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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224680/aberrant-expressions-of-endometrial-id3-and-ctla-4-are-associated-with-unexplained-repeated-implantation-failure-and-recurrent-miscarriage
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Jin-Li Ding, Liang-Hui Diao, Tai-Lang Yin, Chun-Yu Huang, Biao Yin, Cong Chen, Yi Zhang, Jie Li, Yan-Xiang Cheng, Yong Zeng, Jing Yang
Inhibitor of DNA-binding protein 3 (Id3) is required for tumor angiogenesis and regulatory T-cell generation. However, the involvement of Id3 in unexplained repeated implantation failure (RIF) and recurrent miscarriage (RM) remains poorly understood. Immunohistochemistry was used to identify Id3, CD34, CTLA-4, and FOXP3 in the endometrium taken from the women with RIF (n=16), RM (n=16) and matched controls (n=8). The images were acquired and analyzed by the Vectra(®) automated quantitative pathology imaging system...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216911/comparison-between-findings-of-saline-infusion-sonohysterography-and-office-hysteroscopy-in-patients-with-recurrent-implantation-failure
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Ahmed Reda, Ahmed Sherif Abdel Hamid, Rowaa Mostafa, Eman Refaei
AIM: This study aims to determine the accuracy of saline infusion sonohysterography (SIS) in the diagnosis of intrauterine pathologies in women with recurrent implantation failure (RIF). SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This is a prospective cross-over study which was carried out during the period between December 2013 and July 2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved sixty subfertile women with a history of RIF. All cases underwent a transvaginal ultrasonography, SIS and then an office hysteroscopy (1 day after SIS) during early follicular phase...
October 2016: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216909/aneuploidy-screening-by-array-comparative-genomic-hybridization-improves-success-rates-of-in-vitro-fertilization-a-multicenter-indian-study
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Aditi Kotdawala, Deven Patel, Javier Herrero, Rajni Khajuria, Nalini Mahajan, Manish Banker
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the usefulness of preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) using array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) in the Indian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective, multicenter study including 235 PGS cycles following intracytoplasmic sperm injection performed at six different infertility centers from September 2013 to June 2015. Patients were divided as per maternal age in several groups (<35, 35-36, 37-38, 39-40, and >40 years) and as per indication for undergoing PGS...
October 2016: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211197/recurrences-in-the-blanking-period-and-12-month-success-rate-by-continuous-cardiac-monitoring-after-cryoablation-of-paroxysmal-and-non-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Paolo Pieragnoli, Alessandro Paoletti Perini, Giuseppe Ricciardi, Luca Checchi, Andrea Giomi, Iacopo Muraca, Letizia Mannucci, Luigi Padeletti
INTRODUCTION: Recurrences within the blanking period (early recurrences) are common after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation by pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), but their clinical significance is still controversial. We aimed at evaluating the significance of within-blanking recurrences at 12-month follow-up after cryoballoon (CB) PVI, and to assess the real procedural success rate by continuous monitoring of cardiac rhythm. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty consecutive AF patients (34 paroxysmal, 56...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209216/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-left%C3%A2-ventricular-apical-aneurysm-implications-for-risk-stratification-and-management
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Ethan J Rowin, Barry J Maron, Tammy S Haas, Ross F Garberich, Weijia Wang, Mark S Link, Martin S Maron
BACKGROUND: A previously under-recognized subset of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients with left ventricular (LV) apical aneurysms is being identified with increasing frequency. However, risks associated with this subgroup are unknown. OBJECTIVES: The authors aimed to clarify clinical course and prognosis of a large cohort of HCM patients with LV apical aneurysms over long-term follow-up. METHODS: The authors retrospectively analyzed 1,940 consecutive HCM patients at 2 centers, 93 of which (4...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197393/preclinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-the-ty21a-vaccine-strain-for-intravesical-immunotherapy-of-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Sonia Domingos-Pereira, Valérie Cesson, Mathieu F Chevalier, Laurent Derré, Patrice Jichlinski, Denise Nardelli-Haefliger
Intravesical Bacillus-Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunotherapy can reduce recurrence/progression of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), although significant adverse events and treatment failure argue for alternative options. Here, we examined whether another attenuated live vaccine, Vivotif/Ty21a, used since more than 30 y against typhoid fever, may be safely used intravesically to improve bladder-tumor treatment. Mice-bearing MB49 orthotopic bladder-tumors treated with intravesical Ty21a or BCG were compared for survival and bacteria recovery...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168982/two-decades-of-experience-with-root-remodeling-and-valve-repair-for-bicuspid-aortic-valves
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Ulrich Schneider, Susanne K Feldner, Christopher Hofmann, Jakob Schöpe, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Christian Giebels, Hans-Joachim Schäfers
OBJECTIVE: Bicuspid aortic valve anatomy is associated with ascending aortic aneurysm in approximately 50% of individuals and may lead to severe aortic regurgitation with aortic dilatation. Both entities may be treated by valve repair and root remodeling. The objective was to review the cumulative experience of 20 years. METHODS: Between November 1995 and December 2015, 357 patients (324 male; age 10-80 years; mean, 49 ± 13 years) underwent combined bicuspid aortic valve repair and root remodeling...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163833/ambulatory-pulmonary-artery-pressure-monitoring-in-advanced-heart-failure-patients
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Srikanth Yandrapalli, Anoshia Raza, Sohaib Tariq, Wilbert S Aronow
Heart failure (HF) is an emerging epidemic associate with significant morbidity, mortality, and health care expenditure. Although there were major advances in pharmacologic and device based therapies for the management of HF, mortality of this condition remains high. Accurate monitoring of HF patients for exacerbations is very important to reduce recurrent hospitalizations and its associated complications. With the failure of clinical signs, tele-monitoring, and laboratory bio-markers to function as early markers of HF exacerbations, more sophisticated techniques were sought to accurately predict the circulatory status in HF patients in order to execute timely pharmacological intervention to reduce frequent hospitalizations...
