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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329164/large-animal-model-of-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-in-pacing-induced-end-stage-heart-failure
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Marcin Malinowski, Alistair G Proudfoot, David Langholz, Lenora Eberhart, Michael Brown, Hans Schubert, Jeremy Wodarek, Tomasz A Timek
OBJECTIVES: Functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) is common in patients with advanced heart failure and frequently complicates left ventricular assist device implantation yet remains poorly understood. We set out to establish large animal model of FTR that could serve as a research platform to investigate the pathogenesis of FTR associated with end-stage heart failure. METHODS: : Through right thoracotomy, ten adult sheep underwent implantation of pacemaker with epicardial LV lead, five sonomicrometry crystals on the right ventricle, and left and right ventricular telemetry pressure sensors during a beating heart off-pump procedure...
February 21, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325745/aid-in-dying-laws-and-the-physician-s-duty-to-inform
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Mara Buchbinder
On 19 July 2016, three medical organisations filed a federal lawsuit against representatives from several Vermont agencies over the Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act. The law is similar to aid-in-dying (AID) laws in four other US states, but the lawsuit hinges on a distinctive aspect of Vermont's law pertaining to patients' rights to information. The lawsuit raises questions about whether, and under what circumstances, there is an ethical obligation to inform terminally ill patients about AID as an end-of-life option...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323223/robotic-assisted-conservative-excision-of-retrocervical-rectal-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis-a-case-series
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Alfredo Ercoli, Emma Bassi, Stefania Ferrari, Daniela Surico, Anna Fagotti, Francesco Fanfani, Fiorenzo De Cicco, Nicola Surico, Giovanni Scambia
Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is a complex disease that impairs the quality of life and the fertility of women. Colorectal DIE accounts for 70% to 93% of all the intestinal endometriotic sites and frequently needs a surgical approach. However, the indications for the surgical management of this condition are still controversial. From March 2010 to June 2014, we scheduled 33 consecutive patients presenting with retrocervical-rectal DIE of any diameter not involving the mucosa nor producing rectal stenosis > 50% for laparoscopic robotic assisted nerve-sparing rectal nodulectomy (LRN)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323195/left-ventricular-assist-device-related-infections-a-multicentric-study
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S Siméon, E Flécher, M Revest, M Niculescu, J-C Roussel, M Michel, P Leprince, P Tattevin
OBJECTIVES: Implantable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a major therapeutic progress for end-stage heart failure in selected patients. As their use is expanding, infectious complications are emerging, with limited data available to guide their management. We aimed to better characterize LVAD-related infections. METHODS: We enrolled all consecutive patients diagnosed with LVAD-related infections in 3 referral centers in France, using standardized definition of infections in patients with LVAD...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303990/diagnostic-dilemma-of-granulomatous-inflammation-in-cancer-patients
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Azizullah Khan Dhiloo, Aun Raza, Naseem Akhtar, Waleed Zafar, Faisal Sultan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of granulomatous inflammation on histopathological findings amongst cancer patients and correlating them with tuberculosis. METHODS: The retrospective review was conducted at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan, and comprised medical records of cancer patients with a histopathological finding of granulomatous inflammation between January 2010 and December 2015. Data was reviewed, including clinical history, availability of acid fast bacilli stain on tissue and mycobacterium tuberculosis culture results...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301700/implementing-california-s-law-on-assisted-dying
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Ruchika Mishra
On October 5, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown approved bill ABX2 15, the End of Life Option Act, making California the fifth state in the country to allow physician-assisted dying. The law was modeled after Oregon's 1997 Death with Dignity Act. When the legislative special session ended on March 10, 2016, California health care providers had only ninety days to respond to the state mandate before the law would take effect, on June 9, 2016. Experience with the law so far suggests several challenges with implementation...
