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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229270/should-the-annulus-be-fixed-in-aortic-valve-sparing-root-replacement-with-remodeling
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Kojiro Furukawa, Keiji Kamohara, Junji Yunoki, Shugo Koga, Manabu Itoh, Hiroyuki Morokuma, Yosuke Mukae, Tsuyoshi Itoh, Shigeki Morita
OBJECTIVES: If the aortic root dilates after native aortic valve-sparing root reconstruction with remodeling, aortic regurgitation may recur. However, it has not been demonstrated clearly that the aortic root dilates after remodeling. METHODS: This study enrolled 15 patients who underwent an aortic valve-sparing operation with remodeling (2002-2014) but without any ventriculo-aortic junction (VAJ) fixation. Technically, special care was taken to pass the sutures through the fibrous annulus...
February 22, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225646/conventional-and-zoomit-dwi-for-evaluation-of-testis-in-patients-with-ipsilateral-varicocele
#2
İsmail Okan Yıldırım, Semih Sağlık, Hüseyin Çelik
OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to investigate the effects of varicocele on testis parenchyma by using ZOOMit DWI and conventional DWI and to compare both diffusion methods. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Forty-five patients with unilateral varicocele diagnosed by physical examination and color Doppler ultrasound between July 2015 and December 2015 and 32 healthy volunteers were included in the study. ZOOMit and conventional DWI were performed for all patients with a 3-T MRI scanner...
February 22, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224679/the-repeatability-of-tests-of-eustachian-tube-function-in-healthy-ears
#3
Matthew E Smith, Charlie C Zou, Charlotte Baker, Andrew J C Blythe, Peter J A Hutchinson, James R Tysome
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Many objective tests of eustachian tube (ET) function have been devised for clinical and research use but they have not been directly compared or characterized. As a first step to identifying tests to incorporate into an outcome set for ET dysfunction, we assessed repeatability of a panel of eight of these tests in healthy ears. STUDY DESIGN: Comparison of eight tests of ET function. METHODS: The following tests were investigated in combination with Valsalva, Toynbee, swallow, or sniff maneuvers: 1) patient-reported ET opening, 2) observed tympanic membrane movement, 3) continuous impedance, 4) canal manometry, 5) sonotubometry, 6) nine-step test, 7) tubomanometry, and 8) tympanometry at rest...
February 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219130/-the-value-of-brachial-artery-peak-velocity-variation-during-the-valsalva-maneuver-to-predict-fluid-responsiveness
#4
L F Sheng, M Yan, F J Zhang, Q S Ren, S H Yu, M Wu
Objective: To evaluate whether brachial artery peak velocity variation(ΔVp) during a Valsalva maneuver(VM) could predict fluid responsiveness in spontaneously breathing patients. Methods: Ninety-six patients required radial artery catheter for elective surgery of Ningbo Yinzhou People's Hospital from December 2014 to June 2016 were enrolled. The brachial artery Doppler signal was recorded to measure the ΔVp while the VM was performed.Then doing the volume expansion (VE) , the cardiac output variation (ΔCO) before and after VE were measured...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217437/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-in-a-healthy-young-female-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Ahmed Dirweesh, Chikezie Alvarez, Muhammad Khan, Donald Christmas
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is an uncommon finding in young adults presenting usually without any comorbidities or an underlying pathology. It is most commonly due to alveolar rupture in the setting of an inciting event such an underlying asthma, barotrauma, valsalva maneuver, or esophageal rupture. Individuals can have varying presentations, from chest pain, dyspnea and dysphagia, to anxiety, weakness, or facial and neck swelling. The majority of patients have subcutaneous emphysema on examination and can have abnormal laboratory findings such as an elevated C-reactive proteins and leukocytosis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213924/diagnostic-paradox-ruptured-aneurysm-of-sinus-of-valsalva-simulating-tricuspid-valve-endocarditis
#6
Mehar Hoda, Arushi Verma, Sridevi Alapati, Srilatha Alapati, Tharakanatha R Yarrabolu
Rupture of aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva into the right atrium mimicking tricuspid valve endocarditis is a rare presentation. We review a case of spontaneous rupture of aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva into the right atrium presenting as a murmur. Transthoracic echocardiogram showed a mobile mass that appeared to be attached to the tricuspid valve leaflet with moderate tricuspid regurgitation suggestive of tricuspid valve endocarditis. The diagnosis was confirmed as spontaneous rupture of noncoronary sinus in to the right atrium by transesophageal echocardiogram...
February 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213798/digital-rectal-examination-in-the-evaluation-of-rectovaginal-septal-defects
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Suneetha Rachaneni, Ixora Kamisan Atan, Ka Lai Shek, Hans Peter Dietz
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective was to evaluate the diagnostic potential of digital rectal examination in the identification of a true rectocele. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study utilising 187 archived data sets of women presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms and/or pelvic organ prolapse between August 2012 and November 2013. Evaluation included a standardised interview, ICS-POPQ, rectal examination and 4D translabial ultrasound...
