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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688551/pediatric-invasive-fungal-rhinosinusitis-an-investigation-of-17-patients
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Daniel Vinh, Michael Yim, Ankhi Dutta, John K Jones, Wei Zhang, Matthew Sitton
PURPOSE: To investigate outcomes of pediatric patients at a single institution with invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (IFRS) and to determine variables that impact overall survival. METHODS: All pediatric patients at a large tertiary children's hospital diagnosed with IFRS confirmed by surgical pathology from 2009 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Demographics, underlying diseases, symptoms, antifungal therapy, absolute neutrophil count (ANC), surgical management,and outcomes were analyzed...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660783/interview-with-justin-davies-and-andrew-tochterman
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Justin Davies, Andrew Tochterman
Justin Davies and Andrew Tochterman speak to Adam Price-Evans, Commissioning Editor of Future Cardiology: Justin Davies is a Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London (UK). His main research interests include the development and application of pioneering technologies in engineering to aid understanding of disease mechanisms, and in the diagnosis of pathological disease states. After completing his undergraduate training at Imperial College, he was awarded a prestigious British Heart Foundation research fellowship to undertake his PhD at Imperial College...
July 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643215/relationship-between-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-and-fractional-flow-reserve-in-patients-receiving-hemodialysis
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Yuta Morioka, Hiroyuki Arashi, Hisao Otsuki, Junichi Yamaguchi, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
Instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) is a vasodilator-free index and is reported to have a good correlation with fractional flow reserve (FFR). Hemodialysis patients exhibit left ventricular hypertrophy, reduced arterial compliance, and impaired microcirculation. Such a coronary flow condition in these patients may influence the relationship between iFR and FFR. This study assessed the impact of hemodialysis on the relationship between iFR and FFR. The study enrolled 196 patients with 265 stenoses who underwent assessment via iFR, FFR assessment, and right heart catheterization...
June 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612008/hybrid-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-fractional-flow-reserve-versus-fractional-flow-reserve-in-the-real-world
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Kara Shuttleworth, Kristina Smith, Jonathan Watt, Jamie A L Smith, Stephen J Leslie
BACKGROUND: The instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) is a novel method to assess the ischemic potential of coronary artery stenoses. Clinical trial data have shown that iFR has acceptable diagnostic agreement with fractional flow reserve (FFR), the reference standard for the functional assessment of coronary stenoses. This study compares iFR measurements with FFR measurements in a real world, single-center setting. METHODS AND RESULTS: Instantaneous wave-free ratio and FFR were measured in 50 coronary artery lesions in 42 patients, with FFR ≤ 0...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610962/coronary-physiology-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-comparison-between-fractional-flow-reserve-and-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio
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Roberto Scarsini, Gabriele Pesarini, Carlo Zivelonghi, Anna Piccoli, Valeria Ferrero, Mattia Lunardi, Marco Barbierato, Francesco Caprioglio, Corrado Vassanelli, Flavio Ribichini
BACKGROUND: The functional assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) has not been validated so far, and the best strategy to physiologically investigate the relevance of coronary stenosis in this specific setting of patients remains undetermined. The aim of the study is to compare the diagnostic performance of instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) in patients with severe AS. METHODS: The functional significance of 179 coronary lesions was investigated with on-line iFR and FFR measurements in 85 AS patients and compared with a control group formed by 167 patients (290 lesions) with stable CAD and without AS...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600102/physiologic-mechanism-of-discordance-between-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-and-fractional-flow-reserve-insight-from-13-n-ammonium-positron-emission-tomography
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Joo Myung Lee, Doyeon Hwang, Jonghanne Park, Yaliang Tong, Bon-Kwon Koo
BACKGROUND: Invasive physiologic indices, such as fractional flow reserve (FFR) or instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR), are used in clinical practice. We sought to evaluate the physiological mechanism of discordance between iFR and FFR using (13)N-ammonia positron emission tomography (PET)-derived quantitative parameters. METHODS: Data from 113 patients, who underwent both (13)N-ammonia PET and invasive FFR and iFR measurement, were analyzed. Coronary circulatory indices, such as myocardial blood flow (MBF), coronary flow reserve (CFR), microvascular resistance, and trans-stenosis resistance were compared between patients with discordant results (low FFR despite high iFR) and those with concordant abnormal results (low FFR and low iFR), using cut-off values of FFR≤0...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557502/common-modality-effects-in-immediate-free-recall-and-immediate-serial-recall
