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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930824/evaluating-the-morphology-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-by-a-transesophageal-echocardiographic-3-dimensional-printed-model
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Hongning Song, Qing Zhou, Lan Zhang, Qing Deng, Yijia Wang, Bo Hu, Tuantuan Tan, Jinling Chen, Yiteng Pan, Fazhi He
The novel 3-dimensional printing (3DP) technique has shown its ability to assist personalized cardiac intervention therapy. This study aimed to determine the feasibility of 3D-printed left atrial appendage (LAA) models based on 3D transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) data and their application value in treating LAA occlusions.Eighteen patients with transcatheter LAA occlusion, and preprocedure 3D TEE and cardiac computed tomography were enrolled. 3D TEE volumetric data of the LAA were acquired and postprocessed for 3DP...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920034/the-use-of-intraoperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-thoracic-aortic-dissection-due-to-chronic-cocaine-abuse
#2
Ali Dabbagh, Mohammad Kazem Arabnia, Mahnoosh Foroughi, Mehran Shahzamani, Hassan Rahmian
INTRODUCTION: Aortic dissection is a life threatening disease and is usually accompanied by a high rate of mortality and morbidity. Here we present a case report in which intraoperative tranesophageal echocardiography was used for intraoperative assessments of thoracic aortic dissection due to cocaine abuse. CASE PRESENTATION: A 45- year- old male was admitted to a university hospital due to severe chest pain. He was suffering from severe excruciating chest pain that had started after a psychological stress, leading to heavy cocaine abuse...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918617/right-ventricular-thrombosis-combined-with-fetal-death-and-acrocyanosis-in-pregnancy
#3
Feridoun Sabzi, Aghigh Heidari
Prepartum or postpartum right ventricular thrombosis (RVT) is an exceedingly rare and potentially lethal phenomenon in pregnancy. We here report a case of a pregnant patient with near term pregnancy admitted for dyspnea, amniotic fluids discharge and labor pain in a gynecology center that an eight-month dead fetus was diagnosed and delivered vaginally by induction. A post delivery period was complicated by aggravation of her dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain that she referred for further evaluation in our cardiac center...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913878/do-pancreatic-cancer-and-chronic-pancreatitis-share-the-same-genetic-risk-factors-a-pancreatic-disease-research-pandora-consortium-investigation
#4
Daniele Campa, Manuela Pastore, Gabriele Capurso, Thilo Hackert, Milena Di Leo, Jakob R Izbicki, Kay-Tee Khaw, Domenica Gioffreda, Juozas Kupcinskas, Claudio Pasquali, Peter Macinga, Rudolf Kaaks, Serena Stigliano, Petra H Peeters, Timothy J Key, Renata Talar-Wojnarowska, Pavel Vodicka, Roberto Valente, Yogesh K Vashist, Roberto Salvia, Ioannis Papaconstantinou, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Chiara Valsuani, Carlo Federico Zambon, Maria Gazouli, Irena Valantiene, Willem Niesen, Beatrice Mohelnikova-Duchonova, Kazuo Hara, Pavel Soucek, Ewa Malecka-Panas, H Bas Bueno-De-Mesquita, Theron Johnson, Herman Brenner, Francesca Tavano, Paola Fogar, Hidemi Ito, Cosimo Sperti, Katja Butterbach, Anna Latiano, Angelo Andriulli, Giulia Martina Cavestro, Olivier R C Busch, Frederike Dijk, William Greenhalf, Keitaro Matsuo, Carlo Lombardo, Oliver Strobel, Anna-Katharina König, Katarina Cuk, Hendrik Strothmann, Verena Katzke, Maurizio Cantore, Andrea Mambrini, Martin Oliverius, Raffaele Pezzilli, Stefano Landi, Federico Canzian
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a very aggressive tumor with a five-year survival of less than 6%. Chronic pancreatitis (CP), an inflammatory process in of the pancreas, is a strong risk factor for PDAC. Several genetic polymorphisms have been discovered as susceptibility loci for both CP and PDAC. Since CP and PDAC share consistent number of epidemiologic risk factors, the aim of this study was to investigate whether specific CP risk loci also contribute to PDAC susceptibility. We selected five common SNPs (rs11988997, rs379742, rs10273639 rs2995271 and rs12688220) that were identified as susceptibility markers for CP and analyzed them in 2,914 PDAC cases, 356 CP cases and 5,596 controls retrospectively collected in the context of the international PANDoRA consortium...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912804/assessment-of-nutritional-status-digestion-and-absorption-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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J E Witvliet-van Nierop, C M Lochtenberg-Potjes, N J Wierdsma, H J Scheffer, G Kazemier, K Ottens-Oussoren, M R Meijerink, M A E de van der Schueren
