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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344756/the-current-state-of-left-main-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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REVIEW
Harshith R Avula, Andrew N Rassi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: While coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains the standard of care, advances in stenting technology and procedural technique are changing the role of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the treatment of severe left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease. We review contemporary evidence comparing PCI and CABG for the treatment of severe LMCA disease, discuss optimal techniques during left main PCI, and provide guidance on studied revascularization strategies within specific patient subgroups...
January 17, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340277/comparative-computed-flow-dynamic-analysis-of-different-optimization-techniques-in-left-main-either-provisional-or-culotte-stenting
#2
Gianluca Rigatelli, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Marco Zuin, Sara Giatti, Khanh Duong, Trung Pham, Nguyen Si Tuan, Dobrin Vassiliev, Ramesh Daggubati, Thach Nguyen
Background and Objectives: Provisional and culotte are the most commonly used techniques in left main (LM) stenting. The impact of different post-dilation techniques on fluid dynamic of LM bifurcation has not been yet investigated. The aim of this study is to evaluate, by means of computational fluid dynamic analysis (CFD), the impact of different post-dilation techniques including proximal optimization technique (POT), kissing balloon (KB), POT-Side-POT and POT-KB-POT, 2-steps Kissing (2SK) and Snuggle Kissing balloon (SKB) on flow dynamic profile after LM provisional or culotte stenting...
December 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338862/new-generation-stents-compared-with-coronary-bypass-surgery-for-unprotected-left-main-disease-a-word-of-caution
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Umberto Benedetto, David P Taggart, Miguel Sousa-Uva, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Antonino Di Franco, Lucas B Ohmes, Mohamed Rahouma, Mohamed Kamel, Massimo Caputo, Leonard N Girardi, Gianni D Angelini, Mario Gaudino
BACKGROUND: With the advent of bare metal stents and drug-eluting stents, percutaneous coronary intervention has emerged as an alternative to coronary artery bypass grafting surgery for unprotected left main disease. However, whether the evolution of stents technology has translated into better results after percutaneous coronary intervention remains unclear. We aimed to compare coronary artery bypass grafting with stents of different generations for left main disease by performing a Bayesian network meta-analysis of available randomized controlled trials...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336945/current-treatment-of-significant-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-a-review
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REVIEW
Mariama Akodad, Marie-Claude Morice
Though infrequent, left main stenosis has a major prognostic impact. The management of left main disease has evolved over the last few decades with the growing evidence of the efficacy and safety of percutaneous interventions, as attested by the most recent trials. However, mastery of the technical aspects of left main bifurcation stenting is essential in ensuring optimal results. This review focuses on recent data concerning left main angioplasty results as well as the current technical approaches.
January 5, 2018: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334141/characterization-of-macromolecular-baseline-of-human-brain-using-metabolite-cycled-semi-laser-at-9-4t
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Ioannis-Angelos Giapitzakis, Nikolai Avdievich, Anke Henning
PURPOSE: Macromolecular resonances (MM) arise mainly from cytosolic proteins and overlap with metabolites, influencing metabolite quantification. Macromolecules can serve as valuable biomarkers for diseases and pathologies. The objectives of this study were to characterize MM at 9.4T in the human brain (occipital and left parietal lobe) and to describe the RF coil setup used for MM acquisition in the two regions. METHODS: An adiabatic inversion pulse was optimised for metabolite nulling at 9...
January 15, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330938/predictive-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-long-term-outcomes-of-left-main-and-or-three-vessel-disease-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Na Xu, Xiao-Fang Tang, Yi Yao, Xueyan- Zhao, Jue- Chen, Zhan- Gao, Yuejin- Yang, Run-Lin Gao, Bo Xu, Jin-Qing Yuan
OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the independent predictive value of left main disease (LMD) and/or three-vessel disease (LMD/3VD) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients. BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndrome resulting from LMD and/or three-vessel disease (LMD/3VD) are at the highest risk of adverse cardiovascular events. Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been proposed as a marker of cardiovascular risk, but the prognostic value of NLR in patients with LMD/3VD who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is not clearly defined...
