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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131805/management-of-radiation-induced-valvular-heart-disease-due-to-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-in-the-modern-area
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Elise Paven, Claire Cimadevilla, Marina Urena, Marie-Pierre Dilly, Patrick Nataf, Richard Raffoul, Dominique Himbert, Alec Vahanian, David Messika-Zeitoun
AIMS: Series purely related to radiation-induced valvular heart diseases (RI-VHD) due to Hodgkin's lymphoma are scarce. We sought to report their contemporary management at the area of transcatheter therapies. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively enrolled all consecutive patients who underwent a surgical/transcatheter procedure between 2006 and 2016 at our institution for symptomatic RI-VHD due to Hodgkin's lymphoma. Management was left at the discretion of the heart team...
November 14, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129258/long-term-outcomes-of-bypass-grafting-versus-drug-eluting-stenting-for-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-results-from-the-iris-main-registry
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Pil Hyung Lee, Jong-Young Lee, Cheol Whan Lee, Seungbong Han, Jung-Min Ahn, Duk-Woo Park, Soo-Jin Kang, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Seong-Wook Park, Seung-Jung Park
There are limited data on comparative outcomes and its determinants following coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) for left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) in a real-world setting. METHODS: A total of 3,504 consecutive patients with LMCAD treated with CABG (n=1,301) or PCI with DES (n=2,203) from the IRIS-MAIN registry were analyzed. The relative treatment effect of one strategy over another was assessed by propensity-score matching method...
November 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125031/a-rapidly-expanding-calvarial-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-with-low-ki-67-in-an-adult-a-challenging-diagnosis-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Mustafa Kemal Demir, Ozlem Yapıcıer, Teyyub Hasanov, Deniz Kilic, Turker Kilic
Langerhans cell histiocytosis may have a wide variety of clinical presentations. The growth of localised form is usually slow and it mainly involves bones such as the skull, femur, spine, ribs, mandible and pelvis in children. The spectrum of clinical manifestations and magnetic resonance imaging findings of the disease may sometimes mimic infections as well as benign and malignant tumours. In this report, we describe an unusual case of rapidly progressive calvarial Langerhans cell histiocytosis with a painful and tender mass in a 27-year-old man that created diagnostic and therapeutic challenges...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120652/-hypothyroidism-in-patients-with-heart-disease
#4
Jan Jiskra
Hypothyroidism is frequently found in patients with heart disease. It is a risk factor for atherosclerosis and ischemic heart disease and has a direct negative effect on both the left and right ventricular functions (hypothyroidism-induced cardiomyopathy). The confirmed manifest hypothyroidism is always a reason for replacement therapy with levothyroxine; regarding patients with heart disease, we always begin treatment with a small dose and increase it gradually. The treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism in patients with heart disease is disputable and its benefits probably depend on age...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119295/treatment-of-hip-fracture-of-pope-innocent-xii-by-marcello-malpighi-with-bed-rest
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REVIEW
Marco Bigoni, Giovanni Zatti, Nicolò Zanchi, Filippo Maria Anghilieri, Michele A Riva
Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694), who is referred to as the father of microscopical anatomy, histology, physiology and embryology was an Italian biologist and physician, well known for his discoveries on microscopical anatomy of kidney, circulating and lymphatic systems. As well as being a brilliant anatomist, Malpighi was also a valued physician so far as to became the personal physician of Pope Innocent XII (1615-1700). On 23 August 1691, one month after his election, the Pope fell to the ground hitting his left hip...
November 8, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113395/association-between-fibrinogen-level-and-the-severity-of-coronary-stenosis-in-418-male-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-younger-than-35-years-old
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Xiong-Yi Gao, Bing-Yang Zhou, Min-Zhou Zhang, Xi Zhao, Ping Qing, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Na-Qiong Wu, Yuan-Lin Guo, Ying Gao, Xiao-Lin Li, Yao Wang, Geng Liu, Qian Dong, Li-Heng Guo, Jian-Jun Li
Fibrinogen (Fib) is a useful marker for predicting the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in adult population. However, whether Fib can be a predictor for the presence and severity of CAD in very young MI patients (≤35 years old) remains to be determined. A total of 418 males from 61,863 patients with MI who were under 35 years old were sequentially recruited in our study. The patients were divided into two main groups and three subgroups according to coronary angiograph and Gensini score (GS) system: no coronary artery stenosis (group A), the results of the coronary artery stenosis (group B); low GS, intermediate GS and high GS...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112944/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-affects-the-angiographic-presentation-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-treated-with-percutaneous-coronary-interventions
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Rafał Januszek, Zbigniew Siudak, Artur Dziewierz, Tomasz Rakowski, Dariusz Dudek, Stanisław Bartuś
INTRODUCTION    The incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in patients treated with percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) is underestimated, and the effect of COPD on PCI and atherosclerosis is not fully understood.  OBJECTIVES    The aim of this study was to assess the impact of COPD on periprocedural outcomes of PCIs and its relationship with clinical presentation and type of coronary artery lesions.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    Data were prospectively collected using the National PCI Registry (ORPKI) electronic database of all PCI procedures performed in Poland...
