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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089455/comparison-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-the-newest-generation-sapien-3-vs-direct-flow-medical-valve-in-a-single-center-cohort
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Eberhard Schulz, Alexander Jabs, Alexander Tamm, Patrick Herz, Andreas Schulz, Tommaso Gori, Stephan von Bardeleben, Walter Kasper-König, Ulrich Hink, Christian-Friedrich Vahl, Thomas Münzel
BACKGROUND: The latest generation transcatheter heart valves including Edwards Sapien 3 (ES3) and Direct Flow Medical (DFM) were designed to allow precise implantation at the intended position and to minimize prosthesis dysfunction as well as procedural complications. Our aim was to compare short-term functional and clinical outcomes of these 2 transcatheter aortic valve systems. METHODS: Of 174 patients undergoing transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) at our institution between August 2013 and June 2015, 113 were treated with ES3 and 61 with DFM...
January 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088428/aortic-floating-thrombus-detected-by-computed-tomography-angiography-incidentally-five-cases-and-a-literature-review
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Shuyi Yang, Jie Yu, Wenjuan Zeng, Liang Yang, Lin Teng, Yue Cui, Heshui Shi
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the findings of aortic floating thrombus (AFT) on computed tomography angiography (CTA) for a definitive, timely diagnosis and to select a reasonable management course to improve prognosis. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed imaging findings of 5 patients with AFT detected by CTA, including location, morphology, size, involved aortic segment, concomitant embolism, stent, and dynamic changes during the follow-up. RESULTS: Seven lesions were detected in the initial CTA studies of the 5 patients: 5 aortic intraluminal floating thrombi (3 patients) and 2 aortic in-stents floating thrombi (ASFTs; 2 patients)...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079561/-single-checked-patient-group-directions-during-initial-nurse-assessment-within-paediatric-emergency-departments-of-the-uk-and-ireland
#3
Chris K Bird, Anthony G Sinclair, Stuart Hartshorn
OBJECTIVE: Double checking medications at initial assessment within paediatric emergency departments (EDs) has the potential to delay patient flow, and doubt has been cast on the efficacy of double checking in all but high-risk medications. We aimed to benchmark current practice for the use of Patient Group Direction (PGD) medications at initial assessment in EDs within the Paediatric Emergency Research UK and Ireland (PERUKI) network, with a focus on the use of 'single-checker' PGDs...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063683/diphasic-dyskinesias-during-levodopa-carbidopa-intestinal-gel-lcig-infusion-in-parkinson-s-disease
#4
Meloni Mario, Solla Paolo, Mascia Mario Marcello, Marrosu Francesco, Cannas Antonino
OBJECTIVES: Levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel infusion (LCIG) is indicated in patients with advanced levodopa-responsive Parkinson's disease (PD) for the treatment of motor fluctuations and dyskinesias. Here we describe 4 PD patients who developed disabling diphasic dyskinesias after LCIG initiation. METHODS: The clinical data of 33 PD patients consecutively treated with LCIG therapy were obtained through direct clinical observation and detailed review of medical records...
