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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324786/assessment-of-corrected-flow-time-in-carotid-artery-via-point-of-care-ultrasonography-reference-values-and-the-influential-factors
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Hooman Hossein-Nejad, Mohsen Banaie, Seyedhossein Seyedhosseini Davarani, Payam Mohammadinejad
OBJECTIVE: Assessment of Corrected Flow Time (FTc) in carotid artery has been suggested recently as a measure of intravascular volume status. This study aimed to determine the reference values of FTc in carotid artery in a normal population. METHODS: A total number of 142 healthy volunteers (73 females and 69 males) with a mean age of 36.65±10.52years were included. RESULTS: The mean FTc in carotid artery was 325.18±22.15ms(0.5). The mean value of FTc differed significantly between females and males both before and after passive leg raise (PLR) (330...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323841/detection-of-crossed-cerebellar-diaschisis-in-hyperacute-ischemic-stroke-using-arterial-spin-labeled-mr-imaging
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Koung Mi Kang, Chul-Ho Sohn, Seung Hong Choi, Keun-Hwa Jung, Roh-Eul Yoo, Tae Jin Yun, Ji-Hoon Kim, Sun-Won Park
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Arterial spin-labeling (ASL) was recently introduced as a noninvasive method to evaluate cerebral hemodynamics. The purposes of this study were to assess the ability of ASL imaging to detect crossed cerebellar diaschisis (CCD) in patients with their first unilateral supratentorial hyperacute stroke and to identify imaging or clinical factors significantly associated with CCD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed 204 consecutive patients who underwent MRI less than 8 hours after the onset of stroke symptoms...
2017: PloS One
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/28320201/analysis-of-never-events-following-adult-cardiac-surgical-procedures-in-the-united-states
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Michael P Robich, Brianna M Krafcik, Nishant K Shah, Alik Farber, Denis Rybin, Jeffrey J Siracuse
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine the risk factors, nature, and outcomes of "never events" following open adult cardiac surgical procedures. Understanding of these events can reduce their occurrence, and thereby improve patient care, quality metrics, and cost reduction. METHODS: "Never events" for patients included in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample who underwent coronary artery bypass graft, heart valve repair/replacement, or thoracic aneurysm repair between 2003-2011 were documented...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320107/pre-conditioning-with-tanshinone-iia-attenuates-the-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-caused-by-liver-grafts-via-regulation-of-hmgb1-in-rat-kupffer-cells
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Xuanfei Li, Yakun Wu, Wenfeng Zhang, Jianping Gong, Yao Cheng
OBJECTIVE: We have evaluated the protective mechanism of tanshinone IIA in ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) induced by liver grafts, revealing novel supplementary immunotherapy for liver transplantation. METHODS: The tanshinone IIA preconditioning group (TP group) was pretreated with tanshinone IIA via intraperitoneal injection for 1 week before receiving orthotopic liver transplantation with hepatic arterial ischemia for 30min. The sham-operation group (SO group), control graft group (CG group) and IRI group were pretreated with an equivalent volume of normal saline...
March 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319641/correlation-of-visually-evoked-functional-and-blood-flow-changes-in-the-rat-retina-measured-with-a-combined-oct-erg-system
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Bingyao Tan, Erik Mason, Benjamin MacLellan, Kostadinka K Bizheva
Purpose: To correlate visually evoked functional and blood flow changes in the rat retina measured simultaneously with a combined optical coherence tomography and electroretinography system (OCT+ERG). Methods: Male Brown Norway (n = 6) rats were dark adapted and anesthetized with ketamine/xylazine. Visually evoked changes in the retinal blood flow (RBF) and functional response were measured simultaneously with an OCT+ERG system with 3-μm axial resolution in retinal tissue and 47-kHz image acquisition rate...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319533/-perfscore-a-multidimensional-score-a-simple-way-to-predict-the-success-of-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Patrizia Maras, Sara Doimo, Alessando Altinier, Alessio Della Mattia, Luigia Scudeller, Gianfranco Sinagra, Catherine Klersy
BACKGROUND: We propose a simple and reliable score, performance score ('PERFSCORE'), that allows cardiologists to assess the achievement of therapeutic goals. METHODS: We identified six indicators of cardiac rehabilitation performance: heart rate (HR) less than 70 beats/min; blood pressure (BP) less than 140/90 mmHg; smoking cessation or non-smokers; left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) more than 40%; LDLc less than 100 mg/dl or more than 70 mg/dl if diabetic; and on treatment at least with three drugs among angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARBs), β-blockers, statins, and ASA...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319522/a-numerical-simulation-comparing-a-cavopulmonary-assist-device-and-va-ecmo-for-failing-fontan-support
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Po-Lin Hsu, Dongfang Wang, Cherry Ballard-Croft, Dawei Xiao, Joseph B Zwischenberger
A cavopulmonary assist device (CPAD) has been developed for failing Fontan support. This CPAD pumps blood from superior/inferior vena cavae to pulmonary artery. In this study, we compared failing Fontan support with CPAD versus VA ECMO in silico. A numerical lumped-parameter circulatory system model was used to simulate Fontan circulation. Failing Fontan was simulated by increased pulmonary resistance. Central venous pressure (CVP), mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP), left atrial pressure (LAP), and univentricular outflow (CO) were simulated and compared to published clinical data...
