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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342439/review-of-ophthalmology-medical-professional-liability-claims-in-the-united-states-from-2006-through-2015
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Atalie C Thompson, P Divya Parikh, Eleonora M Lad
PURPOSE: To describe characteristics of closed medical professional liability (MPL) claims against ophthalmologists in the United States. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of MPL claims from 2006-2015. Data were obtained from the Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) Data Sharing Project (DSP). Comparison was made between ophthalmology and all healthcare specialties for physician demographics, prevalence and costs associated with closed claims, and resolution of claims...
January 13, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340643/association-of-low-luminance-questionnaire-with-objective-functional-measures-in-early-and-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Atalie C Thompson, Ulrich F O Luhmann, Sandra S Stinnett, Lejla Vajzovic, Anupama Horne, Cynthia A Toth, Scott W Cousins, Eleonora M Lad
Purpose: To determine whether Low Luminance Questionnaire (LLQ) scores are associated with objective measures of visual function in early and intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: Cross-sectional study of subjects with early AMD Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) stage 2, N = 33), intermediate AMD (AREDS stage 3, N = 47), and age-matched healthy controls (N = 21). Subjects were interviewed with the LLQ. Psychophysical tests performed included best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), mesopic microperimetry, dark adaptometry (DA), low luminance visual acuity (LLVA), and cone contrast test (CCT)...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340277/comparative-computed-flow-dynamic-analysis-of-different-optimization-techniques-in-left-main-either-provisional-or-culotte-stenting
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Gianluca Rigatelli, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Marco Zuin, Sara Giatti, Khanh Duong, Trung Pham, Nguyen Si Tuan, Dobrin Vassiliev, Ramesh Daggubati, Thach Nguyen
Background and Objectives: Provisional and culotte are the most commonly used techniques in left main (LM) stenting. The impact of different post-dilation techniques on fluid dynamic of LM bifurcation has not been yet investigated. The aim of this study is to evaluate, by means of computational fluid dynamic analysis (CFD), the impact of different post-dilation techniques including proximal optimization technique (POT), kissing balloon (KB), POT-Side-POT and POT-KB-POT, 2-steps Kissing (2SK) and Snuggle Kissing balloon (SKB) on flow dynamic profile after LM provisional or culotte stenting...
December 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340072/hyperbaric-oxygen-protects-against-myocardial-reperfusion-injury-via-the-inhibition-of-inflammation-and-the-modulation-of-autophagy
#4
Chunxia Chen, Wan Chen, Yaoxuan Li, Yanling Dong, Xiaoming Teng, Zhihuan Nong, Xiaorong Pan, Liwen Lv, Ying Gao, Guangwei Wu
Our previous study demonstrated that hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) preconditioning protected against myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (MIRI) and improved myocardial infarction. However, HBO's effect on MIRI-induced inflammation and autophagy remains unclear. In this study, we investigate the potential impact and underlying mechanism of HBO preconditioning on an MIRI-induced inflammatory response and autophagy using a ligation of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery rat model. Our results showed that HBO restored myocardial enzyme levels and decreased the apoptosis of cardiomyocytes, which were induced by MIRI...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333487/activation-of-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-reverses-cognitive-and-respiratory-symptoms-in-a-mouse-model-of-rett-syndrome
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C James Howell, Michael P Sceniak, Min Lang, Wenceslas Krakowiecki, Fatimah E Abouelsoud, Saloni U Lad, Heping Yu, David M Katz
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the gene encoding methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2; Amir et al., 1999), a transcriptional regulatory protein (Klose et al., 2005). Mouse models of RTT (Mecp2 mutants) exhibit excitatory hypoconnectivity in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC; Sceniak et al., 2015), a region critical for functions that are abnormal in RTT patients, ranging from learning and memory to regulation of visceral homeostasis (Riga et al...
November 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331103/comparison-of-coronary-risk-factors-and-angiographic-findings-in-younger-and-older-patients-with-significant-coronary-artery-disease
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Mohammad Parsa Mahjoob, Soheila Sadeghi, Hamide Falahaty Khanaman, Mohammadreza Naderian, Isa Khaheshi
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is uncommon among young adults and may have certain characteristics that are different from those in older patients. The aim of the current study was to determine the risk factors of CAD, important laboratory data and angiographic findings in young patients with CAD and to compare them with the old patients. METHODS: Patients with typical chest pain whose CAD was confirmed by coronary angiography were included in the study...
December 20, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329279/diosgenin-protects-rats-from-myocardial-inflammatory-injury-induced-by-ischemia-reperfusion
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Hong-Wei Wang, Hua-Jin Liu, Hua Cao, Zeng-Yong Qiao, Ya-Wei Xu
BACKGROUND Diosgenin, a phytosteroid sapogenin, has anti-inflammatory properties shown to reduce myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MIRI). However, the specific mechanism by which this is achieved is not clear. This study investigated the protective effects of diosgenin on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) and the potential anti-inflammatory mechanisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS Healthy adult male SD rats, body weight (b.w.) 250-280 g, were used to model ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) and were administered diosgenin (50 mg/kg and 100 mg/kg b...