January 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160976/global-outcome-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Timothy J Fendler, Michael E Nassif, Kevin F Kennedy, Susan M Joseph, Scott C Silvestry, Gregory A Ewald, Shane J LaRue, Justin M Vader, John A Spertus, Suzanne V Arnold
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) improve survival and quality of life (QOL) for most, but not all, patients with advanced heart failure. We described a broader definition of poor outcomes after LVAD, using a novel composite of death, QOL, and other major adverse events. We evaluated the frequency of poor global outcome at 1 year after LVAD among 164 patients (86% Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support profile 1 to 2; shock or declining despite inotropes) at a high-volume center...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156208/image-guided-intrathecal-baclofen-pump-catheter-implantation-a-technical-note-and-case-series
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Shenandoah Robinson, Faith C Robertson, Hormuzdiyar H Dasenbrock, Cormac P O'Brien, Charles Berde, Horacio Padua
OBJECTIVE Medically refractory spasticity and dystonia are often alleviated with intrathecal baclofen (ITB) administration through an indwelling catheter inserted in the lumbar spine. In patients with cerebral palsy, however, there is a high incidence of concomitant neuromuscular scoliosis. ITB placement may be technically challenging in those who have severe spinal deformity or who have undergone prior instrumented thoracolumbar fusion. Although prior reports have described drilling through the lumbar fusion mass with a high-speed bur, as well as IT catheter implantation at the foramen magnum or cervical spine, these approaches have notable limitations...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155820/analysis-of-reasons-for-failure-of-surgery-for-degenerative-disease-of-lumbar-spine
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Alicja Baranowska, Joanna Baranowska, Paweł Baranowski
BACKGROUND: In the aging society, there is a growing number of patients with advanced degenerative disease of the spine. These patients frequently require surgical treatment. This paper aims to analyse the reasons for failure of surgery for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Histories of patients operated on by one group of surgeons in the Neuroorthopaedic Department of "STOCER" in 2014 and 2015 due to degenerative disease of the lumbar spine were analysed retrospectively...
March 23, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143764/prostate-specific-antigen-density-is-predictive-of-outcome-in-suboptimal-prostate-seed-brachytherapy
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David Benzaquen, Guila Delouya, Cynthia Ménard, Maroie Barkati, Daniel Taussky
PURPOSE: In prostate seed brachytherapy, a D90 of <130 Gy is an accepted predictive factor for biochemical failure (BF). We studied whether there is a subpopulation that does not need additional treatment after a suboptimal permanent seed brachytherapy implantation. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 486 patients who had either BF or a minimum followup of 48 months without BF were identified. BF was defined according to the Phoenix definition (nadir prostate-specific antigen + 2)...
