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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734628/adrenergic-receptor-genotypes-influence-postoperative-outcomes-in-infants-in-the-single-ventricle-reconstruction-trial
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Ronand Ramroop, George Manase, Danny Lu, Dorin Manase, Shan Chen, Richard Kim, Teresa Lee, William T Mahle, Kimberly McHugh, Mike Mitchell, Martin Tristani-Firouzi, Stephanie B Wechsler, Nicole S Wilder, Victor Zak, Myriam Lafreniere-Roula, Jane W Newburger, J William Gaynor, Mark W Russell, Seema Mital
OBJECTIVES: Adrenergic receptor (ADR) genotypes have been associated with adverse outcomes in heart failure. Our objective was to evaluate the association of ADR genotypes with post-Norwood outcomes in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). METHODS: Infants with HLHS participating in the Pediatric Heart Network Single-Ventricle Reconstruction Trial underwent genotyping for 4 single-nucleotide polymorphisms in 3 ADR genes: ADRB1_231A/G, ADRB1_1165G/C, ADRB2_5318C/G, and ADRA2A_2790C/T...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725654/stem-cells-from-human-hair-follicles-first-mechanical-isolation-for-immediate-autologous-clinical-use-in-androgenetic-alopecia-and-hair-loss
#2
Pietro Gentile, Maria G Scioli, Alessandra Bielli, Augusto Orlandi, Valerio Cervelli
BACKGROUND: Hair follicles are known to contain a well-characterized niche for adult stem cells: the bulge, which contains epithelial and melanocytic stem cells. Stem cells in the hair bulge, a clearly demarcated structure within the lower permanent portion of hair follicles, can generate the interfollicular epidermis, hair follicle structures, and sebaceous glands. The bulge epithelial stem cells can also reconstitute in an artificial in vivo system to a new hair follicle. METHODS: In this study, we have developed a new method to isolate human adult stem cells by mechanical centrifugation of punch biopsy from human hair follicles without culture condition...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724668/mortality-rates-and-cause-of-death-among-former-prison-inmates-in-north-carolina
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Mark Jones, Gregory D Kearney, Xiaohui Xu, Tammy Norwood, Scott K Proescholdbell
BACKGROUND Inmates face challenges upon release from prison, including increased risk of death. We examine mortality among former inmates in North Carolina, including both violent and nonviolent deaths.METHODS A retrospective cohort study among former North Carolina inmates released between 2008 and 2010 were linked with North Carolina mortality data to determine cause of death. Inmates were followed through December 31, 2012. Mortality rates among former inmates were compared with deaths among North Carolina residents using standardized mortality ratios (SMRs)...
July 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720630/primary-care-physician-roles-in-health-centers-with-oral-health-care-units
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Hannah L Maxey, Connor W Norwood, Donald L Weaver
INTRODUCTION: Integrating oral health care and primary care is a priority for improving population health. Primary care physicians (PCP) are filling expanded roles within oral health care to secure strong overall health for their patients. METHODS: This comparative case study examines the roles of PCPs at 5 federally qualified health centers that have integrated oral health care and primary care. Administrative data were obtained directly from the Health Resources and Services Administration...
July 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709664/current-results-of-single-ventricle-palliation-of-patients-with-double-inlet-left-ventricle
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Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Courtney McCracken, Kirk Kanter, Subhadra Shashidharan, Brian Kogon
BACKGROUND: Double inlet left ventricle (DILV) is a heterogeneous single ventricle anomaly in which initial presentation, and consequently, timing and palliation mode vary based on morphology and degree of pulmonary or systemic outflow obstruction. Very few reports, mostly old, focused on palliation outcomes of DILV. We report current-era results and examine whether morphologic and subsequently surgical factors influence survival. METHODS: Fifty-eight infants with DILV underwent single ventricle palliation...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696876/experience-using-kaolin-impregnated-sponge-to-minimize-perioperative-bleeding-in-norwood-operation
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Takeshi Shinkawa, Jessica Holloway, Xinyu Tang, Jeffrey M Gossett, Michiaki Imamura
PURPOSE: A kaolin-impregnated hemostatic sponge (QuikClot) is reported to reduce intraoperative blood loss in trauma and noncardiac surgery. The purpose of this study was to assess if this sponge was effective for hemostasis during Norwood operation. DESCRIPTION: We conducted a retrospective review of patients undergoing Norwood operation in infancy between 2011 and 2016 at our institution. EVALUATION: Of 31 identified Norwood operations, a kaolin-impregnated sponge was used intraoperatively in 15 (48%) patients...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696873/modified-aortic-uncrossing-procedure-a-novel-approach-for-norwood-palliation-of-complex-univentricular-congenital-heart-disease-with-a-circumflex-aorta
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Roosevelt Bryant, William Wallen, Raheel Rizwan, David L Morales
The circumflex aorta is a rare type of true vascular ring anomaly. It consists of a retroesophageal right aortic arch, a left-sided descending thoracic aorta, and a left-sided ligamentum arteriosum. The "aortic uncrossing procedure" described by Planché and Lacour-Gayet is the procedure of choice for managing this aortic anomaly in patients with a biventricular heart. The presence of a circumflex aorta in a patient with heterotaxy syndrome and univentricular congenital heart disease requiring Norwood palliation is highly unusual...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691187/therapeutic-experience-with-oral-finasteride-for-androgenetic-alopecia-in-female-to-male-transgender-patients
#8
O M Moreno-Arrones, A Becerra, S Vano-Galvan
BACKGROUND: Androgenic treatment of female-to-male transgender patients may result in androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Use of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors are useful as oral treatment of AA in men. There are no previous studies of the use of finasteride in transgender men as treatment of AGA. AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of an oral 5α-reductase inhibitor (finasteride) for AA developed in transgender men. METHODS: This single-centre retrospective study enrolled female-to-male transgender patients with a clinical diagnosis of AGA to receive 1 mg of an oral type II 5α-reductase inhibitor for at least 12 months...
