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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228950/outcomes-of-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-versus-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-second-generation-drug-eluting-stents-for-patients-with-multivessel-and-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
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Kyriacos Papadopoulos, Ioannis Lekakis, Evagoras Nicolaides
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of percutaneous coronary intervention using second-generation drug-eluting stents with those of coronary artery bypass grafting among patients with multivessel disease and/or unprotected left main coronary artery disease in terms of mortality, myocardial infarction, repeat revascularization, and angina. BACKGROUND: Although coronary artery disease is a leading cause of death in the Western world and in many developing countries, its optimal treatment is still a matter of controversy...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227768/measures-of-the-brain-functional-network-that-correlate-with-alzheimer-s-neuropsychological-test-scores-an-fmri-and-graph-analysis-study
#2
Soroosh Golbabaei, Amin Dadashi, Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, Soroosh Golbabaei, Amin Dadashi, Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, Soroosh Golbabaei, Amin Dadashi, Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh
Neural degeneration in Alzheimer's disease (AD) leads to structural topology deformation that in turn changes brain functionality. The main aim of the present study is to find the brain's functional connectivity network (FCN) correlates of Alzheimer's psychological test scores. To this end, the brain's FCN is extracted from the resting state functional magnetic resonance images (rs-fMRI) of healthy controls and patients with AD and represented as a graph. Then, network measures are calculated from the graphs...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226721/overcoming-spatio-temporal-limitations-using-dynamically-scaled-in-vitro-pc-mri-a-flow-field-comparison-to-true-scale-computer-simulations-of-idealized-stented-and-patient-specific-left-main-bifurcations
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Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan, Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan, Stuart Norris, Brett Cowan, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Kathleen Gilbert, Mark Webster, Alistair Young, Susann Beier, John Cater, John Ormiston
The majority of patients with angina or heart failure have coronary artery disease. Left main bifurcations are particularly susceptible to pathological narrowing. Flow is a major factor of atheroma development, but limitations in imaging technology such as spatio-temporal resolution, signal-to-noise ratio (SNRv), and imaging artefacts prevent in vivo investigations. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling is a common numerical approach to study flow, but it requires a cautious and rigorous application for meaningful results...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224974/differences-in-outcomes-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-managed-by-cardiologists-versus-non-cardiologists-the-international-prospective-clarify-registry
#4
Zofia Parma, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Nicola Greenlaw, Roberto Ferrari, Ian Ford, Kim Fox, Jean-Claude Tardif, Joao Morais, Marco Alcocer Gamba, Stefan Kääb, Michał Tendera
INTRODUCTION    Clinical outcomes of patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) may differ between those primarily managed by cardiologists versus non-cardiologists.  OBJECTIVES    Our main objective was to analyze the clinical outcomes of outpatients with SCAD in relation to the specialty of the managing physicians.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    We studied 32,468 outpatients with SCAD included in the CLARIFY registry, with up to 4 years follow-up data. Cardiologists provided medical care in 84...
January 20, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224927/an-age-and-sex-specific-gene-expression-score-is-associated-with-revascularization-and-coronary-artery-disease-insights-from-the-prospective-multicenter-imaging-study-for-evaluation-of-chest-pain-promise-trial
#5
Deepak Voora, Adrian Coles, Kerry L Lee, Udo Hoffmann, James A Wingrove, Brian Rhees, Lin Huang, Susan E Daniels, Mark Monane, Steven Rosenberg, Svati H Shah, William E Kraus, Geoffrey S Ginsburg, Pamela S Douglas
BACKGROUND: Identifying predictors of coronary artery disease (CAD)-related procedures and events remains a priority. METHODS: We measured an age- and sex-specific gene expression score (ASGES) previously validated to detect obstructive CAD (oCAD) in symptomatic nondiabetic patients in the PROMISE trial. The outcomes were oCAD (≥70% stenosis in ≥1 vessel or ≥50% left main stenosis on CT angiography [CTA]) and a composite endpoint of death, myocardial infarction, revascularization, or unstable angina...
February 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223049/outcomes-of-coronary-artery-bypass-and-stents-for-unprotected-left-main-coronary-stenosis
#6
Yin-Shu Chang, Jia-Xiang Wang, Da-Wei Chang
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting vs stenting for patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease through a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and major conference proceedings databases were systematically searched for randomized controlled trials of coronary artery bypass grafting compared with stents in unprotected left main coronary artery disease...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220556/association-between-central-sleep-apnea-and-left-ventricular-structure-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
#7
Sogol Javaheri, Ravi K Sharma, David A Bluemke, Susan Redline
We assessed whether the presence of central sleep apnea is associated with adverse left ventricular structural changes. We analysed 1412 participants from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis who underwent both overnight polysomnography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Subjects had been recruited 10 years earlier when free of cardiovascular disease. Our main exposure is the presence of central sleep apnea as defined by central apnea-hypopnea index = 5 or the presence of Cheyne-Stokes breathing...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220463/can-we-improve-the-outcomes-of-multivessel-disease-using-modified-syntax-and-residual-syntax-scores
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Alfredo E Rodriguez, Carlos Fernandez-Pereira, Juan Mieres, Javier Mendoza, Florencia Sartori
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In spite of the benefits of drug eluting (DES), these advantages were not translated to better outcome when percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) were compared with coronary artery bypass surgery. PCI strategy allowing stent deployment in all intermediate lesions including small vessels together with DES design may be the reasons of these findings. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently randomized and observational studies demonstrated using functional flow reserve analysis, residual Syntax score risk, or residual ERACI score after PCI that a reasonably incomplete revascularization was associated with good long-term outcome and low events rate at follow-up...