BACKGROUND AND AIM: To provide a comprehensive quantitative assessment of nutritional status, digestion and absorption, and quality of life (QoL) in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). METHODS: Sixteen patients with LAPC were prospectively assessed for weight loss (WL), body mass index (BMI), fat-free mass index (FFMI), handgrip strength (HGS), dietary macronutrient intake, serum vitamin levels, resting and total energy expenditure (REE and TEE, indirect calorimetry), intestinal absorption capacity and fecal losses (bomb calorimetry), exocrine pancreatic function (fecal elastase-1 (FE1)), and gastrointestinal quality of life (GIQLI)...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903935/glaucoma-and-intraocular-pressure-in-epic-norfolk-eye-study-cross-sectional-study
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Michelle P Y Chan, David C Broadway, Anthony P Khawaja, Jennifer L Y Yip, David F Garway-Heath, Jennifer M Burr, Robert Luben, Shabina Hayat, Nichola Dalzell, Kay-Tee Khaw, Paul J Foster
Objectives To report the distribution of intraocular pressure (IOP) by age and sex and the prevalence of glaucoma.Design Community based cross sectional observational study.Setting EPIC-Norfolk cohort in Norwich and the surrounding rural and urban areas.Participants 8623 participants aged 48-92 recruited from the community who underwent ocular examination to identify glaucoma.Main outcome measures Prevalence and characteristics of glaucoma, distribution of IOP, and the sensitivity and specificity of IOP for case finding for glaucoma...
September 13, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902646/a-massive-left-to-right-shunt-due-to-delayed-spontaneous-perforation-of-polyvinyl-alcohol-membrane-of-atrial-septal-occluder
#7
Serdar Bozyel, Tayfun Şahin, Emir Dervis, Müjdat Aktaş, Hüseyin Şaşkın
Percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD) has emerged as an alternative to surgery. A 54-yearold woman with a history of percutaneous ASD closure with a 30-mm Cardia Ultrasept septal occluder (Cardia Inc., Eagan, MN, USA) comprising 2 discs made of Nitinol wire mesh covered with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) membrane, was admitted to the hospital with unstable angina pectoris. In a routine examination, transthoracic echocardiography revealed a left-to-right shunt through the device. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) also demonstrated significant left-to-right shunt through the central portion of the prosthesis...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898453/echocardiographic-guidance-and-monitoring-of-left-atrial-appendage-closure-with-atriclip-during-open-chest-cardiac-surgery
#8
Rachele Contri, Sara Clivio, Tiziano Torre, Tiziano Cassina
Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure prevents thromboembolic risk and avoids lifelong anticoagulation due to atrial fibrillation (AF). Nowadays, AtriClip, a modern epicardial device approved in June 2010, allows external and safe closure of LAA in patients undergoing cardiac surgery during other open-chest cardiac surgical procedures. Such a surgical approach and its epicardial deployment differentiates LAA closure with AtriClip from percutaneous closure techniques such as Watchman (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA), Lariat (SentreHEART Inc...
September 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892600/the-suspect-siadh
#9
Kristen Tee, Jerry Dang
BACKGROUND: Hyponatraemia is one of the most commonly encountered electrolyte abnormalities in general practice. Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) is an important but under-recognised cause. OBJECTIVE: This article explores the presentation, investigation, diagnosis and management of SIADH. DISCUSSION: SIADH can occur secondary to medications, malignancy, pulmonary disease, or any disorder involving the central nervous system...
