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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106619/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-in-patients-with-previous-sternotomy-and-cardiac-surgery
#1
Derek R Serna-Gallegos, Heather E Merry, Robert J McKenna
OBJECTIVE: Although video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has become a standard approach for early-stage 1 lung cancer, concerns exist regarding potential damage to the heart or bypass grafts when VATS is performed after cardiac surgery via median sternotomy. We could find only case reports regarding VATS lobectomy after sternotomy for cardiac surgery. Therefore, we reviewed our series of patients who underwent VATS anatomic resections after sternotomy for cardiac surgery. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2010, there were 87 patients who underwent 88 pulmonary resections after sternotomy for coronary artery bypass grafting (64), valve replacement or repair (12), coronary artery bypass graft and valve replacement (6), and transplant (5)...
January 19, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104622/renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitors-for-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-without-heart-failure-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#2
Sripal Bangalore, Robert Fakheri, Simon Wandel, Bora Toklu, Jasmin Wandel, Franz H Messerli
OBJECTIVE:  To critically evaluate the efficacy of renin angiotensin system inhibitors (RASi) in patients with coronary artery disease without heart failure, compared with active controls or placebo. DESIGN:  Meta-analysis of randomized trials. DATA SOURCES:  PubMed, EMBASE, and CENTRAL databases until 1 May 2016. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES:  Randomized trials of RASi versus placebo or active controls in patients with stable coronary artery disease without heart failure (defined as left ventricular ejection fraction ≥40% or without clinical heart failure)...
January 19, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102878/pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-left-sided-heart-disease
#3
Micha Tobias Maeder, Otto D Schoch, Rebekka Kleiner, Lucas Joerg, Daniel Weilenmann, Swiss Society For Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension associated with left-sided heart disease (PH-LHD) is the most common type of pulmonary hypertension. In patients with left-sided heart disease, the presence of pulmonary hypertension is typically a marker of more advanced disease, more severe symptoms, and worse prognosis. In contrast to pulmonary arterial hypertension, PH-LHD is characterised by an elevated pulmonary artery wedge pressure (postcapillary pulmonary hypertension) without or with an additional precapillary component (isolated postcapillary versus combined postcapillary and precapillary pulmonary hypertension)...
January 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100876/primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-followed-by-valve-surgery-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-at-left-main-trunk-complicated-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
#4
Akira Shikuma, Jun Shiraishi, Kazunari Okawa, Masaki Yashige, Keisuke Shoji, Daisuke Ito, Masayoshi Kimura, Eigo Kishita, Yusuke Nakagawa, Masayuki Hyogo, Akiyuki Takahashi, Takahisa Sawada
An 89-year-old woman appeared to have acute coronary syndrome at the left main trunk (LMT) complicated with severe aortic stenosis, moderate-severe mitral regurgitation, depressed left ventricular (LV) function, and multivessel disease. Because of sustained hypotension even under intra-aortic balloon pumping support during emergency coronary angiograhy, we performed primary percutaneous coronary intervention solely for the LMT lesion using a bare metal stent, leading to recovery from the shock state. On the second hospital day, based on our heart-team consensus, we performed aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, and added edge-to-edge repair (Alfieri stitch) of the mitral valve, resulting in complete revascularization and dramatically improved LV function...
January 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100341/-comparison-on-the-long-term-outcomes-post-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-or-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-for-bifurcation-lesions-in-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery
#5
B G Yang, X P Yu, F Chen, S Z Lyu, Q Li, J Q He, F Yuan
Objective: To compare the long-term clinical outcomes of consecutive patients treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) for bifurcation lesions in unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA). Methods: A total of 663 consecutively patients with unprotected left main bifurcation disease (defined as stenosis≥50%) who received either drug-eluting stents (DES) implantation (n=316) or underwent CABG (n=347) between January 2003 and July 2009 in Beijing Anzhen Hospital were enrolled retrospectively in this study...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098122/a-case-of-abdominal-aortic-thrombosis-associated-with-the-nephrotic-syndrome
#6
Jannet Labidi, Yosra Selmi, Yosra Ben Ariba, Zied Elloumi, Saleh Othmani
Thromboembolic disease is an important and frequent complication in patients with the nephrotic syndrome (NS), and the consequences are often severe. Usually, the venous system is affected. Arterial thrombosis has rarely been reported and occurs mainly in children. We report the case of a 27-year-old man with a history of NS due to focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis resistant to steroids and cyclosporine, admitted for bilateral pain in the calves. Aortogram revealed a suspended thrombus in the abdominal aorta just below the origin of the renal arteries with embolism into the left tibioperoneal trunk and the right anterior tibial artery...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097316/evaluation-of-structural-progression-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-cardiomyopathy
#7
Thomas P Mast, Cynthia A James, Hugh Calkins, Arco J Teske, Crystal Tichnell, Brittney Murray, Peter Loh, Stuart D Russell, Birgitta K Velthuis, Daniel P Judge, Dennis Dooijes, Ryan J Tedford, Jeroen F van der Heijden, Harikrishna Tandri, Richard N Hauer, Theodore P Abraham, Pieter A Doevendans, Anneline S J M Te Riele, Maarten J Cramer
Importance: Considerable research has described the arrhythmic course of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C). However, objective data characterizing structural progression, such as ventricular enlargement and cardiac dysfunction, in ARVD/C are relatively scarce. Objectives: To define the extent of structural progression, identify determinants of structural progression, and determine the association between structural progression and electrocardiographic (ECG) changes in patients with ARVD/C...
