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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432576/clinical-benefit-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-for-the-avoidance-of-pneumonectomy-assessment-in-12-consecutive-centrally-located-non-small-cell-lung-cancers
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Keizo Misumi, Hiroaki Harada, Norifumi Tsubokawa, Yasuhiro Tsutani, Kotaro Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Miyata, Yoshinori Yamashita, Morihito Okada
BACKGROUND: Considering that pneumonectomy itself is a disease, avoidance of pneumonectomy needs to be deliberated. Herein, we evaluated the role of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for avoidance of pneumonectomy in patients with centrally located locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS: Patients who underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy after being judged to require pneumonectomy by cancer board between 1997 and 2011 were retrospectively evaluated. RESULTS: Twelve patients, including 10 males and 2 females with median age 63...
April 21, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432057/imaging-and-modeling-of-acute-pressure-induced-changes-of-collagen-and-elastin-microarchitectures-in-pig-and-human-resistance-arteries
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Maria Bloksgaard, Thomas M Leurgans, Bart Spronck, Maarten Hg Heusinkveld, Bjarne Thorsted, Kristoffer Rosenstand, Inger Nissen, Ulla Melchior Hansen, Jonathan R Brewer, Luis A Bagatolli, Lars M Rasmussen, Akhmadjon Irmukhamedov, Koen D Reesink, Jo G R De Mey
The impact of disease related changes in the extracellular matrix (ECM) on the mechanical properties of human resistance arteries largely remains to be established. Resistance arteries from both pig and human parietal pericardium (PRA) display a different ECM microarchitecture compared to frequently used rodent mesenteric arteries. We hypothesized that the biaxial mechanics of PRA mirror pressure induced changes in the ECM microarchitecture. This was tested using isolated pig PRA as model system, integrating vital imaging, pressure myography and mathematical modeling...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431731/pericardial-conduit-for-pulmonary-artery-reconstruction-by-surgical-stapling
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Noriyuki Matsutani, Eiichi Kanai, Ryutaro Hanawa, Yusuke Takahashi, Hirofumi Uehara, Hisae Iinuma, Masafumi Kawamura
Pulmonary artery reconstruction in lung cancer surgery is an effective surgical method to avoid pneumonectomy that leads to longer survival times with few adverse effects. The pericardium is often used for the interposition of a prosthetic conduit. A pericardial conduit can be easily and precisely constructed by surgical stapling, which facilitates pulmonary artery reconstruction. In this report, the process and pitfalls of surgical stapling are described.
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430904/catheter-based-tricuspid-valve-replacement-first-experimental-data-of-a-newly-designed-bileaflet-stent-graft-prosthesis%C3%A2
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Henning F Lausberg, Rafal Gryszkiewicz, Maximilian Kuetting, Moritz Baumgaertner, Marcos Centola, Hans-Peter Wendel, Martina Nowak-Machen, David Schibilsky, Tobias Kruger, Christian Schlensak
OBJECTIVES: Moderate or severe degree tricuspid valve regurgitation (TVR) is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Surgical correction as the only therapeutic option offers unsatisfactory results. Recently, several interventional procedures have been introduced clinically in a limited cohort. We present our initial experiments with an innovative interventional valved stent graft for treatment of TVR. METHODS: A newly designed porcine pericardium-covered nitinol stent graft with a lateral bicuspid valve was adapted to size in a cadaver study...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430131/evaluation-of-tanshinone-iia-developmental-toxicity-in-zebrafish-embryos
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Tao Wang, Chengxi Wang, Qiong Wu, Kangdi Zheng, Jiaojiao Chen, Yutao Lan, Yao Qin, Wenjie Mei, Baoguo Wang
Tanshinone IIA (Tan-IIA) is derived from the dried roots of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, a traditional Chinese medicine. Although Salvia miltiorrhiza has been applied for many years, the toxicity of the mono-constituent of Salvia miltiorrhiza, tanshinone IIA, is still understudied. This study evaluated the cardiotoxicity and developmental malformations of Tan-IIA by using zebrafish normal embryos and dechorionated embryos. After treatment with Tan-IIA in different concentrations for four-day periods, obvious pericardial edema, spinal curvature, and even missing tails were observed in zebrafish embryos...
