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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444255/effect-of-cranial-irradiation-on-sperm-concentration-of-adult-survivors-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort-study%C3%A2
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Daniel M Green, Liang Zhu, Mingjuan Wang, Wassim Chemaitilly, DeoKumar Srivastava, William H Kutteh, Raymond W Ke, Charles A Sklar, Ching-Hon Pui, Larry E Kun, Raul C Ribeiro, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson
STUDY QUESTION: Does lower dose (<26 Gy) cranial radiation therapy (CRT) used for central nervous system prophylaxis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) adversely affect sperm concentration or morphology? SUMMARY ANSWER: CRT doses <26 Gy had no demonstrable adverse effect on sperm concentration or morphology. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Treatment with alkylating agents produces oligospermia and azoospermia in some patients. No prior study has been large enough to evaluate the independent effects of alkylating agents and lower dose (<26 Gy) CRT on sperm concentration or morphology...
April 21, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438271/how-does-an-inventor-find-an-investor-or-partner-raising-funds-to-start-a-company
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Rudy A Mazzocchi
Rudy Mazzocchi has over 25 years of senior executive management, technology and intellectual property development, and financing experience in the medical-technology/biotechnology industries. He serves currently as cofounder/chief executive officer of ELENZA, Inc, an ophthalmology company that has developed an electro-active, autofocusing, implantable lens; executive chairman of Establishment Labs; executive chairman of LAFORGE Optical; and executive chairman of OptiSTENT, Inc. He served previously as managing director of Accuitive Medical Ventures and The Innovation Factory; cofounder/chief executive officer of Image-Guided NEUROLOGICS, acquired by Medtronic in 2005; and founding chief executive officer of MICROVENA Corporation, which became "eV3," acquired by Covidien...
May 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431058/additional-electrodes-on-the-quartet%C3%A2-lv-lead-provide-more-programmable-pacing-options-than-bipolar-and-tripolar-equivalents
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David O'Donnell, Johannes Sperzel, Bernard Thibault, Christopher A Rinaldi, Carlo Pappone, Klaus-Jürgen Gutleben, Christopher Leclercq, Hedi Razavi, Kyungmoo Ryu, Luke C Mcspadden, Avi Fischer, Gery Tomassoni
Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate any benefits to the number of viable pacing vectors and maximal spatial coverage with quadripolar left ventricular (LV) leads when compared with tripolar and bipolar equivalents in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Methods and Results: A meta-analysis of five previously published clinical trials involving the Quartet™ LV lead (St Jude Medical, St Paul, MN, USA) was performed to evaluate the number of viable pacing vectors defined as capture thresholds ≤2...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422613/the-impact-of-prospective-telemedicine-implementation-in-the-management-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-recife-brazil
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Francisco Pedrosa, Faisal Shaikh, Gaston Rivera, Raul Ribeiro, Ibrahim Qaddoumi
BACKGROUND: A gap in childhood cancer outcomes remains between developed and developing countries. Persistence of this gap may be caused by financial, social, or educational disparities. Twinning and distance learning initiatives may improve such disparities. Integrating telemedicine into pediatric oncology twinning programs enhances education and facilitates patient-centered capacity building. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed an analysis of Web-based meetings held from August 2005 through July 2009 between the International Outreach Program at St...
April 19, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419648/the-role-of-body-image-dissatisfaction-in-the-association-between-treatment-related-scarring-or-disfigurement-and-psychological-distress-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer
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Stefanie C Vuotto, Rohit P Ojha, Chenghong Li, Cara Kimberg, James L Klosky, Kevin R Krull, Deo Kumar Srivastava, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Tara M Brinkman
PURPOSE: To examine the potential mediating role of body image dissatisfaction on the association between treatment-related scarring/disfigurement and psychological distress in adult survivors of childhood cancer. METHODS: Participants included 1,714 adult survivors of childhood cancer (mean[SD] age at evaluation = 32.4[8.0] years, time since diagnosis = 24.1[8.1] years) enrolled in the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Survivors completed measures of body image, emotional distress and posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS)...
