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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449532/the-future-of-hybrid-ablation-an-emerging-need-for-an-anticoagulation-protocol-for-thoracoscopic-ablation
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EDITORIAL
Pavel Osmancik, Petr Budera
The midterm efficacy of hybrid ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) reported in recent papers is about 70% in terms of sinus rhythm maintenance without antiarrhythmic drugs. Bearing in mind that the majority of patients enrolled are patients with persistent and long-standing persistent AF, the reported efficacies seem to be very good. Despite the high efficacies, safety remains a critical issue in hybrid, and especially thoracoscopic ablations. The frequency of complications during thoracoscopic ablations is more than 10% in the majority of reports...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449210/middle-meatal-packing-in-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-to-pack-or-not-to-pack-a-decision-analysis-model
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Sagit Stern-Shavit, Yuval Nachalon, Moshe Leshno, Ethan Soudry
BACKGROUND: Packing of the middle meatus and ethmoid cavities is a common practice in endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS), but its necessity recently has been challenged. The aim of this study was to formulate a decision-analysis model to determine the need for packing in ESS and identify variables affecting the decision. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted for all randomized control trials comparing packing to no packing in ESS, and a decision-analysis model was generated...
April 27, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449130/response-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-from-maddafari-et-al-about-reappraisal-and-new-observations-on-atrial-tachycardia-ablated-from-the-non-coronary-aortic-sinus-of-valsalva
#3
Shomu Bohora, Yash Lokhandwala, Eduardo Back Sternick, Robert H Anderson, Hein J J Wellens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449090/alcohol-consumption-sinus-tachycardia-and-cardiac-arrhythmias-at-the-munich-octoberfest-results-from-the-munich-beer-related-electrocardiogram-workup-study-munichbrew
#4
Stefan Brunner, Rebecca Herbel, Cathrine Drobesch, Annette Peters, Steffen Massberg, Stefan Kääb, Moritz F Sinner
Aims: Alcohol is a risk factor for cardiac arrhythmias. Retrospective analyses suggest supraventricular arrhythmias consecutive to acute alcohol consumption, but prospective data are limited. We intended to prospectively associate acute alcohol consumption with cardiac arrhythmias. Methods and results: At the 2015 Munich Octoberfest, we enrolled 3028 voluntary participants who received a smartphone-based ECG and breath alcohol concentration (BAC) measurements. ECGs were analysed for cardiac arrhythmias (sinus tachycardia, sinus arrhythmia, premature atrial/ventricular complexes, atrial fibrillation/flutter) and respiratory sinus arrhythmia...
April 25, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449044/vernakalant-does-not-alter-early-repolarization-or-contractility-in-normal-and-electrically-remodelled-atria
#5
Arne van Hunnik, Hussein Nasrallah, Dennis H Lau, Marion Kuiper, Sander Verheule, Ulrich Schotten
Aims: Besides the inhibition of the sodium inward current, vernakalant also inhibits the ultra rapid rectifier (IKur) and transient outward current (Ito). Inhibition of these currents increases contractility in canine atrial myocytes and goat atria. We investigated the effect of vernakalant on early repolarization and contractility in normal and electrically remodelled atria. Methods and results: Goats were implanted a pressure catheter, piezoelectric crystals, and electrodes to obtain atrial contractility and effective refractory period (ERP)...
April 25, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448654/frontal-sinus-lesion
#6
R Luke Sturgill, Alan Tate, Jeb M Justice
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448420/inflow-angle-of-small-paraophthalmic-aneurysms-is-a-determinant-of-adjacent-sphenoid-bone-remodeling
#7
Gianni Giancaspro, Thierry Gagné, Donatella Tampieri, Maria DelPilar Cortes
OBJECTIVE: Large internal carotid artery aneurysms can cause remodeling of the sphenoid bone with subsequent hemorrhage into the sinus. No reports have demonstrated small unruptured lesions causing similar bone remodeling. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate our experience with small unruptured paraophthalmic aneurysms causing sphenoid bone remodeling, specifically when the optimal aneurysm inflow angle is present. METHODS: We searched our database for computed tomography angiography studies of small paraophthalmic aneurysms and assessed adjacent sphenoid bone remodeling and inflow angle...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448419/venous-sinus-thrombosis-in-blunt-trauma-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Shira E Slasky, Yayone Rivaud, Matthew Suberlak, Oluwole Tairu, Adam D Fox, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Esther Bilinisky
PURPOSE: The aim of our study was to determine the incidence and risk factors of dural venous sinus thrombosis and epidural hemorrhage in the setting of a blunt trauma causing a calvarial fracture crossing a dural venous sinus. METHODS: A retrospective review of 472 blunt trauma patients with calvarial fracture crossing a dural venous sinus was performed. Two hundred ten patients who underwent computed tomography venography were identified and evaluated for the presence of dural venous sinus thrombosis and/or epidural hemorrhage...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448321/chest-pain-during-cesarean-delivery-in-relation-to-anomalous-right-coronary-artery-a-case-report
#9
Blanca Tapia Salinas, Andrea Kollmann Camaiora, Estibaliz Alsina Marcos, Fernando Gilsanz
Chest pain during labor can have many etiologies, one of which is myocardial ischemia. We report a 38-year-old woman with American Society of Anesthesiology physical status I scheduled for elective cesarean delivery who experienced chest pain and electrocardiographic signs of myocardial ischemia immediately after carbetocin administration. Subsequent investigations revealed an aberrant right coronary artery originating from the left coronary sinus coursing between the aorta and the pulmonary artery. This was considered the likely cause of the patient's chest pain...
