable automatic capillary viscometer, equipped with an AVR microcontroller, was designed and developed. The viscometer was calibrated with Certified Reference Material (CRM) s200 and utilized for measurement of kinematic viscosity. A quadratic equation was developed for calibration of the instrument at various temperatures. Also, a model was developed for viscosity determination in terms of the viscometer dimensions. Development of the portable viscometer provides for on-site monitoring of engine oil viscosity...
July 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764236/clinical-significance-of-the-forsaken-avr-in-evaluation-of-tachyarrhythmias-a-reminder
#6
Dharmendra Jain, Pradeep Nigam, Manoj Indurkar, Riyas Chiramkara
INTRODUCTION: Mechanism of a regular, monomorphic Wide QRS Complex Tachycardia (WCT) is an important diagnostic challenge in day to day practice for the clinicians and affects further management and prognosis. Many of the WCT and Narrow Complex Tachycardia (NCT) produce certain characteristic changes in lead aVR by which we can differentiate between them. AIM: The present study was aimed to evaluate tachyarrhythmias in relation to lead aVR and to highlight the clinical significance of lead aVR, "The Neglected Lead"...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759471/the-ross-procedure-in-adults-which-patients-which-disease
#7
Amine Mazine, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Maral Ouzounian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to review the contemporary evidence surrounding the use of the Ross procedure in young and middle-aged adults and to identify the subset patients who are most likely to derive a benefit from this operation. RECENT FINDINGS: In appropriately selected young and middle-aged adults undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR), the Ross procedure is currently the only operation that can restore long-term survival that is equivalent to that of the age-matched healthy general population...
July 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757765/pulseless-electrical-activity-in-acute-massive-pulmonary-embolism-during-thrombolytic-therapy
#8
Han-Hua Yu, Jing-Ren Jeng
We report a case of acute pulmonary embolism with hemodynamic instability diagnosed by a computed tomography pulmonary angiogram. The patient developed pulseless electrical activity during systemic thrombolytic therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. Successful return of spontaneous circulation was achieved after immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation with chest compressions for 6 min. His electrocardiogram (ECG) on arrival in the emergency department displayed sinus tachycardia, an S wave in lead I, a Q wave in lead III, incomplete right bundle branch block (RBBB), T-wave inversion (TWI) in leads V1-V3, ST elevation in leads aVR and V1, and ST depression in leads I, II, III, aVF, and V4-V6...
January 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755293/genome-re-sequencing-analysis-uncovers-pathogenecity-related-genes-undergoing-positive-selection-in-magnaporthe-oryzae
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Jidong Cao, Yongqi Yu, Junkai Huang, Rui Liu, Yan Chen, Suiyan Li, Jun Liu
Rice blast caused by Magnaporthe oryzae (M. oryzae) is one of the most destructive diseases, which causes significant rice yield losses and affects global food security. To better understand genetic variations among different isolates of M. oryzae in nature, we re-sequenced the genomes of two field isolates, CH43 and Zhong-10-8-14, which showed distinct pathogenecity on most of the rice cultivars. Genome-wide genetic variation analysis reveals that ZHONG-10-8-14 exhibits higher sequence variations than CH43...
July 25, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748751/update-on-nitazoxanide-a-multifunctional-chemotherapeutic-agent
#10
Anshul Shakya, Hans Raj Bhat, Surjit Kumar Ghosh
Background: The thiazolide nitazoxanide (NTZ) is a broad-spectrum anti-infective drug that adversely affects viability, growth, and proliferation of a range of extracellular and intracellular protozoan, helminths, anaerobic and microaerophilic bacteria, and viruses. Methods: Current review compiled the potential chemotherapeutic efficacy of NTZ against a variety of such disease-causing macro and/or micro-organisms as well as neoplastic cells, using various search engines viz...
July 27, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740714/aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-a-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-%C3%A2-35-performed-via-a-minimally-invasive-right-thoracotomy
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Orlando Santana, Steve Xydas, Roy F Williams, Angelo La Pietra, Maurice Mawad, Vicente Behrens, Esteban Escolar, Christos G Mihos
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the outcomes of patients with aortic valve pathology in the setting of a left ventricular ejection fraction ≤35% who underwent minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (AVR), with or without concomitant mitral valve (MV) surgery. METHODS: All minimally invasive AVR in patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction ≤35%, performed via a right thoracotomy for aortic stenosis or regurgitation between January 2009 and March 2013, were retrospectively evaluated...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740685/minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-in-high-risk-patient-groups
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REVIEW
Daniel Fudulu, Harriet Lewis, Umberto Benedetto, Massimo Caputo, Gianni Angelini, Hunaid A Vohra
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (AVR) aims to preserve the sternal integrity and improve postoperative outcomes. In low risk patients, this technique can be achieved with comparable mortality to the conventional approach and there is evidence of possible reduction in intensive care and hospital length of stay, transfusion requirement, renal dysfunction, improved respiratory function and increased patient satisfaction. In this review, we aim to asses if these benefits can be transferred to the high risk patient groups...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740678/bicuspid-aortic-root-spared-during-ascending-aorta-surgery-an-update-of-long-term-results
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EDITORIAL
Marco Russo, Guglielmo Saitto, Paolo Nardi, Fabio Bertoldo, Carlo Bassano, Antonio Scafuri, Antonio Pellegrino, Giovanni Ruvolo
BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) aortopathy is well known in literature even if only few data exist regarding isolated supra-coronary aneurysm with normally functioning valve and root. Aim of this study is to clarify the long-term fate of bicuspid aortic root spared at the time of ascending aorta surgery. METHODS: We identified forty-seven patients (mean age, 57±11 y; range, 35-81 y, 31 males) who were treated by means of supracoronary aortic replacement in presence of normally functioning BAV and not significantly enlarged sinues of Valsalva...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734812/quantitative-retinal-vascular-changes-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Jessica Y Tong, Mojtaba Golzan, Dana Georgevsky, Jonathan P Williamson, Stuart L Graham, Claude S Farah, Clare L Fraser
PURPOSE: To examine the relationship between both static and dynamic retinal vascular caliber and the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional study. METHODS: Adult patients undergoing diagnostic polysomnography studies at a private Australian university teaching hospital were recruited. OSA severity was defined by the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI): severe >30, moderate >15-30, mild 5-15, and controls <5...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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