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Pavel Hála, Mikuláš Mlček, Petr Ošťádal, David Janák, Michaela Popková, Tomáš Bouček, Stanislav Lacko, Jaroslav Kudlička, Petr Neužil, Otomar Kittnar
A stable and reliable model of chronic heart failure is required for many experiments to understand hemodynamics or to test effects of new treatment methods. Here, we present such a model by tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy, which can be produced by rapid cardiac pacing in swine. A single pacing lead is introduced transvenously into fully anaesthetized healthy swine, to the apex of the right ventricle, and fixated. Its other end is then tunneled dorsally to the paravertebral region. There, it is connected to an in-house modified heart pacemaker unit that is then implanted in a subcutaneous pocket...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Yukio Fujiwara, Yoichi Saito, Takuya Shiota, Pan Cheng, Tsuyoshi Ikeda, Koji Ohnishi, Motohiro Takeya, Yoshihiro Komohara
Recent progress in anti-tumor therapy has revealed the significance of anti-tumor immune responses in tumor progression and clinical course in several kinds of malignant tumors. The draining lymph node is an important immune system component that contains a number of antigen-presenting cells, which induce rapid immune responses to foreign antigens. Current studies have shown that higher expression of CD169 on lymph node sinus macrophages is associated with the induction of anti-tumor immunity. In the present study, we searched for natural compounds that regulate the CD169-positive phenotype in macrophages to identify potential new anti-cancer agents targeting macrophage activation...
2018: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology: JCEH
C Incorvaia, S Masieri, C Cavaliere, E Makri, B Sposato, F Frati
A large amount of data show that AR and asthma are associated both epidemiologically and clinically, introducing the definition of “united airway disease”. The mechanisms underlying such association were initially suggested to start from the nose, including the loss of the protective and homeostatic effects of nasal function, the activation of a naso-bronchial reflex and the spread of allergic inflammation from the nose to the lower airways. Later, other factors such as microbial stimuli and systemic inflammatory mechanisms, involving bloodstream and bone marrow, were advocated...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
D Messineo, S Masieri, C Cavaliere
Rhinitis is an underestimated clinical condition, which has a considerable impact on the quality of life of the affected patients. The subject of this review focuses on three fundamental aspects: the development of knowledge concerning anatomic landmarks, the development of radiological imaging technology, and developments that can make a difference in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. The anatomical study of paranasal sinuses has been conducted since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Development of radiological equipment from the early 1900s has helped to improve information on the morphology of paranasal sinuses, sufficient to be considered valuable information regarding frontal anatomy and its variability...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Israel Ugalde, Ibrar Anjum, Saberio Lo Presti, Alfonso Tolentino
Acute coronary syndrome usually presents with retrosternal chest pain, nausea, vomiting, sweating, and jaw and arm pain. Some patients only present with neck, epigastric, or ear discomfort. A 47-year-old male with a history of hypertension and coronary artery disease presented to the emergency department complaining of bilateral otalgia. He never felt chest pain, jaw pain, nausea, diaphoresis, or shortness of breath. He had a history of 2 acute coronary events and had a stress test 2 months prior to admission, which was unremarkable...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Joseph Y Shen, Neal D Futran, Maya G Sardesai
Craniofacial Actinomyces osteomyelitis progression is rare, as patients are soon treated. A 56-year-old male smoker presented with sinusitis and was managed medically. This patient failed to follow up and presented 1 year later with erosive bony disease. He was managed medically and surgically; however, his disease evolved to include his midface, skull base, and cranium. He underwent staged debridement and free tissue reconstruction. His disease is controlled but not cured. The literature includes case reports and small series describing limited disease treated successfully with surgical and medical management...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Alkananda Chand, Bhagyashree Ronghe, Girish Byakod, Alok Ashok Lathi, Sangeeta Muglikar
Background: For dental implant planning in maxillary posterior region, it is essential to know their relationship with maxillary sinus. Maxillary posterior teeth affected by chronic periodontitis usually have a poor prognosis, ultimately leading to tooth loss. Following tooth loss, significant bone resorption occurs resulting in compromised remaining bone support for dental implant placement. Aim: The study aims to determine the relationship between inferior wall of maxillary sinus and the root apices of maxillary posterior teeth...