April 26, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448267/endogenous-thymosin-%C3%AE-4-expression-in-sacrococcygeal-pilonidal-sinus-disease-a-retrospective-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-excisional-skin-biopsy-samples
#10
Sevinc Sahin
Thymosin beta 4 (Tβ4) is a peptide that has been shown in dermal, corneal, and cardiac preclinical injury models to potentially affect tissue protection, regeneration, and repair. Sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease (SPSD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder associated with a high incidence of recurrence, chronic fistulation, and a challenging postoperative surgical wound healing process. Retrospectively, an immunohistochemical analysis was conducted to evaluate endogenous Tβ4 expression in excisional skin biopsies from patients with SPSD...
April 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447320/should-ablation-be-first-line-therapy-for-patients-with-paroxysmal-af
#11
REVIEW
Sergio Conti, Atul Verma
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and the number of patients is expected to continuously increase in the next years. Catheter ablation is an effective, safe, and well-established treatment for patient with symptomatic and drug-resistant paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). Over the last decade, there was an increasing body of evidence demonstrating superiority of catheter ablation over antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) in maintaining sinus rhythm. However, randomized clinical trials have not been conclusive to consider catheter ablation as a first-line therapy for PAF...
May 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447154/radiological-and-clinical-interpretation-of-the-patients-with-csf-leaks-developed-during-or-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
#12
Muaid I Aziz Baban, Mokarbesh Hadi, Stefania Gallo, Jacopo Zocchi, Mario Turri-Zanoni, Paolo Castelnuovo
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks associated with endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) are a rare complication related to anatomical and technical factors. The anatomical variations at skull base level are imperative to be detected preoperatively by CT scan to avoid this complication. Identifying the factors playing a role in the incidence of the CSF leaks during and after ESS and the common leak sites. A retrospective review of 24 patients presented with incidental CSF leaks, gathered from 1999 to 2016 was performed...
April 26, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447119/maxillary-sinus-lift-with-beta-tricalcium-phosphate-%C3%AE-tcp-in-edentulous-patients-a-nanotomographic-and-raman-study
#13
Florence Pascaretti-Grizon, Bernard Guillaume, Lisa Terranova, Baptiste Arbez, Hélène Libouban, Daniel Chappard
Sinus lift elevation restores bone mass at the maxilla in edentulate patients before the placement of dental implants. It consists of opening the lateral side of the sinus and grafting beta-tricalcium phosphate granules (β-TCP) under the olfactory membrane. Bone biopsies were obtained in five patients after 60 weeks. They were embedded undecalcified in poly(methyl methacrylate) (pMMA); blocks were analyzed by nanocomputed tomography (nanoCT); specific areas were studied by Raman microspectroscopy. Remnants of β-TCP were osseointegrated and covered with mineralized bone; osteoid tissue was also filling the inner porosity...
April 26, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446994/frequency-and-volumetry-of-infraorbital-ethmoid-cells-haller-cells-on-cone-beam-computed-tomograms-cbct-of-the-mid-face
#14
Reinhard E Friedrich, Meike Fraederich, Gerhard Schoen
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and morphology of Haller cells using a new radiological technique that allows examination of the facial skull. Material and methods: In a single center retrospective cohort study the cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) volume data of the maxillary sinus of 199 patients were analysed (398 paranasal sinuses). If Haller cells were found, their capacity was determined. If orthopantomograms (OPG) were taken in a narrow time frame around the CBCT investigation, the rate of correspondence of the radiological findings was determined...