April 18, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413855/frequency-of-pacemaker-malfunction-associated-with-monopolar-electrosurgery-during-pulse-generator-replacement-or-upgrade-surgery
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Yun Lin, Daniel P Melby, Balaji Krishnan, Selcuk Adabag, Venkatakrishna Tholakanahalli, Jian-Ming Li
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the frequency of electrosurgery-related pacemaker malfunction. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted to investigate electrosurgery-related pacemaker malfunction in consecutive patients undergoing pulse generator (PG) replacement or upgrade from two large hospitals in Minneapolis, MN between January 2011 and January 2014. The occurrence of this pacemaker malfunction was then studied by using MAUDE database for all four major device vendors...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412431/3d-morphological-changes-in-lv-and-rv-during-lvad-ramp-studies
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Karima Addetia, Nir Uriel, Francesco Maffessanti, Gabriel Sayer, Sirtaz Adatya, Gene H Kim, Nitasha Sarswat, Savitri Fedson, Diego Medvedofsky, Eric Kruse, Keith Collins, Daniel Rodgers, Takayoshi Ota, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Victor Mor-Avi, Daniel Burkhoff, Roberto M Lang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the differential impact of the 2 most commonly available left ventricular assist device (LVAD) types on the right (RV) and left (LV) ventricles using 3-dimensional (3D) echocardiography-based analysis of ventricular morphology. BACKGROUND: LVADs have emerged as common therapy for advanced heart failure. Recent data suggest that the heart responds differently to speed settings in the 2 main devices available (HeartMate II [HMII], St Jude Medical, Pleasanton, California, and HVAD, HeartWare International, Framingham, Massachusetts)...
April 7, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409845/procedural-success-and-intra-hospital-outcome-related-to-left-atrial-appendage-morphology-in-patients-that-receive-an-interventional-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Christian Fastner, Michael Behnes, Benjamin Sartorius, Annika Wenke, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Uzair Ansari, Ishar-Singh Gill, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND: The interventional left atrial appendage (LAA) closure represents an emerging alternative to oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention in certain atrial fibrillation patients. Preliminary results have suggested high procedural success rates and fewer peri-interventional complications; however, there persists an insufficient understanding of the role of many underlying confounding variables (e.g., anatomical characteristics). HYPOTHESIS: It was investigated whether varying LAA morphologies influence procedural success as well as in-hospital outcome...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406699/early-morphologic-alterations-in-renal-artery-wall-and-renal-nerves-in-response-to-catheter-based-renal-denervation-procedure-in-sheep-difference-between-single-point-and-multiple-point-ablation-catheters
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M Táborský, D Richter, Z Tonar, T Kubíková, A Herman, J Peregrin, L Červenková, Z Husková, L Kopkan
Renal sympathetic hyperactivity is critically involved in hypertension pathophysiology; renal denervation (RDN) presents a novel strategy for treatment of resistant hypertension cases. This study assessed effects of two RDN systems to detect acute intravascular, vascular and peri-vascular changes in the renal artery, and renal nerve alterations, in the sheep. The procedures using a single-point or multi-point ablation catheters, Symplicity Flex(TM), Medtronic versus EnligHTN(TM), St. Jude Medical were compared; the intact contralateral kidneys served as controls...
April 12, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405824/redo-renal-denervation-using-a%C3%A2-multi-electrode-radiofrequency-system-in-patients-with-persistent-therapy-resistant-hypertension
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J Daemen, L Feyz, L Van Zandvoort, N M Van Mieghem
OBJECTIVES: Renal sympathetic denervation has been studied as a potential therapeutic option for patients with therapy-resistant hypertension; however, a significant proportion of patients do not show a significant reduction in blood pressure and are classified as non-responders. The objective of the present study was to assess whether a redo renal denervation procedure increases response rates. METHODS: We present a case series of three consecutive renal denervation non-responders treated with the multi-electrode radiofrequency St...
