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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717738/collaborative-pediatric-bone-tumor-program-to-improve-access-to-specialized-care-an-initiative-by-the-lebanese-children-s-oncology-group
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Raya Saab, Zeina Merabi, Miguel R Abboud, Samar Muwakkit, Peter Noun, Gladys Gemayel, Elie Bechara, Hassan Khalifeh, Roula Farah, Nabil Kabbara, Tarek El-Khoury, Rasha Al-Yousef, Rachid Haidar, Said Saghieh, Toufic Eid, Samir Akel, Nabil Khoury, Layal Bayram, Matthew J Krasin, Sima Jeha, Hassan El-Solh
BACKGROUND: Children with malignant bone tumors have average 5-year survival rates of 60% to 70% with current multimodality therapy. Local control modalities aimed at preserving function greatly influence the quality of life of long-term survivors. In developing countries, the limited availability of multidisciplinary care and limited expertise in specialized surgery and pediatric radiation therapy, as well as financial cost, all form barriers to achieving optimal outcomes in this population...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708330/mortality-in-children-with-low-grade-glioma-or-glioneuronal-tumors-a-single-institution-study
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Santhosh A Upadhyaya, Yahya Ghazwani, Shengjie Wu, Alberto Broniscer, Fredrick A Boop, Amar Gajjar, Ibrahim Qaddoumi
BACKGROUND: While pediatric low-grade glioma/glioneuronal tumors (LGG/LGGNTs) are considered slow-growing, indolent tumors with excellent long-term prognosis, mortality due to the disease is not unknown. Few studies have addressed the cause of death in this population. METHODS: Retrospective review of clinicopathologic and radiologic data for children 21 years or younger with LGG/LGGNT who died at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital between April 1985 and June 2015...
July 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705736/a-worldwide-experience-of-the-management-of-battery-failures-and-chronic-device-retrieval-of-the-nanostim-leadless-pacemaker
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Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Reinoud Knops, Brett Atwater, Petr Neuzil, John Ip, Elkin Gonzalez, Paul Friedman, Pascal Defaye, Derek Exner, Kazutaka Aonuma, Rahul Doshi, Johannes Sperzel, Vivek Reddy
BACKGROUND: The Nanostim leadless pacemaker (LP) met the primary endpoints in an IDE trial, and was shown to be fully retrievable percutaneously. In October 2016, St Jude Medical, issued a worldwide alert of a battery malfunction that caused lost pacing output and LP communication. OBJECTIVE: The objective here is to report the battery failure mechanism and incidence and the worldwide patient management including device retrieval experiences. METHODS: The affected LP battery is a custom Lithium-Carbon Monofluoride (Li-CFx) cell...
July 10, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675683/pediatric-cancer-pathology-review-from-a-single-institution-neuropathology-expert-opinion-is-essential-for-accurate-diagnosis-of-pediatric-brain-tumors
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Zeina Merabi, Fouad Boulos, Teresa Santiago, Jesse Jenkins, Miguel Abboud, Samar Muwakkit, Nidale Tarek, Ghazi Zaatari, Sima Jeha, Hassan El-Solh, Raya Saab
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Second pathology review has been reported to improve accuracy in oncologic diagnoses, including pediatric malignancies. We assessed the impact of second review on the diagnosis of pediatric malignancies at a tertiary care referral center in Beirut, Lebanon. METHODS: Pathology reports of patients treated at the Children's Cancer Institute in Lebanon were retrospectively reviewed for the period 2008-2016 and compared with same samples' diagnoses at St...