July 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687711/the-optimal-timing-of-stage-2-palliation-for-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-an-analysis-of-the-pediatric-heart-network-single-ventricle-reconstruction-trial-public-dataset
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James M Meza, Edward J Hickey, Eugene H Blackstone, Robert D B Jaquiss, Brett R Anderson, William G Williams, Sally Cai, Glen S Van Arsdell, Tara Karamlou, Brian W McCrindle
Background -In infants requiring three-stage single ventricle palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, attrition after the Norwood procedure remains significant. The effect of the timing of stage-2-palliation (S2P), a physician-modifiable factor, on long term survival is not well understood. We hypothesized that an optimal interval between the Norwood and S2P that both minimizes pre-S2P attrition and maximizes post-S2P survival exists and is associated with individual patient characteristics. Methods -The NIH/NHLBI Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial public dataset was used...
July 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677480/preoperative-venovenous-ecmo-in-an-infant-with-late-diagnosis-of-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
#10
Lena K Eschenbach, Jelena Kasnar-Samprec, Kilian Ackermann, Christian Schreiber, Rudiger Lange, Julie Cleuziou
Late diagnosis and late referral for the Norwood stage 1 procedure in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome is rare and associated with a higher mortality. We present a case of a cyanotic almost five-week-old infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, highly restrictive foramen ovale, and patent ductus arteriosus, who was bridged with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to the Norwood stage 1 procedure.
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675563/neuroinflammatory-targets-and-treatments-for-epilepsy-validated-in-experimental-models
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Eleonora Aronica, Sebastian Bauer, Yuri Bozzi, Matteo Caleo, Raymond Dingledine, Jan A Gorter, David C Henshall, Daniela Kaufer, Sookyong Koh, Wolfgang Löscher, Jean-Pierre Louboutin, Michele Mishto, Braxton A Norwood, Eleonora Palma, Michael O Poulter, Gaetano Terrone, Annamaria Vezzani, Rafal M Kaminski
A large body of evidence that has accumulated over the past decade strongly supports the role of inflammation in the pathophysiology of human epilepsy. Specific inflammatory molecules and pathways have been identified that influence various pathologic outcomes in different experimental models of epilepsy. Most importantly, the same inflammatory pathways have also been found in surgically resected brain tissue from patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy. New antiseizure therapies may be derived from these novel potential targets...
July 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672317/effect-of-insulin-degludec-vs-insulin-glargine-u100-on-hypoglycemia-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-the-switch-2-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Carol Wysham, Anuj Bhargava, Louis Chaykin, Raymond de la Rosa, Yehuda Handelsman, Lone N Troelsen, Kajsa Kvist, Paul Norwood
Importance: Hypoglycemia, a serious risk for insulin-treated patients with type 2 diabetes, negatively affects glycemic control. Objective: To test whether treatment with basal insulin degludec is associated with a lower rate of hypoglycemia compared with insulin glargine U100 in patients with type 2 diabetes. Design, Setting, and Participants: Randomized, double-blind, treat-to-target crossover trial including two 32-week treatment periods, each with a 16-week titration period and a 16-week maintenance period...
July 4, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655449/chimney-reconstruction-of-the-aortic-arch-in-the-norwood-procedure
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Satoshi Asada, Masaaki Yamagishi, Keiichi Itatani, Hitoshi Yaku
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648533/recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injury-and-swallowing-dysfunction-in-neonatal-aortic-arch-repair
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Kamal K Pourmoghadam, William M DeCampli, Mark Ruzmetov, James Kosko, Sami Kishawi, Michael O'Brien, Amanda Cowden, Kurt Piggott, Harun Fakioglu
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the incidence, clinical effect, and recovery rate of vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) and swallowing dysfunction in neonates undergoing aortic arch repair. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 101 neonates who underwent aortic arch reconstruction from 2008 to 2015. Direct flexible laryngoscopy was performed in 89 patients before initiation of postoperative oral feeding after Norwood (n = 63) and non-Norwood (n = 26) arch reconstruction. We defined VCD as immobility of vocal cords or their lack of coaptation and poor mobility...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643402/clinical-findings-in-right-ventricular-noncompaction-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
#15
Monique M Gardner, Meryl S Cohen
BACKGROUND: Noncompaction is a poorly understood form of cardiomyopathy that typically affects the left ventricle and may be associated with congenital heart disease. Right ventricular noncompaction (RVNC) may occur when the left ventricle is affected but is rarely seen in isolation. RVNC may have clinical significance affecting surgical and long-term outcomes. We describe the diagnosis and clinical course in three patients at our institution. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients diagnosed with RVNC over a 12-month period at our institution and reviewed their imaging and clinical course...