November 7, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110669/a-comparison-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-and-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-spect-perfusion-imaging-in-left-main-stem-or-equivalent-coronary-artery-disease-a-ce-marc-substudy
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James R J Foley, Ananth Kidambi, John D Biglands, Neil Maredia, Catherine J Dickinson, Sven Plein, John P Greenwood
BACKGROUND: Assessment of left main stem (LMS) stenosis has prognostic and therapeutic implications. Data on assessment of LMS disease by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) are limited. CE-MARC is the largest prospective comparison of CMR and SPECT against quantitative invasive coronary angiography (QCA) for detection of coronary artery disease (CAD), and provided the framework for this evaluation. The aims of this study were to compare diagnostic accuracy of visual and quantitative perfusion CMR to SPECT in patients with LMS stable CAD...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104737/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-which-information-is-useful-for-the-arrhythmologist
#9
REVIEW
Elia De Maria, Annachiara Aldrovandi, Ambra Borghi, Letizia Modonesi, Stefano Cappelli
Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is a non-invasive, non-ionizing, diagnostic technique that uses magnetic fields, radio waves and field gradients to generate images with high spatial and temporal resolution. After administration of contrast media (e.g., gadolinium chelate), it is also possible to acquire late images, which make possible the identification and quantification of myocardial areas with scar/fibrosis (late gadolinium enhancement, LGE). CMR is currently a useful instrument in clinical cardiovascular practice for the assessment of several pathological conditions, including ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies and congenital heart disease...
October 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104678/influence-of-gender-and-age-on-average-dimensions-of-arteries-forming-the-circle-of-willis-study-by-magnetic-resonance-angiography-on-kosovo-s-population
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Jeton Shatri, Dorentina Bexheti, Sadi Bexheti, Serbeze Kabashi, Shaip Krasniqi, Ilir Ahmetgjekaj, Valbona Zhjeqi
BACKGROUND: Circulus arteriosus cerebri is the main source of blood supply to the brain; it connects the left and right hemispheres with anterior and posterior parts. Located at the interpenducular fossa at the base of the brain the circle of Willis is the most important source of collateral circulation in the presence of the disease in the carotid or vertebral artery. AIM: The purpose of the research is to study the diameter and length of arteries and provide an important source of reference on Kosovo's population...
October 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103838/cognitive-and-behavioral-comorbidities-in-rolandic-epilepsy-and-their-relation-with-default-mode-network-s-functional-connectivity-and-organization
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Isabell Ofer, Julia Jacobs, Nathalie Jaiser, Burak Akin, Jürgen Hennig, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Pierre LeVan
OBJECTIVE: Rolandic epilepsy (RE) is characterized by typical interictal-electroencephalogram (EEG) patterns mainly localized in centrotemporal and parietooccipital areas. An aberrant intrinsic organization of the default mode network (DMN) due to repeated disturbances from spike-generating areas may be able to account for specific cognitive deficits and behavioral problems in RE. The aim of the present study was to investigate cognitive development (CD) and socioemotional development (SED) in patients with RE during active disease in relation to DMN connectivity and network topology...
November 2, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102437/drug-eluting-stents-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafts-for-left-main-coronary-disease-a-meta-analysis-and-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Peter Moore, Matthew Burrage, Paul Garrahy, Richard Lim, Andrew McCann, Anthony Camuglia
BACKGROUND: Revascularisation of left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease can be potentially managed with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). Recent randomised controlled trial (RCT) data have added to the literature on this subject and this meta-analysis aims to assess the state of the data to assist in guiding patient treatment decisions. METHODS: A systematic literature search of Cochrane Library, Embase, OVID, and PubMed MEDLINE was performed...
October 6, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102362/drug-eluting-stents-in-elderly-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-senior-a-randomised-single-blind-trial
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Olivier Varenne, Stéphane Cook, Georgios Sideris, Sasko Kedev, Thomas Cuisset, Didier Carrié, Thomas Hovasse, Philippe Garot, Rami El Mahmoud, Christian Spaulding, Gérard Helft, José F Diaz Fernandez, Salvatore Brugaletta, Eduardo Pinar-Bermudez, Josepa Mauri Ferre, Philippe Commeau, Emmanuel Teiger, Kris Bogaerts, Manel Sabate, Marie-Claude Morice, Peter R Sinnaeve
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients regularly receive bare-metal stents (BMS) instead of drug-eluting stents (DES) to shorten the duration of double antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). The aim of this study was to compare outcomes between these two types of stents with a short duration of DAPT in such patients. METHODS: In this randomised single-blind trial, we recruited patients from 44 centres in nine countries. Patients were eligible if they were aged 75 years or older; had stable angina, silent ischaemia, or an acute coronary syndrome; and had at least one coronary artery with a stenosis of at least 70% (≥50% for the left main stem) deemed eligible for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
October 31, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099697/left-main-coronary-artery-involvement-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-case-report
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O Serhiichuk, L Rasputina, M Ovcharuk, N Osovska, O Serhiichik
The degree of left main coronary artery (LM) lesions is one of the main factors that predetermine the survival rate of patients with coronary heart disease. Below is a description of a clinical case of a successful stenting in a young 35 year old patient with a severe LM obstruction and an underlying acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Urgent stenting in such clinical situations have been found to be very effective and safe as demonstrated below in the following case study.