March 17, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319203/relationship-between-low-tube-voltage-70-kv-and-the-iodine-delivery-rate-idr-in-ct-angiography-an-experimental-in-vivo-study
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Michael M Lell, Ulrike Fleischmann, Hubertus Pietsch, Johannes G Korporaal, Ulrike Haberland, Andreas H Mahnken, Thomas G Flohr, Michael Uder, Gregor Jost
OBJECTIVE: Very short acquisition times and the use of low-kV protocols in CTA demand modifications in the contrast media (CM) injection regimen. The aim of this study was to optimize the use of CM delivery parameters in thoraco-abdominal CTA in a porcine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six pigs (55-68 kg) were examined with a dynamic CTA protocol (454 mm scan length, 2.5 s temporal resolution, 70 s total acquisition time). Four CM injection protocols were applied in a randomized order...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319162/risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Wei-Yi Lei, Jen-Hung Wang, Shu-Hui Wen, Chih-Hsun Yi, Jui-Sheng Hung, Tso-Tsai Liu, William C Orr, Chien-Lin Chen
OBJECTIVE: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disease which can cause troublesome symptoms and affect quality of life. In addition to esophageal complications, GERD may also be a risk factor for extra-esophageal complications. Both GERD and coronary artery disease (CAD) can cause chest pain and frequently co-exist. However, the association between GERD and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remain unclear. The purpose of the study was to compare the incidence of acute myocardial infarction in GERD patients with an age-, gender-, and comorbidity matched population free of GERD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319156/differential-impact-of-serum-total-bilirubin-level-on-cerebral-atherosclerosis-and-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Jonguk Kim, Seung-Jae Yoon, Min-Hee Woo, Sang-Heum Kim, Nam-Keun Kim, Jinkwon Kim, Ok-Joon Kim, Seung-Hun Oh
BACKGROUND: A low serum total bilirubin (T-bil) level is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. However, the differential impact of the serum T-bil level on cerebral atherosclerosis and cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is still unclear. METHODS: We evaluated serum T-bil levels from 1,128 neurologically healthy subjects. Indices of cerebral atherosclerosis (extracranial arterial stenosis [ECAS] and intracranial arterial stenosis [ICAS]), and indices of SVD (silent lacunar infarct [SLI], and moderate-to-severe white matter hyperintensities [msWMH]) were evaluated by the use of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MR angiography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318987/a-clinical-evaluation-of-the-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-intravenous-alfaxalone-in-cyclodextrin-in-male-and-female-rats-following-a-loading-dose-and-constant-rate-infusion
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Kate L White, Stuart Paine, John Harris
OBJECTIVE: To characterise, as a clinical study, the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and describe the hypnotic effect of the neurosteroid alfaxalone (3α-hydroxy-5 α-pregnane-11, 20-dione) formulated with 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin in male and female rats. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, experimental laboratory study. ANIMALS: A total of 12 (six male and six female) adult, aged-matched Sprague Dawley rats. METHODS: Surgery and instrumentation was performed under isoflurane anaesthesia in an oxygen/nitrous oxide mixture (1:2) and local anaesthetic infiltration...