March 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219921/predictive-value-of-dobutamine-stress-perfusion-echocardiography-in-contemporary-end-stage-liver-disease
#9
Bipul Baibhav, Chetaj A Mahabir, Feng Xie, Valerie K Shostrom, Timothy M McCashland, Thomas R Porter
BACKGROUND: The assessment of cardiac risk in contemporary liver transplantation (LT) has required more sensitive testing for the detection of occult coronary artery disease as well as microvascular and functional cardiac abnormalities. Because dobutamine stress perfusion echocardiography provides an assessment of both regional systolic and diastolic function as well as microvascular perfusion (MVP), we sought to examine its incremental value in this setting. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the predictive value of dobutamine stress perfusion echocardiography in 296 adult patients with end-stage liver disease and preserved systolic function who underwent LT between 2008 and 2014...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218306/plin5-alleviates-myocardial-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-through-inhibiting-the-lipolysis-of-lipid-droplets
#10
Pengfei Zheng, Zhonglin Xie, Yuan Yuan, Wen Sui, Chao Wang, Xing Gao, Yuanlin Zhao, Feng Zhang, Yu Gu, Peizhen Hu, Jing Ye, Xuyang Feng, Lijun Zhang
Myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is a complex pathophysiological process. Current research has suggested that energy metabolism disorders, of which the abnormal consumption of fatty acids is closely related, compose the main pathological basis for myocardial I/R injury. Lipid droplets (LD) are critical regulators of lipid metabolism by LD-associated proteins. Among the lipid droplet proteins, the perilipin family members regulate lipolysis and lipogenesis through different mechanisms. Plin5, an important perilipin protein, promotes LD generation and lowers fatty acid oxidation, thus protecting the myocardium from lipotoxicity...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215063/transcatheter-treatment-of-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-preliminary-experiences
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Luis Asmarats, Rishi Puri, Josep Rodés-Cabau
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a common finding in patients with left-sided valvular or myocardial disease. However, many patients with severe symptomatic TR are deemed inoperable or at high surgical risk, often due to comorbidities and the need for redo sternotomy. Thus, despite the poor prognosis associated with this condition, few patients undergo isolated surgical tricuspid valve repair. Therefore, there is an unmet clinical need for less invasive therapeutic options for these patients. In recent times, several transcatheter therapies have emerged for treating TR, with promising safety and preliminary efficacy results...
February 17, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210182/successful-cataract-surgery-in-a-patient-with-refractory-wegener-s-granulomatosis-effectively-treated-with-rituximab-a-case-report
#12
Abdullah M Alfawaz
: Wegener's granulomatosis is a granulomatous disorder associated with systemic necrotizing vasculitis. Eye involvement occurs in approximately 50% of Wegener's granulomatosis patients and is an important cause of morbidity. Conventional treatment-related morbidity and failure have led to studies of alternative treatment modalities. In this case of a 35-year-old man with severe Wegener's granulomatosis, conventional therapy failed to induce remission. Despite the standard immunosuppressive therapy, progression of the disease was observed, mainly with ocular manifestations and renal impairment...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208970/isolated-hypoplasia-of-left-pulmonary-artery-with-agenesis-of-left-lobe-of-thyroid-a-case-report
#13
Mohammed Abdul Khadir, Ganesh Narayana, Ganavi Ramagopal, Pradeep G Nayar
Isolated Unilateral hypoplasia or agenesis of a branch of pulmonary artery is very rare. It is usually seen associated with congenital heart diseases such as tetralogy of Fallot, atrial septal defect, coarctation of the aorta, right aortic arch, truncus arteriosus, patent ductus arteriosus and pulmonary atresia. It occurs as a result of lack of embryological development of either the left or right sixth aortic arch and has been found to present itself with various clinical manifestations as during childhood it presents as contralateral pulmonary hypertension and in adults as haemoptysis...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206727/results-of-tricuspid-valve-surgery-for-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-acute-and-long-term-outcomes-and-predictors-of-failure
#14
Alberto Pozzoli, Nicola Buzzatti, Luca Vicentini, Michele De Bonis, Ottavio Alfieri
The assessment and management of tricuspid valve disease evolved significantly in the last decade. Tricuspid regurgitation is a frequent heart valve disease and it is most often secondary, due to annular dilatation and leaflet tethering from right ventricular remodelling. The indications for tricuspid valve surgery are several and mainly related to the underlying disease, to the severity of the regurgitation and to the right ventricular function. Moreover, surgical tricuspid repair has been avoided for years, because of the erroneous concept that tricuspid regurgitation should disappear once the primary pathology on the left heart has been resolved...