April 12, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401867/premature-battery-depletion-with-st-jude-medical-icd-and-crt-d-devices-indian-heart-rhythm-society-guidelines-for-physicians
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Kartikeya Bhargava, Vanita Arora, Aparna Jaswal, Amit Vora
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400461/matched-comparison-of-self-expanding-transcatheter-heart-valves-for-the-treatment-of-failed-aortic-surgical-bioprosthesis-insights-from-the-valve-in-valve-international-data-registry-vivid
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Sami Alnasser, Asim N Cheema, Matheus Simonato, Marco Barbanti, Jeremy Edwards, Ran Kornowski, Eric Horlick, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Luca Testa, Francesco Bedogni, Hafid Amrane, Thomas Walther, Marc Pelletier, Azeem Latib, Jean-Claude Laborde, David Hildick-Smith, Won-Keun Kim, Didier Tchetche, Marco Agrifoglio, Jan-Malte Sinning, Ad J van Boven, Joëlle Kefer, Christian Frerker, Nicolas M van Mieghem, Axel Linke, Stephen Worthley, Anita Asgar, Carmelo Sgroi, Mina Aziz, Haim D Danenberg, Marino Labinaz, Ganesh Manoharan, Anson Cheung, John G Webb, Danny Dvir
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation is an established therapy for high-risk patients with failed surgical aortic bioprosthesis. There are limited data comparing outcomes of valve-in-valve implantation using different transcatheter heart valves (THV). METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients included in the Valve-in-Valve International Data registry (VIVID) and treated with self-expanding THV devices were analyzed using centralized core laboratory blinded to clinical events...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400190/early-and-mid-term-outcome-of-the-st-jude-medical-regent-19-mm-aortic-valve-mechanical-prosthesis-functional-and-haemodynamic-evaluation
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Edvin Prifti, Massimo Bonacchi, Giovanni Minardi, Klodian Krakulli, Arben Baboci, Giampiero Esposito, Aurel Demiraj, Merita Zeka, Edlira Rruci
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study is to report the early and mid-term clinical and haemodynamic results of the St Jude Medical Regent 19-mm aortic mechanical prothesis (SJMR-19). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2002 and January 2012, 265 patients with aortic valve disease underwent AVR (Aortic Valve Replacement) with a SJMR-19 (St Jude Medical Regent Nr.19). There were 51 males. Mean age was 67.5±12.72years and mean body surface area (BSA) was 1...
March 28, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378140/management-of-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-icmr-consensus-document
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Nirav Thacker, Sameer Bakhshi, Girish Chinnaswamy, Tushar Vora, Maya Prasad, Deepak Bansal, Sandeep Agarwala, Gauri Kapoor, Venkatraman Radhakrishnan, Siddharth Laskar, Tanvir Kaur, G K Rath, Rupinder Singh Dhaliwal, Brijesh Arora
Hitherto poor outcomes, paucity of data and heterogeneity in International approach to Pediatric NHL (Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma) prompted the need for guidelines for Indian population with vast variability in access, affordability and infrastructure across the country. These guidelines are based on consensus among the experts and best available evidence applicable to Indian setting. Evaluation of NHL should consist of easily doable and rapid tissue diagnosis (biopsy or flow cytometry of peripheral blood/malignant effusions), St Jude/IPNHLSS (International Pediatric Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Staging System) and risk grouping with CSF (Cerebro-spinal fluid), bone marrow, whole body imaging [CECT (Contrast enhanced computerized tomography) ± MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging)] and blood investigations for LDH (Lactate dehydrogenase), TLS (Tumor lysis syndrome) and organ functions...