December 31, 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047932/tu-h-campus-iep3-02-neurovascular-4d-parametric-imaging-using-co-registration-of-biplane-dsa-sequences-with-3d-vascular-geometry-obtained-from-cone-beam-ct
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A Balasubramoniam, D Bednarek, S Rudin, C Ionita
PURPOSE: To create 4D parametric images using biplane Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) sequences co-registered with the 3D vascular geometry obtained from Cone Beam-CT (CBCT). METHODS: We investigated a method to derive multiple 4D Parametric Imaging (PI) maps using only one CBCT acquisition. During this procedure a 3D-DSA geometry is stored and used subsequently for all 4D images. Each time a biplane DSA is acquired, we calculate 2D parametric maps of Bolus Arrival Time (BAT), Mean Transit Time (MTT) and Time to Peak (TTP)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047187/tu-h-campus-iep2-03-development-of-3d-printed-coronary-phantoms-for-in-vitro-ct-ffr-validation-using-data-from-320-detector-row-coronary-ct-angiography
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C Ionita, E Angel, D Mitsouras, S Rudin, D Bednarek, S Zaid, M Wilson, F Rybicki
PURPOSE: To validate Computed Tomography Fractional Flow Reserve (CT-FFR) measurements with accurate 3D printed coronary phantoms. METHODS: DICOM data from four phases in two patients imaged with a standard 320 × 0.5mm coronary CT acquisition (70-80% cardiac cycle) underwent semi-automated segmentation using a research workstation. Both patients had a >50% stenosis from the clinical image interpretation. Each volume was saved as a Stereo Lithographic (STL) file with 250 micron resolution...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033272/intraoperative-dexmedetomidine-and-postoperative-cerebral-hyperperfusion-syndrome-in-patients-who-underwent-superficial-temporal-artery-middle-cerebral-artery-anastomosis-for-moyamoya-disease-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Hyungseok Seo, Ho-Geol Ryu, Je Do Son, Jeong-Soo Kim, Eun Jin Ha, Jeong-Eun Kim, Hee-Pyoung Park
Dexmedetomidine, a selective α2-agonist, reduces cerebral blood flow and has neuroprotective effects against cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury in experimental animals. We examined whether intraoperative dexmedetomidine would reduce the incidence of postoperative cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) after superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) anastomosis in patients with moyamoya disease.The electronic medical records of 117 moyamoya patients who underwent STA-MCA anastomosis were reviewed retrospectively...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025231/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-by-multipoint-pacing-improves-response-of-left-ventricular-mechanics-and-fluid-dynamics-a-three-dimensional-and-particle-image-velocimetry-echo-study
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Mariachiara Siciliano, Federico Migliore, Luigi Badano, Emanuele Bertaglia, Gianni Pedrizzetti, Stefano Cavedon, Alessandro Zorzi, Domenico Corrado, Sabino Iliceto, Denisa Muraru
AIMS: To characterize the effect of multipoint pacing (MPP) compared to biventricular pacing (BiV) on left ventricle (LV) mechanics and intraventricular fluid dynamics by three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) and echocardiographic particle imaging velocimetry (Echo-PIV). METHODS AND RESULTS: In 11 consecutive patients [8 men; median age 65 years (57-75)] receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with a quadripolar LV lead (Quartet,St.Jude Medical,Inc...
December 26, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992529/exposure-of-bacterial-biofilms-to-electrical-current-leads-to-cell-death-mediated-in-part-by-reactive-oxygen-species
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Cassandra L Brinkman, Suzannah M Schmidt-Malan, Melissa J Karau, Kerryl Greenwood-Quaintance, Daniel J Hassett, Jayawant N Mandrekar, Robin Patel
Bacterial biofilms may form on indwelling medical devices such as prosthetic joints, heart valves and catheters, causing challenging-to-treat infections. We have previously described the 'electricidal effect', in which bacterial biofilms are decreased following exposure to direct electrical current. Herein, we sought to determine if the decreased bacterial quantities are due to detachment of biofilms or cell death and to investigate the role that reactive oxygen species (ROS) play in the observed effect. Using confocal and electron microscopy and flow cytometry, we found that direct current (DC) leads to cell death and changes in the architecture of biofilms formed by Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992120/dabigatran-enhances-platelet-reactivity-and-platelet-thrombin-receptor-expression-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Alina Achilles, Annemarie Mohring, Lisa Dannenberg, Maria Grandoch, Thomas Hohlfeld, Jens Fischer, Bodo Levkau, Malte Kelm, Tobias Zeus, Amin Polzin