July 4, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674619/on-x-versus-st-jude-medical-regent-mechanical-aortic-valve-prostheses-early-haemodynamics
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Robert Xu, Mohammad Rahnavardi, Bradley Pitman, Masoumeh Shirazi, Robert Stuklis, James Edwards, Michael Worthington
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the early haemodynamic data of the On-X and St Jude Medical (SJM) Regent bileaflet mechanical prostheses in the aortic position. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed using data collected prospectively for a national database. Thirty-three patients who had aortic On-X valve (On-X group) and 33 matched patients who had aortic SJM Regent valve (SJM group) were included. The intraoperative and early postoperative data were collected...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669505/bioprosthetic-valve-fracture-to-facilitate-transcatheter-valve-in-valve-implantation
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Keith B Allen, Adnan K Chhatriwalla, David J Cohen, John T Saxon, Sanjeev Aggarwal, Anthony Hart, Suzanne Baron, J Russell Davis, Alex F Pak, Danny Dvir, A Michael Borkon
BACKGROUND: Valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement is less effective in small surgical bioprostheses. We evaluated the feasibility of bioprosthetic valve fracture with a high-pressure balloon to facilitate valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement. METHODS: In vitro bench testing on aortic tissue valves was performed on 19-mm and 21-mm Mitroflow (Sorin, Milan, Italy), Magna and Magna Ease (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA), Trifecta and Biocor Epic (St...
June 29, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668149/a-novel-technique-for-prosthetic-valve-retrieval-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-embolization
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Francesco Giannini, Neil Ruparelia, Francesca Del Furia, Vittorio Romano, Marco Ancona, Antonio Mangieri, Damiano Regazzoli, Azeem Latib, Cosmo Godino, Francesco Ancona, Luciano Candilio, Richard Jabbour, Antonio Colombo, Matteo Montorfano
Although the rate of procedural complications during transcatheter aortic valve implantation has decreased because of technological advancement and increased operator experience, device embolization remains a rare but potentially fatal complication, even with new generation devices. We report, to our knowledge, the first case of Portico valve (St Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN) migration despite apparent optimal initial implantation depth, which was retrieved using a novel strategy after failure of a traditional retrieval technique...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667812/utility-of-3d-oct-imaging-with-angiographic-co-registration-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-with-normal-or-near-normal-coronary-arteries
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Santiago Jesús Camacho Freire, Javier León Jiménez, Antonio Enrique Gómez Menchero, Jessica Roa Garrido, Rosa Cardenal Piris, José Francisco Díaz Fernández
The OPTIS integrated system (St. Jude Medical) is a new technology allowing the online co-registration of optical coherence tomography (OCT) images with the angiogram in the catheterization laboratory. Additionally, 3D navigation can be performed. This integration of OCT information on an angiographic roadmap could find broad application in the characterization of substrates causing acute coronary syndromes with normal or near-normal coronary arteries. The utility of OCT with co-registration for the guidance of percutaneous coronary intervention could be considerable in the management of patients with acute coronary syndromes...
July 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660476/a%C3%A2-review-of-the-atrial-upper-rate-algorithms-of-st-jude-medical-abbott-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-incidence-of-repetitive-nonreentrant-ventriculoatrial-synchrony-rnrvas
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REVIEW
S S Barold
This review focuses on the manifestations of the three triggered atrial upper rate functions of St Jude Medical cardiac implantable electronic devices. The occurrence of repetitive nonreentrant ventriculoatrial synchrony (RNRVAS) is also evaluated as a basis for the development of automatic mode switching (AMS) and as a trigger for atrial tachycardia/atrial fibrillation (AT/AF) event recordings. RNRVAS is a common trigger for AMS because all the atrial events or intervals are used to calculate the filtered atrial rate interval (FARI)...
June 28, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659275/novel-variants-in-nudt15-and-thiopurine-intolerance-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-from-diverse-ancestry
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Takaya Moriyama, Yung-Li Yang, Rina Nishii, Hany Ariffin, Chengcheng Liu, Ting-Nien Lin, Wenjian Yang, Dong-Tsamn Lin, Chih-Hsiang Yu, Shirley Kham, Ching-Hon Pui, William E Evans, Sima Jeha, Mary V Relling, Allen Eng-Juh Yeoh, Jun J Yang
Prolonged exposure to thiopurines (e.g., mercaptopurine [MP]) is essential for curative therapy in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) but is also associated with frequent dose-limiting hematopoietic toxicities, partly explained by inherited genetic polymorphisms in drug metabolizing enzymes (e.g., TPMT). Recently, our group and others identified germline genetic variants in NUDT15 as another major cause of thiopurine-related myelosuppression, particularly in Asians and Hispanics. Herein we described three novel NUDT15 coding variants (p...