March 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296740/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-communicating-bronchopulmonary-foregut-malformation-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hongxia Ren, Liqiong Duan, Baohong Zhao, Xiaoxia Wu, Hongyi Zhang, Caixia Liu
RATIONALE: Communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformation (CBPFM) is a rare congenital malformation involving both the digestive and respiratory systems. To our best knowledge, most cases of CBPFM reported in the literature were in infancy or adulthood and CBPFM in infantile is even rarer with a high case-fatality rate partly due to misdiagnosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: We presented 2 cases of neonatal CBPFM. A 11-hour male newborn was admitted because of moaning for 7 hours, and a 1-day male newborn was referred to us with profuse foams, choking on breast-milk feeding and facial cyanosis...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292790/can-medical-assistance-in-dying-harm-rural-and-remote-palliative-care-in-canada
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Andrew Collins, Brendan Leier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290943/bereaved-military-dependent-spouses-and-children-those-left-behind-in-a-decade-of-war-2001-2011
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Stephen J Cozza, Joscelyn E Fisher, Jing Zhou, Jill Harrington-LaMorie, Lareina La Flair, Carol S Fullerton, Robert J Ursano
BACKGROUND: U.S. military service members die from a variety of causes (i.e., accidents, combat, illnesses, homicide, suicide, and terrorism) while on duty and in greater numbers during times of war, leaving behind bereaved dependent family members. Identifying characteristics of these dependent families improves our understanding of their unique needs, helps educate service providers who offer assistance to these surviving family members, and better informs policy addressing their health and well-being...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285495/pharmacological-interventions-for-acute-hepatitis-c-infection-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Maria Kalafateli, Elena Buzzetti, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a single-stranded RNA (ribonucleic acid) virus that has the potential to cause inflammation of the liver. The traditional definition of acute HCV infection is the first six months following infection with the virus. Another commonly used definition of acute HCV infection is the absence of HCV antibody and subsequent seroconversion (presence of HCV antibody in a person who was previously negative for HCV antibody). Approximately 40% to 95% of people with acute HCV infection develop chronic HCV infection, that is, have persistent HCV RNA in their blood...
March 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282677/-physician-assisted-suicide-survey-on-%C3%A2-217-stgb-in-germany
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Julia Zenz, Ruth Rissing-van Saan, Michael Zenz
Background In late 2015, Germany passed a law (§ 217 StGB) prohibiting persons from aiding others in committing suicide on a regular, repetitive basis. Despite intensive societal debate and surveys about assisted dying, the present study was the first to examine attitudes towards the new legal regulation among professionals. Methods In early 2016, all participants of a congress on palliative care received a one-page anonymous questionnaire to complete until the end of the conference. The questionnaire consisted of questions regarding assisted suicide and the new law...
March 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281365/seasons-and-als-time-of-death
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Susana Pinto, Mamede De Carvalho
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory complications are the main cause of death in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Season-associated-death risk was not addressed before. OBJECTIVE: To assess month/season-associated death risk in ALS. METHODS: We included all patients followed in our unit who died before 1 January 2016, excluding those with uncertain information. A χ(2) test assessed differences between months/seasons. A two-step cluster analysis explored the significant survival independent factors...
March 10, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273002/agency-behind-bars-advance-care-planning-with-aging-and-dying-offenders
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Sara Sanders, Meredith Stensland, Kim Juraco
Aging and terminally ill individuals in U.S. prisons are increasing, making critical the need for appropriate end-of-life (EOL) care and advance care planning (ACP). Applying Bandura's Agentic perspective, we examined 20 aging/dying offenders' EOL preferences and ACP. Findings include six themes: Decisions in the shadow of the past, What works best for me, Feeling blessed, What is really going on, Can anyone be trusted, and Turning agency over to someone else. This study provides critical information that will assist professionals who work with dying offenders, as it presents a vivid illustration of their dying process...
March 8, 2017: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271700/the-actual-role-of-robotics-in-the-management-of-endometriosis
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Vito Cela, Maria E Obino, Claudia Sergiampietri, Giovanna Simi, Francesca Papini, Sara Pinelli, Letizia Freschi, Paolo G Artini
The advent of robot-assisted laparoscopy (RAL) represents an important innovation and has opened new perspectives for treatment of endometriosis, in particular in deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). RAL could offer several technical advantages in treating this complex disease, such as 3D vision, tremor filtration and better surgical ergonomy, would be able to improve surgical performances without increasing in surgical time, blood loss, intra- and postoperative complications and it reduces the rates of conversion to laparotomy...
