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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351696/risk-of-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax-according-to-chest-configuration
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Chul Hwan Park, MinDong Sung, Geun Dong Lee, Young Woo Do, Hee Min Park, Junu Kim, Jin Hur, Kyunghwa Han, Tae Hoon Kim, Jason Jungsik Song, Sungsoo Lee
BACKGROUND:  We compared the chest configurations of patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) and age-sex-matched controls to determine the presence of chest wall deformities in patients with PSP. METHODS:  We retrospectively enrolled 166 male patients with PSP (age, 18-19 years) and 85 age-sex-matched controls without PSP, who simultaneously underwent chest computed tomography (CT) and radiography at one of two institutes. After correcting for height, the following thoracic parameters were comparatively evaluated between the two groups: maximal internal transverse (T) and anteroposterior (W) diameters of the chest, maximal internal lung height (H), Haller index (T/W), and T/Height, T/H, W/Height, W/H, and H/Height ratios...
January 19, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348008/impact-of-pre-existing-prosthesis-patient-mismatch-on-survival-following-aortic%C3%A2-valve-in-valve%C3%A2-procedures
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Philippe Pibarot, Matheus Simonato, Marco Barbanti, Axel Linke, Ran Kornowski, Tanja Rudolph, Mark Spence, Neil Moat, Gabriel Aldea, Marco Mennuni, Alessandro Iadanza, Hafid Amrane, Diego Gaia, Won-Keun Kim, Massimo Napodano, Hardy Baumbach, Ariel Finkelstein, Junjiro Kobayashi, Stephen Brecker, Creighton Don, Alfredo Cerillo, Axel Unbehaun, David Attias, Mohammed Nejjari, Noah Jones, Claudia Fiorina, Didier Tchetche, Raphael Philippart, Konstantinos Spargias, Jose-Maria Hernandez, Azeem Latib, Danny Dvir
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether the association of small label size of the surgical valve with increased mortality after transcatheter valve-in-valve (ViV) implantation is, at least in part, related to pre-existing prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) (i.e., a bioprosthesis that is too small in relation to body size). BACKGROUND: Transcatheter ViV implantation is an alternative for the treatment of patients with degenerated bioprostheses...
January 22, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346567/epithelial-grafting-of-a-decellularized-whole-tracheal-segment-an-in-vivo-experimental-model
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Margot Den Hondt, Bart M Vanaudenaerde, Eric K Verbeken, Jan J Vranckx
OBJECTIVES: Prerequisites for successful trachea transplantation include the use of a biocompatible construct, submucosal vascularization and an epithelial covering. Implantation of non-epithelialized tracheal scaffolds may lead to stenosis. However, epithelial grafting or seeding can only be attempted onto a well-vascularized submucosal bed. Our aim was to investigate a method to prevent stenosis during prelamination of non-epithelialized, gently decellularized rabbit tracheae and to evaluate whether grafting of revascularized constructs with buccal mucosa is feasible...
January 15, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346116/4d-computed-tomography-scans-for-conformal-thoracic-treatment-planning-is-a-single-scan-sufficient-to-capture-thoracic-tumor-motion
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Yolanda D Tseng, Landon Wootton, Matthew Nyflot, Smith Apisarnthanarax, Ramesh Rengan, Charles Bloch, George Sandison, Sara St James
Four dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) scans are routinely used in radiation therapy to determine the internal treatment volume for targets that are moving (e.g. lung tumors). The use of these studies has allowed clinicians to create target volumes based upon the motion of the tumor during the imaging study. The purpose of this work is to determine if a target volume based on a single 4DCT scan at simulation is sufficient to capture thoracic motion. Phantom studies were performed to determine expected differences between volumes contoured on 4DCT scans and those on the evaluation CT scans (slow scans)...
January 18, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340283/european-respiratory-society-international-congress-2017-highlights-from-the-clinical-assembly
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Nicolas Kahn, Evgeni Mekov, Laura Fregonese, Vasileios Andrianopoulos, Frits M E Franssen, Aleksandar Grgic, Johan Coolen, Peter I Bonta, Daniela Gompelmann, Jouke T Annema, Paola Faverio, Francesco Bonella, Luke Daines, Hillary Pinnock, Janwillem Kocks, Felix Herth
This article contains highlights and a selection of the scientific advances from the European Respiratory Society's Clinical Assembly (Assembly 1 and its six respective groups) that were presented at the 2017 European Respiratory Society International Congress in Milan, Italy. The most relevant topics from each of the groups will be discussed, covering a wide range of areas including clinical problems, rehabilitation and chronic care, thoracic imaging, interventional pulmonology, diffuse and parenchymal lung diseases, and general practice and primary care...