February 17, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210823/non-ablative-erbium-yag-laser-for-the-treatment-of-type-iii-stress-urinary-incontinence-intrinsic-sphincter-deficiency
#8
Adrian Gaspar, Hugo Brandi
The objective of this pilot study was to determine the safety and efficacy of a new non-ablative erbium YAG laser procedure for the treatment of type III stress urinary incontinence (intrinsic sphincter deficiency) in women. Twenty-two patients with a Valsalva leak point pressure less than 60 cm H2O were recruited and treated with a non-ablative erbium laser delivering low fluence pulses inside the whole length of the urethra through a specially designed cannula. Treatment consisted of two treatment sessions with a 3-week interval in-between...
February 16, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210022/csf-related-complications-after-intradural-spinal-tumor-surgery-utility-of-an-autologous-fat-graft
#9
Kenan I Arnautovic, Marko Kovacevic
OBJECT: The incidence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-related complications after intradural spinal tumor (IST) surgery is high and reported in up to 18% of patients. However, no efficient way to prevent those complications has been reported so far. Treating these complications may require prolonged bed rest, re-exploration, external lumbar drain, use of antibiotics, and possible precipitation of other complications. To alleviate the risk of CSF-related complications, we prospectively adopted the intraoperative use of autologous fat grafting after IST surgery...
December 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207430/evaluation-of-augmented-pulse-pressure-variation-using-the-valsalva-manoeuvre-as-a-predictor-of-fluid-responsiveness-under-open-chest-conditions-a-prospective-observational-study
#10
Jeong Jin Min, Tae Kyong Kim, Jong-Hwan Lee, Jiyeon Park, Hyun Sung Cho, Wook Sung Kim, Young Tak Lee
BACKGROUND: Pulse pressure variation (PPV) is a well known dynamic preload indicator of fluid responsiveness. However, its usefulness in open-chest conditions remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated whether augmented PPV during a Valsalva manoeuvre can predict fluid responsiveness after sternotomy. DESIGN: A prospective, observational study. SETTING: Single-centre trial, study period from October 2014 to June 2015...
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186622/changes-in-echogenicity-of-hepatic-hemangiomas-during-the-valsalva-maneuver
#11
Hyung Jin Won, Pyo Nyun Kim, Jong Seok Lee
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate changes in echogenicity of hepatic hemangiomas during the Valsalva maneuver. METHODS: We examined 16 liver hemangiomas in 12 patients with a mean diameter of 1.5 cm (range, 0.7-2.2 cm), which showed variations in echogenicity during the Valsalva maneuver. Two radiologists reviewed the sonographic (US) images of the hemangiomas at three different times: prior to the Valsalva maneuver, during the Valsalva maneuver, and on follow-up US examinations...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185644/bicuspid-aortic-valve-morphotype-correlates-with-regional-antioxidant-gene%C3%A2-expression-profiles-in-the-proximal%C3%A2-ascending-aorta
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Julie A Phillippi, Jennifer C Hill, Marie Billaud, Benjamin R Green, Mary P Kotlarczyk, Thomas G Gleason
BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is associated with asymmetric dilatation of the proximal ascending aorta. We previously demonstrated increased susceptibility of smooth muscle cells to oxidative stress in the BAV-aneurysmal aorta and hypothesized that antioxidant expression is regionally defined and influenced by the BAV morphotype. METHODS: BAV valve morphology was defined according to number of raphes: type 0 (0 raphes), type 1 (1 raphe), or type 2 (2 raphes) and by the raphe location among the left (L), right (R) or non (N) coronary cusps...
February 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185634/usefulness-of-a-noninvasive-device-to-identify-elevated-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-using-finger-photoplethysmography-during-a-valsalva-maneuver
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Panagis Galiatsatos, Theingi Tiffany Win, Jennifer Monti, Peter V Johnston, William Herzog, Jeffrey C Trost, Chao-Wei Hwang, Gene Y Fridman, Nae-Yuh Wang, Harry A Silber
The high rate of re-hospitalization for heart failure might be reduced by improving noninvasive techniques for identifying elevated left ventricular (LV) filling pressure. We previously showed that changes in a finger photoplethysmography (PPG) waveform during the Valsalva maneuver (VM) reflect invasively measured LV end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP). We have since developed a hand-held device that analyzes PPG while guiding the expiratory effort of a VM. Here we assessed the sensitivity and specificity of this device for identifying elevated LVEDP in patients...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182575/response-of-a-physiological-controller-for-ventricular-assist-devices-during-acute-patho-physiological-events-an-in-vitro-study
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Anastasios Petrou, Panagiotis Pergantis, Gregor Ochsner, Raffael Amacher, Thomas Krabatsch, Volkmar Falk, Mirko Meboldt, Marianne Schmid Daners
The current paper analyzes the performance of a physiological controller for turbodynamic ventricular assist devices (tVADs) during acute patho-physiological events. The numerical model of the human blood circulation implemented on our hybrid mock circulation was extended in order to simulate the Valsalva maneuver (VM) and premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). The performance of an end-diastolic volume (EDV)-based physiological controller for VADs, named preload responsive speed (PRS) controller was evaluated under VM and PVCs...