April 5, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376837/heartmate-3-fully-magnetically-levitated-left-ventricular-assist-device-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-heart-failure-1%C3%A2-year-results-from-the-ce-mark-trial
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Thomas Krabatsch, Ivan Netuka, Jan D Schmitto, Daniel Zimpfer, Jens Garbade, Vivek Rao, Michiel Morshuis, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Silvana Marasco, Laura Damme, Yuriy Pya
BACKGROUND: The HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) (St. Jude Medical Inc., St Paul, MN) with full magnetic levitation allows for wide and consistent blood flow paths and an artificial pulse designed for enhanced hemocompatibility. The HeartMate 3 received market approval in the European Union in 2015 following completion of a multicenter study. After reaching the 6-month study endpoint, patients continue to be followed for 2 years with the 1-year results presented herein...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368472/premature-ovarian-insufficiency-in-childhood-cancer-survivors-a-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort
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Wassim Chemaitilly, Zhenghong Li, Matthew J Krasin, Russell J Brooke, Carmen L Wilson, Daniel M Green, James L Klosky, Nicole Barnes, Karen L Clark, Jonathan B Farr, Israel Fernandez-Pineda, Michael W Bishop, Monika Metzger, Ching-Hon Pui, Sue C Kaste, Kirsten K Ness, Deo Kumar Srivastava, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Yutaka Yasui, Charles A Sklar
Context: Long-term follow-up data on premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) in childhood cancer survivors are limited. Context: To describe the prevalence of POI, its risk factors and associated long-term adverse health outcomes. Design: Cross-sectional. Setting: The St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study - established cohort in a tertiary care center. Patients: 921 participants (median age 31.7 years) were evaluated at a median of 24...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359494/migration-of-an-atrial-septal-occluder-device-with-formation-of-abdominal-aortic-dissection
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Serkan Burç Deşer, Mustafa Kemal Demirağ
Atrial septal defects can be closed surgically or percutaneously. However, percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects carries some risks. Embolization of the atrial septal occluder is the major adverse event. Embolization of the device into the main pulmonary artery, left atrium, right ventricle, aortic arch, descending aorta, abdominal aorta, iliac bifurcation, and iliac arteries can be seen. We report the case of a 19-year-old man with migration of an Amplatzer (St Jude Medical, St Paul, MN) atrial septal occluder into the iliac bifurcation with the development of abdominal aortic dissection 1 month after successful percutaneous closure...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357726/validation-of-the-smart-minimum-ffr-algorithm-in-an-unselected-all-comer-population-of-patients-with-intermediate-coronary-stenoses
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Barry Hennigan, Nils Johnson, John McClure, David Corcoran, Stuart Watkins, Colin Berry, Keith G Oldroyd
Using data from a commercial pressure wire system (St. Jude Medical) we previously developed an automated "smart" algorithm to determine a reproducible value for minimum FFR (smFFR) and confirmed that it correlated very closely with measurements made off-line by experienced coronary physiology core laboratories. In this study we used the same "smart" minimum algorithm to analyze data derived from a different, commercial pressure wire system (Philips Volcano) and compared the values obtained to both operator-defined steady state FFR and the online automated minimum FFR reported by the pressure wire analyser...
March 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349045/safety-profile-of-liver-fibroscan-in-patients-with-cardiac-pacemakers-or-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
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Yin Chan, Stephanie Pranke, Farid Rashidi, Shravan Nosib, Lawrence Worobetz
Background. Emerging evidence suggests that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with coronary artery diseases and arrhythmias. The FibroScan (Echosens, France), a widely available, noninvasive device, is able to detect liver fibrosis and steatosis within this patient population. However, the FibroScan is currently contraindicated in patients with cardiac pacemakers (PM) or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD). Objective. To determine the safety profile of FibroScan testing in patients with PM or ICD...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340568/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-skin-infiltration-mimicking-an-icd-pocket-infection-a-case-report
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M Snorek, A Bulava, I Vonke
BACKGROUND: We are presenting a case report on an unreported and unusual cutaneous manifestation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in a patient with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old man with a history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), previously treated with chlorambucil, was referred in October 2013 for extraction of a single chamber ICD due to a suspected device-related infection in the pulse generator area (left-hand side of Fig...
March 24, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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