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Rachel Grenfell-Essam, Geoff Ward, Lydia Tan
In 2 experiments, participants were presented with lists of between 2 and 12 words for either immediate free recall (IFR) or immediate serial recall (ISR). Auditory recall advantages at the end of the list (modality effects) and visual recall advantages early in the list (inverse modality effects) were observed in both tasks and the extent and magnitude of these effects were dependent upon list length. Both tasks displayed modality effects with short lists that were large in magnitude but limited to the final serial position, consistent with those observed in the typically short lists used in ISR, and both tasks displayed modality effects with longer lists that were small in magnitude and more extended across multiple end-of-list positions, consistent with those observed in the typically longer lists used in IFR...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544741/diagnostic-accuracy-of-a-hybrid-approach-of-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-and-fractional-flow-reserve-using-high-dose-intracoronary-adenosine-to-characterize-intermediate-coronary-lesions-results-of-the-pals-practical-assessment-of-lesion-severity-prospective
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Fernando Rivero, Javier Cuesta, Teresa Bastante, Amparo Benedicto, Marcos García-Guimaraes, Manuel Fuentes-Ferrer, Teresa Alvarado, Fernando Alfonso
OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) and high-dose intracoronary adenosine fractional flow reserve (IC-FFR) compared with classical intravenous adenosine fractional flow reserve (IV-FFR) to assess coronary stenosis severity. The usefulness of two hybrid strategies combining iFR and high-dose IC-FFR was also evaluated. BACKGROUND: Physiological assessment of intermediate coronary stenoses to guide revascularization is currently recommended...
May 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532572/rates-and-causes-of-accidents-for-general-aviation-aircraft-operating-in-a-mountainous-and-high-elevation-terrain-environment
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Marisa Aguiar, Alan Stolzer, Douglas D Boyd
BACKGROUND: Flying over mountainous and/or high elevation terrain is challenging due to rapidly changeable visibility, gusty/rotor winds and downdrafts and the necessity of terrain avoidance. Herein, general aviation accident rates and mishap cause/factors were determined (2001-2014) for a geographical region characterized by such terrain. METHODS: Accidents in single piston engine-powered aircraft for states west of the US continental divide characterized by mountainous terrain and/or high elevation (MEHET) were identified from the NTSB database...
May 19, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499678/saving-lives-for-35-years-sentara-nightingale-looks-forward
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Dale Gauding
The Nightingale Regional air Ambulance program, operated by Norfolk, VA-based not-for-profit Sentara Healthcare, is marking its 35th year of operation in 2017, having surpassed 20,000 safe flights. Looking ahead, the program is adding IFR capabilities, designated landing zones to rendezvous with EMS partners and clinical training in a simulation lab, and collaborating with cardiac and neurology services to provide quicker interventions for STEMI and stroke patients at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
May 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496465/effect-of-nonionic-surfactants-dodecyl-maltoside-and-polysorbate-20-on-prevention-of-aggregation-and-conformational-changes-of-recombinant-human-ifn%C3%AE-_1b-induced-by-light
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Najmeh Mahjoubi, Ahmad Fazeli, Rassoul Dinarvand, Mohammad Reza Khoshayand, Maryam Shekarchi, Mohammad Reza Fazeli
Liquid protein formulations are prone to form aggregates. The effect of nonionic surfactants such as Polysorbate 20 (PS 20) and n-Dodecyl β-D-maltoside (DDM) on the prevention of aggregation and conformational changes of recombinant human IFNβ-1b (rhIFN β_1b) was explored. Polysorbate has been used in formulations of protein pharmaceuticals. There have been concerns about using PS 20 due to its residual peroxide content which may negatively affect protein efficacy. n-Dodecyl β-D-maltoside has been of interest and shown to be highly effective in prevention of aggregation...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432521/intermittent-food-restriction-initiated-late-in-life-prolongs-lifespan-and-retards-the-onset-of-age-related-markers-in-the-annual-fish-nothobranchius-guentheri
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Xia Wang, Xiaoyuan Du, Yang Zhou, Su Wang, Feng Su, Shicui Zhang
Two of the most studied and widely accepted conjectures on possible aging mechanisms are the oxidative stress hypothesis and the insulin/insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) signaling (IIS) pathway. Intermittent fasting (IF) is known to modulate aging and to prolong lifespan in a variety of organisms, but the mechanisms are still under debate. In this study, we first demonstrated that late-onset two consecutive days a week fasting, a form of IF, termed intermittent food restriction (IFR), exhibited a time-dependent effect, and long-term late-onset IFR extended the mean lifespan and maximum lifespan by approximately 3...