February 9, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182111/a-rare-case-of-angina-pectoris-with-the-longest-ectopic-left-main-coronary-artery-arising-from-right-sinus-of-valsalva-and-a-prepulmonic-course
#15
Santosh Kumar Sinha, Vikas Mishra, Nasar Abdali, Karandeep Singh, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Ashutosh Kumar
Knowledge of the morphoanatomical characteristics of the main trunk of the left coronary artery as well as its variations is cornerstone of hemodynamic, correct interpretation of coronary angiogram and for revascularization purpose. The left main coronary artery (LMCA) ranges from 3 to 6 mm in diameter and may be up to 10 to 15 mm in length in humans. We here report a case of the longest anomalous LMCA (56 mm) reported so far in a 35-year-old man with chronic stable angina arising from right sinus of valsalva as seen on conventional angiogram and multidetector computerized tomogram (MDCT)...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180019/spontaneous-pushing-in-lateral-position-versus-valsalva-maneuver-during-second-stage-of-labor-on-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#16
Farideh Vaziri, Amene Arzhe, Nasrin Asadi, Saeedeh Pourahmad, Zeinab Moshfeghy
BACKGROUND: There are concerns about the harmful effects of the Valsalva maneuver during the second stage of labor. OBJECTIVES: Comparing the effects of spontaneous pushing in the lateral position with the Valsalva maneuver during the second stage of labor on maternal and fetal outcomes. METHODS: Inclusion criteria in this randomized clinical trial conducted in Iran were as follows: nulliparous mothers, live fetus with vertex presentation, gestational age of 37 - 40 weeks, spontaneous labor, and no complications...
October 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176181/transthoracic-contrast-echocardiography-using-vitamin-b6-and-sodium-bicarbonate-as-contrast-agents-for-the-diagnosis-of-patent-foramen-ovale
#17
Jiang-Chun He, Jian-Yong Zheng, Xin Li, Ye Yang, Bo-Yang Zhang, Yu Chen, Xian-Feng Li, Ying-Ming Liu, Yi Cao, Li Zhao, Tian-Chang Li
To evaluate the utility of transthoracic contrast echocardiography (cTTE) using vitamin B6 and sodium bicarbonate as contrast agents for diagnosing right-to-left shunt (RLS) caused by patent foramen ovale (PFO) compared to that of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). We investigated 125 patients admitted to our neurology department with unexplained cerebral infarction and migraine. All patients underwent cTTE using vitamin B6 and sodium bicarbonate as contrast agents, after which they underwent transthoracic echocardiography...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168225/comparison-of-internal-jugular-vein-dilation-between-valsalva-maneuver-and-proximal-internal-jugular-vein-compression
#18
Hyeonjoo Seong, Bora Kang, Giwoon Kim
OBJECTIVE: The Valsalva maneuver is recognized as an effective method to dilate the internal jugular vein (IJV). However, this maneuver cannot be performed in many cases, such as children and unconscious patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of proximal IJV compression, which can easily be performed, regardless of patient cooperation. METHODS: Healthy adult volunteers were recruited from tertiary hospital employees. Basic anatomic and physiologic data were collected...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162223/impact-of-subclinical-vascular-complications-detected-by-systematic-postprocedural-multidetector-computed-tomography-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-balloon-expandable-edwards-sapien-xt-heart-valve
#19
Yuki Kakefuda, Kentaro Hayashida, Yoshitake Yamada, Fumiaki Yashima, Taku Inohara, Ryo Yanagisawa, Makoto Tanaka, Takahide Arai, Takashi Kawakami, Yuichiro Maekawa, Hikaru Tsuruta, Yuji Itabashi, Mitsushige Murata, Motoaki Sano, Kazuma Okamoto, Akihiro Yoshitake, Hideyuki Shimizu, Masahiro Jinzaki, Keiichi Fukuda
Complications after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) remain an important issue. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of systematic postprocedural multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) to detect subclinical complications after TAVI. From October 2013 to August 2015, a total of 135 patients who underwent transfemoral TAVI (n = 116) or transapical TAVI (n = 19) with Sapien XT and MDCT preprocedure and postprocedure were enrolled. Postprocedural MDCT findings were compared with the preprocedural MDCT findings...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160343/the-differences-between-bisecting-and-off-center-cuts-of-the-aortic-root-the-three-dimensional-anatomy-of-the-aortic-root-reconstructed-from-the-living-heart
#20
Shumpei Mori, Robert H Anderson, Natsuko Tahara, Yu Izawa, Takayoshi Toba, Sei Fujiwara, Shinsuke Shimoyama, Yoshiaki Watanabe, Tatsuya Nishii, Atsushi K Kono, Satoru Takahashi, Ken-Ichi Hirata
BACKGROUND: It is axiomatic that the diameter of the virtual basal ring of the aortic root, which is elliptical rather than circular, will differ when assessed using between bisecting as opposed to off-center cuts. Such differences, however, which pertain directly to echocardiographic assessments of the so-called valvar annulus, have yet to be systematically explored. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 30 patients undergoing coronary computed tomographic angiography, measuring the virtual basal ring diameter using routine multiplanar reconstructions...
February 3, 2017: Echocardiography
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