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Martin Penicka, Martin Kotrc, Tomas Ondrus, Yujing Mo, Filip Casselman, Marc Vanderheyden, Guy Van Camp, Frank Van Praet, Jozef Bartunek
BACKGROUND: Clinical impact of the minimally invasive surgical mitral valve annuloplasty (MVA) of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) in systolic heart failure on top of the state-of-the-art standards of care remains controversial. Therefore, we aimed to compare clinical outcomes of isolated MVA using the mini-invasive videothoracoscopic approach versus the state-of-the-art (CON=conservative) treatment in patients with chronic systolic heart failure and symptomatic FMR. METHODS: The study population consisted of 379 patients (age 68...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624058/preclinical-progenitor-cell-therapy-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-meta-analysis
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Margaret L Jackson, Amit K Srivastava, Charles S Cox
BACKGROUND: No treatment is available to reverse injury associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Progenitor cell therapies show promise in both preclinical and clinical studies. We conducted a meta-analysis of preclinical studies using progenitor cells to treat TBI. METHODS: EMBASE, MEDLINE, Cochrane Review, Biosis, and Google Scholar were searched for articles using prespecified search strategies. Studies meeting inclusion criteria underwent data extraction...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602672/surgical-and-hybrid-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Reece A Davies, Saurabh Kumar, Richard B Chard, Stuart P Thomas
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in humans and is known to be associated with an increased risk of stroke, dementia, heart failure and mortality. Non-pharmacological therapy with ablation using either surgical or percutaneous techniques is recommended in drug refractory AF. Early attempts to devise procedures to ablate AF and restore sinus rhythm culminated with the Cox-Maze procedure, the first truly successful procedure. Since then, ablation surgery has been conducted predominately as a concomitant procedure...
May 18, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593152/treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-elderly-patients-with-the-cox-maze-procedure-concurrently-with-other-cardiac-operations
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Ja Hong Kuh, Joon Young Song, Tae Youn Kim, Jong Hun Kim, Jong Bum Choi
BACKGROUND: In elderly patients who have atrial fibrillation (AF), surgical ablation of the arrhythmia during cardiac surgery may be challenging. Despite the reported advantages of ablating AF with the Cox maze procedure (CMP), the addition of the CMP may complicate other cardiac operations. We evaluated the effect of the CMP in elderly patients concurrent with other cardiac operations. METHODS: From October 2007 to December 2015, we enrolled 27 patients aged >70 years who had AF and who underwent the CMP concurrently with other cardiac operations...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593151/the-absence-of-atrial-contraction-as-a-predictor-of-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-after-maze-procedure-with-cryoablation
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Chang-Seok Jeon, Man-Shik Shim, Seung-Jung Park, Dong Seop Jeong, Kyoung-Min Park, Young Keun On, June Soo Kim, Pyo Won Park
BACKGROUND: The absence of atrial contraction (AC) after the maze procedure has been reported to cause subsequent annular dilatation and to increase the risk of embolic stroke. We hypothesized that the lack of AC could increase the risk of permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation in patients undergoing the maze procedure. METHODS: In 376 consecutive patients who had undergone a cryo-maze procedure and combined valve operation, recovery of AC was assessed at baseline and at immediate (≤2 weeks), early (≤1 year, 4...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588301/protective-effects-of-gingerol-on-streptozotocin-induced-sporadic-alzheimer-s-disease-emphasis-on-inhibition-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-cox-2-alpha-beta-secretases-and-aph1a
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Ali M El Halawany, Nesrine S El Sayed, Hossam M Abdallah, Riham Salah El Dine
Gingerol is a major dietary compound that occurs in several plants belonging to the Zingiberaceae family. In the current study, the protective effect of gingerol on STZ-induced sporadic Alzheimer's disease (SAD) was determined. Gingerol was isolated from the seeds of Aframomum melegueta K. Schum and tested at doses of 10 and 20 mg/kgbwt for its possible effect on the SAD model in mice, using celecoxib (30 mg/kg bwt) as a reference standard. The curative effects of gingerol were assessed through measurement of β-amyloid (Aβ-42), α-, β- secretases, APH1a and COX-2 levels...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583297/the-cox-maze-iv-procedure-for-atrial-fibrillation-is-equally-efficacious-in-patients-with-rheumatic-and-degenerative-mitral-valve-disease
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Jonathan E Labin, Nowrin Haque, Laurie A Sinn, Richard B Schuessler, Marc R Moon, Hersh S Maniar, Spencer J Melby, Ralph J Damiano
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the etiology of mitral valve disease (MVD), due to either rheumatic or degenerative pathology, influences long-term outcomes after the Cox-Maze IV procedure (CMPIV). METHODS: Between February 2001 and July 2015, 245 patients received a CMIV and concomitant mitral valve procedure. Patients were separated into 2 cohorts based on their etiology of MVD, degenerative (n = 153) and rheumatic (n = 92). Patients were followed prospectively (mean follow-up: 41 ± 37 months) for recurrent atrial tachyarrhythmias (ATAs)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577848/does-surgical-ablation-energy-source-affect-long-term-success-of-the-concomitant-cox-maze-procedure
