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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340160/safety-of-fluoroscopy-guided-transseptal-approach-for-ablation-of-left-sided-arrhythmias
#1
Zviad Matoshvili, Hamid Bastani, Tara Bourke, Frieder Braunschweig, Nikola Drca, Kristjan Gudmundsson, Per Insulander, Anette Jemtrén, Göran Kennebäck, Ott Saluveer, Jonas Schwieler, Jari Tapanainen, Christer Wredlert, Mats Jensen-Urstad
Aims: The transseptal approach is used for left atrial access during the ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) and other left-sided arrhythmia substrates. Transseptal puncture (TP) is commonly performed with fluoroscopic guidance, contrast injection, and pressure monitoring. In many centres, additional techniques [intracardiac echocardiography (ICE), transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE), radiofrequency needle] are used to facilitate TP but its use adds costs. In this retrospective study, we studied the safety and complication rate when TP was routinely done with fluoroscopic guidance, contrast injection, and pressure monitoring using ICE or TEE only in selected cases...
March 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332897/characteristics-of-non-smoking-adult-asthma-patients-with-chronic-airflow-limitation
#2
TunnRen Tay, Xuening Choo, Rosna Ihsan, Hsiao Peng Toh, Hang Siang Wong, Augustine Tee
OBJECTIVE: Chronic airflow limitation (CAL) can develop in a subgroup of patients with asthma. Characterising these patients is important because reduced lung function is a risk factor for adverse asthma outcomes. We hypothesised that heterogeneity in patients with CAL may be influenced by age at asthma onset. We first compared never-smoking asthma patients with and without CAL, and subsequently examined the differences between patients with late and early-onset asthma within the CAL cohort...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329276/demonstration-of-infective-endocarditis-by-cardiac-ct-and-transoesophageal-echocardiography-comparison-with-intra-operative-findings
#3
Hyun Jung Koo, Dong Hyun Yang, Joon-Won Kang, Joo Yeon Lee, Dae-Hee Kim, Jong-Min Song, Duk-Hyun Kang, Jae-Kwan Song, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae-Won Lee, Tae-Hwan Lim
Aims: We aimed to compare imaging findings of infective endocarditis between computed tomography (CT) and transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) using surgical inspection as a reference standard. Methods and results: Forty-nine patients (aged 54 ± 17 years, 69% men) who underwent pre-operative CT and TEE for infective endocarditis were included. Twelve of these patients had prosthetic valve endocarditis. Imaging findings of infective endocarditis were classified as vegetation, leaflet perforation, abscess/pseudoaneurysm, and paravalvular leakage...
February 23, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328718/validity-of-daily-and-weekly-self-reported-training-load-measures-in-adolescent-athletes
#4
Padraic J Phibbs, Gregory Roe, Ben Jones, Dale B Read, Jonathon Weakley, Joshua Darrall-Jones, Kevin Till
Phibbs, PJ, Roe, G, Jones, B, Read, DB, Weakley, J, Darrall-Jones, J, and Till, K. Validity of daily and weekly self-reported training load measures in adolescent athletes. J Strength Cond Res 31(4): 1121-1126, 2017-The primary aim of the study was to assess the level of agreement between the criterion session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE30min) and a practical measure of a self-reported Web-based training load questionnaire 24 hours after training (sRPE24h) in adolescent athletes. The secondary aim was to assess the agreement between weekly summated sRPE24h values (∑sRPE24h) and a weekly Web-based training diary (sRPEweekly) for all field-based training accumulated on a subsequent training week...
April 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327502/reported-energy-intake-accuracy-compared-to-doubly-labeled-water-and-usability-of-the-mobile-food-record-among-community-dwelling-adults
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Carol J Boushey, Melissa Spoden, Edward J Delp, Fengqing Zhu, Marc Bosch, Ziad Ahmad, Yurii B Shvetsov, James P DeLany, Deborah A Kerr
The mobile Food Record (mFR) is an image-based dietary assessment method for mobile devices. The study primary aim was to test the accuracy of the mFR by comparing reported energy intake (rEI) to total energy expenditure (TEE) using the doubly labeled water (DLW) method. Usability of the mFR was assessed by questionnaires before and after the study. Participants were 45 community dwelling men and women, 21-65 years. They were provided pack-out meals and snacks and encouraged to supplement with usual foods and beverages not provided...
