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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055239/computed-tomography-detection-of-stapled-interlobar-fissure-facilitates-diagnosing-postoperative-lobar-torsion-a-case-report
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Takahiro Yanagihara, Hideo Ichimura, Keisuke Kobayashi, Yukio Sato
INTRODUCTION: Atelectasis of the right middle lobe following right upper lobectomy may result from lobar torsion, bronchial kink, or impacted mucus plug. Although clinical consequence of lobar torsion could be serious, differentiating it from bronchial kink is occasionally challenging. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 39-year old man with non-small cell lung cancer of cT1aN0M0 stage IA underwent right upper lobectomy. On postoperative day 1, we identified middle lobe atelectasis on the chest X-ray and performed bronchoscopy, which showed an obstruction of the right middle lobe bronchus without mucoid impaction...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053231/effects-of-common-cold-and-concomitant-administration-of-nasal-decongestant-on-the-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-nasal-glucagon-in-otherwise-healthy-participants-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#2
Cristina B Guzman, Helene Dulude, Claude Piché, Marianne Rufiange, Aziz A Sadoune, Emmanouil Rampakakis, Dolores Carballo, Myriam Triest, Michelle Xiaotian Zhang, Shuyu Zhang, Maryam Tafreshi, Eric Sicard
AIMS: Nasal glucagon (NG) is a nasally-administered glucagon powder, absorbed through the nasal mucosa, designed for treatment of severe hypoglycaemia. This study evaluated safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), and pharmacodynamics (PD) of NG in otherwise healthy participants with common colds and after recovery from cold symptoms, with and without concomitant nasal decongestant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a single-centre, open-label study. Cohort 1 participants (N=18) received two NG doses: one while experiencing nasal congestion and another after recovery from cold symptoms...
October 20, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052821/evaluation-of-the-systemic-antiinflammatory-effects-of-levosimendan-in-an-experimental-blunt-thoracic-trauma-model
#3
Gökay Ateş, Ferda Yaman, Bülent Bakar, Üçler Kısa, Pınar Atasoy, Ünase Büyükkoçak
BACKGROUND: Blunt thoracic injury often leads to pulmonary contusion and the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome, which carries a high risk of morbidity and mortality, originating from the local and systemic inflammatory states. This study aimed to investigate the local and systemic antiinflammatory effects of levosimendan in rat models of blunt chest trauma. METHODS: A total of 32 Wistar albino rats were randomly assigned to one of the following four groups: control, sham, low-dose levosimendan (LDL) (5 µg/kg loading dose for 10 min and 0...
September 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052526/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-indeterminate-negative-cardiac-sarcoidosis-revealed-by-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#4
S C Sasson, R Russo, T Chung, G Chu, I Hunyor, J Williamson, A Murad, A Kane, S Riminton, S Limaye
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disorder of immune dysregulation characterized by non-caseating granulomas that can affect any organ. Cardiac sarcoidosis is an under-recognized entity that has a heterogeneous presentation and may occur independently or with any severity of systemic disease. Diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis remains problematic with endomyocardial biopsies associated with a high risk of complications. Several diagnostic algorithms are currently available that rely on histopathology or clinical and radiological measures...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051401/symptomatic-pile-tailored-procedure-a-new-perspective-for-hemorrhoidal-disease-treatment
#5
Claudio Elbetti, Iacopo Giani, Eugenio Novelli, Jacopo Martellucci, Francesco Feroci
AIM: Aim of the present paper was to evaluate the role of tailored different single pile treatment in the clinical outcome of hemorrhoids. MATERIAL OF STUDY: The surgical strategy considered to treat only pathological piles with different procedure according to each pathological Goligher's degree, presence of fibrous, inelastic redundant internal pile(F) and presence of external pathological pile (external pile congestion or subversion of dental line (E) and skin tag not tolerated from the patient (S))...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051335/coronary-capillary-blood-flow-in-a-rat-model-of-congestive-heart-failure
#6
Heather J Kagan, Varujan D Belekdanian, Jiqiu Chen, Peter Backeris, Nadjib Hammoudi, Irene C Turnbull, Kevin D Costa, Roger J Hajjar
The aim of this study is to explore the role of abnormal coronary microvasculature morphology and hemodynamics in the development of congestive heart failure (CHF). METHODS: CHF was induced in rats by aortic banding, followed by ischemia/reperfusion and later aortic debanding. Polymerized casts of coronary vasculature were imaged under a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB) software was used to calculate Capillary Structure Index (CSI), a measure of structural alignment also called Mean Vector Length (MVL), for 93 SEM images of coronary capillaries (CSI→ 1 perfect linearity, CSI→ 0 circular disarray)...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051188/rapid-change-of-liver-stiffness-after-variceal-ligation-and-tips-implantation
#7
Felix Piecha, Daniel Paech, Janina Sollors, Helmut-Karl Seitz, Martin Rössle, Vanessa Rausch, Sebastian Mueller
