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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452685/behavioural-outcomes-of-subthalamic-stimulation-and-medical-therapy-versus-medical-therapy-alone-for-parkinson-s-disease-with-early-motor-complications-earlystim-trial-secondary-analysis-of-an-open-label-randomised-trial
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Eugénie Lhommée, Lars Wojtecki, Virginie Czernecki, Karsten Witt, Franziska Maier, Lisa Tonder, Lars Timmermann, Thomas D Hälbig, Fanny Pineau, Franck Durif, Tatiana Witjas, Marcus Pinsker, Maximilian Mehdorn, Friederike Sixel-Döring, Andreas Kupsch, Rejko Krüger, Saskia Elben, Stephan Chabardès, Stéphane Thobois, Christine Brefel-Courbon, Fabienne Ory-Magne, Jean-Marie Regis, David Maltête, Anne Sauvaget, Jörn Rau, Alfons Schnitzler, Michael Schüpbach, Carmen Schade-Brittinger, Gunther Deuschl, Jean-Luc Houeto, Paul Krack
BACKGROUND: Although subthalamic stimulation is a recognised treatment for motor complications in Parkinson's disease, reports on behavioural outcomes are controversial, which represents a major challenge when counselling candidates for subthalamic stimulation. We aimed to assess changes in behaviour in patients with Parkinson's disease receiving combined treatment with subthalamic stimulation and medical therapy over a 2-year follow-up period as compared with the behavioural evolution under medical therapy alone...
March 2018: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448810/safety-and-effectiveness-of-zotarolimus-eluting-stents-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-systematic-review
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Jesse X Yang, Robert W Yeh
Drug-eluting stents revolutionized the treatment of coronary artery disease with vastly improved outcomes compared with bare metal stents. As stent technology has evolved, a wide variety of antiproliferative drugs have been developed to prevent stent restenosis and stent thrombosis. The Resolute stent system (Medtronic, CA, USA) elutes zotarolimus from a multipolymer blend to prevent early and late stent-related complications. The Resolute stents have evolved from the initial Resolute stent, to the Resolute Integrity™ and most recently, the Resolute Onyx™...
February 16, 2018: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448149/characterization-of-the-stimulus-waveforms-generated-by-implantable-pulse-generators-for-deep-brain-stimulation
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Scott F Lempka, Bryan Howell, Kabilar Gunalan, Andre G Machado, Cameron C McIntyre
OBJECTIVE: To determine the circuit elements required to theoretically describe the stimulus waveforms generated by an implantable pulse generator (IPG) during clinical deep brain stimulation (DBS). METHODS: We experimentally interrogated the Medtronic Activa PC DBS IPG and defined an equivalent circuit model that accurately captured the output of the IPG. We then compared the detailed circuit model of the clinical stimulus waveforms to simplified representations commonly used in computational models of DBS...
January 31, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444328/influence-of-anatomic-changes-on-the-outcomes-of-carotid-siphon-aneurysms-after-deployment-of-flow-diverter-stents
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Eduardo Waihrich, Pierre Clavel, George Mendes, Christina Iosif, Iruena Moraes Kessler, Charbel Mounayer
BACKGROUND: Flow-diverter stent (FDS) deployment can cause morphological and hemodynamic changes in the carotid siphon (CS), influencing the occlusion rate of aneurysms in this location. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate morphological changes to the CS after FDS deployment and their relationship with the rate of occlusion of intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: A cohort of 183 patients with CS aneurysms were treated by deployment of Pipeline® FDS (Medtronic Inc, Dublin, Ireland)...