June 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415071/lower-physical-activity-in-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis-at-increased-fall-risk-a-cross-sectional-study
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Emerson Sebastião, Yvonne C Learmonth, Robert W Motl
Persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) often report being afraid of falling, and this may have effects on physical activity (PA) engagement. This study investigated PA levels in persons with MS as a function of fall risk categories. Forty-seven persons with MS participated in the study and were categorized into either increased fall risk (IFR; n = 21; 55.5 ± 9.0 years) or normal fall risk (NFR; n = 26; 51.2 ± 12.9 years) groups based on scores from the Activities-Balance Confidence scale. PA was measured by accelerometer and expressed as average steps per day, and time spent in sedentary behavior, light PA, and moderate to vigorous physical activity over the course of 7 consecutive days...
May 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381739/a-comparison-between-the-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-and-resting-distal-coronary-artery-pressure-aortic-pressure-and-the-fractional-flow-reserve-the-diagnostic-accuracy-can-be-improved-by-the-use-of-both-indices
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Nobuo Shiode, Tomokazu Okimoto, Hiromichi Tamekiyo, Tomoharu Kawase, Kenichi Yamane, Yuzo Kagawa, Yuto Fujii, Yusuke Ueda, Naoya Hironobe, Yasuko Kato, Yasuhiko Hayashi
Objectives The fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an index of the severity of coronary stenosis that has been clinically validated in several studies. The instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) and the resting distal coronary artery pressure/aortic pressure (Pd/Pa) are nonhyperemic pressure-derived indices of the severity of stenosis. This study sought to examine the diagnostic accuracy of the iFR and resting Pd/Pa with respect to hyperemic FFR. Methods Following an intracoronary injection of papaverine, the iFR, resting Pd/Pa, and FFR were continuously measured in 123 lesions in 103 patients with stable coronary disease...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365268/diagnostic-performance-of-resting-and-hyperemic-invasive-physiological-indices-to-define-myocardial-ischemia-validation-with-13-n-ammonia-positron-emission-tomography
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Doyeon Hwang, Ki-Hyun Jeon, Joo Myung Lee, Jonghanne Park, Chee Hae Kim, Yaliang Tong, Jinlong Zhang, Ji-In Bang, Minseok Suh, Jin Chul Paeng, Sang-Hoon Na, Gi Jeong Cheon, Christopher M Cook, Justin E Davies, Bon-Kwon Koo
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to compare the diagnostic performance of fractional flow reserve (FFR), instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR), and resting distal coronary artery pressure/aortic pressure (Pd/Pa) using (13)N-ammonia positron emission tomography (PET). BACKGROUND: The diagnostic performance of invasive physiological indices was reported to be different according to the reference to define the presence of myocardial ischemia. METHODS: A total of 115 consecutive patients with left anterior descending artery stenosis who underwent both (13)N-ammonia PET and invasive physiological measurement were included...
March 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317458/use-of-the-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-or-fractional-flow-reserve-in-pci
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Justin E Davies, Sayan Sen, Hakim-Moulay Dehbi, Rasha Al-Lamee, Ricardo Petraco, Sukhjinder S Nijjer, Ravinay Bhindi, Sam J Lehman, Darren Walters, James Sapontis, Luc Janssens, Christiaan J Vrints, Ahmed Khashaba, Mika Laine, Eric Van Belle, Florian Krackhardt, Waldemar Bojara, Olaf Going, Tobias Härle, Ciro Indolfi, Giampaolo Niccoli, Flavo Ribichini, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Hiroaki Takashima, Yuetsu Kikuta, Andrejs Erglis, Hugo Vinhas, Pedro Canas Silva, Sérgio B Baptista, Ali Alghamdi, Farrel Hellig, Bon-Kwon Koo, Chang-Wook Nam, Eun-Seok Shin, Joon-Hyung Doh, Salvatore Brugaletta, Eduardo Alegria-Barrero, Martijin Meuwissen, Jan J Piek, Niels van Royen, Murat Sezer, Carlo Di Mario, Robert T Gerber, Iqbal S Malik, Andrew S P Sharp, Suneel Talwar, Kare Tang, Habib Samady, John Altman, Arnold H Seto, Jasvindar Singh, Allen Jeremias, Hitoshi Matsuo, Rajesh K Kharbanda, Manesh R Patel, Patrick Serruys, Javier Escaned
BACKGROUND: Coronary revascularization guided by fractional flow reserve (FFR) is associated with better patient outcomes after the procedure than revascularization guided by angiography alone. It is unknown whether the instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR), an alternative measure that does not require the administration of adenosine, will offer benefits similar to those of FFR. METHODS: We randomly assigned 2492 patients with coronary artery disease, in a 1:1 ratio, to undergo either iFR-guided or FFR-guided coronary revascularization...
