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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940994/drg-spinal-cord-stimulation-as-solution-for-patients-with-severe-pain-due-to-anterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-a-case-series
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Frédérique Mathilde Ulrike Mol, Rudi M H Roumen
OBJECTIVES: Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome (ACNES) is a debilitating neuropathic pain condition. A small portion of patients do not respond to any currently available treatment modalities. These patients, often young women, might benefit from targeted spinal cord stimulation of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). METHODS: This retrospective case series describes five ACNES patients who were referred from a Dutch dedicated tertiary referral center to collaborating sites with extensive experience in DRG stimulation to be implanted with a DRG Axium System (St...
September 21, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931184/-modern-interdisciplinary-management-of-a-uretero-iliac-artery-fistula-case-report
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D Benedix, F Meyer, F Fischbach, A Janitzky, Z Halloul
Introduction Abnormal links between the arterial system and other luminal systems are a challenge to those in charge of their adequate diagnostic and therapeutic management. Objective Scientific case report on an individual who underwent successful treatment combining vascular-surgical and interventional radiology techniques for a rare right uretero-iliac artery fistula based on personal clinical experience, a selective literature research and a detailed discussion of current recommendations for diagnostic workup and subsequent treatment...
September 20, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915338/neurocognitive-psychosocial-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Matthew J Ehrhardt, Daniel A Mulrooney, Chenghong Li, Malek J Baassiri, Kari Bjornard, John T Sandlund, Tara M Brinkman, I-Chan Huang, Deo Kumar Srivastava, Kirsten K Ness, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Kevin R Krull
BACKGROUND: Children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) undergo treatment with central nervous system-directed therapy, the potentially neurotoxic effects of which have not been reported in NHL survivors. METHODS: NHL survivors (n = 187) participating in the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort who were 10 or more years from their diagnosis and were 18 years old or older underwent neurocognitive, emotional distress (Brief Symptom Inventory 18), and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) assessments (36-Item Short Form Health Survey)...
September 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902590/long-term-outcomes-of-patent-foramen-ovale-closure-or-medical-therapy-after-stroke
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jeffrey L Saver, John D Carroll, David E Thaler, Richard W Smalling, Lee A MacDonald, David S Marks, David L Tirschwell
BACKGROUND: Whether closure of a patent foramen ovale reduces the risk of recurrence of ischemic stroke in patients who have had a cryptogenic ischemic stroke is unknown. METHODS: In a multicenter, randomized, open-label trial, with blinded adjudication of end-point events, we randomly assigned patients 18 to 60 years of age who had a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and had had a cryptogenic ischemic stroke to undergo closure of the PFO (PFO closure group) or to receive medical therapy alone (aspirin, warfarin, clopidogrel, or aspirin combined with extended-release dipyridamole; medical-therapy group)...
September 14, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898453/echocardiographic-guidance-and-monitoring-of-left-atrial-appendage-closure-with-atriclip-during-open-chest-cardiac-surgery
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Rachele Contri, Sara Clivio, Tiziano Torre, Tiziano Cassina
Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure prevents thromboembolic risk and avoids lifelong anticoagulation due to atrial fibrillation (AF). Nowadays, AtriClip, a modern epicardial device approved in June 2010, allows external and safe closure of LAA in patients undergoing cardiac surgery during other open-chest cardiac surgical procedures. Such a surgical approach and its epicardial deployment differentiates LAA closure with AtriClip from percutaneous closure techniques such as Watchman (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA), Lariat (SentreHEART Inc...