March 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327031/-dedicated-district-nursing-team-gave-the-best-care-in-the-world
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Nothing has ever been too much trouble for the district nurse team operating out of Tennant Street Medical Practice in Stockton-on-Tees, who cared for my wife Maureen for nearly four years.
March 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326754/supporting-imaging-modalities-for-improving-diagnosis-of-prosthesis-endocarditis-preliminary-results-of-a-single-center-experience-with-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
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Anna Kokalova, Angelo M Dell'AQUILA, Nemanja Avramovic, Sven Martens, Christian Wenning, Jürgen R Sindermann
AIM: The aim of current study was to evaluate the role of PET-CT in the diagnosis of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE). METHODS: This is a single-center study including 13 PET/CT examinations performed between February 2009 and March 2016 in 13 patients (76.9% men, mean age 68.1 years, IQR 11.1) because of suspect of PVE. Median interval time between first operation and PET/CT examination was 19.02 months (lQR 85.5). Final diagnosis was made according to pathological criteria (histological and microbiological) of the Duke classification...
March 21, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325528/towards-the-implementation-of-breastfeeding-related-health-services-in-community-pharmacies-pharmacists-perspectives
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Tin Fei Sim, H Laetitia Hattingh, Jillian Sherriff, Lisa B G Tee
BACKGROUND: The scope of community pharmacy practice has expanded over the years. Pharmacists are now involved in the provision of a range of professional services. Pharmacists have regular contact with breastfeeding women, and are perceived as easily accessible, trusted health advisors. There is limited information on factors needed to be considered when implementing breastfeeding-related services in pharmacies to meet the needs of this population group. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore community pharmacists' perspectives on the implementation of breastfeeding-related services, the factors to consider and the required implementation strategies in community pharmacies...
March 10, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325408/hemorrhagic-lip-and-oral-mucosal-blisters
#9
Yee Leng Teoh, Shang-Ian Tee, Audrey Wei Hsia Tan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324129/detection-of-tetrabromobisphenol-a-and-its-mono-and-dimethyl%C3%A2-derivatives-in-fish-sediment-and-suspended-particulate-matter-from-european-freshwaters-and-estuaries
#10
Matthias Kotthoff, Heinz Rüdel, Heinrich Jürling
An analytical method was developed for the determination of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA), 3,3',5,5'-tetrabromobisphenol-A-monomethyl ether (MM-TBBPA) and 3,3',5,5'-tetrabromobisphenol-A-dimethyl ether (DM-TBBPA), and its valid application on fish muscle matrix (bream and sole), suspended particulate matter (SPM) and surface sediment layer samples, using only 0.5 g sample material, is demonstrated. Here, for the first time, DM-TBBPA could be determined by an LC-MS/MS-based method applying atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI), using the same sample extracts for all three analytes...