June 28, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641844/the-in%C3%A2-vivo-morphology-of-post-infarct-ventricular-septal-defect-and-the-implications%C3%A2-for%C3%A2-closure
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Mark C K Hamilton, Jonathan C L Rodrigues, Robin P Martin, Nathan E Manghat, Mark S Turner
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to define the dynamic in vivo morphology of post-infarct ventricular septal defect (PIVSD), which has not been previously described in living patients. BACKGROUND: PIVSD is a devastating complication of acute myocardial infarction. METHODS: The anatomic features of PIVSD, as demonstrated by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Thirty-two PIVSDs were assessed, 16 left coronary artery and 16 right coronary artery PIVSDs...
June 26, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625376/electrocardiographic-abnormalities-and-mortality-in-aging-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-a-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort-study
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Daniel A Mulrooney, Elsayed Z Soliman, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Lu Lu, Daniel A Duprez, Russell V Luepker, Gregory T Armstrong, Vijaya M Joshi, Daniel M Green, Deokumar Srivastava, Matthew J Krasin, G Stephen Morris, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Kirsten K Ness
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiography (ECG), predictive of adverse outcomes in the general population, has not been studied in cancer survivors. We evaluated the prevalence of ECG abnormalities and associations with mortality among childhood cancer survivors. METHODS: Major and minor abnormalities were coded per the Minnesota Classification system for participants in the St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (n = 2,715) and community controls (n = 268). Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% CIs were calculated using multivariable logistic regression; and hazard ratios, using Cox proportional hazards regression...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610762/early-trifecta-valve-failure-report-of-a-cluster-of-cases-from-a-tertiary-care-referral-center
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Ankur Kalra, Hasan Rehman, Mahesh Ramchandani, Colin M Barker, Gerald M Lawrie, Ross M Reul, Michael J Reardon, Neal S Kleiman
BACKGROUND: The Trifecta valve (St Jude Medical, Inc, St Paul, Minn) was approved for commercial use by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2011. Several isolated cases have been reported since then, describing early structural valve deterioration. We report a case series of 8 Trifecta valve failures, describing patients' clinical substrate and management, and the pathologic characteristics of the explanted valves. METHODS: Trifecta valve failure occurred in 7 patients (8 valves) receiving 19-mm (n = 2), 21-mm (n = 3), 23-mm (n = 1), and 25-mm (n = 2) valves...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597998/a-novel-mechanical-mitral-valve-replacement-using-sapien-xt
#14
Megan Koehle, Justin A Strote, Mark Guadagnoli, J Bradley Oldemeyer
PATIENT PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 66 year old female who presented to our institution fourteen years after receiving a St. Jude Mechanical Mitral Valve Replacement. She presented in refractory NYHA class IV congestive heart failure with comorbidities of acute renal failure, liver failure, and mental status changes. She was found to have immobility of one of the mitral valve disks with resultant severe mitral stenosis with a mean pressure gradient of 12 mmHg. EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT: The patient was found to have an STS predicted mortality of 39% with redo surgical MVR, and evaluation by the valve team led to a recommendation of a hybrid surgical and transcatheter procedure...