January 13, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328646/vibrational-properties-of-bulk-boric-acid-2a-and-3t-polymorphs-and-their-two-dimensional-layers-measurements-and-density-functional-theory-calculations
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Mauricelio Bezerra da Silva, Regina C R Santos, Paulo T C Freire, Ewerton W S Caetano, Valder N Freire
Boric acid (H3BO3) is being used effectively nowadays in traps/baits for the management of Aedes aegypti L. and Aedes albopictus Skuse species of mosquitoes, which are the main spreading vectors worldwide for diseases like malaria, dengue and zika. Previously, we have published results on the structural, electronic and optical properties of its molecular triclinic H3BO3-2A and trigonal H3BO3-3T polymorphs within the framework of density functional theory (DFT). Due to the renewed importance of these materials, the focus of this work is on the vibrational properties of the bulk boric acid 2A and 3T polymorphs...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326870/lyme-carditis-with-isolated-left-bundle-branch-block-and-myocarditis-successfully-treated-with-oral-doxycycline
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Burke A Cunha, Maekal Elyasi, Prince Singh, Ismail Jimada
Lyme disease may present with a variety of cardiac manifestations ranging from first degree to third degree heart block. Cardiac involvement with Lyme disease may be asymptomatic, or symptomatic. Atrioventrical conduction abnormalities are the most common manifestation of Lyme carditis. Less common, are alternating right bundle branch block (RBBB) and left bundle branch block (LBBB). We present an interesting case of a young male whose main manifestation of Lyme carditis was isolated LBBB. He also had mild Lyme myocarditis...
2018: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326834/ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Marwan M Refaat, Jad Ballout, Moussa Mansour
With improved surgical techniques and medical management for patients with congenital heart diseases, more patients are living longer and well into adulthood. This improved survival comes with a price of increased morbidity, mainly secondary to increased risk of tachyarrhythmias. One of the major arrhythmias commonly encountered in this subset of cardiac patients is AF. Similar to the general population, the risk of AF increases with advancing age, and is mainly secondary to the abnormal anatomy, abnormal pressure and volume parameters in the hearts of these patients and to the increased scarring and inflammation seen in the left atrium following multiple surgical procedures...
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325843/preoperative-intra-aortic-counterpulsation-in-cardiac-surgery-insights-from-a-retrospective-series-of-588-consecutive-high-risk-patients
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Giuseppe Gatti, Laura Morra, Gianluca Castaldi, Luca Maschietto, Florida Gripshi, Enrico Fabris, Andrea Perkan, Bernardo Benussi, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo
OBJECTIVE: To support a rational use of preoperative intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTING: Single university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 588 (mean age 68.5 ± 9.6 yr) consecutive patients who received IABP before cardiac surgery from 1999 to 2016. INTERVENTIONS: Coronary surgery was performed in 573 (97.4%) cases...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321430/new-onset-takayasu-s-arteritis-as-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Yusuke Ishiyama, Kazuo Eguchi, Katsuaki Yokota, Tomokazu Ikemoto, Kazuomi Kario
We herein report the case of a 25-year-old Japanese woman with left-main-trunk acute myocardial infarction (LMT-AMI). She had cardiogenic shock, so emergency percutaneous intervention was performed. Intravascular ultrasound of LMT-AMI showed that the three-layered structure of the intima, tunica media, and adventitia was not clearly visible, and the vessel was concentrically thickened; unstable plaque and calcification were not seen. AMI is rarely seen in young women, but Takayasu's arteritis is one major cause...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319343/obesity-and-sudden-cardiac-death-in-the-young-clinical-and-pathological-insights-from-a-large-national-registry
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Gherardo Finocchiaro, Michael Papadakis, Harshil Dhutia, Della Cole, Elijah R Behr, Maite Tome, Sanjay Sharma, Mary N Sheppard
Aims Obesity is an increasing public health problem and a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the study was to determine the main features and aetiologies in a large cohort of sudden cardiac deaths that occurred in obese subjects. Methods Between 1994 and 2014, 3684 consecutive cases of unexpected sudden cardiac death were referred to our cardiac pathology centre. This study was confined to young individuals (age ≤ 35 years) for whom information about body mass index was available and consisted of 1033 cases...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319026/sequelae-of-pulmonary-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-at-the-completion-of-treatment
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Rupak Singla, Manashree Mallick, Parul Mrigpuri, Neeta Singla, Amitesh Gupta
BACKGROUND: Treatment of multidrug-resistant (MDR-TB) mainly focuses on bacteriological cure. However, only limited studies have evaluated the sequelae left after the completion of treatment among MDR-TB patients. OBJECTIVE: To assess the persistent symptoms, radiological sequelae, pulmonary function impairment and quality of life at the completion of treatment among MDR-TB patients. METHODS: Forty six MDR-TB patients were enrolled, who completed two years of treatment under programmatic management of Drug Resistant tuberculosis at a tertiary referral institute in Delhi, India...