September 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890157/the-cumulative-burden-of-surviving-childhood-cancer-an-initial-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort-study-sjlife
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Nickhill Bhakta, Qi Liu, Kirsten K Ness, Malek Baassiri, Hesham Eissa, Frederick Yeo, Wassim Chemaitilly, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Johnnie Bass, Michael W Bishop, Kyla Shelton, Lu Lu, Sujuan Huang, Zhenghong Li, Eric Caron, Jennifer Lanctot, Carrie Howell, Timothy Folse, Vijaya Joshi, Daniel M Green, Daniel A Mulrooney, Gregory T Armstrong, Kevin R Krull, Tara M Brinkman, Raja B Khan, Deo K Srivastava, Melissa M Hudson, Yutaka Yasui, Leslie L Robison
BACKGROUND: Survivors of childhood cancer develop early and severe chronic health conditions (CHCs). A quantitative landscape of morbidity of survivors, however, has not been described. We aimed to describe the cumulative burden of curative cancer therapy in a clinically assessed ageing population of long-term survivors of childhood cancer. METHODS: The St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (SJLIFE) retrospectively collected data on CHCs in all patients treated for childhood cancer at the St Jude Children's Research Hospital who survived 10 years or longer from initial diagnosis and were 18 years or older as of June 30, 2015...
September 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868296/hemodialysis-arteriovenous-access-occlusion-using-the-amplatzer-vascular-plug-in-patients-with-intractable-arm-edema
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Michele Di Filippo, Danilo Barbarisi, Doriana Ferrara, Stefania Brancaccio, Luca Del Guercio, Renata Bracale, Alfredo Capuano, Giovanni Esposito, Umberto Marcello Bracale
OBJECTIVES: Vascular occlusion of hemodialysis arteriovenous access (AVA) using an Amplatzer vascular plug (AVP; St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN, USA) is an arising and alternative practice in selected patients; however, few reported cases can be found in the literature. Herein, we report on our experience with endovascular treatment of complicated AVA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From September 2015 to December 2016, 3 patients at our clinic underwent an occlusion of hemodialysis AVA with 2 different Amplatzer vascular plugs: 2 patients with type II and 1 patient with type IV...
May 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866042/intracardiac-echocardiography-from%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-left-atrium-for-procedural-guidance-of-transcatheter-left-atrial-appendage%C3%A2-occlusion
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Kasper Korsholm, Jesper Møller Jensen, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) from the left atrium (LA) with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for procedural guidance of transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO). BACKGROUND: TEE with general anesthesia is the current gold standard to guide LAAO. By the use of ICE from the LA, LAAO can be performed in local anesthesia and may potentially have advantages over TEE. METHODS: A single-center, cohort study of patients undergoing LAAO with the Amplatzer Cardiac Plug or Amulet (St...
August 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862806/initial-experience-of-a-novel-mapping-system-combined-with-remote-magnetic-navigation-in-the-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Changjian Lin, Steen Pehrson, Peter Karl Jacobsen, Xu Chen
BACKGROUND: There have been advancements of sophisticated mapping systems used for ablation procedures over the last decade. Utilization of these novel mapping systems in combination with remote magnetic navigation (RMN) needs to be established. We investigated the new EnSite Precisionۛ mapping system (St Jude Medical, Inc.), which collects magnetic data for checking navigation field stability and is built on an open platform, allowing physicians to choose diagnostic and ablation catheters...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847146/on-x-versus-st-jude-medical-mechanical-prosthesis-in-mitral-position-are-we-moving-forward-in-design-technology
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Ezzeldin A Mostafa, Ashraf A El Midany, Ahmed S Taha, Saeed R El Aasy, Ayman A Doghish, Ahmed Helmy, Sherif A Mansour, Ramy Khorshid, Hosam E Ashor, Yaser Elnahas, Mohammed Saffan
BACKGROUND: Continuous effort is still provided in designing optimal artificial heart valves with better hemodynamic function and reduced thromboembolic potential. The question is do we have moved forward toward this goal or not. METHODS: A prospective, randomized comparative study was done on 360 patients scheduled for elective mitral valve replacement. Patients were grouped into On-X group (n=180) who received On-X mechanical valve and SJM (n=180) who received St Jude mechanical valve...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844985/pediatric-advance-care-planning-pacp-for-teens-with-cancer-and-their-families-design-of-a-dyadic-longitudinal-rcct
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Katherine B Curtin, Anne E Watson, Jichuan Wang, Obianuju C Okonkwo, Maureen E Lyon
Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) in the United States. Parents of AYAs with life-threatening illnesses have expressed the desire to talk to their children about end of life (EOL) care, yet, like caregivers of adult patients, struggle to initiate this conversation. Building Evidence for Effective Palliative/End of Life Care for Teens with Cancer is a longitudinal, randomized, controlled, single-blinded clinical trial aimed at evaluating the efficacy of FAmily CEntered disease-specific advance care planning (ACP) for teens with cancer (FACE-TC)...