Liver stiffness (LS) as measured by transient elastography is widely used to screen for liver fibrosis. However, LS also increases in response to pressure changes like congestion but no data on portal pressure are available. We here study the effect of rapid portal pressure changes on LS. Therefore, LS was assessed directly prior and after ligation of esophageal varices (n=11) as well as TIPS implantation in patients with established cirrhosis (n=14). Additionally, we retrospectively analyzed changes in LS and variceal size in patients with sequential gastroscopic monitoring and LS measurements (n=14)...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050064/bilateral-anatomic-resection-of-the-ventral-parts-of-the-paramedian-sectors-of-the-liver-with-total-caudate-lobectomy-for-deeply-centrally-located-liver-tumors-a-new-technique-maximizing-both-oncological-and%C3%A2-surgical-safety
#8
Junichi Shindoh, Yujiro Nishioka, Masaji Hashimoto
Systematic resection of the tumor-bearing portal territory is reportedly correlated with an improved survival of patients with liver tumors, especially in hepatocellular carcinoma. Despite advances in surgical management, however, anatomic resection of deeply/centrally located tumors remains a challenging procedure not only with technical difficulty but also because of decreased hepatic functional reserve frequently observed due to underlying liver disease. In this report, we have reported a novel technique that allows a promising approach for deeply/centrally located tumors with maximizing both the surgical and oncological safety...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049838/predicting-long-term-survival-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
#9
Md N Karim, Christopher M Reid, Mollah Huq, Samuel L Brilleman, Andrew Cochrane, Lavinia Tran, Baki Billah
OBJECTIVES: To develop a model for predicting long-term survival following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. METHODS: This study included 46 573 patients from the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZCTS) registry, who underwent isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery between 2001 and 2014. Data were randomly split into development (23 282) and validation (23 291) samples. Cox regression models were fitted separately, using the important preoperative variables, for 4 'time intervals' (31-90 days, 91-365 days, 1-3 years and >3 years), with optimal predictors selected using the bootstrap bagging technique...
October 6, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049662/flexible-mechanoprosthesis-made-from-woven-ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene-fibres-proof-of-concept-in-a-chronic-sheep-model
#10
Amir Basir, Remco B Grobben, Maarten Jan Cramer, Joost A van Herwaarden, Aryan Vink, Gerard Pasterkamp, Jolanda Kluin, Paul F Gründeman
OBJECTIVES: Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibres are flexible, have high tensile strength, and platelet and bacterial adhesion is low. Therefore, UHMWPE may overcome limitations of current mechanical valves and bioprostheses. In this study, the biocompatibility and functionality of prototype handmade stented valves from woven UHMWPE (U-valve) was assessed in a chronic sheep model with acetylsalicylic acid monotherapy. METHODS: Native pulmonary valves of 23 sheep were replaced by U-valves ( n  = 18) or Perimount bovine bioprostheses (reference group, n  = 5)...
July 26, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049508/outcomes-in-women-and-minorities-compared-with-white-men-1-year-after-everolimus-eluting-stent-implantation-insights-and-results-from-the-platinum-diversity-and-promus-element-plus-post-approval-study-pooled-analysis
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Wayne Batchelor, David E Kandzari, Scott Davis, Luis Tami, John C Wang, Islam Othman, Osvaldo S Gigliotti, Amir Haghighat, Sarabjeet Singh, Mario Lopez, Gregory Giugliano, Phillip A Horwitz, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Paul Underwood, Craig A Thompson, Roxana Mehran
Importance: There exist limited outcomes data for women and minorities after contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Objective: To examine 1-year outcomes in women and minorities vs white men after PCI with everolimus-eluting stents. Design, Settings, and Participants: The PLATINUM Diversity study was a single-arm study enrolling women and minorities. Patient-level pooling with the PROMUS Element Plus Post-Approval Study was prespecified...
October 18, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049073/postoperative-outcomes-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-comparative-studies
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Mahesh Nagappa, George Ho, Jayadeep Patra, Jean Wong, Mandeep Singh, Roop Kaw, Davy Cheng, Frances Chung
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common comorbidity in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and may predispose patients to postoperative complications. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to determine the evidence of postoperative complications associated with OSA patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: A literature search of Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Medline, Medline In-process, Web of Science, Scopus, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and CINAHL until October 2016 was performed...
October 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049072/effect-of-stellate-ganglion-block-on-the-regional-hemodynamics-of-the-upper-extremity-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#13
Min Kyoung Kim, Myung Sub Yi, Pyung Gul Park, Hyun Kang, Jae Sung Lee, Hwa Yong Shin
BACKGROUND: The success of stellate ganglion block (SGB) is traditionally determined on the basis of findings such as Horner's syndrome, temperature rise in the face, hyperemia of the tympanic membrane, and nasal congestion. However, decreases in vascular resistance and increases in blood flow in the arm may be more meaningful findings. To date, the effect of SGB on the regional hemodynamics of the arm has not been evaluated using pulsed-wave Doppler ultrasound. METHODS: A total of 52 patients who were to undergo orthopedic surgery of the forearm were randomly assigned to either the mepivacaine group (SGB with 5 mL of 0...