January 28, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142350/giant-cell-tumor-of-distal-radius-treated-with-ulnar-translocation-and-wrist-arthrodesis
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Abhijeet Ashok Salunke, Jaymin Shah, Vikas Warikoo, Amit Chakraborty, Harshwardhan Pokharkar, Yongsheng Chen, Manish Pruthi, Jyotindra Pandit
INTRODUCTION: The aim is to analyze the functional outcomes of patients of giant cell tumor (GCT) of distal radius treated with ulnar translocation and wrist arthrodesis. METHODS: Study included 25 patients of aggressive GCT of distal radius, resected and reconstructed using ulnar translocation and wrist arthrodesis. The ulna-carpal radius fixation was performed with plate and screws. The patients were followed to bony union and minimum follow-up was 1 year. RESULT: Twenty-two patients were of Campanacci grade 3 and three patients were of Campanacci grade2...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142281/adjacent-level-arthroplasty-following-cervical-fusion
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Deshpande V Rajakumar, Akshay Hari, Murali Krishna, Subhas Konar, Ankit Sharma
OBJECTIVE Adjacent-level disc degeneration following cervical fusion has been well reported. This condition poses a major treatment dilemma when it becomes symptomatic. The potential application of cervical arthroplasty to preserve motion in the affected segment is not well documented, with few studies in the literature. The authors present their initial experience of analyzing clinical and radiological results in such patients who were treated with arthroplasty for new or persistent arm and/or neck symptoms related to neural compression due to adjacent-segment disease after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)...
February 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139837/long-term-follow-up-of-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-for-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death
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Kang Yin, Ligang Ding, Yuqiu Li, Wei Hua
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a rare inherited cardiomyopathywith a high burden of ventricular arrhythmia, which is an important cause of suddencardiac death (SCD). Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is believed to be the most reliable management against SCD. HYPOTHESIS: Ventricular arrhythmia does not necessarily confer a poor prognosis in ARVC patients with an ICD. METHODS: A total of 39 ARVC patients (34 male) implanted with an ICD at our electrophysiologycenter and followed up continuously were included in this study...
January 31, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134460/surgical-outcomes-of-trabeculectomy-and-glaucoma-drainage-implant-for-uveitic-glaucoma-and-relationship-with-uveitis-activity
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Hye Jin Kwon, Yu Xiang George Kong, Lingwei William Tao, Lyndell L Lim, Keith R Martin, Catherine Green, Jonathan Ruddle, Jonathan G Crowston
IMPORTANCE: This study provides ophthalmologists who manage uveitic glaucoma with important information on factors that can affect the success of surgical management of this challenging disease. BACKGROUND: This study examines surgical outcomes of trabeculectomy and glaucoma device implant (GDI) surgery for uveitic glaucoma, in particular the effect of uveitis activity on surgical outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review at a tertiary institution...
January 30, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128883/early-canadian-multi-center-experience-with-watchman-for-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Jacqueline Saw, Peter Fahmy, Lorenzo Azzalini, Jean-Francois Marquis, Benjamin Hibbert, Carlos Morillo, Aldo Carrizo, Reda Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: There is limited data with WATCHMAN for left atrial appendage (LAA) closure in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and contraindications to anticoagulation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of WATCHMAN in our early Canadian experience. METHODS: We report our pooled consecutive series of patients who underwent WATCHMAN implantation at 4 major Canadian centers. Indications for LAA closure were CHADS2 ≥ 1 or CHA2 DS2 -VASc ≥ 2, and contraindication/intolerance to or failure on anticoagulation...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118782/initial-experience-with-xenograft-bioconduit-for-the-treatment-of-complex-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis
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Apostolos Roubelakis, Dimos Karangelis, Syed Sadeque, Bobby Yanagawa, Amit Modi, Clifford W Barlow, Steven A Livesey, Sunil K Ohri
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of complex prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) with aortic root abscess remains a surgical challenge. Several studies support the use of biological tissues to minimize the risk of recurrent infection. We present our initial surgical experience with the use of an aortic xenograft conduit for aortic valve and root replacement. METHODS: Between October 2013 and August 2015, 15 xenograft bioconduits were implanted for complex PVE with abscess (13...
January 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095745/toward-the-definition-of-a-new-worst-case-paradigm-for-the-preclinical-evaluation-of-posterior-spine-stabilization-devices
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Luigi La Barbera, Tomaso Villa
Mechanical reliability tests on posterior spine stabilization devices are based on standard F1717 by the American Society for Testing and Materials, which describes how to assemble the implant with vertebrae-like test blocks in a corpectomy model. A recent study proposed to revise the standard to describe the anatomical worst-case scenario, instead of the average one currently implemented, and introduce the unsupported screw length as a mechanical parameter. This article investigates the implications of such revisions on the endurance properties of an implant already on the market...
January 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090456/chronic-endometritis-and-infertility
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REVIEW
Hyun Jong Park, You Shin Kim, Tae Ki Yoon, Woo Sik Lee
Chronic endometritis (CE) is a condition involving the breakdown of the peaceful co-existence between microorganisms and the host immune system in the endometrium. A majority of CE cases produce no noticeable signs or mild symptoms, and the prevalence rate of CE has been found to be approximately 10%. Gynecologists and pathologists often do not focus much clinical attention on CE due to the time-consuming microscopic examinations necessary to diagnose CE, its mild clinical manifestations, and the benign nature of the disease...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
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