March 7, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268010/first-experiences-with-heartmate-3-follow-up-and-adverse-events
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Jasmin S Hanke, Günes Dogan, Sebastian V Rojas, Amelie Zoch, Christina Feldmann, Ezin Deniz, Murat Avsar, Gregor Warnecke, Axel Haverich, Jan D Schmitto
BACKGROUND: The novel HeartMate 3 (HM3) left ventricular assist device (LVAD) received its CE mark in October 2015. It is a new compact LVAD featuring fully magnetically levitated pump, artificial pulse, large pump gaps, and a modular driveline. Here, we present outcomes and adverse events of a single-center cohort 6 months after HM3 implantation. METHODS: We retrospectively studied a patient cohort of 27 patients who were supported with the HM3 at a single institution...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267034/effectiveness-of-psychosocial-interventions-in-reducing-grief-experienced-by-family-carers-of-people-with-dementia-a-systematic-review
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Sally Wilson, Christine Toye, Samar Aoun, Susan Slatyer, Wendy Moyle, Elizabeth Beattie
BACKGROUND: Family carers of people living and dying with dementia experience grief. The prevalence, predictors and associated factors of grief in this population have been identified, and psychosocial interventions to decrease grief symptoms have been implemented. However, the effect of psychosocial interventions on family carers' grief, loss or bereavement has not been examined. OBJECTIVE: To synthesize the existing evidence regarding the impact of psychosocial interventions to assist adjustment to grief, pre- and post-bereavement, for family carers of people with dementia...
March 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266662/clinical-correlates-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-monitoring-in-outpatients-with-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Marketa Hegarova, Milos Kubanek, Ivan Netuka, Jiri Maly, Zora Dorazilova, Tomas Gazdic, Janka Franekova, Vera Lanska, Vojtech Melenovsky, Josef Kautzner, Ivan Malek
BACKGROUND: B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a strong predictor of prognosis in chronic heart failure. We aimed to evaluate the clinical correlates and interpretation of BNP monitoring in LVAD out-patient recipients. METHODS: We performed a prospective study in 136 individuals after HeartMate II LVAD implantation. During follow-up they were divided into group A (severe adverse events requiring hospitalisation), group B (mild to moderate adverse events) and group C (an uneventful course)...
February 27, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259366/mechanical-support-with-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-va-short-term-and-long-term-prognosis-after-a-successful-weaning
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R García-Gigorro, E Renes-Carreño, J L Pérez-Vela, H Marín-Mateos, J Gutiérrez, M A Corrés-Peiretti, J F Delgado, E Pérez-de la Sota, J M Cortina-Romero, J C Montejo-González
OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) affords mechanical circulatory assistance associated to high mortality. However, weaning from such mechanical support may not imply improved short- or long-term survival. This study describes the characteristics and evolution of patients with refractory cardiogenic shock (RCS) subjected to venoarterial ECMO (VA-ECMO) in a hospital with a heart transplant program. DESIGN: A single-center, retrospective cohort study was carried out...
March 2, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258847/percutaneous-edge-to-edge-mitral-valve-repair-for-the-treatment-of-acute-mitral-regurgitation-complicating-myocardial-infarction-a-single-centre-experience
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Marianna Adamo, Salvatore Curello, Ermanna Chiari, Claudia Fiorina, Giuliano Chizzola, Marco Magatelli, Elisa Locantore, Giovanni Cuminetti, Carlo Lombardi, Aldo Manzato, Marco Metra, Federica Ettori
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence is available about MitraClip therapy in patients with acute mitral regurgitation (MR) complicating myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS AND RESULTS: Among 80 consecutive patients undergoing MitraClip treatment, 5 (6.3%) had been admitted for acute MI complicated by severe MR. Mean age was 73±6years and 3 were males. At the time of admission they were in cardiogenic shock (80%) or pulmonary oedema (20%), with severe MR, left ventricular dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254598/management-of-war-related-ballistic-craniocerebral-injuries-in-a-french-role-3-hospital-during-the-afghan-campaign
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Arnaud Dagain, Olivier Aoun, Julien Bordes, Cédric Roqueplo, Christophe Joubert, Pierre Esnault, Aurore Sellier, Jean-Marc Delmas, Nicolas Desse, Mathilde Fouet, Philippe Pernot, Renaud Dulou
INTRODUCTION: France deployed to Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014 within the International Security and Assistance Force. A French role 3 hospital was built in 2009 in the vicinity of Kabul International Airport (KaIA). The objectives of this study were to describe the epidemiology, management and outcome of war-related craniocerebral injuries during the Afghan campaign in a French role 3 hospital. METHODS: From March 1, 2010 to September 30, 2012, we conducted a retrospective descriptive study in Kabul, Afghanistan...
February 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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