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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925233/quantification-and-analysis-of-leaflet-flutter-on-biological-prosthetic-cardiac-valves
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Artur H de F Avelar, Jean A Canestri, Camila Bim, Maíra G M Silva, Rudolf Huebner, Marcos Pinotti
The use of porcine or bovine pericardium biological cardiac valves has as its main disadvantage a relatively short lifespan, with failures due to calcification and fatigue. Increasing these valves' durability constitutes a great challenge. An understudied phenomenon is the effect of flutter, an oscillation of the leaflets that can cause regurgitation and accelerate calcification and fatigue. As a starting point to study how to reduce or prevent these oscillations, a method was developed to quantify the flutter frequencies occurring at the point of the valve's full opening...
December 7, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923231/congenital-absence-of-the-pericardium-a-systematic-approach-to-diagnosis-and-management
#2
Bo Xu, Jorge Betancor, Craig Asher, Adriana Rosario, Allan Klein
Congenital absence of the pericardium (CAP) is a rare condition. Failure to recognize the clinical features of this condition can lead to incorrect and delayed diagnosis. Limited data are available regarding the optimal approach to diagnose and manage patients with suspected CAP. Due to the rare nature of CAP, this condition can present diagnostic and management dilemmas for clinicians. Using 3 cases of CAP as a framework, a clinically focused review on the diagnosis and management of CAP is presented. Clinicians will be provided with a systematic approach to evaluating patients with suspected CAP, incorporating key history, examination, and multimodality cardiovascular imaging investigations...
December 7, 2016: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922523/a-simple-and-effective-technique-for-anatomical-approximation-of-the-upper-pericardium-using-hemostatic-clips
#3
Mubassher Husain, Metesh Nalin Acharya, Ian Cummings, Shahzad Gull Raja
Closure of the pericardium is important to protect bypass grafts, the great vessels, and the heart from injury due to sternal dehiscence. Furthermore, it is reported to reduce the formation of pericardial adhesions and thus facilitate entry into the chest at resternotomy. We here describe a simple, reproducible, and effective technique for tension-free approximation of the upper pericardium by applying small hemostatic clips to the preserved thymic fascia overlying the pericardium.
December 2, 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920842/utility-of-electrocardiography-ecg-gated-computed-tomography-ct-for-preoperative-evaluations-of-thymic-epithelial-tumors
#4
Yoshiyuki Ozawa, Masaki Hara, Motoo Nakagawa, Yuta Shibamoto
BACKGROUND: Preoperative evaluation of invasion to the adjacent organs is important for the thymic epithelial tumors on CT. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the utility of electrocardiography (ECG)-gated CT for assessing thymic epithelial tumors with regard to the motion artifacts produced and the preoperative diagnostic accuracy of the technique. MATERIAL/METHODS: Forty thymic epithelial tumors (36 thymomas and 4 thymic carcinomas) were examined with ECG-gated contrast-enhanced CT using a dual source scanner...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916673/pathophysiology-of-the-pericardium
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REVIEW
Brian D Hoit
Pericardial heart disease includes pericarditis, (an acute, subacute, or chronic fibrinous, noneffusive, or exudative process), and its complications, constriction, (an acute, subacute, or chronic adhesive or fibrocalcific response), and cardiac tamponade. The pathophysiology of cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis readily explains their respective findings on clinical examination, Doppler echocardiography, and at cardiac catheterization. The primary abnormality of cardiac tamponade is pan-cyclic compression of the cardiac chambers by increased pericardial fluid requiring that cardiac chambers compete for a fixed intrapericardial volume...
December 1, 2016: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913736/additional-effects-of-topical-tranexamic-acid-in-on-pump-cardiac-surgery
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Noppon Taksaudom, Sophon Siwachat, Apichat Tantraworasin
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative bleeding after cardiac surgery is commonly associated with hyperfibrinolysis. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of topical tranexamic acid in addition to intravenous tranexamic acid in reducing bleeding in cardiac surgery cases. METHODS: From July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, 82 patients who underwent elective on-pump cardiac surgery were randomized into a tranexamic acid group and a placebo group. In the tranexamic acid group, 1 g of tranexamic acid dissolved in 100 mL of normal saline solution was poured into the pericardium during sternal closure; the placebo group had 100 mL of saline only...