November 2017: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
Hongchuan Guo, Xu Wang, Chunyu Song, Zihao Song, Jiantao Liang, Gang Song, Yuhai Bao
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively analyze the clinical data of 4 patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) secondary to osteoid osteoma (OO) of petrous bone and discuss the treatment experiences for this rare disease. METHOD: Between January 2008 and December 2016, 4 patients diagnosed as TN secondary to OO of petrous bone received surgical treatment in Xuan Wu Hospital of Capital Medical University. We summarized the characteristics and treatment experiences of this rare disease through retrospective review of the clinical information, imaging features, surgical details and follow up outcomes of all those 4 patients...
March 15, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Ciro A Vasquez, John Thompson, A Samy Youssef
BACKGROUND: Skull base surgeons have adopted splitting the tentorium in order to expand the exposure, minimize brain retraction and combine the supra and infratentorial compartments for resection of large skull base lesions. OBJECTIVE: To describe stepwise techniques for splitting the tentorium to access deeply located skull base lesions and morphometrically assess the gained exposure. METHODS: Surgical exposure was performed through a transylvian, subtemporal, posterior transpetrosal and combined posterior supra/infratentorial - trans-sinus approach...
March 15, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Marjan Waterloos, Tom Claeys, Maxime Sempels, Erik Van Laecke, Piet Hoebeke, Anne-Françoise Spinoit
The adrenogenital syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder in which an enzyme defect in the steroid pathway leads to excessive prenatal exposure of androgens. In the female fetus, masculinization of the external genitalia is observed. Surgery aims for functional and aesthetical reconstruction. Many techniques have been described. A video of our modified pull-through reconstruction technique is hereby presented. A retrospective descriptive database was created with patients who underwent genitoplasty for a CAH-associated genital condition...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Cagdas Baran, Mustafa Serkan Durdu, Fatih Gumus, Mehmet Cakici, Mustafa Bahadir Inan, Mustafa Sirlak, Ahmet Ruchan Akar
OBJECTIVES: Sutureless aortic valve replacement (SU-AVR) is an alternative technique to standard aortic valve replacement. We evaluated our experience with the Perceval SU-AVR with concomitant mitral valve surgery, with or without tricuspid valve surgery, and aimed to discuss the technical considerations. METHODS: From January 2013 through June 2016, 30 patients with concomitant severe mitral valve disease, with or without tricuspid valve disease, underwent SU-AVR with the Perceval prosthesis in a single center...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Guangli Yin, Ruiqin Xie, Ling You, Hongning Yin, Yucui Sun, Jinglan Wu, Yansha Zhao, Xue Geng, Yanan Zhang
BACKGROUND: The conversion of atrial fibrillation (AF) to sinus rhythm is associated with transient dysfunction of the left atrium (LA). This study aimed to investigate the time course of LA function and inflammation after radiofrequency (RF) ablation for paroxysmal AF. METHODS: Fifty-three patients with paroxysmal AF undergoing RF ablation were recruited. White blood cells were counted and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), fibrinogen, and D-dimer levels were measured...
March 15, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
Shih-Yen Lu, Hsiao-Jen Chung, Eric Yi-Hsiu Huang, Tzu-Pin Lin, Alex T L Lin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the perioperative outcomes between renal hilar tumors and non-hilar tumors after robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN). METHODS: A retrospective review of consecutive patients who underwent RAPN from December 2009 to September 2015 at our institution was recruited. Perioperative outcomes including demographic characteristics, perioperative, pathological and renal function outcomes were compared between the hilar group (n = 30) and non-hilar group (n = 170)...