February 1, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318982/vertebral-artery-injury-in-patients-with-isolated-transverse-process-fractures
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Phillip A Bonney, Joshua D Burks, Andrew K Conner, Chad A Glenn, Cordell M Baker, Ahmed A Cheema, Jacob B Archer, Bryan E Buster, Roxie M Albrecht, Bradley N Bohnstedt
We sought to assess the rate of CTA-diagnosed vertebral artery injury in patients with isolated transverse process fractures, with and without extension into the transverse foramen, in the blunt-trauma population served by our hospital. We queried our universities trauma registry between January 2009 and July 2014 for ICD-9 codes pertaining to cervical spine fractures. Of 330 patients identified, 45 patients had fractures limited to the transverse process and were selected for the study population. For each patient identified, demographics, injury mechanism, imaging reports, angiography findings, and treatments were recorded...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318655/coronary-artery-stenoses-more-often-overestimated-in-older-patients-angiographic-stenosis-overestimation-in-elderly
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Nanette M Borren, Jan Paul Ottervanger, Martijn A Reinders, Elvin Kedhi
BACKGROUND: Angiographic overestimation of coronary artery stenosis severity may result in unnecessary revascularization and is possibly more prevalent with increasing age. AIM: To identify whether age is an independent clinical predictor for angiographic overestimation of a coronary artery stenosis. METHODS: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) of 335 coronary lesions was performed in 260 consecutive patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD)...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318654/safety-and-efficacy-of-drug-eluting-stents-in-patients-with-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Federico Conrotto, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Enrico Cerrato, Antonio Fernandez Ortiz, Nieves Gonzalo, Carlos Macaya, Corrado Tamburino, Marco Barbanti, Martijn van Lavieren, Jan J Piek, Robert J Applegate, Azeem Latib, Maria Teresa Spinnler, Raffaella Marzullo, Mario Iannaccone, Marco Pavani, Gabriele Crimi, Rossella Fattori, Alessandra Chinaglia, Patrizia Presbitero, Ferdinando Varbella, Fiorenzo Gaita, Javier Escaned
AIMS: Given the different pathogenesis, use of drug eluting stent (DES) in patients with Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection SCAD may delay the healing of the dissected vessel. Aim of our study was to compare the safety and the efficacy of DES vs. bare metal stent (BMS) in a cohort of patients who underwent stenting for SCAD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients with SCAD between January 1995 and August 2014 were retrospectively identified in 12 centers and included...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318446/science-to-practice-does-fdg-differentiate-morphologically-unstable-from-stable-atherosclerotic-plaque
#16
Vasken Dilsizian, Hossein Jadvar
It has been reported that fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) may detect the inflammatory state and macrophage burden of atherosclerotic plaques and potentially identify vulnerable plaques. However, published reports have been inconsistent in this area. Tavakoli et al ( 1 ) hypothesized that differential regulation of macrophage glucose metabolism by macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF; inflammation resolving) and granulocyte-M-CSF (GM-CSF; proinflammatory) may contribute to the inconsistency of FDG vessel wall inflammation...
April 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318365/effects-of-tgf-%C3%AE-on-uterine-fibroids-of-women-of-childbearing-age-and-uterine-artery-embolization
#17
Tao Shen, Hongjian Shi, Qiang Xu, Qian Song, Yuanfen Xu, Youhua Huang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) on uterine fibroids of women of childbearing age and uterine artery embolization (UAE) using Embosphere microspheres. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 128 eligible women were randomly divided into an experimental group and a control group (n = 64) who received UAE using Embosphere microspheres and panhysterectomy, respectively. Another 128 healthy women receiving physical examination in the same period were also enrolled...
March 20, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318140/subclavian-artery-stenting-for-coronary-subclavian-steal-syndrome
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Wuqiang Che, Hui Dong, Xiongjing Jiang, Meng Peng, Yubao Zou, Lei Song, Huimin Zhang, Yuejin Yang, Runlin Gao
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and feasibility of subclavian artery stenting for coronary-subclavian steal syndrome (CSSS). BACKGROUND: CSSS is a rare cause of myocardial ischemia due to ipsilateral subclavian artery stenosis in patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass graft. However, current knowledge of the optimal therapy for CSSS is limited. METHODS: The clinical data of 37 patients (33 male; mean age 65 ± 6 years) with CSSS who had undergone subclavian artery stenting between April 2007 and December 2015 were analyzed...
March 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318139/chronic-total-occlusion-is-associated-with-a-higher-incidence-of-malapposition-and-uncovered-stent-struts-oct-findings-at-6-months-following-des-implantation
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Haibo Jia, Sining Hu, Huimin Liu, Yinchun Zhu, Chun-Yang Zhe, Lulu Li, Irina Mustafina, Jingbo Hou, Shaosong Zhang, Bo Yu
OBJECTIVES: To compare stent coverage and malapposition in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions and non-CTO lesions (including lipid-rich plaque [LRP] and non-lipid-rich plaque [non-LRP]) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation by optical coherence tomography (OCT). BACKGROUND: Different initial lesion characteristics may be related to heterogeneous vessel responses after DES implantation. However, the vessel response in patients with CTO and non-CTO lesions after stenting is unclear...
March 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318134/long-term-clinical-outcomes-of-successful-revascularization-with-drug-eluting-stents-for-chronic-total-occlusions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lei Gao, Yabin Wang, Yuqi Liu, Feng Cao, Yundai Chen
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using drug-eluting stents (DESs) have beneficial effects on long-term outcomes in patients with chronic total occlusions (CTOs) compared with failed PCIs for CTOs. BACKGROUND: Several observational studies have evaluated the long-term clinical outcomes of successful PCIs using DESs for CTOs. However, the results of these studies were inconsistent and inconclusive. METHODS: We searched five online electronic databases to identify all the publications assessing the long-term outcomes of successful and failed PCIs using DESs for CTOs...
March 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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