BACKGROUND: The direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) dabigatran is a direct thrombin inhibitor. Its landmark trial, the RE-LY study, observed a trend towards a higher incidence of myocardial infarctions (MI) in dabigatran treated patients. Since then, it has been discussed whether dabigatran increases the risk of MI. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to assess platelet reactivity and platelet thrombin receptor expression in dabigatran-treated patients. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in 13 hospitalized patients with planned initiation of dabigatran medication...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989037/predictors-of-high-post-procedural-gradients-after-catheter-based-aortic-valve-implantation-using-direct-flow-medical-bioprostheses
#11
Frauke S Czepluch, Alexander Schwarz, Tobias Tichelbäcker, Joachim Lotz, Gerd Hasenfuss, Wolfgang Schillinger, Claudius Jacobshagen
BACKGROUND: The Direct Flow Medical (DFM) valve is a new non-metallic and repositionable bioprosthesis used for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The study aim was to investigate procedural and post-implant valve data in patients receiving differently sized DFM bioprostheses. METHODS: Procedural, echocardiographic and computed tomography findings of 28 patients receiving either a 25, 27 or 29 mm DFM bioprosthesis were analyzed. RESULTS: Implantation of a 29 mm bioprosthesis was associated with longer procedure (p <0...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986606/imaging-the-neuroplastic-effects-of-ketamine-with-vbm-and-the-necessity-of-placebo-control
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A Höflich, S Ganger, M Tik, A Hahn, G S Kranz, T Vanicek, M Spies, C Kraus, C Windischberger, S Kasper, D Winkler, R Lanzenberger
In the last years a plethora of studies have investigated morphological changes induced by behavioural or pharmacological interventions using structural T1-weighted MRI and voxel-based morphometry (VBM). Ketamine is thought to exert its antidepressant action by restoring neuroplasticity. In order to test for acute impact of a single ketamine infusion on grey matter volume we performed a placebo-controlled, double-blind investigation in healthy volunteers using VBM. 28 healthy individuals underwent two MRI sessions within a timeframe of 2 weeks, each consisting of two structural T1-weighted MRIs within a single session, one before and one 45min after infusion of S-ketamine (bolus of 0...
December 13, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982333/systematic-training-model-for-teaching-development-and-training-of-instructors-in-inguinal-hernia-treatment-using-the-lichtenstein-technique-hernia-campaign-2014-2015
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Carlos José Lazzarini-Mendes, Adhemar Monteiro Pacheco, Bárbara Bozzoli Destro, Caroline Tamaro, Fábio Antonio Del Picchia DE Araújo Nogueira, David Chen, Wolfgang Reinpold, Vitor Bruscagin, Sergio Roll, Rodrigo Altenfelder Silva
Objective: to evaluate the method of training and continuing education of 18 surgeons in 2014, and 28 surgeons in 2015, in the Holy Homes of Ribeirao Preto, Araraquara, Franca and San Carlos of São Paulo, in the performance of Lichtenstein inguinal herniorrhaphy, tutored by the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the São Paulo Holy Home and the organization HERNIA HELP - "Hernia Repair for the Underserved". Methods: the training was tutored and systematized through an active methodology of teaching and learning, aiming to offer competence, skills and attitudes, measured by a previously validated Qualification Form, qualifying leaders in trainees' improvement...
September 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970077/tct-698-comparison-of-the-fully-repositionable-and-retrievable-lotus-valve-and-direct-flow-medical-valve-for-the-treatment-of-severe-aortic-stenosis-a-high-volume-single-center-experience
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Francesco Giannini, Azeem Latib, Matteo Montorfano, Neil Ruparelia, Matteo Longoni, Andrea Aurelio, Richard Jabbour, Damiano Regazzoli, Luca Angelo Ferri, Antonio Mangieri, Marco Ancona, Akihito Tanaka, Eustachio Agricola, Alaide Chieffo, Ottavio Alfieri, Antonio Colombo
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November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957249/physiology-of-in-situ-arterial-revascularization-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-preoperative-intraoperative-and-postoperative-factors-and-influences
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REVIEW
T Bruce Ferguson
Surgical revascularization with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has become established as the most effective interventional therapy for patients with moderately severe and severe stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). This recommendation is based on traditional 5-year outcomes of mortality and avoidance of myocardial infarction leading to reintervention and/or cardiac death. However, these results are confounded in that they challenge the traditional CABG surgical tenets of completeness of anatomic revascularization, the impact of arterial revascularization on late survival, and the lesser impact of secondary prevention following CABG on late outcomes...