2017: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446832/taila-d%C3%A4-ha-cauterization-with-oil-an-innovative-approach-in-pilonidal-sinus
#15
Rabinarayan Tripathy, Neelima Sherly John, Sreedevi Vijayalekshmi, Nj Anuja Nair, Suresh Pasupalan
Summary: Pilonidal sinus is a chronic inflammatory track in mid gluteal cleft usually associated with hairs with an incidence rate of twenty six per one lakh population. It is more prevalently seen in the natal cleft of hairy middle aged obese, males. Such type of non-healing tracts may be considered as Nāḍivraṇa (Sinuses) and can either be treated by the conventional Kṣārasūtra (medicated seton) therapy or contemporary treatment methods. Irrespective of whatsoever management protocol adopted, it inevitably needs long term hospitalisation and is associated with complications...
October 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446702/alteration-of-cerebrovascular-haemodynamic-patterns-due-to-atrial-fibrillation-an-in-silico-investigation
#16
S Scarsoglio, A Saglietto, M Anselmino, F Gaita, L Ridolfi
There has recently been growing evidence that atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is independently associated with the risk of dementia. This represents a very recent frontier with high social impact for the number of individuals involved and for the expected increase in AF incidence in the next 40 years. Although a number of potential haemodynamic processes, such as microembolisms, altered cerebral blood flow, hypoperfusion and microbleeds, arise as connecting links between the two pathologies, the causal mechanisms are far from clear...
April 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446389/infectious-and-non-infectious-pulmonary-complications-in-primary-immunodeficiencies
#17
R Yazdani, H Abolhassani, M Asgardoon, M Shaghaghi, M Modaresi, G Azizi, A Aghamohammadi
Primary immunodeficiency disorders (PIDs) have been described as diseases caused by one or more defects of the immune system. These patients are more likely to experience recurrent and/or severe infections and have a tendency to develop a wide range of complications. Respiratory diseases are the main and initial manifestation for the majority of PID patients and most common complication in this group of patients. Pulmonary complications present a significant cause of morbidity and also mortality among patients suffering from different forms of PIDs...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445682/atrial-fibrillation-diagnostic-accuracy-of-coronary-ct-angiography-performed-with-a-whole-heart-230-%C3%A2%C2%B5m-spatial-resolution-ct-scanner
#18
Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Saima Mushtaq, Edoardo Conte, Marco Perchinunno, Marco Guglielmo, Valentina Volpato, Andrea Annoni, Andrea Baggiano, Alberto Formenti, Maria Elisabetta Mancini, Virginia Beltrama, Valentina Ditali, Alessandro Campari, Cesare Fiorentini, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
Purpose To assess image quality, interpretability, diagnostic accuracy, and radiation exposure of a computed tomography (CT) scanner with 16-cm coverage and 230-µm spatial resolution at coronary artery evaluation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) by using invasive coronary angiography (ICA) as the reference method and to compare the results with those obtained in patients with sinus rhythm (SR). Materials and Methods Written informed consent and institutional ethics committee approval were obtained...
April 26, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445305/a-case-report-of-painless-type-a-aortic-dissection-with-intermittent-convulsive-syncope-as-initial-presentation
#19
Chun-Hsien Chen, Kuan-Ting Liu
RATIONALE: The initial presenting symptoms and signs of acute aortic dissection are so diverse that it makes early and accurate diagnosis arduous. Painless and convulsive syncope due to cardiac arrhythmia were not typical presentations of acute aortic dissection. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 61-year-old male presenting with transient consciousness loss and suspected seizure attack was sent to emergency room (ER) by ambulance. Consciousness loss accompanying with upward gaze and limb convulsion was noted in ER, and electrocardiogram monitor recorded a transient cardiac asystole then spontaneous recovery of sinus rhythm...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444800/endoscopic-meatus-scoring-scale-versus-sniff-test-to-predict-insertability-before-transnasal-endoscopy-a-prospective-randomized-study
#20
Chi-Tan Hu, Wei-Yi Lei, Jen-Shung Lin, Jui-Sheng Hung
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Sniff test is a common method before unsedated transnasal EGD (UT-EGD) to select a nostril insertion site. Yet, there is no objective method to select a more specific meatus insertion tract for anesthesia and insertion. We devised a endoscopic meatus scoring scale by anterior meatuscopy to select the most optimal meatus insertion tract. We hypothesized that meatuscopy instead of sniff test might improve tolerance and reduce adverse events during nasal anesthesia and UT-EGD...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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