April 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427001/emergency-room-thoracotomy-for-acute-traumatic-cardiac-tamponade-caused-by-a-blunt-cardiac-injury-a-case-report
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Kenichiro Ishida, Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Nobutaka Iwasa, Masaro Nakae, Masayuki Sakaki, Yohei Ieki, Kyosuke Takahashi, Yumiko Shimahara, Taku Sogabe, Keiichiro Shimono, Mitsuhiro Noborio, Daikai Sadamitsu
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic blunt cardiac injuries have a high mortality rate, and prompt diagnosis and treatment can be lifesaving in cardiac tamponade. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 62-year-old man was transferred to the emergency department after a motor vehicle accident. He was hemodynamically unstable. A focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) showed pericardial fluid with right ventricular collapse consistent with cardiac tamponade in the subxiphoid view...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424841/dosimetric-predictors-of-radiation-induced-pericardial-effusion-in%C3%A2-esophageal-cancer
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Ichiro Ogino, Shigenobu Watanabe, Kentaro Sakamaki, Yuka Ogino, Chikara Kunisaki, Kazuo Kimura
PURPOSE: To evaluate the dose-volume parameters of the pericardium and heart in order to reduce the risk of radiation-induced pericardial effusion (PE) and symptomatic PE (SPE) in esophageal cancer patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy. METHODS: In 86 of 303 esophageal cancer patients, follow-up CT was obtained at least 24 months after concurrent chemoradiotherapy. Correlations between clinical factors, including risk factors for cardiac disease, dosimetric factors, and the incidence of PE and SPE after radiotherapy were analyzed using Cox proportional hazard regression analysis...
April 19, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423130/bovine-pericardial-patch-augmentation-of-one-insufficient-aortic-valve-cusp-with-twenty-three-year-positive-clinical-follow-up-independent-of-the-patch-degeneration
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Paulo Roberto Barbosa Evora, Lívia Arcêncio, Patrícia Martinez Evora, Antônio Carlos Menardi, Fernando Chahud
Scientific progress shall ultimately boost the current acceptance level for conservative aortic valve surgery. The present text aimed to report the 23-year long-term follow-up of one patient operated with bovine pericardium cusp extension. Growing confidence in the efficacy of the operation will allow a more expeditious indication for surgical treatment, as is already the case in mitral valve repair. This change of attitude will certainly make it possible for patients to be sent for operation in mild aortic valve regurgitation...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419224/avoiding-oesophageal-injury-during-cardiac-ablation-insights-gained-from-mediastinal-anatomy
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Devan Marar, Venkatraman Muthusamy, Subramaniam C Krishnan
Aims: This study investigates the lateral displacement of the oesophagus at the level of the left atrium (LA) in 11 cadavers. Methods and results: The study was conducted using human cadavers. An endotracheal stylet probe was inserted into the eosphagus. The pericardium overlying the posterior LA was fixed in place. The lateral movement of the oesophagus from side to side was recorded. The initial study method had the stylet probe extending to the gastroesophageal (GE) junction...
April 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418209/acupressure-as-adjuvant-treatment-for-the-inpatient-management-of-nausea-and-vomiting-in-early-pregnancy-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Aizura-Syafinaz Adlan, Kar Yoke Chooi, Noor Azmi Mat Adenan
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of acupressure at the Neiguan point (Pericardium [P]6) as adjuvant treatment during inpatient management of severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. METHODS: Low risk, spontaneously conceived singleton pregnancies were randomly assigned to a treatment group, who received an acupressure band placed at the Neiguan point (P6) or a placebo group who received an otherwise identical non-stimulating wristband. Participants wore the band for 12 h daily for the first three days of admission...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417483/primary-repair-of-complete-sternal-cleft-associated-with-absent-anterior-pericardium
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Amr A Arafat, Ayman A Sallam, Amr A Abdelwahab, Abdel-Hady M Taha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416103/a-new-twist-on-right-heart-failure-with-left-ventricular-assist-systems
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EDITORIAL
Brian A Houston, Keyur B Shah, Mandeep R Mehra, Ryan J Tedford
Despite significant efforts to predict and prevent right heart failure, it remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality after implantation of left ventricular assist systems (LVAS). In this Perspective, we review the underappreciated anatomic and physiologic principles that govern the relationship between left and right heart function and contribute to this phenomenon. This includes the importance of considering the right ventricle (RV) and pulmonary arterial circuit as a coupled system; the contribution of the left ventricle (LV) to RV contractile function and the potential negative impact of acutely unloading the LV; the influence of the pericardium and ventricular twist on septal function; the role of RV deformation in reduced mechanical efficiency after device placement; and the potential of ongoing stressors of an elevated right-sided preload...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414673/purulent-pericarditis-due-to-an-infected-pacemaker-lead
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Teresa Backes
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous drug users have a substantially increased risk of infective endocarditis, especially in the setting of implanted cardiac devices. Purulent pericarditis is a rare occurrence that can occur iatrogenically or through direct or hematogenous spread. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 75 year old man with a past medical history significant for hepatitis C, IV drug abuse, and sick sinus syndrome status post pacemaker was brought in by EMS with a chief complaint of diaphoresis and chest pain...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413578/epicardial-fat-in-the-maintenance-of-cardiovascular-health
#14
Yang Wu, Aijun Zhang, Dale J Hamilton, Tuo Deng
Epicardial fat is a unique adipose tissue located between the myocardium and the visceral layer of pericardium. This tissue is characterized by highly active fatty acid metabolism and highly expressed thermogenic genes. Epicardial fat and the underlying myocardium share the same microcirculation, suggesting a close and strong interaction between these two structures. Under physiological conditions, epicardial fat protects and supports the heart to exert its normal function. Many clinical studies have shown significant associations between increased amounts of epicardial fat and coronary artery disease (CAD)...
