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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800199/intracranial-elastance-is-increased-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
#1
Jason T Chisholm, Padmaja Sudhakar, Abdulnasser N Alhajeri, Jonathan H Smith
BACKGROUND: To date, no pathophysiologic model has sufficiently accounted for all the findings encountered in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Intracranial elastance is an index of volume-buffering capacity known to play a role in certain disorders of CSF dynamics, which has not been previously investigated in relation to IIH patients. METHODS: Single-center retrospective cohort study from July 1, 2011 to July 1, 2016. We collected values for opening pressure (PO ), closing pressure (PC ), volume (V) of CSF removed, as well as demographic and clinical covariates...
August 11, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800169/global-multi-electrode-contact-mapping-plus-ablation-with-a-single-catheter-preclinical-and-preliminary-experience-in-humans-with-atrial-fibrillation
#2
Hans Kottkamp, Fabian Moser, Andreas Rieger, Doreen Schreiber, Christian Pönisch, Monica Trofin
INTRODUCTION: One question for the technological advancement of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is whether a creative new concept can combine and even improve the diagnostic mapping options of single-tip and basket catheters with the simplicity of the use of balloon catheters for ablation. Herein, we describe the first in-human experience with a single catheter offering such a complete solution. METHODS AND RESULTS: A new catheter (Globe®) with a distal multi-electrode array consisting of 16 ribs with 122 gold-plated electrodes was used...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768468/predictive-value-of-exercise-induced-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-secretion-for-the-presence-of-left-atrial-low-voltage-areas-in-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Ran Yin, Zhongming Yang, Jingtian Peng, Bingong Li, Yongnan Fu, Zheqi Zheng
Objectives Left atrial (LA) low-voltage areas (LVAs) are a strong predictor of atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). However, a non-invasive method for evaluating LA-LAVs has not been established yet. The objective of our study was to assess the predictive value of the plasma atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) level for the presence of LA-LVAs in patients with persistent AF (PeAF). Methods Seventy-two PeAF patients underwent an exercise stress test preprocedurally. LA voltage maps were created after PVI...
August 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762023/efficacy-of-goal-directed-fluid-therapy-via-pleth-variability-index-during-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery-in-morbidly-obese-patients
#4
İsmail Demirel, Esef Bolat, Aysun Yıldız Altun, Mustafa Özdemir, Azize Beştaş
BACKGROUND: There is no well-recognized guideline for intraoperative fluid management in bariatric surgery. Goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) is a new concept of perioperative fluid management which was shown to improve patients' prognoses. Dynamic indicators may better predict fluid response compared to static indicators. In this study, we aimed to assess effects of administering GDFT protocol via Pleth Variability Index (PVI) in morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery...
July 31, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760065/risk-of-major-amputation-or-death-among-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-initially-treated-with-endovascular-intervention-surgical-bypass-minor-amputation-or-conservative-management
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Ehrin J Armstrong, Michael P Ryan, Erin R Baker, Brad J Martinsen, Harry Kotlarz, Candace Gunnarsson
AIMS: Patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) have an increased risk of major amputation. The initial treatment approach for CLI may significantly impact the subsequent risk of major amputation or death. The objective of this study was to describe the initial treatment approaches of patients with CLI and the limb outcomes associated with each approach. METHODS: Data from MarketScan Commercial and Medicare Supplemental Databases from January 2006-December 2014 was utilized...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733782/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-an-overview-for-clinicians
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REVIEW
Nebojša Mujović, Milan Marinković, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Roland Tilz, Tatjana S Potpara
Catheter ablation (CA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) is currently one of the most commonly performed electrophysiology procedures. Ablation of paroxysmal AF is based on the elimination of triggers by pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), while different strategies for additional AF substrate modification on top of PVI have been proposed for ablation of persistent AF. Nowadays, various technologies for AF ablation are available. The radiofrequency point-by-point ablation navigated by electro-anatomical mapping system and cryo-balloon technology are comparable in terms of the efficacy and safety of the PVI procedure...
July 21, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732870/synthesis-of-novel-biodegradable-antibacterial-grafted-xanthan-gum
#7
Mahmoud H Abu Elella, Riham R Mohamed, Eman Abd ElHafeez, Magdy W Sabaa
Xanthan gum (XG) is natural polysaccharides used in food industries as stabilizers and thickener agents. The problem is that some food products are found to be contaminated by pathogenic bacteria such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphyloccus aureus (S. aureus) that reduce their shelf life. This research aims to synthesize biodegradable antibacterial XG-grafted-poly(N-vinyl imidazole) PVI and the effect of reaction parameters were studied on grafting yield (G), grafting efficiency (GE), total conversion (TC) and homopolymer (H) %...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723304/the-quest-for-durable-lesions-in-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-technological-advances-in-radiofrequency-catheters-and-balloon-devices
#8
Tilman Maurer, Karl-Heinz Kuck
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and represents a growing clinical, social and economic challenge. Catheter ablation for symptomatic atrial fibrillation has evolved from an experimental procedure into a widespread therapy and offers a safe and effective treatment option. A prerequisite for durable PVI are transmural and contiguous circumferential lesions around the pulmonary veins. However, electrical reconnection of initially isolated pulmonary veins remains a primary concern and is a dominant factor for arrhythmia recurrence during long-term follow up...