September 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891202/mechanical-signals-protect-stem-cell-lineage-selection-preserving-the-bone-and-muscle-phenotypes-in-obesity
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REVIEW
Danielle M Frechette, Divya Krishnamoorthy, Tee Pamon, M Ete Chan, Vihitaben Patel, Clinton T Rubin
The incidence of obesity is rapidly rising, increasing morbidity and mortality rates worldwide. Associated comorbidities include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease, and cancer. The impact of excess fat on musculoskeletal health is still unclear, although it is associated with increased fracture risk and a decline in muscular function. The complexity of obesity makes understanding the etiology of bone and muscle abnormalities difficult. Exercise is an effective and commonly prescribed nonpharmacological treatment option, but it can be difficult or unsafe for the frail, elderly, and morbidly obese...
September 11, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890667/role-of-3d-echocardiography-in-cardiac-surgery-strengths-and-limitations
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REVIEW
Edwin Wilberforce Turton, Jörg Ender
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to highlight the general and specific strengths and limitations of intraoperative 3D echocardiography. This article explains the value of real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (RT 3D TEE) during cardiac surgery and cardiac interventions. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently published recommendations and guidelines include the use of RT 3D TEE. RT 3 D TEE provides additional value particularly for guidance during cardiac interventions (i...
2017: Current Anesthesiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887807/feasibility-of-multiplane-microtransoesophageal-echocardiographic-guidance-in-structural-heart-disease-transcatheter-interventions-in-adults
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V J Nijenhuis, A Alipour, N C Wunderlich, B J W M Rensing, G Gijsbers, J M Ten Berg, M J Suttorp, L V A Boersma, J A S van der Heyden, M J Swaans
INTRODUCTION: Structural heart interventions are guided by transoesophageal or intracardiac echocardiography (TEE/ICE). MicroTEE, developed for paediatric purposes, is smaller and therefore less invasive and traumatic, avoiding the need for general anaesthesia. We aimed to show feasibility of procedural guidance by comparing image quality of microTEE with standard TEE and ICE during adult transcatheter interventions, and assess the accuracy in obtaining left atrial appendage (LAA) measurements between the microTEE probe and standard TEE...
September 8, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886126/validation-of-the-18-gene-classifier-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-of-distant-metastasis-in-breast-cancer
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Skye Hung-Chun Cheng, Tzu-Ting Huang, Yu-Hao Cheng, Tee Benita Kiat Tan, Chen-Fang Horng, Yong Alison Wang, Nicholas Shannon Brian, Li-Sun Shih, Ben-Long Yu
We validated an 18-gene classifier (GC) initially developed to predict local/regional recurrence after mastectomy in estimating distant metastasis risk. The 18-gene scoring algorithm defines scores as: <21, low risk; ≥21, high risk. Six hundred eighty-three patients with primary operable breast cancer and fresh frozen tumor tissues available were included. The primary outcome was the 5-year probability of freedom from distant metastasis (DMFP). Two external datasets were used to test the predictive accuracy of 18-GC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882935/a-case-of-de-garengeot-hernia-and-literature-review
#14
Bardia Bidarmaghz, Chin Li Tee
Femoral hernia accounts for only 3% of all the hernias and in only 0.5%-5% of the events, the appendix can travel through the femoral hernia which is called De Garengeot hernia, and the incidence of appendicitis in this type of hernia is as low as 0.08%-0.13%. We present a case of a 69-year-old healthy woman who was referred to the emergency department by her general practitioner for CT-proven appendicitis in the femoral canal. On initial assessment, she was found to have a hard, tender lump in her right groin below the inguinal ligament, and open appendectomy and herniorrhaphy were performed...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879526/intracardiac-echocardiography-for-structural-heart-and-electrophysiological-interventions
#15
REVIEW
Craig Basman, Yuvrajsinh J Parmar, Itzhak Kronzon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With an increasing number of interventional procedures performed for structural heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias each year, echocardiographic guidance is necessary for safe and efficient results. The purpose of this review article is to overview the principles of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) and describes the peri-interventional role of ICE in a variety of structural heart disease and electrophysiological interventions. RECENT FINDINGS: Both transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiography have limitations...