January 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403869/debulking-surgery-for-venous-hemangioma-arising-from-the-epicardium-report-of-a-case
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Daichi Shikata, Takahiro Nakagomi, Yujiro Yokoyama, Yukiko Yamada, Masato Nakajima, Toshio Oyama, Taichiro Goto
BACKGROUND: Cardiac hemangiomas are rare benign vascular tumors that can occur in any cardiac layer: endocardium, myocardium, or epicardium. Histologically, cardiac hemangiomas may be classified as capillary, cavernous, or arteriovenous; venous hemangiomas are extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old man reported experiencing precordial discomfort. Computed tomography revealed a massive tumor adjacent to the right ventricle. The right coronary artery was found to be located at the center of the tumor...
April 12, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396982/frequency-of-sternal-variations-in-living-individuals
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Rustu Turkay, Ercan Inci, Suna Ors, Mustafa Orhan Nalbant, Ilke Ali Gurses
PURPOSE: To evaluate the variations of the sternum and provide the prevalence of sternal foramen and its anatomical relationships. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 544 subjects ranging in age from 18 to 95 years were evaluated. Sternal variations, prevalence of sternal foramen and its anatomical relationships to mediastinal structures were examined with the axial, sagittal and coronal reformat images of the patients who underwent thoracic computerized tomography...
April 10, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396500/percutaneous-pericardial-resection-a-novel-potential-treatment-for-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Barry A Borlaug, Rickey E Carter, Vojtech Melenovsky, Christopher V DeSimone, Prakriti Gaba, Ammar Killu, Niyada Naksuk, Lilach Lerman, Samuel J Asirvatham
BACKGROUND: People with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction develop increases in left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic pressures during exercise that contribute to dyspnea. In normal open-chest animal preparations, the pericardium restrains LV filling when central blood volume increases. We hypothesized that resection of the pericardium using a minimally invasive epicardial approach would mitigate the increase in LV end-diastolic pressure that develops during volume loading in normal and diseased hearts with the chest intact...
April 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379649/grafts-in-glaucoma-surgery-a-review-of-the-literature
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Sahil Thakur, Parul Ichhpujani, Suresh Kumar
Patients with bleb leakage, dehiscence, or infection after trabeculectomy need urgent bleb salvaging to prevent vision loss. Patients who have undergone a glaucoma drainage device surgery may have tube erosion, which is yet another devastating and outcome-compromising complication. The bleb or the tube in such cases needs to be patched by a biologic tissue, which is roofed by the conjunctiva and acts as a barrier against external infections. Sclera, pericardium, cornea, and dura mater are the commonly used patch graft materials...
March 29, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376422/recurrent-constrictive-pericarditis-associated-with-seropositive-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report
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Daniela Votano, Geoffrey M Tsang, Margaret Ashton-Key, Laszlo Göbölös
INTRODUCTION: Constrictive pericarditis is an uncommon disease characterized by impaired diastolic filling of the ventricles, encased in a fibrotic pericardium resulting from an inflammatory process. Rheumatoid arthritis is a rare cause of constrictive pericarditis, usually due to a concomitant acute or chronic serositis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: This paper presents a unique case of recurrent constrictive pericarditis associated with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, requiring pericardiectomy and complicated three years later by recurrent fibrosis, demanding a second pericardiectomy...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374279/design-analysis-and-testing-of-a-novel-mitral-valve-for-transcatheter-implantation
#20
Selim Bozkurt, Georgia L Preston-Maher, Ryo Torii, Gaetano Burriesci
Mitral regurgitation is a common mitral valve dysfunction which may lead to heart failure. Because of the rapid aging of the population, conventional surgical repair and replacement of the pathological valve are often unsuitable for about half of symptomatic patients, who are judged high-risk. Transcatheter valve implantation could represent an effective solution. However, currently available aortic valve devices are inapt for the mitral position. This paper presents the design, development and hydrodynamic assessment of a novel bi-leaflet mitral valve suitable for transcatheter implantation...
April 3, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
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