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Niv Ad, Sari D Holmes, Anthony J Rongione, Paul S Massimiano, Lisa M Fornaresio
BACKGROUND: The Cox maze (CM) procedure is routinely performed using surgical ablation technology. Reports are scarce on long-term outcomes of CM, especially for a large series of patients. This study examined the potential impact of surgical ablation energy source on safety and long-term efficacy of concomitant CM procedures. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 709 concomitant CM-treated patients operated on with cryothermal energy only (group 1; n = 386) or combination of cryothermal and bipolar radiofrequency (group 2; n = 323)...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549027/a-minimally-invasive-stand-alone-cox-maze-procedure-is-as-effective-as-median-sternotomy-approach
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Matthew R Schill, Laurie A Sinn, Jason W Greenberg, Matthew C Henn, Timothy S Lancaster, Richard B Schuessler, Hersh S Maniar, Ralph J Damiano
OBJECTIVE: The Cox-Maze IV procedure has been shown to be an effective treatment for atrial fibrillation when performed concomitantly with other operations either via median sternotomy or right minithoracotomy. Few studies have compared these approaches in patients with lone atrial fibrillation. This study examined outcomes with sternotomy versus minithoracotomy in stand-alone Cox-Maze IV procedures at our institution. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2015, 195 patients underwent stand-alone biatrial Cox-Maze IV...
May 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501482/ciproxifan-improves-cholinergic-transmission-attenuates-neuroinflammation-and-oxidative-stress-but-does-not-reduce-amyloid-level-in-transgenic-mice
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Vasudevan Mani, Siti Murnirah Jaafar, Nur Syamimi Mohd Azahan, Kalavathy Ramasamy, Siong Meng Lim, Long Chiau Ming, Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed
AIM: The present study is aimed to investigate the ability of ciproxifan, a histamine H3 receptor antagonist to inhibit β-amyloid (Aβ)-induced neurotoxicity in SK-N-SH cells and APP transgenic mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro studies was designed to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of ciproxifan in Aβ25-35 - induced SK-N-SH cells. For the in vivo study, ciproxifan (1 and 3mg/kg, i.p.) was administrated to transgenic mice for 15days and behaviour was assessed using the radial arm maze (RAM)...
July 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496076/-early-results-of-complex-fractionated-atrial-electrogram-mapping-guided-atrial-fibrillation-surgery
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Kazuaki Fukahara, Mari Sakai, Shigeki Yokoyama, Toshio Doi, Naoki Yoshimura
OBJECTIVE: Although the Cox-maze operation is the standard surgical procedure for permanent atrial fibrillation(AF), conversion to sinus rhythm is limited by patient characteristics, including the duration of AF, atrial size, and voltage of fibrillation waves. A surgical strategy based on structural alteration of the electrical substrates of AF is required to achieve better outcomes of AF surgery. Complex fractionated atrial electrogram (CFAE) plays an important role in the electrical substrate of AF...
May 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487495/naoling-decoction-restores-cognitive-function-by-inhibiting-the-neuroinflammatory-network-in-a-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Zian Xia, Weijun Peng, Shunhua Cheng, Bingwu Zhong, Chenxia Sheng, Chunhu Zhang, Wei Gong, Shuai Cheng, Jun Li, Zhe Wang
Neuroinflammation is central to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We previously showed that Naoling decoction (NLD), a traditional Chinese medicine, was effective against AD, acting by inhibiting expression of IL-1β and IL-6. In the present study, we generated the rat model of AD by injecting Aβ1-42 peptide intracerebroventricularly and evaluated the dose-dependent effects of NLD treatment. The NLD-treated rats exhibited significant improvements in cognitive function as evaluated by the Morris water maze test...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432672/para-atrial-non-acute-mediastinal-hematoma-after-left-atrial-maze-procedure-mimicking-tumor-in-a-patient-with-treated-melanoma
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G Schaiberger, D Pucar, V Patel, B Bateson, H Williams, W Bates
INTRODUCTION: The Cox Maze III procedure is considered the gold standard open surgical procedure for management of atrial fibrillation. This article outlines a unique case of a para-atrial mediastinal hematoma following a bilateral thoracoscopic left atrial Maze procedure mimicking malignancy. REPORT: A 60-year-old male, with past history of melanoma, underwent bilateral thoracoscopic left atrial mini maze procedure with radiofrequency energy and exclusion of the left atrial appendage...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403480/box-lesion-with-single-radiofrequency-clamp
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Kasra Shaikhrezai, Cristiano Spadaccio, Steven Hunter
We introduce a maneuver to perform the box lesion as a part of Cox maze IV procedure with single radiofrequency clamp. The maneuver entails engaging the right pulmonary veins with the clamp, then advancing the clamp jaws underneath the superior vena cava through the transverse sinus to include the roof and the left pulmonary veins in the clamp. We regularly use this technique for box lesion with desirable transmurality.