June 23, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637777/the-american-heart-association-ideal-cardiovascular-health-and-incident-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-among-blacks-the-jackson-heart-study
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Valery S Effoe, Mercedes R Carnethon, Justin B Echouffo-Tcheugui, Haiying Chen, Joshua J Joseph, Arnita F Norwood, Alain G Bertoni
BACKGROUND: The concept of ideal cardiovascular health (CVH), defined by the American Heart Association primarily for coronary heart disease and stroke prevention, may apply to diabetes mellitus prevention among blacks. METHODS AND RESULTS: Our sample included 2668 adults in the Jackson Heart Study with complete baseline data on 6 of 7 American Heart Association CVH metrics (body mass index, healthy diet, smoking, total cholesterol, blood pressure, and physical activity)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637551/outcomes-of-geriatric-trauma-patients-on-preinjury-anticoagulation-a-multicenter-study
#17
Darwin Ang, Stan Kurek, Mark McKenney, Scott Norwood, Brian Kimbrell, Erik Barquist, Huazhi Liu, Annette O'Dell, Michele Ziglar, James Hurst
Outpatient anticoagulation in the geriatric trauma patient is a challenging clinical problem. The aim of this study is to determine clinical outcomes associated with class of preinjury anticoagulants (PA) used by this population. This is a multicenter retrospective cohort study among four Level II trauma centers. A total of 1642 patients were evaluated; 684 patients were on anticoagulation and 958 patients were not. Patients on PA were compared with those who were not. Drug classes were divided into thromboxane A2 inhibitors, vitamin K factor-dependent inhibitors, antithrombin III activation, platelet P2Y12 inhibitors, and thrombin inhibitors...
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631208/pulmonary-vein-doppler-patterns-in-infants-with-single-right-ventricle-anomalies-after-initial-staged-palliations
#18
Edward C Kirkpatrick, Jessica Steltzer, Pippa Simpson, Amy Pan, Andrea Dragulescu, Christine B Falkensammer, Sarah Gelehrter, Wyman W Lai, Jami Levine, Stephen Miller, Thomas A Miller, Jay Pruetz, Ritu Sachdeva, Deepika Thacker, Peter Frommelt
The aim of this study was to describe serial changes in echocardiographic Doppler pulmonary vein flow (PVF) patterns in infants with single right ventricle (RV) anomalies enrolled in the Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial. Measurement of PVF peak systolic (S) and diastolic (D) velocities, velocity time integrals (VTI), S/D peak velocity and VTI ratios, and frequency of atrial reversal (Ar) waves were made at three postoperative time points in 261 infants: early post-Norwood, pre-stage II surgery, and 14 months...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608147/coarctation-index-predicts-recurrent-aortic-arch-obstruction-following-surgical-repair-of-coarctation-of-the-aorta-in-infants
#19
Gregory Adamson, Tara Karamlou, Phillip Moore, Luz Natal-Hernandez, Sarah Tabbutt, Shabnam Peyvandi
Recurrent aortic arch obstruction (RAAO) remains a major cause of morbidity following surgical neonatal repair of coarctation of the aorta (CoA). Elucidating predictors of RAAO can identify high-risk patients and guide postoperative management. The Coarctation index (CoA-I), defined as the ratio of the diameter of the narrowest aortic arch segment to the diameter of the descending aorta, has been used to help diagnose RAAO in neonates following the Norwood Procedure. We sought to assess the predictive value of the CoA-I on RAAO after CoA repair in infants with biventricular circulation...
June 12, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594943/childhood-cancer-risk-in-those-with-chromosomal-and-non-chromosomal-congenital-anomalies-in-washington-state-1984-2013
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Marlena S Norwood, Philip J Lupo, Eric J Chow, Michael E Scheurer, Sharon E Plon, Heather E Danysh, Logan G Spector, Susan E Carozza, David R Doody, Beth A Mueller
BACKGROUND: The presence of a congenital anomaly is associated with increased childhood cancer risk, likely due to large effects of Down syndrome and chromosomal anomalies for leukemia. Less is known about associations with presence of non-chromosomal anomalies. METHODS: Records of children diagnosed with cancer at <20 years of age during 1984-2013 in Washington State cancer registries were linked to their birth certificates (N = 4,105). A comparison group of children born in the same years was identified...
2017: PloS One
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