June 9, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580438/discovery-of-a-diaminopyrimidine-flt3-inhibitor-active-against-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#15
Jamie A Jarusiewicz, Jae Yoon Jeon, Michele C Connelly, Yizhe Chen, Lei Yang, Sharyn D Baker, R Kiplin Guy
Profiling of the kinase-binding capabilities of an aminopyrimidine analogue detected in a cellular screen of the St. Jude small-molecule collection led to the identification of a novel series of FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) inhibitors. Structure-activity relationship studies led to the development of compounds exhibiting good potency against MV4-11 and MOLM13 acute myelogenous leukemia cells driven by FLT3, regardless of their FLT3 mutation status. In vitro pharmacological profiling demonstrated that compound 5e shows characteristics suitable for further preclinical development...
May 31, 2017: ACS Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535554/anesthetic-considerations-and-perioperative-management-of-spinal-cord-stimulators-literature-review-and-initial-recommendations
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REVIEW
Michael E Harned, Brandon Gish, Allison Zuelzer, Jay S Grider
BACKGROUND: Patients with implanted spinal cord stimulators (SCS) present to the anesthesia care team for management at many different points along the care continuum. Currently, the literature is sparse on the perioperative management. What is available is confusing; monopolar electrocautery is contraindicated but often used, full body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is safe with particular systems but with other manufactures only head and specific extremities exams are safe. Moreover, there are anesthetizing locations outside of the operating room where implanted SCS can interact with surrounding medical equipment and pose significant risk to patient and device...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533992/ambulatory-heart-failure-monitoring-a-systemic-review
#17
REVIEW
Muhammad A Mangi, Hiba Rehman, Muhammad Rafique, Michael Illovsky
Heart failure (HF) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality and has a large effect on the country's economy. Although there have been major advances in HF monitoring, including more advanced pharmacological management and device-based therapy, HF-related mortality remains high. It is important to monitor HF so that HF-related hospitalization and mortality can be prevented. Due to the lower sensitivity of clinical features and biochemical markers, as well as the failure of telemonitoring in early detection of HF, more advanced techniques have been sought to more accurately predict impending HF, in order to address timely pharmacological management and prevent heart failure hospitalization (HFH)...
April 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515113/force-sensing-catheters-during-pediatric-radiofrequency-ablation-the-federation-study
#18
Aarti S Dalal, Hoang H Nguyen, Tammy Bowman, George F Van Hare, Jennifer N Avari Silva
BACKGROUND: Based on data from studies of atrial fibrillation ablations, optimal parameters for the TactiCath (TC; St. Jude Medical, Inc) force-sensing ablation catheter are a contact force of 20 g and a force-time integral of 400 g·s for the creation of transmural lesions. We aimed to evaluate TC in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients undergoing ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Comprehensive chart and case reviews were performed from June 2015 to March 2016...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511801/intergenerational-differences-in-the-effects-of-transcatheter-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects-on-cardiac-function
#19
Hideki Tashiro, Kenji Suda, Motofumi Iemura, Youzou Teramachi
BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding intergenerational differences in the effects of atrial sepal defect (ASD) closure on the left heart. We therefore analyzed age-related serial changes in the left heart following ASD closure. METHODS: We studied 50 patients with an isolated ASD who underwent successful transcatheter closure using Amplatzer septal occluders (St. Jude Medical, Little Canada, MN, USA) between June 2007 and June 2013. Patients were divided into three age groups: young patients aged ≤17 years; middle-aged patients aged 18-50 years; and older patients aged >50 years...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506647/acute-structural-failure-of-the-trifecta-aortic-valve-bioprosthesis
#20
Michael Z L Zhu, Mark A Newman, Pragnesh Joshi, Jurgen Passage
Advancements in bioprosthetic valve technology have greatly enhanced the haemodynamic performance and long-term durability of tissue valves. These features, along with the key advantage of avoiding lifelong anticoagulation, have made bioprosthetic valves increasingly attractive for clinicians and patients alike. The St Jude Trifecta valve is a novel, bovine pericardial bioprosthesis with promising early data for performance and safety. However, no prosthetic valve is perfect and prosthesis failure can occur with even the most reliable and well-designed devices...
April 20, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
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