March 15, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
Javad Parvizi, Timothy L Tan, Karan Goswami, Carlos Higuera, Craig Della Valle, Antonia F Chen, Noam Shohat
BACKGROUND: The introduction of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS) criteria for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) in 2011 resulted in improvements in diagnostic confidence and research collaboration. The emergence of new diagnostic tests and the lessons we have learned from the past 7 years using the MSIS definition, prompted us to develop an evidence-based and validated updated version of the criteria. METHODS: This multi-institutional study of patients undergoing revision total joint arthroplasty was conducted at 3 academic centers...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
S Bucher, A Kugler, E Probst, L Epprecht, R S Stadler, D Holzmann, M B Soyka
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of occult cerebrospinal fluid leaks (CSF) after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and to evaluate the diagnostic performance of beta2-transferrin in blood-contaminated conditions. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: An analysis of 57 intraoperative samples using hydrogel 6 beta2-transferrin assay after FESS was undertaken. In case of CSF positive samples and continuing rhinorrhea, reanalysis after more than 1 year was conducted...
March 18, 2018: Rhinology
Renate B Schnabel, Ladislav Pecen, Daniel Engler, Markus Lucerna, Jean Marc Sellal, Francisco M Ojeda, Raffaele De Caterina, Paulus Kirchhof
OBJECTIVES: Determinants of atrial fibrillation (AF) patterns and of progression of earlier forms to permanent AF, and their relationship with outcome are still poorly understood. METHODS: We examined AF patterns (paroxysmal, persistent and permanent), rate and predictors of AF progression, and outcomes in the PREFER (PREvention oF thromboembolic events-European Registry) in AF. The primary analysis was performed in the PREFER in AF prolongation dataset (n=3223 patients with AF with a complete 1-year follow-up, mean age 72±9 years, 40% women)...
March 17, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
H A A B de Oliveira, R P F de Moraes, P H J O Limirio, P Dechichi
We describe a technique for repairing a perforation of the sinus membrane with a periosteal graft. Of 117 patients who had augmentation of the sinus floor, the sinus membrane perforated in 24, and these were repaired with autogenous periosteal grafts. Patients were followed up daily for the first 10days and monthly for the next six months, and clinical and radiographic variables were recorded. Patients had to be free of complications such as wound dehiscence, sinus infections, exposure of the graft, local inflammation, or pain...
March 14, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Tolga Aksu, Tumer Erdem Guler, Kivanc Yalin, Ferit Onur Mutluer, Kazim Serhan Ozcan, Leonardo Calò
Enhanced parasympathetic tone may cause sinus bradycardia or pauses, transient or permanent atrioventricular block, with resultant vasovagal syncope. A substantial portion of these patients may be highly symptomatic and refractory to the conventional therapies and may require cardiac pacemaker implantation. Cardioneuroablation is a little known technique for management of patients with excessive vagal activation based on radiofrequency catheter ablation of main parasympathetic autonomic ganglia around the heart...
March 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Hakija Bečulić, Rasim Skomorac, Aldin Jusić, Melica Imamović, Fahrudin Alić, Anes Mašović, Alma Mekić Abazović, Alma Efendić, Eldin Burazerović, Benjamin Halilović
Aim To investigate the presence, type and distribution of spontaneous brain and arachnoid herniation into the dural venous sinuses as well as a clinical significance of these herniations. Methods This retrospective - prospective, non-randomised anatomical and clinical study included 990 patients who were referred to Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the Department of Radiology of the Cantonal Hospital in Zenica in the period from January to December 2016. The T1 and T2 sequences in axial, sagittal, and coronary section were used for brain or arachnoid herniation analysis...
February 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Umut Aksoy, Kaan Orhan
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the maxillary sinus mucosal thickening and to associate them with odontogenic conditions using cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CBCT images of 294 patients (143 female, 151 males; age range 18-78 years) with 588 maxillary sinuses were evaluated retrospectively. The anatomic relationship between maxillary sinuses and teeth was determined and classified. The presence of root canal fillings and the periapical lesions of these teeth was also recorded...
March 17, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
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