February 10, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440625/safety-and-feasibility-of-a-novel-active-fixation-temporary-pacing-lead
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Mark Webster, Sanjeevan Pasupati, Nigel Lever, Martin Stiles
OBJECTIVE: This first-in-human study evaluated the safety and technical feasibility of the Tempo temporary cardiac pacing lead (BioTrace Medical), which includes a novel fixation mechanism and soft tip. BACKGROUND: Complications of temporary pacing leads include dislodgment, arrhythmias, and ventricular perforation. Temporary pacing applications have increased with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) growth, for rapid pacing during balloon valvuloplasty (BAV) and valve deployment, and for periprocedural bradyarrhythmia support...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432364/per-ventricular-insertion-of-melody-valve-in-valve-in-the-neoaortic-position-in-a-single-ventricle-patient
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Nicholas S Clarke, Howaida El-Said, John J Lamberti, Raghav A Murthy
Percutaneous therapies for congenital heart disease have been evolving rapidly despite limited investment from industry. The Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve (Medtronic, Inc, Minneapolis, MN USA) replacement therapy represents an important advancement in this arena. It has been approved in the United States for use in the pulmonary position, on a Humanitarian Device Exemption status. Off-label use of the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve has extended to the mitral, pulmonary, and aortic valves, especially in previously implanted valves with prosthetic valve degeneration...
February 9, 2018: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428265/first-line-management-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-with-the-subdural-evacuating-port-system-institutional-experience-and-predictors-of-outcomes
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Haydn Hoffman, Robert Ziechmann, Timothy Beutler, Brendon Verhave, Lawrence S Chin
Chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) is a common condition that disproportionately affects older patients. Given the greater risks of general anesthesia in this population, interest has turned towards less invasive surgical approaches such as the subdural evacuating port system (SEPS; Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN). There is a relative dearth of information about the outcomes following this procedure. Here, we present our institution's experience with SEPS and analyze factors associated with the outcomes. Using a prospectively maintained institutional database, we retrospectively identified all patients who presented with cSDH and received first line therapy with SEPS...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426244/ideal-characteristics-of-a-laser-protected-endotracheal-tube-abea-and-ahns-member-survey-and-biomechanical-testing
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Aaron D Friedman, Mark E Gerber, Mihir K Bhayani, Kristine Kuchta, Kanav Kumar, Aobo Ma, Yupeng Ren, Li-Qun Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To determine the characteristics of laser-protected endotracheal tubes (LPETs) valued by otolaryngologists performing transoral laser surgery in the head and neck and to measure LPET stiffness. METHODS: An online questionnaire was completed by American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA) and American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) members. LPET distal end compliance was measured in a biomechanics laboratory. RESULTS: A total of 228 out of 2109 combined ABEA and AHNS members completed the survey...
February 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411288/are-there-increased-periprocedural-complications-with-the-mri-conditional-medtronic-revo-surescan-pacing-system-a-meta-analysis
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M Shurrab, A Kaoutskaia, A Baranchuk, C Lau, T Singarajah, I Lashevsky, D Newman, J S Healey, E Crystal
BACKGROUND: The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-conditional permanent pacemakers has increased significantly. In this meta-analysis, we examine the safety of MRI-conditional pacing systems in comparison with conventional systems. METHODS: An electronic search was performed using major databases, including studies that compared the outcomes of interest between patients receiving MRI-conditional pacemakers (MRI group) versus conventional pacemakers (control group)...
February 6, 2018: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401266/randomized-trial-of-the-carpentier-edwards-supra-annular-prosthesis-versus-the-medtronic-mosaic-aortic-prosthesis-10-year-results
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Omar Zibdeh, Ian Bugg, Shriyam Patel, Gina Twine, Jonathan Unsworth-White
OBJECTIVES: We performed a prospective randomized study comparing the clinical performance of the Carpentier-Edwards supra-annular valve (CE-SAV) (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA, USA) and the newer Mosaic (Medtronic Corporation, Minneapolis, MN, USA) porcine bioprostheses in the aortic position over a 10-year period. METHODS: Between January 2001 and March 2005, 398 patients undergoing bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement were randomized to receive either the CE-SAV (n = 193) or the Mosaic (n = 205) prosthesis...