August 24, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843055/exercise-right-heart-catheterization-for-pulmonary-hypertension-identified-on-screening-echocardiography-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-a-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort
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Gregory T Armstrong, James J Tolle, Robert Piana, Aimee Santucci, James Leathers, Kirsten K Ness, Daniel A Mulrooney, Daniel M Green, Vijaya M Joshi, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Daniel Lenihan
Pulmonary hypertension, determined noninvasively by tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity on Doppler echocardiography, was previously identified in 25% of long-term survivors who received chest-directed radiotherapy. To validate noninvasively defined pulmonary hypertension, survivors (mean age 48 years), exposed to chest radiotherapy, underwent right heart catheterization with planned cardiopulmonary exercise testing during catheterization. Eight participants had an elevated mean pulmonary artery pressure at rest (≥25 mm Hg) or with subsequent exercise (>30 mm Hg), evidence of hemodynamically confirmed pulmonary hypertension by right heart catheterization...
August 26, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836342/single-trans-septal-access-technique-for-left-atrial-intracardiac-echocardiography-to-guide-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Daniel Aguirre, Christian Pincetti, Luis Perez, Carlos Deck, Mario Alfaro, Maria Jesus Vergara, Gabriel Maluenda
OBJECTIVE: This registry aimed to describe the safety and feasibility of a single trans-septal (TS) access technique for left intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) guidance of left-atrial appendage (LAA) closure procedure. BACKGROUND: LAA closure is currently accepted as an alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) who are at high-risk for bleeding. Currently, LAA closure procedure is typically performed under trans-esophageal echocardiogram (TEE) guidance...
August 24, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831587/usefulness-of-an-access-site-hemostasis-device-in-neuroendovascular-treatment
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Masayuki Sato, Yuji Matsumaru, Nobuyuki Sakai, Hirotoshi Imamura, Masaru Hirohata, Yasuharu Takeuchi, Yasushi Matsumato, Ichirou Suzuki
BACKGROUND: We examined the safety and efficacy of the access-site hemostasis device Angio-Seal™ STS Plus (AS; St. Jude Medical,St. Paul, MN, USA) compared with the method of hemostasis by manual compression (MC) in neuroendovascular therapy. METHOD: We conducted a prospective multicenter registration study enrolling 229 patients who were scheduled to undergo endovascular treatment. RESULTS: Of the 119 and 110 cases assigned to the AS and MC groups, 118 (99...