December 2, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905341/heidenhain-variant-of-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-in-a-patient-who-had-bovine-bioprosthetic-valve-implantation
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Jehard Hashoul, Waleed Saliba, Irina Bloch, Haneen Jabaly-Habib
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by rapidly progressing dementia, general neurologic deterioration, and death. When the leading symptoms are visual disturbances, it is termed as the Heidenhain variant of CJD (HvCJD). CJD was reported following prion-contaminated pericardium transplants but never after bovine bioprosthetic cardiac valve. In this case report, we describe HvCJD in a patient who had a bovine bioprosthetic cardiac valve implant. An 82-year-old-woman was referred to neuro-ophthalmology clinic for unexplained visual loss that started 1 month previously...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903471/bovine-pericardium-as-new-technical-option-for-in-situ-reconstruction-of-aortic-graft-infection
#8
Brigitta Lutz, Christian Reeps, Gabor Biro, Christoph Knappich, Alexander Zimmermann, Hans-Henning Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: Alloplastic aortic graft infection is a devastating complication following aortic surgery. It is associated with excessively high mortality and morbidity caused by anastomotic rupture or septicemia. Many authors consider in situ replacement after complete surgical graft removal as the method of choice. However, there is an ongoing debate about the most suitable material for reconstruction. We present our first experiences with replacing the descending and infra-renal aorta using custom-made bovine pericardium grafts...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900083/primary-malignant-pericardial-mesothelioma-with-increased-serum-mesothelin-diagnosed-by-surgical-pericardial-resection-a-case-report
#9
Takeyuki Kurosawa, Keishi Sugino, Kazutoshi Isobe, Yoshinobu Hata, Yuri Fukasawa, Sakae Homma
A 37-year-old female smoker without a history of exposure to asbestos was referred to our hospital with persistent pericardial effusion. Chest computed tomography imaging examination revealed an irregular thickened pericardium with large amounts of pericardial effusion and a small pleural effusion. Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography imaging demonstrated intrapericardial FDG accumulation. Blood tests revealed an increase in serum mesothelin levels. Examination of a surgically resected specimen revealed a grayish-white thickening of the pericardium, with a straw-colored mucinous pericardial effusion...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885377/-partial-pericardium-defect-with-a-cardiac-heart-diverticulum-and-extensive-intrauterine-hypoxic-myocardial-lesions
#10
J Rehkämper, E Wardelmann, K-M Müller
The autopsy of a fetus at 23 weeks gestational age revealed a partial pericardial defect with subsequent herniation of parts of the left ventricle. The myocard was impinged by the fibrous rim of the residual pericardium. Microscopic examination showed signs of recurrent myocardial infarctions with necrosis, calcification, fibrosis and prominent deposition of iron.Partial pericardial defects result from incomplete fusion of the pleuropericardial membrane and may lead to myocardial infarction via compression of the coronary arteries...
November 24, 2016: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881694/transdiaphragmatic-pericardiectomy-in-dogs
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M De Ridder, A Kitshoff, N Devriendt, M Or, A Rubio-Guzman, H de Rooster
In patients with recurrent pericardial effusions, pericardiectomy is indicated. The purpose of this study was to describe a transdiaphragmatic approach for subtotal pericardiectomy in dogs and to evaluate its feasibility. In total, 20 canine cadavers weighing less than 10 kg (group S) and 20 weighing more than 20 kg (group L) were used. Within each group, half underwent a subphrenic pericardiectomy via an intercostal approach and half via a transdiaphragmatic approach. For each approach and within each weight group, the percentage of resected pericardium was calculated and compared...
November 23, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879614/getting-a-better-look-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-versus-transdiaphragmatic-pericardial-window-for-penetrating-thoracoabdominal-trauma-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
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Jamie E Anderson, Edgardo S Salcedo, Kacie M Rounds, Joseph M Galante
BACKGROUND: In penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma, it is necessary to evaluate both the pericardial fluid and the diaphragm directly. Transdiaphragmatic pericardial windows (TDWs) provide direct access to the pericardium and diaphragm but expose the patient to the risks of laparotomy. We hypothesize that transabdominal laparoscopic pericardial windows (LPWs) are a safe and effective alternative to TDWs in stable patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study of stable patients with thoracoabdominal penetrating trauma at a level I trauma center between January 2007 and June 2015, comparing outcomes after TDW versus LPW...