November 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935265/modelling-mitral-valvular-dynamics-current-trend-and-future-directions
#16
Hao Gao, Nan Qi, Liuyang Feng, Xingshuang Ma, Mark Danton, Colin Berry, Xiaoyu Luo
Dysfunction of mitral valve causes morbidity and premature mortality and remains a leading medical problem worldwide. Computational modelling aims to understand the biomechanics of human mitral valve and could lead to the development of new treatment, prevention and diagnosis of mitral valve diseases. Compared with the aortic valve, the mitral valve has been much less studied owing to its highly complex structure and strong interaction with the blood flow and the ventricles. However, the interest in mitral valve modelling is growing, and the sophistication level is increasing with the advanced development of computational technology and imaging tools...
December 9, 2016: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934611/a-multicentre-european-registry-to-evaluate-the-direct-flow-medical-transcatheter-aortic-valve-system-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
#17
Christoph K Naber, Stylianos A Pyxaras, Hüseyin Ince, Peter Frambach, Antonio Colombo, Christian Butter, Fernando Gatto, Ulrich Hink, Georg Nickenig, Giuseppe Bruschi, Guus Brueren, Didier Tchétché, Peter Den Heijer, Wolfgang Schillinger, Smita Scholtz, Jan Van der Heyden, Thierry Lefèvre, Martine Gilard, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Joachim Schofer, Dimitar Divchev, Helmut Baumgartner, Federico Asch, Daniel Wagner, Azeem Latib, Federico De Marco, Stephan Kische
AIMS: Our aim was to assess the clinical outcomes of the Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Valve System (DFM-TAVS), when used in routine clinical practice. METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a prospective, open-label, multicentre, post-market registry of patients treated with DFM-TAVS according to approved commercial indications. Echocardiographic and angiographic data were evaluated by an independent core laboratory and adverse events were adjudicated and classified according to VARC-2 criteria by an independent clinical events committee...
December 10, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921241/introducing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-a%C3%A2-new-generation-prosthesis-institutional-learning-curve-and-effects-on-acute-outcomes
#18
G D'Ancona, H U Agma, S Kische, G El-Achkar, M Dißmann, J Ortak, H Ince, U Ketterer, A Bärisch, A Öner
OBJECTIVES: We present our single-centre experience with the direct flow medical (DFM) trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) prosthesis addressing the impact of learning curve upon outcomes. BACKGROUND: The DFM has been recently introduced for TAVI. The prosthesis presents original design and implantation features. METHODS: Patients were divided into three groups according to the chronological implantation sequence that reflected technical skills acquisition of the entire team...
December 5, 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903217/rational-drug-discovery-of-hcv-helicase-inhibitor-improved-docking-accuracy-with-multiple-seedings-of-autodock-vina-and-in-situ-minimization
#19
SeeKhai Lim, Rozana Othman, Rohana Yusof, ChoonHan Heh
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C is a significant cause for end-stage liver diseases and liver transplantation which affects approximate 3% of the global populations. Despite the present of several direct antiviral agents in the treatment of hepatitis C, the standard treatment for HCV is accompanied by several drawbacks such as adverse side effects, high pricing of medications and the rapid emerging rate of resistant HCV variants. OBJECTIVES: To discover potential inhibitors for HCV helicase through an optimized in silico approach...
November 30, 2016: Current Computer-aided Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903057/spatial-analysis-and-prediction-of-the-flow-of-patients-to-public-health-centres-in-a-middle-sized-spanish-city
#20
Isabel Ramos, Juan J Cubillas, Francisco R Feito, Tomas Ureña
Human and medical resources in the Spanish primary health care centres are usually planned and managed on the basis of the average number of patients in previous years. However, sudden increases in patient demand leading to delays and slip-ups can occur at any time without warning. This paper describes a predictive model capable of calculating patient demand in advance using geospatial data, whose values depend directly on weather variables and location of the health centre people are assigned to. The results obtained here show that outcomes differ from one centre to another depending on variations in the variables measured...
November 21, 2016: Geospatial Health
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