July 24, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690298/comparison-of-empiric-isolation-and-conventional-isolation-of-superior-vena-cava-in-addition-to-pulmonary-vein-isolation-on-the-outcome-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
#9
REVIEW
Jin-Yi Li, Jing-Bo Jiang, Guo-Qiang Zhong, Hong-Hong Ke, Yan He
Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) in the treatment of AF is currently based on pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Some studies have investigated the efficacy of empiric SVC isolation (SVCI) in addition to conventional PVI in order to improve success rates and reduce recurrence rates. However, the results of the studies have given conflicting data.We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the empiric SVCI compared with conventional SVCI for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) ablation...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688719/how-safe-are-noacs-compared-with-phenprocoumon-after-pulmonary-vein-isolation-with-the-cryoballoon-technique-using-purse-string-suture-closure
#10
Ersan Akkaya, Alexander Berkowitsch, Sergej Zaltsberg, Nikolas Deubner, Harald Greiss, Andreas Hain, Christian W Hamm, Johannes Sperzel, Malte Kuniss, Thomas Neumann
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this observational study was to compare the postprocedural incidence of bleeding and thromboembolic complications associated with novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) with that of interrupted and continuous phenprocoumon after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using a purse-string suture (PSS) closure of the puncture site. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients who had undergone PVI via cryoballoon ablation were divided into the following groups: (1) interrupted phenprocoumon with heparin bridging (n=101), (2) continuous phenprocoumon targeting an internationally normalized ratio>2 (n=70), and (3) NOACs without bridging that were restarted 2-4h after the procedure (n=185)...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687670/stand-alone-pulmonary-vein-isolation-versus-pulmonary-vein-isolation-with-additional-substrate-modification-as-index-ablation-procedures-in-patients-with-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-the-randomized-alster-lost-af-trial-ablation
#11
Thomas Fink, Michael Schlüter, Christian-Hendrik Heeger, Christine Lemes, Tilman Maurer, Bruno Reissmann, Johannes Riedl, Laura Rottner, Francesco Santoro, Boris Schmidt, Peter Wohlmuth, Shibu Mathew, Christian Sohns, Feifan Ouyang, Andreas Metzner, Karl-Heinz Kuck
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for persistent atrial fibrillation is associated with limited success rates and often requires multiple procedures to maintain stable sinus rhythm. In the prospective and randomized Alster-Lost-AF trial (Ablation at St. Georg Hospital for Long-Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation), we sought to assess, in patients with symptomatic persistent or long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation, the outcomes of initial ablative strategies comprising either stand-alone PVI (PVI-only approach) or a stepwise approach of PVI followed by complex fractionated atrial electrogram ablation and linear ablation (Substrate-modification approach)...
July 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675629/long-term-follow-up-after-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-comparison-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-vs-computed-tomography-to-guide-medical-therapy-and-data-about-post-closure-cardioversion
#12
Benjamin Berte, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Dominik Maurer, Anja Fäh-Gunz, Xavier Pillois, Barbara Naegeli, Monica Pfyffer, Gabor Sütsch, Christoph Scharf
AIMS: The use of left atrial appendage (LAA)-occluders in atrial fibrillation is increasing. There are few data on the comparison between transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and computed tomography (MDCT) assessing peridevice-flow and outcome of electrical cardioversion (ECV) in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Single-center prospective registry from 2009 to 2015 including all LAA-occluders to analyze success and complications during implantation and follow-up...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662477/synthesis-and-characterization-of-silica-polyvinyl-imidazole-h2po4-core-shell-nanoparticles-as-recyclable-adsorbent-for-efficient-scavenging-of-sm-iii-and-dy-iii-from-water
#13
Jafar Ettehadi Gargari, Hossein Sid Kalal, Alireza Shakeri, Alireza Khanchi
In this study, we used Silica/polyvinyl imidazole core-shell nanoparticles impregnated with sodium dihydrogen phosphate (SiO2/PVI/H2PO4(-) NPs) for adsorption of samarium and dysprosium ions from aqueous solutions. The effects of the pH, adsorbent dose, contact time, and initial concentration of the adsorbate on the Core-shell nanoparticles adsorption capacity have been studied. The pH value for maximum removal of Sm (III) and Dy (III) on the core-shell nanoparticles surface were found to be 4. The saturated capacity of SiO2/PVI/H2PO4(-) NPs was up to 160mg...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655535/adenosine-testing-after-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Nelson Wang, Steven Phan, Aran Kanagaratnam, Narendra Kumar, Kevin Phan
BACKGROUND: Adenosine can be used to reveal dormant pulmonary vein (PV) conduction after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the impact of adenosine administration in patients undergoing PVI for AF. METHODS: Meta-analysis of 22 studies was performed to assess the rates of freedom from AF in 1) patients with dormant PV conduction versus patients without dormant PV conduction, and 2) patients given routine adenosine post PVI versus patients not given adenosine...