October 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097295/patient-reported-outcomes-in-revascularization-decisions-for-left-main-disease-sharing-the-excellence
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EDITORIAL
Daniel B Mark, Manesh R Patel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097293/quality-of-life-after-everolimus-eluting-stents-or-bypass-surgery-for-treatment-of-left-main-disease
#16
Suzanne J Baron, Khaja Chinnakondepalli, Elizabeth A Magnuson, David E Kandzari, John D Puskas, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Gerrit-Anne van Es, David P Taggart, Marie-Claude Morice, Nicholas J Lembo, W Morris Brown, Adrian Banning, Charles A Simonton, A Pieter Kappetein, Joseph F Sabik, Patrick W Serruys, Gregg W Stone, David J Cohen
BACKGROUND: The EXCEL trial compared outcomes in patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using everolimus-eluting stents. While rates of death, stroke, and myocardial infarction were similar at 36 months, event timing and repeat revascularization rates differed by treatment group. OBJECTIVES: To understand the effects of revascularization strategy from the patient's perspective, we performed a prospective quality of life (QoL) sub-study alongside the EXCEL trial...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097040/-retrospective-comparison-of-the-reproducibility-and-the-performances-of-r-e-n-a-l-score-12-segments-score-and-uprcc-score-for-the-partial-nephrectomy
#17
L Gury-Coupier, F Audenet, C Delavaud, M-O Timsit, A Mejean
INTRODUCTION: Compare three morphometrics scores of the kidney on the reproductibility and the predictability of complications per- and post-partial nephrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This comparative study analyzed a monocentric retrospective cohort of 47 patients affected by a unique renal tumor and operated by partial nephrectomy by lumbotomy excluding the genetic diseases from January till December, 2014. The preoperative scanners were reviewed in double-blind by a radiologist and an internal surgeon who classified each tumor according to the three classifications: R...
October 30, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096915/double-kissing-crush-versus-provisional%C3%A2-stenting-for-left-main-distal%C3%A2-bifurcation-lesions-dkcrush-v-randomized-trial
#18
Shao-Liang Chen, Jue-Jie Zhang, Yaling Han, Jing Kan, Lianglong Chen, Chunguang Qiu, Tiemin Jiang, Ling Tao, Hesong Zeng, Li Li, Yong Xia, Chuanyu Gao, Teguh Santoso, Chootopol Paiboon, Yan Wang, Tak W Kwan, Fei Ye, Nailiang Tian, Zhizhong Liu, Song Lin, Chengzhi Lu, Shangyu Wen, Lang Hong, Qi Zhang, Imad Sheiban, Yawei Xu, Lefeng Wang, Tanveer S Rab, Zhanquan Li, Guanchang Cheng, Lianqun Cui, Martin B Leon, Gregg W Stone
BACKGROUND: Provisional stenting (PS) is the most common technique used to treat distal left main (LM) bifurcation lesions in patients with unprotected LM coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. The double kissing (DK) crush planned 2-stent technique has been shown to improve clinical outcomes in non-LM bifurcations compared with PS, and in LM bifurcations compared with culotte stenting, but has never been compared with PS in LM bifurcation lesions. OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to determine whether a planned DK crush 2-stent technique is superior to PS for patients with true distal LM bifurcation lesions...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096807/eosinophilic-myocarditis-characteristics-treatment-and-outcomes
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Michela Brambatti, Maria Vittoria Matassini, Eric D Adler, Karin Klingel, Paolo G Camici, Enrico Ammirati
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic myocarditis (EM) is an acute life-threatening inflammatory disease of the heart. Neither large case series nor clinical trials on this specific myocarditis have been reported. OBJECTIVES: Based on a systematic revision of all published histologically proven cases, this study aimed to describe the clinical presentation, treatment, and outcome of EM. METHODS: The study screened 443 manuscripts in MEDLINE and EMBASE on cases of EM published until June 2017...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093770/associates-and-prognosis-of-giant-left-atrium-single-center-experience
#20
Hyoeun Kim, Young-Ah Park, Sung Min Choi, Hyemoon Chung, Jong-Youn Kim, Pil-Ki Min, Young Won Yoon, Byoung Kwon Lee, Bum-Kee Hong, Se-Joong Rim, Hyuck Moon Kwon, Eui-Young Choi
Background: Left atrial (LA) remodeling develops as a result of longstanding pressure overload. However, determinants and clinical outcome of excessive remodeling, so called giant left atrium (GLA), are not clear. Methods: Clinical characteristics of patients with GLA (antero-posterior diameter higher than 65 mm), including echo-Doppler parameters, and follow-up clinical outcomes from a tertiary referral hospital were investigated. Results: Among 68519 consecutive primary patients who underwent echocardiography over a period of 10 years, data from 163 GLA cases (0...
September 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
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