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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154429/contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-with-myocardial-three-dimensional-printing-can-guide-treatment-in-symptomatic-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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Yasuhiro Hamatani, Makoto Amaki, Hideaki Kanzaki, Kizuku Yamashita, Yasuteru Nakashima, Atsushi Shibata, Atsushi Okada, Hiroyuki Takahama, Takuya Hasegawa, Yusuke Shimahara, Yasuo Sugano, Tomoyuki Fujita, Isao Shiraishi, Satoshi Yasuda, Junjiro Kobayashi, Toshihisa Anzai
Both surgical myectomy and percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation are effective treatments for drug-refractory symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). However, in some cases, it is not easy to elucidate the abnormal structure of left ventricular outflow obstruction to adopt these treatments. Here, we presented a young female patient with drug-refractory symptomatic HOCM. In this case, contrast-enhanced computed tomography enabled us to assess the suitability of percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151547/-the-effect-of-reconstruction-method-on-the-ability-to-analyze-of-ffr-using-ct
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Hidekazu Inage, Yosuke Kogure, Kanako Kumamaru, Shinichiro Fujimoto, Kazuhisa Takamura, Yuko Kawaguchi, Htun Han Ni, Haruyoshi Hoshito
BACKGROUND: Invasive-fractional flow reserve (FFR) is the reference standard to evaluate functional ischemia of coronary arteries, and is used to decide if percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is necessary. Recently, computed tomography-derived FFR (CT-FFR) is emerged as an alternative non-invasive method. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of reconstruction methods and image parameters on the accuracy of CT-FFR calculation. METHODS: A total of 26 segments in the consecutive 10 coronary CT angiography (CCTA) studies were evaluated...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150995/efficacy-and-safety-of-extracranial-vein-angioplasty-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Paolo Zamboni, Luigi Tesio, Stefania Galimberti, Luca Massacesi, Fabrizio Salvi, Roberto D'Alessandro, Patrizia Cenni, Roberto Galeotti, Donato Papini, Roberto D'Amico, Silvana Simi, Maria Grazia Valsecchi, Graziella Filippini
Importance: Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is characterized by restricted venous outflow from the brain and spinal cord. Whether this condition is associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) and whether venous percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is beneficial in persons with MS and CCSVI is controversial. Objective: To determine the efficacy and safety of venous PTA in patients with MS and CCSVI. Design, Setting, and Participants: We analyzed 177 patients with relapsing-remitting MS; 62 were ineligible, including 47 (26...
November 18, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148628/clinical-significance-of-st-depression-at-exercise-stress-testing-in-competitive-athletes-usefulness-of-coronary-ct-during-screening
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Fabio Sperandii, Emanuele Guerra, Eliana Tranchita, Carlo Minganti, Chiara Lanzillo, Antonia Nigro, Federico Quaranta, Attilio Parisi, Mauro DI Roma, Luciano Maresca, Federica Fagnani, Leonardo Calò
BACKGROUND: Congenital coronary anomalies (CCAs) and coronary artery disease (CAD) arouse intense scientific and clinical interest in sports medicine and sports cardiology medical communities because of their potential to trigger sudden cardiac death (SCD) in athletes. Exercise stress testing represent the first instrumental assessment to evaluate electrocardiographic changes during effort. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is an advanced accurate noninvasive imaging modality for excluding CAD and abnormalities of origin and course of coronary vessels...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143501/-the-place-of-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-in-the-management-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Aileen Kharat, Béatrice Duxbury, Anne-Lise Hachull, Stéphane Noble, Hélène Bouvaist, Paola M Soccal, Frédéric Lador
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is uncommon. Its diagnosis should not be delayed as its prognosis is poor if not treated. In most cases, an acute pulmonary embolism is found in the medical history of the patient. Once suspected, a specific work-up should be performed in a pulmonary hypertension (PH) center. The ventilation/perfusion scan has a central role in this workup but the emergence of non invasive imaging technologies provides morphological and functional information which take part in the therapeutic decision making, such as operability...