January 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317977/stemi-due-to-big-ostial-left-main-thrombus-extending-into-aorta-challenging-situation-with-no-clear-guidelines
#14
Mohammady Shahin, Oliver Gaemperli, Patrick Siegrist, Jasmina Alibegovic
Extensive left main (LM) coronary artery thrombus is a rare and life-threatening angiographic finding with usual dramatic clinical presentation including hemodynamic instability and sudden cardiac death. The proper management of a big LM thrombus extending into aorta remains a challenging issue with no clear guidelines. In the following case report we present a 45-year-old patient with no apparent risk factors for coronary artery disease who presented with acute infero-lateral ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
December 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316368/rash-fever-and-pulmonary-hypertension-in-a-6-year-old-female
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David Buchbinder, Gina A Montealegre Sanchez, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, Hermine Brunner, Andrew I Shulman
A previously healthy 2-year-old Guatemalan female with an undiagnosed chronic illness characterized by fever and rash had presented with anorexia, weight loss, periorbital edema, abdominal pain and distention. A chest radiograph documented cardiomegaly. An echocardiogram demonstrated a pericardial effusion, dilated right atrium, right ventricle, and main pulmonary artery as well as diminished right ventricular systolic function and pulmonary hypertension. Right ventricular systolic pressure was estimated at 90 mmHg...
January 5, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313867/hpv-chlamydia-trachomatis-co-infection-metagenomic-analysis-of-cervical-microbiota-in-asymptomatic-women
#16
Marisa Di Pietro, Simone Filardo, Maria Grazia Porpora, Nadia Recine, Maria Agnese Latino, Rosa Sessa
HPV and Chlamydia trachomatis are the most common causes of sexually transmitted diseases worldwide. Most infections are asymptomatic and left untreated lead to severe reproductive tract sequelae such as cervical cancer and infertility. Interestingly, C. trachomatis may also increase the susceptibility to HPV infection as well as contribute to viral persistence. Recently, a growing body of evidence has suggested that the composition of the cervico-vaginal microbiota plays a key role in the susceptibility and outcome of genital infections caused by several pathogens, including HPV and C...
January 9, 2018: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312744/pathway-and-application-value-of-exploration-of-the-pulmonary-artery-by-endobronchial-ultrasound
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Peng Li, Cen Wu, Wei Zheng, Li Zhao
Background: The current standard methods for detecting pulmonary artery diseases are pulmonary artery enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan and pulmonary arteriography. However, some patients cannot tolerate these procedures for various reasons. The present study aimed to investigate the feasibility and operation process of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in exploring the pulmonary artery. Methods: Based on normal contrast-enhanced chest CT images, the sites and process for exploring the pulmonary arteries were established...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311287/comparison-of-a-simple-angiographic-approach-with-a-synergy-between-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-taxus-and-cardiac-surgery-score-based-approach-for-left-main-coronary-artery-stenting-a-pooled-analysis-of-serial-precombat-premier-of-randomized-comparison
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Pil Hyung Lee, Jong-Young Lee, Cheol Whan Lee, Seon-Ok Kim, Jung-Min Ahn, Duk-Woo Park, Soo-Jin Kang, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Seong-Wook Park, Seung-Jung Park
BACKGROUND: The applicability of Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Taxus and Cardiac Surgery scores to left main coronary artery disease (CAD) has been questioned. A simplified alternative is needed for guiding decision making. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the prognostic value of a simplified angiographic classification in comparison with a Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Taxus and Cardiac Surgery score-based approach for patients with left main CAD undergoing drug-eluting stent implantation...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310406/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-originating-from-internal-jugular-vein-outflow-impairment-a-case-report
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Chunxiao Li, Li Sun, Xiuzhen Zhao, Mingqin Zhu, Ying Zhang
RATIONALE: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) comprises a group of cerebral vascular diseases resulting from cerebral venous outflow obstruction caused by various etiologies. The etiology of CVT is complex, including infectious and noninfectious factors. The diagnosis is difficult. As a result, many patients are misdiagnosed or never diagnosed. This patient was diagnosed with CVT due to unilateral internal jugular vein compression. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we present a case of acute onset CVT in a 15-year-old female patient who presented with a headache, nausea, and vomiting as the main clinical manifestations...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309862/escalation-of-liver-malfunctioning-a-step-toward-herbal-awareness
#20
REVIEW
Bushra Sultana, Sadaf Yaqoob, Zohaib Zafar, Haq Nawaz Bhatti
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: About 2 to 5 % of the world's population is suffering from liver toxicity including Pakistan with the second highest rate of hepatitis prevalence. Liver is a vital body organ which not only performs metabolic activities but also aids in detoxification, storage and digestion of food. Now a day's malnutrition, alcohol consumption and drug addiction are major causes of liver diseases throughout the world. In fact, there is no possible outcome to compensate liver malfunction for long term, and transplantation of liver is the only option left after the irretrievable injury of hepatic function...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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