December 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876674/brief-report-a-survey-of-thymic-carcinoma-management-patterns-among-international-thymic-malignancy-interest-group-itmig-physicians-with-consensus-from-the-thymic-carcinoma-working-group
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Annemarie Shepherd, Gregory Riely, Frank Detterbeck, Charles B Simone, Usman Ahmad, James Huang, Robert Korst, Arun Rajan, Andreas Rimner
INTRODUCTION: Thymic carcinomas are rare epithelial malignancies with limited data to guide management. METHODS: In order to identify areas of agreement and variability in current clinical practice, a 16-question electronic survey was given to members of the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG). Areas of controversy were discussed with the Thymic Carcinoma Working Group and consensus was achieved, as described. RESULTS: One hundred ITMIG members responded...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873481/a-case-of-pulmonary-cryptococcosis-with-large-pericardial-effusion-diagnosed-using-cervical-lymph-node-biopsy
#14
Xuchun Liu, Wei Jia, Shubin Huang, Gengyun Sun
Pulmonary cryptococcosis (PC) is a relatively rare infectious disease. It mainly involves the lungs; however, in some patients, the infection could spread to other parts of the body. PC mostly occurs in patients with immune deficiencies. However, PC infections have been reported in non-immunocompromised patients. The diagnosis of PC is challenging in patients without immune deficiencies. Here, the case of a 27-year-old immunocompetent woman who was diagnosed with PC was report. She had unexplained fever and a history of close contact with poultry feathers...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867925/a-stable-secondary-gliosarcoma-with-extensive-systemic-metastases-a-case-report
#15
Tae-Min Choi, Young-Jun Cheon, Tae-Young Jung, Kyung-Hwa Lee
A 63-year-old man complained of intermittent motor weakness of his arm. The magnetic resonance image (MRI) of his brain displayed a high signal lesion in right cingulate gyrus on T2 weighted image. One year later, he showed a stuporous mental status with repeated seizures, and the follow-up brain MRI showed heterogeneously enhanced mass associated with bleeding. He was treated with surgery and radiotherapy for secondary glioblastomas in right cingulate gyrus. One year more later, a mass recurred on the left frontal base, and gliosarcoma was diagnosed...
October 2016: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863892/pericarditis-mimicking-brugada-syndrome-a-case-report
#16
Manuel Monti, Giulia Olivi, Francesca Francavilla, Francesco Borgognoni
INTRODUCTION: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a genetic heart disorder due to alteration of the ion channels function that causes an impaired in the cardiac conduction system. It is characterized by an abnormal electrocardiogram pattern and may be complicated by malignant ventricular arrhythmias. Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium and 90% of isolated cases of acute pericarditis are idiopathic or viral. Acute pericarditis may appears with chest pain, fever, pericardial friction rub, and cardiac tamponade...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845836/diffuse-pulmonary-lymphangiomatosis-mdct-findings-after-direct-lymphangiography
#17
Xiaoli Sun, Wenbin Shen, Song Xia, Tingguo Wen, Rengui Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the findings of MDCT performed after direct lymphangiography in patients with diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three patients (13 male and 10 female patients) diagnosed with diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis on the basis of clinical features and findings from imaging, bronchoscopy, and pathologic analysis were retrospectively evaluated. All patients underwent pulmonary MDCT after direct lymphangiography, surgical operation or open lung biopsy, and histopathologic examination...
November 15, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845391/effect-of-bovine-pericardial-extracellular-matrix-scaffold-niche-on-seeded-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-function
#18
Zhi Zhao Liu, Maelene L Wong, Leigh G Griffiths
Numerous studies have focused on generation of unfixed bovine pericardium (BP) extracellular matrix (ECM) for clinical application. However, the extent to which maintenance of native ECM niche is capable of directing behavior of repopulating cells remains relatively unexplored. By exploiting the sidedness of BP scaffolds (i.e., serous or fibrous surface), this study aims to determine the effect of ECM niche preservation on cellular repopulation using different scaffold generation methods. BP underwent either sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) decellularization or stepwise, solubilization-based antigen removal using amidosulfobetaine-14 (ASB-14)...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834419/limitations-and-options-using-resorbable-versus-nonresorbable-membranes-for-successful-guided-bone-regeneration
#19
Nikolaos K Soldatos, Popi Stylianou, Vasiliki P Koidou, Nikola Angelov, Raymond Yukna, Georgios E Romanos
OBJECTIVE: Deficient bony ridges often complicate the implant treatment plan. Several treatment modalities are used to regenerate bone, including guided bone regeneration (GBR). The purpose of this study was to summarize the knowledge on different types of membranes available and currently used in GBR procedures in a staged approach or with simultaneous implant placement. The primary role of the membranes is to exclude epithelial and connective tissue cells from the wound area to be regenerated, and to create and maintain the space into which pluripotential and osteogenic cells are free to migrate...
November 10, 2016: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828851/a-case-report-of-a-giant-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-in-a-young-man
#20
Die Hu, Dao-Quan Peng, Xiang-Ping Li, Bi-Lian Yu
INTRODUCTION: Localized pericardium restriction is a rare disease and likely to be unrecognized owing to the atypical manifestation, even after diagnostic avenues are exhausted. Recognizing the red flags of the disease could timely spark a preliminary suspicion of the disease and thus contribute to the early application of relevant examinations. CASE PRESENTATION: We will here report a case of a 21-year-old young man with a giant right ventricular outflow tract...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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