November 15, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137017/prognostic-value-of-glucose-metabolism-for-non-st-segment-elevation-infarction-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-single-concomitant-chronic-total-occlusion-following-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#6
Zhi Xing, Lei Zhang, Zhiqiang Liu, Pengyi He, Yuchun Yang, Muhuyati Wulasihan
Glucose metabolism status may play a predictive role in the severity of the complications among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). However, few studies have focused on the prognostic value of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and Homeostatic Model Assessment 2 for Insulin Resistance (HOMA2-IR) in patients with DM, non-ST-segment elevation infarction (NSTEMI), and single concomitant chronic total occlusion (CTO) following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Short- and long-term prognostic value of HbA1c and HOMA2-IR in patients with DM with NSTEMI and single CTO who received primary percutaneous transluminal coronary intervention (pPCI)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134329/esophageal-motility-disorders-new-perspectives-from-high-resolution-manometry-and-histopathology
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REVIEW
Hiroki Sato, Kazuya Takahashi, Ken-Ichi Mizuno, Satoru Hashimoto, Junji Yokoyama, Go Hasegawa, Shuji Terai
High-resolution manometry (HRM) and peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) have contributed significantly to the field of esophageal motility disorders in recent years. The development of HRM has categorized various esophageal motility disorders with a focus on a diverse range of manometric anomalies. Additionally, the Chicago classification criteria is widely used for manometric diagnosis. Moreover, POEM was introduced as a minimally invasive radical therapy for achalasia and shows promise for other spastic esophageal motility disorders as well...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134268/clinical-significance-of-transluminal-attenuation-gradient-in-320-row-area-detector-coronary-ct-angiography
#8
Etsuro Kato, Shinichiro Fujimoto, Kazuhisa Takamura, Yuko Kawaguchi, Chihiro Aoshima, Makoto Hiki, Kanako K Kumamaru, Hiroyuki Daida
The clinical significance of the transluminal attenuation gradient (TAG) has not been established. We evaluated the incremental diagnostic value of TAG by 320-row area detector computed tomography (320-ADCT). Subjects were 65 patients who underwent one-rotation scanning by 320-ADCT and invasive coronary angiography (ICA) within 3 months. TAG values were obtained for the major epicardial vessels 2 mm or more each in RCA, LAD and LCX using automatic analysis software. Moreover, TAG values that excluded calcified lesions in calculation of the regression line were also evaluated (excluded-TAG)...
November 13, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134202/a-new-era-of-minimally-invasive-surgery-progress-and-development-of-major-technical-innovations-in-general-surgery-over-the-last-decade
#9
REVIEW
Manjunath Siddaiah-Subramanya, Kor Woi Tiang, Masimba Nyandowe
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) continues to play an important role in general surgery as an alternative to traditional open surgery as well as traditional laparoscopic techniques. Since the 1980s, technological advancement and innovation have seen surgical techniques in MIS rapidly grow as it is viewed as more desirable. MIS, which includes natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), is less invasive and has better cosmetic results. The technological growth and adoption of NOTES and SILS by clinicians in the last decade has however not been uniform...
October 2017: Surg J (N Y)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130580/stent-use-for-hemodialysis-access-what-a-general-nephrologist-needs-to-know
#10
REVIEW
Siddiq Anwar, Tushar J Vachharajani
Recurrent stenosis due to neo-intimal hyperplasia leads to loss of patency in an established hemodialysis access. The current treatment strategy to maintain patency involves percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with or without stent placement. There are several key points that an interventionalist needs to weigh before deciding to place a stent. These include appropriateness of stent placement, the long term consequences, the type of stent to be deployed, the size of stent and finally the impact on cannulation during dialysis...
November 12, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129378/transvaginal-natural-orifice-transluminal-endoscopic-surgery-a%C3%A2-new-approach-to-myomectomy
#11
Jan Baekelandt
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a new approach for performing a myomectomy via transvaginal natural-orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (vNOTES) as an alternative to laparoscopic myomectomy. DESIGN: Stepwise explanation of the technique with the use of original video footage. SETTING: Hospital. PATIENT(S): Eight patients were treated transvaginally for intramural, subserosal, and pedunculated myomas. INTERVENTION(S): In case of a posterior myoma, a 2...
November 9, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125034/the-memo-slide-an-explorative-study-into-a-novel-mechanical-follow-the-leader-mechanism
#12
Paul Wj Henselmans, Stefan Gottenbos, Gerwin Smit, Paul Breedveld
Follow-the-leader propagation allows for the insertion of flexible surgical instruments along curved paths, reducing the access required for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery. Currently, the most promising follow-the-leader instruments use the alternating memory method containing two mechanical memory-banks for controlling the motion of the flexible shaft, which reduces the number of actuators to a minimum. These instruments do, however, require concentric structures inside the shaft, limiting its miniaturization...
November 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110130/improved-diagnostic-performance-of-transluminal-attenuation-gradient-in-combination-with-morphological-evaluation-of-coronary-artery-stenosis-using-320-row-computed-tomography
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Kyohei Nagata, Ryoichi Tanaka, Hidenobu Takagi, Tetuya Fusazaki, Yoshihiro Morino, Kunihiro Yoshioka
PURPOSE: To assess the utility of transluminal attenuation gradient (TAG) in combination with coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) for detecting obstructive coronary artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated coronary CTA data in 35 consecutive patients who underwent invasive coronary angiography (ICA). We compared the diagnostic performance of TAG with that of quantitative coronary angiography, which we used as the reference standard...