February 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395214/transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-replacement-using-the-melody-valve-for-treatment-of-dysfunctional-surgical-bioprostheses-a-multicenter-study
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Allison K Cabalka, Jeremy D Asnes, David T Balzer, John P Cheatham, Matthew J Gillespie, Thomas K Jones, Henri Justino, Dennis W Kim, Te-Hsin Lung, Daniel R Turner, Doff B McElhinney
BACKGROUND: Stented bioprosthetic valves (BPVs) are commonly used for surgical pulmonary valve (PV) replacement in postoperative congenital heart disease, but develop structural failure in a time-related fashion. The Melody transcatheter PV (TPV) (Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minn) has been used to treat BPV dysfunction, but there have been few studies in this population. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, multicenter study to evaluate Melody valve function in patients who underwent TPV replacement (TPVR) into a dysfunctional pulmonary BPV...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383980/optimizing-anti-vegf-treatment-outcomes-for-patients-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Charles C Wykoff, W Lloyd Clark, Jared S Nielsen, Joel V Brill, Laurence S Greene, Cherilyn L Heggen
BACKGROUND: The introduction of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs to ophthalmology has revolutionized the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). Despite this significant progress, gaps and challenges persist in the diagnosis of nAMD, initiation of treatment, and management of frequent intravitreal injections. Thus, nAMD remains a leading cause of blindness in the United States. OBJECTIVE: To present current knowledge, evidence, and expert perspectives on anti-VEGF therapies in nAMD to support managed care professionals and providers in decision making and collaborative strategies to overcome barriers to optimize anti-VEGF treatment outcomes among nAMD patients...
February 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377318/trans-carotid-access-for-tavr-allows-safe-and-rapid-exchange-for-bailout-valve-in-valve-procedures
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Enrico Ferrari, Elena Caporali, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Stefanos Demertzis
Trans-carotid access for trans-catheter aortic valve replacement is a valid alternative in patients with aortic valve dysfunction, severe peripheral vascular disease, and high-risk for surgery. However, in the event of the need for a bailout valve-in-valve procedure, the safety of this access site is uncertain. We report a patient with aortic regurgitation, previous coronary surgery, peripheral vascular disease, and impaired ventricular function who underwent a CoreValve Evolut-R (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, MN) implantation through the left carotid artery followed by a successful valve-in-valve procedure with a 26-mm Edwards Sapien3 valve (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA) through the same carotid access site...
January 28, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372620/decreased-inappropriate-shocks-with-new-generation-icds-in-children-and-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Stephanie A Goldstein, Martin J LaPage, Brynn E Dechert, Gerald A Serwer, Sunkyung Yu, Ray E Lowery, David J Bradley
OBJECTIVE: Inappropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) shocks in children and patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) remain a major complication of device therapy, occurring in as many as 50% of children with ICDs. New generation devices include algorithms designed to minimize inappropriate shocks. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of new generation ICDs on the incidence of inappropriate shocks in the pediatric and CHD population. DESIGN: Retrospective study of patients with CHD or under age 25 receiving ICDs between 2000 and 2015...
January 25, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358870/multicenter-randomized-study-to-optimize-bowel-preparation-for-colon-capsule-endoscopy
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David Kastenberg, Wilmot C Burch Jr, David P Romeo, Pankaj K Kashyap, David C Pound, Neophytos Papageorgiou, Ignacio Fernández-Urien Sainz, Carly E Sokach, Douglas K Rex
AIM: To assess the cleansing efficacy and safety of a new Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) bowel preparation regimen. METHODS: This was a multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled study comparing two CCE regimens. Subjects were asymptomatic and average risk for colorectal cancer. The second generation CCE system (PillCam® COLON 2; Medtronic, Yoqneam, Israel) was utilized. Preparation regimens differed in the 1st and 2nd boosts with the Study regimen using oral sulfate solution (89 mL) with diatrizoate meglumine and diatrizoate sodium solution ("diatrizoate solution") (boost 1 = 60 mL, boost 2 = 30 mL) and the Control regimen oral sulfate solution (89 mL) alone...