May 11, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317438/instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-versus-fractional-flow-reserve-to-guide-pci
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Matthias Götberg, Evald H Christiansen, Ingibjörg J Gudmundsdottir, Lennart Sandhall, Mikael Danielewicz, Lars Jakobsen, Sven-Erik Olsson, Patrik Öhagen, Hans Olsson, Elmir Omerovic, Fredrik Calais, Pontus Lindroos, Michael Maeng, Tim Tödt, Dimitrios Venetsanos, Stefan K James, Amra Kåregren, Margareta Nilsson, Jörg Carlsson, Dario Hauer, Jens Jensen, Ann-Charlotte Karlsson, Georgios Panayi, David Erlinge, Ole Fröbert
BACKGROUND: The instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) is an index used to assess the severity of coronary-artery stenosis. The index has been tested against fractional flow reserve (FFR) in small trials, and the two measures have been found to have similar diagnostic accuracy. However, studies of clinical outcomes associated with the use of iFR are lacking. We aimed to evaluate whether iFR is noninferior to FFR with respect to the rate of subsequent major adverse cardiac events. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, randomized, controlled, open-label clinical trial using the Swedish Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty Registry for enrollment...
May 11, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235607/the-preparation-of-three-selenium-containing-cordyceps-militaris-polysaccharides-characterization-and-anti-tumor-activities
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Fei Liu, Zhen-Yuan Zhu, Xiaoli Sun, Hui Gao, Yong-Min Zhang
In the present work, three fractions of selenized Cordyceps militaris polysaccharides (SeCPS) named SeCPS- I, SeCPS- II and SeCPS- III were isolated and purified by ultra-filtration. Their selenium content were measured as 541.3, 863.7 and 623.3μg/g respectively by a graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy. The monosaccharide comformation analysis showed that they were mainly consisted of D-Mannose, D-Glucose, and D-Galactose in mole ratios of 1:7.63:0.83, 1:1.34:0.31 and 1:3.77:0.41 respectively. Their structure characteristics were compared by IFR and NMR spectroscopy...
June 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191874/instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-to-guide-coronary-revascularisation-physiological-framework-validation-and-differences-from-fractional-flow-reserve
#19
Guus A de Waard, Carlo Di Mario, Amir Lerman, Patrick W Serruys, Niels van Royen
Determining the optimal treatment strategy for revascularisation of coronary artery stenosis involves the use of fractional flow reserve (FFR). To improve the low clinical uptake of physiological lesion assessment to guide revascularisation, the instantaneous wave-free period (iFR) was proposed as a simpler alternative to FFR that does not require adenosine administration. iFR is calculated as the ratio of blood pressure distal and proximal to a coronary artery stenosis during the diastolic wave-free period...
July 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121952/instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-derived-from-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-evaluation-of-ischemia-causing-coronary-stenosis-feasibility-and-initial-clinical-research
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Yue Ma, Hui Liu, Yang Hou, Aike Qiao, Yingying Hou, Qingqing Yang, Qiyong Guo
The instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) closely related to fractional flow reserve (FFR) is a adenosine-independent physiologic index of coronary stenosis severity. We sought to evaluate whether iFR derived from coronary computed tomographic angiography (iFRCT) can be used as a novel noninvasive method for diagnosis of ischemia-causing coronary stenosis.We retrospectively enrolled 33 patients (47 lesions) with coronary artery disease (CAD) and examined with coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA), invasive coronary angiography (ICA), and FFR...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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