January 11, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095425/relationship-between-clinical-parameters-and-brain-structure-in-sporadic-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patients-according-to-onset-type-a-voxel-based-morphometric-study
#8
Hee-Jin Kim, Mony de Leon, Xiuyuan Wang, Hyun Young Kim, Young-Jun Lee, Yeon-Ha Kim, Seung Hyun Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressing, phenotypically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disease affecting mainly the motor neuron system. The present voxel-based morphometry (VBM) study investigated whether patterns of brain atrophy differ among sporadic ALS subtypes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sporadic ALS patients (n = 62) with normal cognition and age-matched healthy controls (n = 57) were included in the study. ALS patients were divided into limb- and bulbar-onset groups according to clinical manifestations at symptom onset (n = 48 and 14, respectively)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092972/tracking-dynamic-interactions-between-structural-and-functional-connectivity-a-tms-eeg-dmri-study
#9
Enrico Amico, Olivier Bodart, Mario Rosanova, Olivia Gosseries, Lizette Heine, Pieter Van Mierlo, Charlotte Martial, Marcello Massimini, Daniele Marinazzo, Steven Laureys
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in combination with neuroimaging techniques allows to measure the effects of a direct perturbation of the brain. When coupled to high density electroencephalography (TMS/hd-EEG), TMS pulses revealed electrophysiological signatures of different cortical modules in health and disease. However, the neural underpinnings of these signatures remain unclear. Here, by applying multimodal analyses of cortical response to TMS recordings and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) tractography, we investigated the relationship between functional and structural features of different cortical modules in a cohort of awake healthy volunteers...
January 16, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092607/proanp-as-a-screening-biomarker-for-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-maine-coon-cats
#10
M Parzeniecka-Jaworska, M Garncarz, W Kluciński
: The aim of this study was to determine if atrial natriuretic peptide can be used as an early screening tool for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in Maine coon cats. ANIMALS: The study was performed in 43 Maine coon cats of both sexes, aged 11 to 92 months. Clinical and echocardiographic examinations were done and proANP serum concentrations were measured every three months over a period of one year (each cat had a total of five examinations). Cats were divided into 3 groups based on echocardiographic results: group 1 - healthy cats, group 2 - cats with unequivocal hypertrophic cardiomyopathy results, group 3 - cats with HCM...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090637/diltiazem-prevents-stress-induced-contractile-deficits-in-cardiomyocytes-but-does-not-reverse-the-cardiomyopathy-phenotype-in-mybpc3-knock-in-mice
#11
Frederik Flenner, Birgit Geertz, Silke Reischmann-Düsener, Florian Weinberger, Thomas Eschenhagen, Lucie Carrier, Felix W Friedrich
Left ventricular hypertrophy, diastolic dysfunction and fibrosis are main features of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Guidelines recommend β-adrenoceptor or Ca(2+) channel antagonists as pharmacological treatment. The Ca(2+) channel blocker diltiazem recently showed promising beneficial effects in pre-clinical HCM, particularly in patients carrying MYBPC3 mutations. In the present study we evaluated whether diltiazem could ameliorate or reverse the disease phenotype in cells and in vivo in Mybpc3-targeted knock-in (KI) mouse model of HCM...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087255/unknown-face-of-known-drugs-what-else-can-we-expect-from-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors
#12
REVIEW
Anna Wzgarda, Robert Kleszcz, Monika Prokop, Katarzyna Regulska, Milosz Regulski, Jaroslaw Paluszczak, Beata J Stanisz
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is one of important systems among homeostatic mechanisms that control the function of cardiovascular, renal and adrenal systems. As RAS has a very complex nature, it has been also found as related to the control of cell migration and apoptosis. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) are drugs most commonly used in the modulation of RAS activity. ACEI have been extensively described as effective in the treatment of hypertension among adults, but also as drugs delaying progression in diabetic nephropathy and reducing mortality in left ventricular dysfunction and congestive heart failure...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081585/drug-eluting-stent-placement-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-for-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#13
Sunil Upadhaya, Ramkaji Baniya, Seetharamprasad Madala, Suresh Kumar Subedi, Jahangir Khan, Ravi Kanth Velagapudi, Ghassan Bachuwa
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the standard of care for treating left main coronary lesions. However, recently published randomized controlled trials (RCT) have shown conflicting results. We sought to compare clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent placement to CABG using a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. METHODS: A systemic search of Pubmed, Scopus, Cochrane library, and Clinicaltrials...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078747/granulocyte-monocyte-apheresis-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-to-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-drugs-for-ulcerative-colitis
#14
Iago Rodríguez-Lago, Laura Gómez-Irwin, Encarnación Fernández, Rebeca Higuera, José Luis Cabriada
Biologic anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) drugs have demonstrated their efficacy for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Nevertheless, some patients will not respond to this therapy or will develop loss of response. Leukapheresis is the main non-pharmacological therapy for some immune-mediated diseases. The aim of our study was to describe our experience with this therapy in ulcerative colitis patients after loss of response to anti-TNF treatment. Leukapheresis was indicated in four patients with left-sided or extensive colitis because of partial response to biological therapy or secondary loss of response to it...