November 6, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108721/endoscopic-or-surgical-step-up-approach-for-infected-necrotising-pancreatitis-a-multicentre-randomised-trial
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Sandra van Brunschot, Janneke van Grinsven, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Olaf J Bakker, Marc G Besselink, Marja A Boermeester, Thomas L Bollen, Koop Bosscha, Stefan A Bouwense, Marco J Bruno, Vincent C Cappendijk, Esther C Consten, Cornelis H Dejong, Casper H van Eijck, Willemien G Erkelens, Harry van Goor, Wilhelmina M U van Grevenstein, Jan-Willem Haveman, Sijbrand H Hofker, Jeroen M Jansen, Johan S Laméris, Krijn P van Lienden, Maarten A Meijssen, Chris J Mulder, Vincent B Nieuwenhuijs, Jan-Werner Poley, Rutger Quispel, Rogier J de Ridder, Tessa E Römkens, Joris J Scheepers, Nicolien J Schepers, Matthijs P Schwartz, Tom Seerden, B W Marcel Spanier, Jan Willem A Straathof, Marin Strijker, Robin Timmer, Niels G Venneman, Frank P Vleggaar, Rogier P Voermans, Ben J Witteman, Hein G Gooszen, Marcel G Dijkgraaf, Paul Fockens
BACKGROUND: Infected necrotising pancreatitis is a potentially lethal disease and an indication for invasive intervention. The surgical step-up approach is the standard treatment. A promising alternative is the endoscopic step-up approach. We compared both approaches to see whether the endoscopic step-up approach was superior to the surgical step-up approach in terms of clinical and economic outcomes. METHODS: In this multicentre, randomised, superiority trial, we recruited adult patients with infected necrotising pancreatitis and an indication for invasive intervention from 19 hospitals in the Netherlands...
November 3, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107156/advantages-of-staged-angioplasty-in-a-patient-with-internal-carotid-artery-pseudo-occlusion-besides-prevention-of-cerebral-hyperperfusion-syndrome
#15
Satoshi Takahashi, Takenori Akiyama, Jin Nakahara, Takahito Yoshizaki, Norihiro Suzuki, Kazunari Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Staged angioplasty for carotid artery stenosis has been reported to be effective in preventing postoperative cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) in patients with severe carotid stenosis; thus, it is also recommended for patients with internal carotid artery (ICA) pseudo-occlusion, the treatment strategy for which is controversial. CASE DESCRIPTION: This study reports the case of an Asian male in his 50s who suffered from motor aphasia and right-side weakness due to pseudo-occlusion of the left ICA...
October 26, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107118/transvaginal-single-port-laparoscopy-sacrocolpopexy
#16
Yisong Chen, Junwei Li, Ying Zhang, Keqin Hua
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe our technique of transvaginal sacrocolpopexy using single-port laparoscopy for middle compartment Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). DESIGN: Step-by-step explanation of the procedure using video. SETTING: More and more patients are pursuing minimally invasive surgery, which is becoming the trends for gynecological surgery nowadays. POP is not an exception. With application of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTEs), minimally invasive transvaginal sacrocolpopexy surgery assisted by single-port laparoendoscopy for POP becomes feasible...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101956/anesthesia-for-routine-and-advanced-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-procedures
#17
REVIEW
Christopher D Sharp, Ezekiel Tayler, Gregory G Ginsberg
This article aims to detail the breadth and depth of advanced upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. It will focus on sedation and airway management concerns pertaining to this emerged and emerging class of minimally invasive interventions. The article will also cover endoscopic hemostasis, endoscopic resection, stenting and Barrett eradication therapy plus endoscopic ultrasound. It additionally will address the nuances of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and new natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery procedures including endoscopic cystgastrostomy and the per-oral endoscopic myotomy procedure...
December 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100807/predictors-of-delayed-wound-healing-after-successful-isolated-below-the-knee-endovascular-intervention-in-patients-with-ischemic-foot-ulcers
#18
Sushant Kumar Das, Yi Feng Yuan, Mao Quan Li
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the predictors of delayed wound healing and their use in risk stratification for endovascular treatment (EVT) of patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) due to isolated below-the-knee lesions. METHODS: Wound healing rates were analyzed retrospectively in patients who underwent successful below-the-knee percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty for CLI with tissue loss between May 2008 and June 2013. We also analyzed the independent predictors of delayed wound healing and their use in risk stratification...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097042/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-isolated-infrarenal-aortic-stenosis-in-young-patients
#19
Spyridon Monastiriotis, Shang Loh, Apostolos Tassiopoulos, Nicos Labropoulos
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify young patients with isolated infrarenal aortic atherosclerotic stenosis and to determine the clinical characteristics and midterm results of angioplasty and stenting. METHODS: Data from patients younger than 50 years with significant infrarenal aortic stenosis and at least 1 year of follow-up were prospectively collected. Patients with coexistent suprarenal or iliofemoral disease and Takayasu arteritis were excluded...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095426/eus-guided-choledochoduodenostomy-versus-hepaticogastrostomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Ricardo S Uemura, Muhammad Ali Khan, José P Otoch, Michel Kahaleh, Edna F Montero, Everson L A Artifon
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) has emerged as an alternative in cases of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) failure. Two types of EUS-BD methods for achieving biliary drainage when ERCP fails are choledochoduodenostomy (CDS) or hepaticogastrostomy (HGS). However, there is no consensus if one approach is better than the other. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate these 2 main EUS-BD methods...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
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