August 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818562/conduction-recovery-and-avoidance-of-permanent-pacing-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Corinne Marzahn, Cornel Koban, Martin Seifert, Akihiro Isotani, Michael Neuß, Frank Hölschermann, Christian Butter
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an established treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis and high surgical risk. Currently, various prosthesis types are available. Atrioventricular block (AVB) requiring pacemaker (PM) implantation is a typical complication after TAVI. This study investigated the recovery of AV node conduction and mid-term outcome of patients with or without PM implantation after TAVI according to prosthesis type. METHODS: From July 2008 to May 2015, 856 transcatheter heart valves were implanted at our center (age: 80...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804238/percutaneous-closure-of-the-aorto-ostial-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-saphenous-bypass-graft-with-a-large-pseudoaneurysm-using-the-amplatzer-muscular-ventricular-septal-defect-occluder
#16
Nicolas W Shammas, Majid Z Chammas, Jon Robken, Dale Geiss
We report the case of a 76-year-old male patient with a history of coronary artery bypass graft surgery presented with a large pseudoaneurysm emerging from a previously occluded saphenous bypass graft (SVG). A largely contained hematoma is seen in the mediastinum on computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the chest. Flow was seen from the ascending aorta into the pseudoaneurysm through the aorto-ostial opening of the bypass graft. Closure of the aorto-ostial origin of the graft was performed using the AMPLATZER muscular ventricular septal defect (VSD) occluder (St Jude's Medical, St...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791582/physiological-mitral-annular-dynamics-preserved-after-ring-annuloplasty-in-mid-term-period
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Masaaki Ryomoto, Masataka Mitsuno, Mitsuhiro Yamamura, Hiroe Tanaka, Naosumi Sekiya, Hisashi Uemura, Ayaka Sato, Daisuke Ueda, Yuji Miyamoto
OBJECTIVE: Mitral annular structure and dynamics after mitral ring annuloplasty using transesophageal echocardiography during the operation have been reported. We evaluated mitral annular structure and dynamics of three different rings in the mid-term period postoperatively. METHODS: Thirty-one patients underwent mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral insufficiency. The MEMO 3D ring (semi-flexible), Carpentier-Edwards Physio II ring (semi-rigid), and St. Jude Medical Rigid Saddle Ring (rigid) were implanted in 15, 12, and eight patients, respectively, from September 2009 to February 2015...
August 8, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760474/impact-of-postoperative-liver-dysfunction-on-survival-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Kaustav Majumder, John R Spratt, Christopher T Holley, Samit S Roy, Rebecca J Cogswell, Kenneth Liao, Ranjit John
BACKGROUND: Liver dysfunction in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) recipients is common both before and after implantation. Postoperative liver dysfunction (PLD) develops in some LVAD recipients without preoperative liver dysfunction. The aim of this study was to assess clinical outcomes in such patients. METHODS: Records of all patients undergoing implantation of a HeartMate II (HM II, St. Jude Medical, Inc, Minneapolis, MN) LVAD at a single center at the University of Minnesota from January 2005 through June 2014 were analyzed...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760470/improved-approach-with-subcostal-exchange-of-the-heartmate-ii-left-ventricular-assist-device-difference-in-on-and-off-pump
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Ann C Gaffey, Carol W Chen, Jennifer J Chung, Emily Phillips, Joyce Wald, Matthew L Williams, David W Low, Michael A Acker, Pavan Atluri
BACKGROUND: The HeartMate II (St. Jude Medical, Inc, St. Paul, MN [previously Thoratec]) left ventricular assist device (LVAD) exchange has traditionally involved a redo sternotomy. Alternate minimally invasive subcostal approaches have the advantage of avoiding sternal reentry, excessive bleeding, and prolonged recovery. METHODS: This retrospective review included patients who underwent an exchange from May 2009 to March 2016. The patients were divided into three cohorts: (1) redo sternotomy, (2) subcostal approach involving cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) (ON-CPB SC), and (3) subcostal approach off the CPB pump (OFF-CPB SC)...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754393/totally-leadless-dual-device-implantation-for-combined-spontaneous-ventricular-tachycardia-defibrillation-and-pacemaker-function-a-first-report
#20
Fozia Zahir Ahmed, Colin Cunnington, Manish Motwani, Amir Masood Zaidi
Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (S-ICDs) provide effective defibrillation, while also reducing the risk of long-term lead problems. However, S-ICDs do not offer bradycardia or antitachycardia pacing and therefore use has been limited. Combined implantation of an S-ICD with a leadless pacemaker (LP) has been proposed to overcome this limitation. Although a handful of combined S-ICD/LP implantations have been reported for Nanostim (St Jude Medical, St Paul, MN) as well as Micra LP (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) systems, none have documented delivery of appropriate shock therapies for spontaneous ventricular tachycardia...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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