April 12, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264767/spatial-navigation-and-risk-of-cognitive-impairment-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Joe Verghese, Richard Lipton, Emmeline Ayers
INTRODUCTION: Spatial navigation deficits are reported in dementia, but their temporal relationship to cognitive decline is not established. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study in 442 nondemented adults (mean age 79.9 years). Spatial navigation measured with the Floor Maze Test and reported as immediate maze time (IMT) and delayed maze time (DMT). Predementia syndromes, mild cognitive impairment syndrome (MCI) and motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR), were primary outcomes...
March 3, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262289/a-single-center-s-experience-with-pacemaker-implantation-after-the-cox-maze-procedure-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Niv Ad, Sari D Holmes, Rabia Ali, Graciela Pritchard, Deborah Lamont
OBJECTIVE: The Cox maze procedure (CM) is safe and effective for all atrial fibrillation (AF) types. A recent randomized trial found alarming rates of pacemaker implantation (PMI) during hospitalization after CM. The purpose of this study was to assess the rate of PMI and its impact on outcomes after CM. METHODS: Incidence of PMI was captured for all CM patients (2005-2015; N = 739). Data were collected prospectively. Multivariable logistic regression was conducted to determine risk factors for PMI...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242081/long-term-risk-of-ischemic-stroke-after-the-cox-maze-iii-procedure-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Anders Albåge, Ulrik Sartipy, Göran Kennebäck, Birgitta Johansson, Henrik Scherstén, Lena Jidéus
BACKGROUND: The long-term risk of stroke after surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation is not well known. We performed an observational cohort study with long follow-up after the "cut-and-sew" Cox-maze III procedure (CM-III), including left atrial appendage excision. The aim was to analyze the incidence of stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) and the association to preoperative CHA2DS2-VASc (age in years, sex, congestive heart failure history, hypertension history, stroke/TIA, thromboembolism history, vascular disease history, diabetes mellitus) score...
February 24, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238167/effects-of-cox1-2-5-lox-blockade-in-alzheimer-transgenic-3xtg-ad-mice
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Alessandra Bitto, Daniela Giuliani, Giovanni Pallio, Natasha Irrera, Eleonora Vandini, Fabrizio Canalini, Davide Zaffe, Alessandra Ottani, Letteria Minutoli, Mariagrazia Rinaldi, Salvatore Guarini, Francesco Squadrito, Domenica Altavilla
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with amyloid plaques (Aβ) and hyperphosphorylated tau protein tangles in the brain. We investigated the possible neuroprotective role of flavocoxid, a dual inhibitor of cyclooxygenases-1/2 (COX-1/2) and 5-Lipoxygenase (5-LOX), in triple-transgenic (3xTg-AD) mice. SUBJECTS: Mice were 3 months at the beginning of the study. TREATMENT: Animals received once daily for 3-month saline solution or flavocoxid (20 mg/kg/ip)...
February 25, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187972/late-results-of-the-cox-maze-iv-procedure-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Matthew R Schill, Farah N Musharbash, Vivek Hansalia, Jason W Greenberg, Spencer J Melby, Hersh S Maniar, Laurie A Sinn, Richard B Schuessler, Marc R Moon, Ralph J Damiano
OBJECTIVE: Most patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing cardiac surgery do not receive concomitant ablation. This study reviewed outcomes of patients with AF undergoing Cox-maze IV (CMIV) procedure with radiofrequency and cryoablation and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) at our institution. METHODS: Between the introduction of radiofrequency ablation in 2002 and 2015, 135 patients underwent left- or biatrial CMIV with CABG. Patients undergoing other cardiac procedures, except mitral valve repair, or who had emergent, reoperative, or off-pump procedures were excluded...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178591/attenuation-of-stress-induced-memory-deficits-by-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-in-rats-role-of-antioxidant-enzymes
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Shaista Emad, Sara Qadeer, Sana Sadaf, Zehra Batool, Saida Haider, Tahira Perveen
BACKGROUND: Repeated stress paradigms have been shown to cause devastating alterations on memory functions. Stress is linked with inflammation. Psychological and certain physical stressors could lead to neuroinflammation. Inflammatory process may occur by release of mediators and stimulate the production of prostaglandins through cyclooxygenase (COX). Treatment with COX inhibitors, which restrain prostaglandin production, has enhanced memory in a number of neuroinflammatory states showing a potential function for raised prostaglandins in these memory shortfalls...
April 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
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