June 7, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654542/percutaneous-vascular-interventions-versus-bypass-surgeries-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis
#15
Jiarong Wang, Chi Shu, Zhoupeng Wu, Jichun Zhao, Yukui Ma, Bin Huang, Ding Yuan, Yi Yang, He Bian, Yazhou He, Ziqiang Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to compare percutaneous vascular interventions (PVI) versus bypass surgeries (BSX) in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). BACKGROUND: Previous relevant reviews with limited numbers of included studies did not strictly confine the inclusion criteria to CLI, also involving patients with severe claudication, which may introduce bias in the decision-making of CLI revascularization. Current treatment strategies for CLI still remain controversial...
June 26, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652028/cryoablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-2017-what-have-we-learned
#16
REVIEW
Padmanabhan Shakkottai, Raymond W Sy, Mark A McGuire
Catheter ablation has become a standard technique for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is the most important component of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Radiofrequency (RF) ablation and balloon cryoablation can be used to achieve PVI. This review examines the biophysics and clinical efficacy of balloon cryoablation and discusses the potential advantages and disadvantages compared to RF ablation.
May 26, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649087/acute-hemodynamic-and-tissue-effects-of-cryoballoon-ablation-on-pulmonary-vessels-the-ivus-cryo-study
#17
Jakub Baran, Paweł Lewandowski, Krzysztof Smarż, Agnieszka Sikorska, Beata Zaborska, Piotr Kułakowski
BACKGROUND: Cryoballoon-based pulmonary vein isolation (CB-PVI) has been widely used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Although generally safe and effective, the procedure may be associated with pulmonary vein (PV) stenosis and bronchial or esophageal injury. The mechanisms leading to these complications have not been studied in detail. Our aim was to examine acute effects of cryoballoon on the pulmonary vessel and right heart pressures as well as PV wall morphology. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 8 patients (5 men, mean age 55±14 years) undergoing CB-PVI, pressure in each PV was measured by catheter located inside the PV directly before and after CB-PVI...
June 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643171/elimination-of-the-negative-component-of-the-unipolar-electrogram-as-a-local-procedural-endpoint-during-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-catheter-ablation-using-contact-force-sensing-the-uniforce-study
#18
Agustín Bortone, Philippe Lagrange, Bruno Cauchemez, Cyril Durand, Pierre Dieuzaide, Sébastien Prévot, Alexis Mechulan, Thomas Pambrun, Ruairidh Martin, Pauline Parlier, Alexandre Masse, Eloi Marijon, Jean-Paul Albenque
PURPOSE: Elimination of the negative component of the unipolar atrial electrogram is a reliable indicator of the creation of a transmural lesion. Contact-force (CF) sensing technology has the potential to increase the durability of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). In the present multicenter study, we assessed the 2-year sinus rhythm (SR) maintenance rate in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) after PVI guided by these two approaches. METHODS: Two hundred fifteen consecutive PAF patients (62...
September 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643058/prospective-randomized-comparison-of-the-use-of-floshield-air-system-%C3%A2-versus-the-reference-technique-water%C3%A2-%C3%A2-povidone-iodine-solution-during-gynecologic-endoscopic-surgery-to-evaluate-the-operative-lens-vision-quality
#19
S Bendifallah, E Salakos, I Naoura, P Aristizabal, E Furet, S Zilberman, M Ballester, E Darai
BACKGROUND: The FloShield Air System(®) is a new device for laparoscopic surgery that utilizes a continuous dry CO2 gas flow over the scope to defog the lens and protect it from condensation, debris and smoke. We set out to compare the performance and efficiency of the device in terms of operative lens vision quality (OLVQ) with the reference technique (water + povidone-iodine (PVI) solution) during gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a single-center randomized prospective study between March and June 2016 (Trials Database Registration NCT02702531) including 53 patients undergoing gynecologic laparoscopic surgery with water + PVI solution and 51 patients who underwent surgical procedures with the FloShield Air System...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639728/prospective-use-of-ablation-index-targets-improves-clinical-outcomes-following-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Ahmed Hussein, Moloy Das, Vivek Chaturvedi, Issa Khalil Asfour, Niji Daryanani, Maureen Morgan, Christina Ronayne, Matthew Shaw, Richard Snowdon, Dhiraj Gupta
AIMS: Late recovery of ablated tissue leading to reconnection of pulmonary veins remains common following radiofrequency catheter ablation for AF. Ablation Index (AI), a novel ablation quality marker, incorporates contact force (CF), time and power in a weighted formula. We hypothesized that prospective use of our previously-published derived AI targets would result in better outcomes when compared to CF-guided ablation. METHODS: 89 consecutive drug-refractory AF patients (49% paroxysmal) underwent AI-guided ablation (AI-group)...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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