December 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352701/bailout-surgical-explantation-of-a-transcatheter-valve-in-valve-for-subacute-thrombosis-when-there-is-no-time-for-anticoagulation-case-report-and-literature-review
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Francesco Notaristefano, Matteo Rocco Reccia, Salvatore Notaristefano, Roberto Annunziata, Rocco Sclafani, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Claudio Cavallini
Trancatheter heart valve (THV) thrombosis is effectively treated with anticoagulation but alternative therapies are required when a faster gradient reduction is needed. Open heart surgery has been rarely performed due to the high perioperative mortality and only five cases have been described so far. Here we describe a case of emergent surgical explantation for THV thrombosis after a valve-in-valve. A 67years old man underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation for a failed surgical bioprosthesis Epic 21mm (St...
December 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352061/what-to-do-about-fibrin-rich-tough-clots-comparing-the-solitaire-stent-retriever-with-a-novel-geometric-clot-extractor-in-an-in-vitro-stroke-model
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Vernard S Fennell, Swetadri Vasan Setlur Nagesh, Karen M Meess, Liza Gutierrez, Rhys H James, Michael E Springer, Adnan H Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in revascularization tools for large vessel occlusion presenting as acute ischemic stroke, a significant subset of clots remain recalcitrant to current strategies. We assessed the effectiveness of a novel thrombectomy device that was specifically designed to retrieve resistant fibrin rich clots, the geometric clot extractor (GCE; Neuravi, Galway, Ireland), in an in vitro cerebrovascular occlusion stroke model. METHODS: After introducing fibrin rich clot analogues into the middle cerebral artery of the model, we compared the rates of recanalization between GCE and Solitaire flow restoration stent retriever (SR; Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; control group) cases...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349361/endovascular-repair-of-an-innominate-artery-pseudoaneurysm-using-the-valiant-mona-lsa-branched-graft-device
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Josh A Sibille, Joel P Harding, Jocelyn K Ballast, Mohammad Hooshmand, Jeko M Madjarov, Frank R Arko
A 60-year-old woman involved in a motor vehicle collision presented with a traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the innominate artery origin in addition to multiple concomitant injuries. She was classified as a high-risk candidate for open repair. An experimental thoracic branched graft device was used for coverage of the injury with the addition of a right carotid-to-left carotid-to-left subclavian artery bypass. Follow-up imaging showed resolution of the pseudoaneurysm and patency of her bypass grafts. This is the first described use of the Mona LSA Branch Thoracic Stent Graft System (Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minn) in the innominate artery...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348010/early-outcomes-with-the-evolut-pro-repositionable-self-expanding-transcatheter-aortic-valve-with-pericardial-wrap
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John K Forrest, Abeel A Mangi, Jeffrey J Popma, Kamal Khabbaz, Michael J Reardon, Neal S Kleiman, Steven J Yakubov, Daniel Watson, Susheel Kodali, Isaac George, Peter Tadros, George L Zorn, John Brown, Robert Kipperman, Sara Saul, Hongyan Qiao, Jae K Oh, Mathew R Williams
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the Medtronic Evolut PRO Transcatheter Aortic Valve System in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. BACKGROUND: A next-generation self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve was designed with an external pericardial wrap with the intent to reduce paravalvular leak while maintaining the benefits of a low-profile, self-expanding, and repositionable supra-annular valve. METHODS: The Medtronic Evolut PRO Clinical Study included 60 patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement with the Evolut PRO valve at 8 investigational sites in the United States...
January 22, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345392/who-may-benefit-from-on-demand-control-of-deep-brain-stimulation-noninvasive-evaluation-of-parkinson-patients
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Daniel Graupe, Nivedita Khobragade, Daniela Tuninetti, Ishita Basu, Konstantin V Slavin, Leo Verhagen Metman
BACKGROUND: In closed-loop on-demand control (ODC) of deep brain stimulation (DBS), stimulation is applied only when symptoms appear. Following stimulation of a fixed duration, DBS is switched off until the symptoms reappear. By repeating these demand-driven cycles, the amount of stimulation delivered can be decreased, thereby reducing DBS side-effects and improving battery-life of the pulse-generator. This article introduces Ro metric for quantification of degree of benefit of ODC and explores candidate selection in tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease (PD)...
January 18, 2018: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
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