February 15, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205276/positive-t-wave-in-lead-avr-as-an-independent-predictor-for-1-year-major-adverse-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-first-anterior-wall-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#15
Akihiro Kobayashi, Naoki Misumida, Shunsuke Aoi, Yumiko Kanei
BACKGROUND: Positive T wave in lead aVR has been shown to predict an adverse in-hospital outcome in patients with anterior wall ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, the prognostic value of positive T wave in lead aVR on a long-term outcome has not been fully explored. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 190 consecutive patients with first anterior wall STEMI who underwent an emergent coronary angiogram. Patients were divided into those with positive T wave > 0 mV and those with negative T wave ≦ 0 mV in lead aVR...
February 16, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205183/large-primary-pleural-synovial-sarcoma-with-severe-dyspnea-a-case-report
#16
Minoru Yamaki, Shuji Yonehara, Toshio Noriyuki
BACKGROUND: Synovial sarcoma is a malignant neoplasm of soft tissues. It occurs mainly in the extremities and is closely related to tendons, tendon sheaths, and bursal structures. Primary synovial sarcoma of the pleura and lungs is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 62-year-old man with a large synovial sarcoma of the left pleura. He presented with general fatigue and severe dyspnea. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed a 20-cm tumor in the left thoracic cavity...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199756/factors-associated-with-reduction-of-left-ventricular-mass-in-children-on-peritoneal-dialysis
#17
Jeong Jin Yu, Hyun Ok Jun, Eun Jung Shin, Jae Suk Baek, Joo Hoon Lee, Young-Hwue Kim, Young Seo Park, Jae-Kon Ko
AIM: This study aimed to investigate sensitive factors involved in left ventricular mass reduction in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing peritoneal dialysis. METHODS: Thirty-five subjects on peritoneal dialysis were enrolled. Two successive echocardiographic and clinical data for each subject were obtained. Blood pressure and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) were indexed through a division with the normal 95(th) percentile value. Differences in numeric data between two datasets were calculated...
February 15, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194490/ranula-current-concept-of-pathophysiologic-basis-and-surgical-management-options
#18
Daniel Kokong, Augustine Iduh, Ikechukwu Chukwu, Joyce Mugu, Samuel Nuhu, Sule Augustine
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus opinion on a definitive surgical management option for ranulas to curtail recurrence, largely from the existing gap in knowledge on the pathophysiologic basis. AIM: To highlight the current scientific basis of ranula development that informed the preferred surgical approach. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Public Tertiary Academic Health Institution. METHOD: A 7-year 7-month study of ranulas surgically managed at our tertiary health institution was undertaken-June 1, 2008-December 31, 2015-from case files retrieved utilising the ICD-10 version 10 standard codes...
February 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194409/a-variant-in-cox-2-gene-is-associated-with-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-and-clinical-outcomes-of-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#19
Hanning Liu, Zhengxi Xu, Cheng Sun, Dachuan Gu, Xiao Teng, Yan Zhao, Zhe Zheng
As a particular severe phenotype of coronary artery disease (CAD), left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) is heritable. Genetic variants related to prostaglandin metabolism are associated with LMCAD. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), a key synthase in prostaglandin pathways, displays high density in atherosclerotic lesions and promotes early atherosclerosis in CAD progression. We hypothesized that genetic variants in COX-2 gene contribute to LMCAD phenotype susceptibility compared to more peripheral coronary artery disease (MPCAD)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188881/abnormal-regional-activity-and-functional-connectivity-in-resting-state-brain-networks-associated-with-etiology-confirmed-unilateral-pulsatile-tinnitus-in-the-early-stage-of-disease
#20
Han Lv, Pengfei Zhao, Zhaohui Liu, Rui Li, Ling Zhang, Peng Wang, Fei Yan, Liheng Liu, Guopeng Wang, Rong Zeng, Ting Li, Cheng Dong, Shusheng Gong, Zhenchang Wang
Abnormal neural activities can be revealed by resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) using analyses of the regional activity and functional connectivity (FC) of the networks in the brain. This study was designed to demonstrate the functional network alterations in the patients with pulsatile tinnitus (PT). In this study, we recruited 45 patients with unilateral PT in the early stage of disease (less than 48 months of disease duration) and 45 normal controls. We used regional homogeneity (ReHo) and seed-based FC computational methods to reveal resting-state brain activity features associated with pulsatile tinnitus...
February 7, 2017: Hearing Research
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