March 21, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323763/prospective-randomized-clinical-trial-investigating-the-effect-of-the-reamer-irrigator-aspirator-on-the-volume-of-embolic-load-and-respiratory-function-during-intramedullary-nailing-of-femoral-shaft-fractures
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Jeremy A Hall, Michael D McKee, Milena R Vicente, Zachary A Morison, Niloofar Dehghan, Christine E Schemitsch, Hans J Kreder, Brad Petrisor, Emil H Schemitsch
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine whether the use of the Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator (RIA) device resulted in a decreased amount of fat emboli compared with standard reaming (SR) when performing intramedullary (IM) nailing of femoral shaft fractures. DESIGN: Prospective randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Multi-centered trial, level I trauma centers. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: All eligible patients who presented to participating institutions with an isolated femoral shaft fracture amenable to fixation with antegrade IM nailing...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323614/a-chloroplast-retrograde-signal-3-phosphoadenosine-5-phosphate-acts-as-a-secondary-messenger-in-abscisic-acid-signaling-in-stomatal-closure-and-germination
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Wannarat Pornsiriwong, Gonzalo M Estavillo, Kai Xun Chan, Estee E Tee, Diep Ganguly, Peter A Crisp, Su Yin Phua, Chenchen Zhao, Jiaen Qiu, Jiyoung Park, Miing Tiem Yong, Nazia Nisar, Arun Kumar Yadav, Benjamin Schwessinger, John Rathjen, Christopher I Cazzonelli, Philippa B Wilson, Matthew Gilliham, Zhong-Hua Chen, Barry J Pogson
Organelle-nuclear retrograde signaling regulates gene expression, but its roles in specialized cells and integration with hormonal signaling remain enigmatic. Here we show that the SAL1-PAP (3'-phosphoadenosine 5'- phosphate) retrograde pathway interacts with abscisic acid (ABA) signaling to regulate stomatal closure and seed germination in Arabidopsis. Genetically or exogenously manipulating PAP bypasses the canonical signaling components ABA Insensitive 1 (ABI1) and Open Stomata 1 (OST1); priming an alternative pathway that restores ABA-responsive gene expression, ROS bursts, ion channel function, stomatal closure and drought tolerance in ost1-2...
March 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322733/quantitative-analysis-of-retinal-structure-using-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-in-rpgr-associated-retinopathy
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James J L Tee, Joseph Carroll, Andrew R Webster, Michel Michaelides
PURPOSE: Quantification of retinal structure and progression using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) in patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) associated with retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator gene (RPGR) mutations DESIGN: Retrospective observational case series METHODS: Setting: Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom. SUBJECTS: Both eyes of 32 patients. SDOCT follow-up period of >1 year (3.1±1.4 years). OUTCOME MEASURES: Ellipsoid zone (EZ) width (EZW), outer nuclear layer (ONL) and inner retinal layer (IRL) thickness measurements...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320479/correlates-of-circulating-ovarian-cancer-early-detection-markers-and-their-contribution-to-discrimination-of-early-detection-models-results-from-the-epic-cohort
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Renée T Fortner, Allison F Vitonis, Helena Schock, Anika Hüsing, Theron Johnson, Raina N Fichorova, Titilayo Fashemi, Hidemi S Yamamoto, Anne Tjønneland, Louise Hansen, Kim Overvad, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Marina Kvaskoff, Gianluca Severi, Heiner Boeing, Antonia Trichopoulou, Vassiliki Benetou, Carlo La Vecchia, Domenico Palli, Sabina Sieri, Rosario Tumino, Giuseppe Matullo, Amalia Mattiello, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Petra H Peeters, Elisabete Weiderpass, Inger Torhild Gram, Mie Jareid, J Ramón Quirós, Eric J Duell, Maria-Jose Sánchez, María Dolores Chirlaque, Eva Ardanaz, Nerea Larrañaga, Björn Nodin, Jenny Brändstedt, Annika Idahl, Kay-Tee Khaw, Naomi Allen, Marc Gunter, Mattias Johansson, Laure Dossus, Melissa A Merritt, Elio Riboli, Daniel W Cramer, Rudolf Kaaks, Kathryn L Terry
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer early detection markers CA125, CA15.3, HE4, and CA72.4 vary between healthy women, limiting their utility for screening. METHODS: We evaluated cross-sectional relationships between lifestyle and reproductive factors and these markers among controls (n = 1910) from a nested case-control study in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Improvements in discrimination of prediction models adjusting for correlates of the markers were evaluated among postmenopausal women in the nested case-control study (n = 590 cases)...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318443/cardiac-ct-imaging-for-ischemic-stroke-current-and-evolving-clinical-applications
#15
Jin Hur, Byoung Wook Choi
While the etiology of ischemic stroke is heterogeneous, approximately 20%-40% of all stroke cases result from cardiac or aortic origin. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become the reference standard modality for the detection of potential sources of cerebral embolism. Because of the advances in computed tomographic (CT) technology, cardiac CT can be used in the evaluation of potential cardioembolic sources. During the past decade, cardiac CT has been tested and compared with TEE for the diagnosis of cardioembolic sources...