January 2018: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339321/internal-thoracic-artery-to-middle-cerebral-artery-bypass-surgery-cadaveric-feasibility-study
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Stephen Monteith, Oded Goren, Ragu Sampath, Eric Lehr, Akshal Patel, Paul J Choi, Joe Iwanaga, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
BACKGROUND: A few options of extracranial donor vessels exist for utilization in intracranial vascular bypass procedures. To our knowledge, the use of an internal thoracic artery for cerebral revascularization has not been studied previously. Hence, this cadaveric feasibility study was performed. METHODS: The internal thoracic artery was dissected in five adult cadaveric specimens. The proximal diameter, distal diameter, and the length of the vessel were measured and recorded...
January 12, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338846/comparison-of-two-trunk-electromagnetic-sensor-placement-methods-during-shoulder-motion-analysis
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Hillary A Plummer, Federico Pozzi, Lori A Michener
For kinematic studies of the shoulder, electromagnetic sensors are commonly placed on the humerus, scapula, and trunk. The trunk sensor is used to describe humeral and scapular kinematics with respect to the trunk. There are two common trunk sensor placements, the sternum or third thoracic vertebrae (T3). It is currently unclear if placement of the trunk sensor affects kinematics, making it difficult to compare data across studies. The purpose of this study was to compare two trunk sensor placements (T3 and sternum) on trunk and scapular kinematics during arm elevation...
December 24, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332327/stage-ii-thymoma-and-emergency-coronary-artery-bypass-to-irradiate-or-not-to-irradiate-to-avoid-radiation-induced-vascular-injury-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ilias A Kouerinis, Maria Tolia, Flora Zagouri, Michail Nikolaou, Nikolaos Tsoukalas, George Kyrgias, Meletios A Dimopoulos, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Ioannis Karathanassis, Christina K Zoubouli, Ioannis Kokakis, Vasileios Kouloulias, Konstantinos Triantafillou
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to present the controversial role of adjuvant radiotherapy to a 72-year-old male patient with Masaoka stage II thymoma and coronary artery bypass and to review the relevant literature. METHODS: The data were collected by relevant studies on PubMed and EMBASE. Articles up to March 2017 were included. RESULTS: Although the radiation-induced vascular injury to the internal thoracic artery and its suitability for grafting in a patient who is candidate for coronary artery bypass is documented, the possible catastrophic effect of adjuvant radiotherapy to existing grafts in a patient with prior bypass surgery has not been fully investigated...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331830/fetal-development-of-the-poeppig-s-woolly-monkey-lagothrix-poeppigii
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Rafael Dos Santos de Andrade, Frederico Ozanan Barros Monteiro, Hani Rocha El Bizri, Wilter Ricardo Russiano Vicente, Diva Anelie de Araujo Guimarães, Pedro Mayor
The intrauterine development is an evolutionary strategy that prepares the neonate for extra-uterine life, thus providing important information on the life history of species. In this study, we described the external and internal morphology of 25 fetuses of Poeppig's woolly monkeys (Lagothrix poeppigii) by taking advantage of a 10-year participatory collection of biological samples originated from animals hunted for subsistence purposes in the Peruvian Amazon. Logistic regressions estimated the probability of occurrence of each external morphological characteristic in relation to the crown-rump length (CRL)...
December 8, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325843/preoperative-intra-aortic-counterpulsation-in-cardiac-surgery-insights-from-a-retrospective-series-of-588-consecutive-high-risk-patients
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Giuseppe Gatti, Laura Morra, Gianluca Castaldi, Luca Maschietto, Florida Gripshi, Enrico Fabris, Andrea Perkan, Bernardo Benussi, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo
OBJECTIVE: To support a rational use of preoperative intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTING: Single university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 588 (mean age 68.5 ± 9.6 yr) consecutive patients who received IABP before cardiac surgery from 1999 to 2016. INTERVENTIONS: Coronary surgery was performed in 573 (97.4%) cases...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321443/a-new-arena-in-cardiac-surgery-pediatric-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Soichiro Kitamura
Prior to the 1970s, pediatric coronary artery bypass surgery (PCABS) was seldomly performed due to the lack of compelling surgical indications. The advent of coronary sequelae secondary to Kawasaki disease (KD) and the occurrence of coronary artery complications due to newly developed procedures, such as the arterial switch operation and early repair for intrinsic congenital coronary malformations, necessitated the development of PCABS. Because children grow rapidly and their life expectancy is very long, with increasing exercise capability requirements, the strategy for PCABS should differ from that for bypass surgery in adults...
2018: Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319031/association-of-comorbid-anxiety-and-depression-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Ruchi Dua, Anindya Das, Abhishek Kumar, Sandeep Kumar, Mayank Mishra, Kapil Sharma
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease with known systemic manifestations including psychiatric comorbidities most commonly being depression and/or anxiety. Studies regarding the association of these psychiatric comorbidities in terms of symptom scores, spirometric variables, and hospitalizations among patients of COPD are lacking, especially in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty-eight patients of COPD attending the Outpatient Department of AIIMS Rishikesh, and fulfilling inclusion criteria were screened by Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and those who scored above the cutoff underwent psychiatric evaluation using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition Diagnostic Criteria for Research for confirmation of their diagnosis...