September 6, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878595/neoadjuvant-platinum-based-chemotherapy-is-an-independent-predictor-for-preoperative-thromboembolic-events-in-bladder-cancer-patients-undergoing-radical-cystectomy
#16
Cliodhna Browne, Niall F Davis, William J Nolan, Eoin D MacCraith, Gerald M Lennon, David W Mulvin, David J Galvin, David M Quinlan
INTRODUCTION: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) confers a significant survival benefit in patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer. Platinum-based chemotherapy increases the risk of thromboembolic events (TEE). We determined the effect of cisplatin-based NAC on the incidence of preoperative TEEs in radical cystectomy patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective matched case-control study was performed on 55 patients undergoing radical cystectomy for muscle invasive bladder cancer...
August 2017: Current Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877379/short-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-left-atrial-appendage-closure-with-the-watchman-device-in-patients-with-small-left-atrial-appendage-ostia
#17
Ganesh Venkataraman, S Adam Strickberger, Shephal Doshi, Christopher Ellis, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, S Patrick Whalen, Frank Cuoco
INTRODUCTION: Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure with the WATCHMAN device, according to FDA labelling, is recommended in patients with a maximal LAA ostial width between 17-31 mm. The safety and efficacy of LAA closure in patients with a maximal LAA ostial width < 17 mm has not been evaluated. The goal of this study was to determine the acute and short-term safety and efficacy of LAA closure with the WATCHMAN device in patients with a maximal LAA ostial width < 17 mm. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-two consecutive patients with a maximal LAA ostial width < 17 mm as determined by a screening transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) underwent LAA closure with the WATCHMAN device between March 2015 and November 2016 at five medical centers, and were included in this study...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874934/emergency-physician-performed-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-simulated-cardiac-arrest
#18
Don V Byars, Jordan Tozer, John M Joyce, Michael J Vitto, Lindsay Taylor, Turan Kayagil, Matt Jones, Matthew Bishop, Barry Knapp, David Evans
INTRODUCTION: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a well-established method of evaluating cardiac pathology. It has many advantages over transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), including the ability to image the heart during active cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This prospective simulation study aims to evaluate the ability of emergency medicine (EM) residents to learn TEE image acquisition techniques and demonstrate those techniques to identify common pathologic causes of cardiac arrest...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871440/triheptanoin-versus-trioctanoin-for-long-chain-fatty-acid-oxidation-disorders-a-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Melanie B Gillingham, Stephen B Heitner, Julie Martin, Sarah Rose, Amy Goldstein, Areeg Hassan El-Gharbawy, Stephanie Deward, Michael R Lasarev, Jim Pollaro, James P DeLany, Luke J Burchill, Bret Goodpaster, James Shoemaker, Dietrich Matern, Cary O Harding, Jerry Vockley
BACKGROUND: Observational reports suggest that supplementation that increases citric acid cycle intermediates via anaplerosis may have therapeutic advantages over traditional medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) treatment of long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders (LC-FAODs) but controlled trials have not been reported. The goal of our study was to compare the effects of triheptanoin (C7), an anaplerotic seven-carbon fatty acid triglyceride, to trioctanoin (C8), an eight-carbon fatty acid triglyceride, in patients with LC-FAODs...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870482/influence-of-chemotherapy-on-total-energy-expenditure-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-cancer-a-pilot-study
#20
Maria Teresa Viggiani, Orsola Lorusso, Federica Natalizio, Mariabeatrice Principi, Alfredo Di Leo, Michele Barone
OBJECTIVE: Resting energy expenditure (REE) and physical activity (PA) undergo variations during chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to use a metabolic Holter (SenseWear Armband [SWA]) to assess REE, total energy expenditure (TEE), and PA changes in patients undergoing chemotherapy to ensure the appropriate calorie intake. To our knowledge, this is the first study to do so. METHODS: Eight patients with gastrointestinal tumors and a Karnofsky performance status of >50 underwent evaluation of the body mass index; REE, TEE, metabolic equivalent, and sleep efficiency were evaluated by SWA...
October 2017: Nutrition
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