October 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047445/transport-and-public-health-in-china-the-road-to-a-healthy-future
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REVIEW
Baoguo Jiang, Song Liang, Zhong-Ren Peng, Haozhe Cong, Morgan Levy, Qu Cheng, Tianbing Wang, Justin V Remais
Transportation-related risk factors are a major source of morbidity and mortality in China, where the expansion of road networks and surges in personal vehicle ownership are having profound effects on public health. Road traffic injuries and fatalities have increased alongside increased use of motorised transport in China, and accident injury risk is aggravated by inadequate emergency response systems and trauma care. National air quality standards and emission control technologies are having a positive effect on air quality, but persistent air pollution is increasingly attributable to a growing and outdated vehicle fleet and to famously congested roads...
October 14, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047410/association-between-kidney-intracapsular-pressure-and-ultrasound-elastography
#15
Kianoush B Kashani, Shennen A Mao, Sami Safadi, Bruce P Amiot, Jaime M Glorioso, John C Lieske, Scott L Nyberg, Xiaoming Zhang
BACKGROUND: Kidney congestion is a common pathophysiologic pathway of acute kidney injury (AKI) in sepsis and heart failure. There is no noninvasive tool to measure kidney intracapsular pressure (KIP) directly. METHODS: We evaluated the correlation of KIP with kidney elasticity measured by ultrasound surface wave elastography (USWE). We directly measured transcatheter KIP in three pigs at baseline and after bolus infusion of normal saline, norepinephrine, vasopressin, dopamine, and fenoldopam; infiltration of 2-L peritoneal dialysis solution in the intra-abdominal space; and venous, arterial, and ureteral clamping...
October 19, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046779/anesthetic-management-during-the-first-combined-heart-liver-transplant-performed-in-korea-a-case-report
#16
Hyejin Park, Jungchan Park, Jonghwan Lee, Gaabsoo Kim
Herein, we describe the anesthetic management during the first combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT) performed in Korea. Though CHLT is a rare procedure, accumulating evidence suggests that it is a feasible option for patients with coexisting heart and liver failure. A 45-year-old female patient presented with severe cardiac dysfunction requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support and secondary congestive hepatopathy. The patient underwent consecutive heart and liver transplantation using extracorporeal circulatory devices-heart transplant with cardiopulmonary bypass, and liver transplant with peripheral ECMO...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046022/-prevalence-of-allergic-rhinitis-and-its-symptoms-in-the-school-children-population-of-cuernavaca-morelos-mexico
#17
Eleazar Mancilla-Hernández, Evaristo Víctor Manuel González-Solórzano, Miguel Alejandro Medina-Ávalos, Raúl Humberto Barnica-Alvarado
BACKGROUND: Studies on allergic rhinitis prevalence have found significant variations in their results, even in closely-living populations. OBJECTIVE: To determine and compare the prevalence of allergic rhinitis and its symptoms in schoolchildren from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. METHODS: Cross-sectional, descriptive study on the prevalence of allergic rhinitis diagnosis and symptoms, where the "Diagnostic questionnaire for epidemiological studies" was used between June and December 2015 in pre-school and primary and secondary school population, after authorization was granted by parents and school authorities...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045598/prognostic-value-of-pulmonary-blood-volume-by-first-pass-contrast-enhanced-cmr-in-heart-failure-outpatients-the-prove-hf-study
#18
F Ricci, A Barison, G Todiere, C Mantini, A R Cotroneo, M Emdin, R De Caterina, S Galllina, G D Aquaro
Aims: Pulmonary blood volume (PBV) is a novel clinical application of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging for the quantitative grading of haemodynamic congestion. In this study, we aimed to assess the prognostic value of PBV in a cohort of outpatients with chronic heart failure (HF). Methods and results: One hundred and twelve consecutive patients (91 men, 67 ± 12 years) and 53 age- and sex-matched healthy controls underwent echocardiography and contrast-enhanced CMR...
October 17, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044498/emerging-therapies-for-congestive-heart-failure
#19
Thomas J Povsic
The treatment of atherosclerotic heart disease has improved remarkably over the last several decades; however, the outlook for patients with symptomatic congestive heart failure with reduced ejection fraction remains bleak. Current drug therapies target the neurohormonal activation that accompanies congestive heart failure, but do not address the fundamental pathology inherent in this condition-the loss of contractile capacity. Stem cell therapies offer the possibility of rectifying this deficiency and normalizing left ventricular dimensions and cardiac performance by regenerating novel contractile tissue thereby reversing the negative remodeling which portends progressive left ventricular dysfunction, worsening symptoms, and ultimately cardiogenic shock...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044493/combining-echo-and-natriuretic-peptides-to-guide-heart-failure-care-in-the-outpatient-setting-a-position-paper
#20
REVIEW
Frank Lloyd Dini, Erberto Carluccio, Fabrizio Montecucco, Gian Marco Rosa, Paolo Fontanive
BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure (HF) is a relevant and growing public health problem. Although the prognosis has recently improved, it remains a lethal disease, with a mortality that equals or exceeds that of many malignancies. Furthermore, chronic HF is costly, representing a large and growing drain on healthcare resources. METHODS: This narrative review is based on the material searched for and obtained via PubMed up to May 2017. The search terms we used were: "heart failure, echocardiography, natriuretic peptides" in combination with "treatment, biomarkers, guidelines"...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
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