January 11, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074983/-role-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-coronary-anomalies
#15
Rienzi Díaz, Jorge Vega
BACKGROUND: Coronary anomalies are rare heart diseases that can cause sudden cardiac death, especially in young individuals. Coronary computed tomography angiography delivers a three-dimensional view of excellent quality with information of the origin, course and anatomic relationships of the anomalous vessel, allowing differentiation between benign and malignant variants, entities that require different management and treatment. AIM: To show that coronary computed tomography angiography is the non-invasive technique of choice for the evaluation of a coronary anomaly due to its high diagnostic accuracy...
October 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072711/the-coexistence-of-sapho-syndrome-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report
#16
Wenrui Xu, Chen Li, Weihong Zhang
RATIONAL: SAPHO (Synovitis-Acne-Pustulosis-Hyperstosis-Osteitis) syndrome is a rare disease featured by its dermatological and osteoarthritic disorders, the latter of which mainly affecting the anterior chest wall, spine, and sacroiliac joint. However, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease, mainly affecting the synovial tissue of small joints in hands and feet. Here, we present an extremely rare case diagnosed with both SAPHO syndrome and RA, with an onset interval of 10 years...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067962/concurrent-multiple-myeloma-and-mast-cell-neoplasia-in-a-13-year-old-castrated-male-maine-coon-cat
#17
Jonathan M Bagwell, Heather R Herd, Melanie A Breshears, Steven Hodges, Theresa E Rizzi
A 13-year-old, castrated male Maine Coon cat was presented to Oklahoma State University Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital for yearly echocardiographic examination monitoring hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) diagnosed in 2003. Physical examination revealed a heart murmur and premature beats, likely related to HCM, but was otherwise unremarkable. A biochemistry profile revealed a hyperglobulinemia (6.3 g/dL). Cytologic examination of fine-needle aspirates from liver and spleen revealed increased numbers of plasma cells and mast cells, confirmed with subsequent histologic examination...
January 9, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067714/innovations-in-tricuspid-valve-intervention
#18
Ahmed El-Eshmawi, Gilbert H L Tang, Subodh Verma, Bobby Yanagawa, Marc Ruel, David H Adams
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tricuspid valve disease has received much less attention in terms of intervention. The main reason for this is the widely held belief that treatment of left-sided valve disease leads to resolution of functional tricuspid regurgitation. Recent data show that tricuspid regurgitation is not benign and that many patients will benefit from intervention at the time of left-sided valve surgery, or in isolated tricuspid disease. This review describes the latest surgical and interventional options and strategies...
January 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065691/difference-in-vascular-response-between-sirolimus-eluting-and-everolimus-eluting-stents-in-ostial-left-circumflex-artery-after-unprotected-left-main-as-observed-by-optical-coherence-tomography
#19
Yusuke Fujino, Guilherme F Attizzani, Satoko Tahara, Toru Naganuma, Kensuke Takagi, Hiroto Yabushita, Wei Wang, Kentaro Tanaka, Takahiro Matsumoto, Hiroyoshi Kawamoto, Yuya Yamada, Shinnosuke Amano, Yusuke Watanabe, Takayuki Warisawa, Tomohiko Sato, Satoru Mitomo, Naoyuki Kurita, Hisaaki Ishiguro, Koji Hozawa, Takahiro Tsukahara, Masahiro Motosuke, Hiram G Bezerra, Shotaro Nakamura, Sunao Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Kissing-balloon technique (KBT) is commonly performed during percutaneous coronary intervention of distal unprotected left main coronary artery (ULM) aiming at obtaining optimal opening of the side branch (left circumflex artery; LCX) ostium. Nonetheless, detailed evaluation of vascular response to stents in LCX ostium is lacking. We therefore evaluated the vascular response to different drug-eluting stents (DES) in ostial LCX after ULM by means of optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059782/differential-hemispheric-predilection-of%C3%A2-microstructural-white-matter-and%C3%A2-functional-connectivity-abnormalities-between-respectively-semantic-and%C3%A2-behavioral-variant-frontotemporal-dementia
#20
Rozanna Meijboom, Rebecca M E Steketee, Leontine S Ham, Aad van der Lugt, John C van Swieten, Marion Smits
Semantic dementia (SD) and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), subtypes of frontotemporal dementia, are characterized by distinct clinical symptoms and neuroimaging features, with predominant left temporal grey matter (GM) atrophy in SD and bilateral or right frontal GM atrophy in bvFTD. Such differential hemispheric predilection may also be reflected by other neuroimaging features, such as brain connectivity. This study investigated white matter (WM) microstructure and functional connectivity differences between SD and bvFTD, focusing on the hemispheric predilection of these differences...
December 3, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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