April 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304079/endoscope-or-microscope-guided-pediatric-tympanoplasty-comparison-of-grafting-technique-and-outcome
#16
Adrian L James
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To review experience from the introduction of totally endoscopic ear surgery (TEES) to a pediatric tympanoplasty practice to identify factors influencing technique selection and successful outcome. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Analysis of prospectively acquired data from a consecutive series of 295 surgeries for tympanic membrane perforation over a 12-year period. Success of perforation closure was compared between microscope and TEES grafting techniques...
March 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303634/novel-integrated-3d-multidetector-computed-tomography-and-fluoroscopy-fusion-for-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-procedures
#17
A K Roy, J Horvilleur, B Cormier, M Cazalas, L Fernandez, M Patane, A Neylon, M Spaziano, F J Sawaya, T Arai, E Bouvier, T Hovasse, T Lefèvre, B Chevalier, P Garot
OBJECTIVES: This report demonstrates the application and feasibility of novel 3D-MDCT real-time fusion technology with fluoroscopy, for left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion procedures. BACKGROUND: A successful LAA occlusion procedure relies on multiple imaging modalities, including TEE or 3D-MDCT, and fluoroscopy. Effectively integrating these imaging modalities may improve implantation safety and success. To our knowledge this technique has not been previously described for LAA occlusions...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295964/respiratory-virus-infection-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-in-a-tropical-center-predictive-value-of-the-immunodeficiency-scoring-index
#18
Lin Wang, John Allen, Colin Diong, Yeow-Tee Goh, Sathish Gopalakrishnan, Aloysius Ho, William Hwang, Francesca Lim, Lynette Oon, Thuan-Tong Tan, Yeh-Ching Linn, Ban-Hock Tan
BACKGROUND: Respiratory virus infection (RVI) is a prevalent infection in patients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) and can result in significant morbidity and mortality. Ability to assess the potential severity of RVI is important in the management of such patients. METHODS: We reviewed the cases of RVI in allo-HSCT recipients and explored the predictive value of the immunodeficiency scoring index (ISI) established for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and its applicability for RVI caused by other respiratory viruses...
March 10, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295609/serum-galectin-3-level-as-a-marker-of-thrombogenicity-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Duygu Kocyigit, Kadri Murat Gurses, Muhammed Ulvi Yalcin, Hande Canpinar, Ugur Canpolat, Banu Evranos, Hikmet Yorgun, Necla Ozer, Dicle Guc, Kudret Aytemir
BACKGROUND: Left atrial appendage flow velocity (LAAFV) and presence of spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) have been reported to be predictors of thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Galectin-3 is a biomarker reflecting pro-inflammatory status, whose role in AF has recently drawn attention, particularly in persistent AF population. AIM: In this study we aimed to investigate the association between serum galectin-3 levels and echocardiographic predictors of thromboembolism in persistent AF patients...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292517/a-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-method-based-on-post-column-derivatization-for-automated-analysis-of-urinary-hexanal-and-heptanal
#20
Di Chen, Jun Ding, Ming-Ke Wu, Tian-Yi Zhang, Chu-Bo Qi, Yu-Qi Feng
A fully automated in-tube solid phase microextraction/liquid chromatography-post column derivatization-mass spectrometry (in-tube SPME/LC-PCD-MS) method was developed for the analysis of urinary hexanal and heptanal. Online in-tube SPME enabled effective enrichment of the low level aldehydes and elimination of matrix interferences. PCD could be simply realized by mixing the LC elute and hydroxylamine hydrochloride (HAHC) solution with just a tee. The peak broadening and loss in separation efficiency associated with post column dead-volume could be ignored and even completely eliminated by employing suitable PCD configuration...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
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