January 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316998/a-glimpse-from-the-past-adult-coarctation-repair-after-30-years
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Andreas Paschalis, Ioannis Dimarakis
We present a case of asymptomatic residual coarctation following combined resection and isthmusplasty with implantation of the left internal thoracic artery distal to the repair 30 years ago.
January 10, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312778/visiting-scholarships-in-cardio-thoracic-surgery-a-valuable-experience-for-fostering-collaboration
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Monisha Sudarshan, Stephen D Cassivi
Visiting scholarships to other institutions have a rich history in medicine and are an exciting opportunity to exchange ideas, learn new clinical techniques and form collaborative relationships for research advancements. Such experiences are also important in fostering a well-rounded surgical education. In this article we reflect on the valuable nature of international collaboration and provide a few guidelines to optimize the experience.
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312766/robotic-totally-endoscopic-coronary-artery-bypass-for-isolated-ostial-stenosis-of-the-left-coronary-artery
#15
Chia-Cheng Kuo, Chung-Hsi Hsing, Chun-I Chen, Chen-Hui Lee, Bor-Chih Cheng
Isolated ostial stenosis (IOS) is a rare disease that encroaches on aorto-coronary junction of uncertain etiology. All distal coronary vessels present normally. IOS occurs predominantly in premenopausal young women with few risk factors for atherosclerotic disease. Here, we report a 40-year-old woman who had experienced crescendo angina for 4 months. Surgical revascularization was achieved by robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (TECAB) with left internal thoracic artery (LITA) graft. She resumed her daily tasks without difficulties 1 week after the operation...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312703/isolated-unilateral-absence-of-pulmonary-artery-in-adulthood-a-clinical-analysis-of-65-cases-from-a-case-series-and-systematic-review
#16
Ping Wang, Ling Yuan, Juhong Shi, Zuojun Xu
Background: Isolated unilateral absence of pulmonary artery (UAPA) in adulthood is a rare congenital anomaly. Although some case reports exist, the clinical symptomatology, lung parenchymal features, collateral circulation and therapeutic approaches in adult patients with isolated UAPA remain unknown. The objectives of this study are to investigate the clinical characteristics, elucidate the correlation between clinical symptomatology and radiology, and summarize treatment of adult patients with isolated UAPA...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311500/thoracoscopic-thymectomy-using-a-subxiphoid-approach-for-anterior-mediastinal-tumors
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Hiroki Numanami, Motoki Yano, Masayuki Yamaji, Rumiko Taguchi, Chihiro Furuta, Ryoichi Nakanishi, Masayuki Haniuda
PURPOSE: Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) techniques have been widely used for resection of mediastinal tumors. This study investigated the usefulness of the subxiphoid approach in thoracoscopic thymectomy. METHODS: In all, 36 patients with anterior mediastinal tumor underwent thymectomy using the subxiphoid approach in two Japanese institutions. These patients were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: There were 16 females and 20 males with a mean age of 57 years...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306900/right-for-the-wrong-reasons-implications-of-data-insufficiency-in-bilateral-versus-single-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-analysis
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EDITORIAL
Christopher T Ryan, Alexander Schutz, Todd K Rosengart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306899/unmeasured-confounders-in-observational-studies-comparing-bilateral-versus-single-internal-thoracic-artery-for-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mario Gaudino, Antonino Di Franco, Mohamed Rahouma, Derrick Y Tam, Mario Iannaccone, Saswata Deb, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Ahmed A Abouarab, Leonard N Girardi, David P Taggart, Stephen E Fremes
BACKGROUND: Observational studies suggest a survival advantage with bilateral single internal thoracic artery (BITA) versus single internal thoracic artery grafting for coronary surgery, whereas this conclusion is not supported by randomized trials. We hypothesized that this inconsistency is attributed to unmeasured confounders intrinsic to observational studies. To test our hypothesis, we performed a meta-analysis of the observational literature comparing BITA and single internal thoracic artery, deriving incident rate ratio for mortality at end of follow-up and at 1 year...
January 6, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301811/incidental-discovery-of-a-new-and-clinically-important-anatomic-variant-of-the-internal-thoracic-artery-in-a-young-male-trauma-patient
#20
Kirsteen R Burton, Noah Ditkofsky
The internal thoracic artery (ITA) is the largest thoracic wall artery and is clinically important primarily for use in coronary artery bypass grafting. A number of anatomic variants of the ITA have been reported; however, bilateral, aberrant lateral branches of the ITA never have. The importance of this finding lies in the positioning of the artery at a potential chest tube insertion site. Here, we report the identification, on CT scan, of this rare variation in a young male trauma patient.
January 4, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
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