January 12, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327562/development-of-a-porcine-beating-heart-model-of-self-myocardial-retroperfusion-evaluation-of-hemodynamic-and-cardiac-responses-to-ischemia-and-clinical-applications
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Daniel Grandmougin, Jean-Mathieu Casse, Antoine Chalon, Yun Luo, Aude Falanga, Vanessa Marie, Fréderique Groubatch-Joineau, Brice Mourer, Marie Grandmougin, David Grandmougin, Guillaume Gauchotte, Juan-Pablo Maureira, Nguyen Tran
BACKGROUND: Retrograde perfusion into the coronary sinus is used to deliver cardioplegia. We developed an in-vivo porcine beating-heart model of self-myocardial retroperfusion (SMR) using the venous route to supply myocardial oxygenation and sought to assess hemodynamic and cardiac responses triggered by SMR before and after a prolonged occlusion of the LAD. METHODS: A bypass-line between the ascending aorta and the coronary sinus was made to perform a selective retrograde perfusion of the great cardiac vein with oxygenated blood (SMR)...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325362/-predicting-value-of-2014-european-guidelines-risk-prediction-model-for-sudden-cardiac-death-hcm-risk-scd-in-chinese-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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W X Li, L W Liu, J Wang, L Zuo, F Yang, N Kang, C H Lei
Objective: To evaluate the predicting value of the 2014 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines risk prediction model for sudden cardiac death (HCM Risk-SCD) in Chinese patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), and to explore the predictors of adverse cardiovascular events in Chinese HCM patients. Methods: The study population consisted of a consecutive 207 HCM patients admitted in our center from October 2014 to October 2016. All patients were followed up to March 2017. The 5-year SCD probability of each patient was estimated using HCM Risk-SCD model based on electrocardiogram, echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) examination results...
December 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325137/review-of-neurosurgery-medical-professional-liability-claims-in-the-united-states
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Aladine A Elsamadicy, Amanda R Sergesketter, Michael D Frakes, Shivanand P Lad
BACKGROUND: Due to disparaging costs and rates of malpractice claims in neurosurgery, there has been significant interest in identifying high-risk specialties, types of malpractice claims, and characteristics of claim-prone physicians. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the malpractice claims against neurosurgeons. METHODS: This was a comprehensive analysis of all malpractice liability claims involving a neurosurgeon as the primary defendant, conducted using the Physician Insurers Association of America Data Sharing Project from January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2012...
January 8, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319272/behcet-s-disease-dilemma
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Ladli Chatterjee, A A Bamanikar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319263/simultaneous-plaque-rupture-in-two-coronary-arteries-presenting-as-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Satish Chirde
A 45 yrs male presented with angina. ECG showed transient CHB, T wave inversion in V3 to V6 and inferior leads. It was difficult to predict the culprit vessel based on ECG. Coronary angiography showed thrombotic lesions in LAD, LCX and OM which can potentially impact identification of culprit vessel and hence affect the management with primary PCI.
October 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318850/-effect-of-moxibustion-preconditioning-with-seed-sized-moxa-cones-on-myocardial-infarction-size-and-beclin-1-expression-in-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-rats
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Hua Bai, Sheng-Feng Lu, Wan-Ying Chen, Ze-Hao Zhong, Yi-Huang Gu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of moxibustion (Moxi) preconditioning with seed-sized moxa cones on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MI/RI) at different stages, and to analyze the correlation between this effect and the expression of autophagy related protein Beclin 1. METHODS: This study contains two parts: 1) changes of myocardial pathological injury and percentages of myocardial infarcted area at different time-points after modeling and Moxi intervention, and 2) effect of Moxi on contents of serum cardiac troponin T(cTnT) and expression of myocardial Bcl-2, Bax and Beclin 1 proteins...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317104/the-role-of-ala134-in-controlling-substrate-binding-and-reactivity-in-ascorbate-peroxidase
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Daniel D Turner, Latesh Lad, Hanna Kwon, Jaswir Basran, Katherine H Carr, Peter C E Moody, Emma L Raven
Ascorbate peroxidase (APX) is a class I heme peroxidase. It has two sites for binding of substrates. One is close to the γ-heme edge and is used for oxidation of ascorbate; the other is at the δ-heme edge and is used for binding of aromatic substrates [Gumiero et al., (2010) Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 500, 13-20]. In this work, we have examined the structural factors that control binding at the δ-heme edge by replacement of Ala134 in APX with a proline residue that is more commonly found in other class II and III peroxidases...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311630/increased-pulse-wave-transit-time-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-procedure-in-cad-patients
#15
Lizhen Ji, Chengyu Liu, Peng Li, Xinpei Wang, Changchun Liu, Yinglong Hou
Pulse wave transit time (PWTT) has been widely used as an index in assessing arterial stiffness. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is usually applied to the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). Research on the changes in PWTT caused by PCI is helpful for understanding the impact of the PCI procedure. In addition, effects of stent sites and access sites on the changes in PWTT have not been explored. Consequently, this study aimed to provide this information. The results showed that PWTT significantly increased after PCI (p < 0...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307026/correlation-of-symptoms-with-bronchoscopic-findings-in-children-with-a-prenatal-diagnosis-of-a-right-aortic-arch-and-left-arterial-duct
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Trisha V Vigneswaran, Eva Kapravelou, Aaron J Bell, Andrew Nyman, Kuberan Pushparajah, John M Simpson, Andrew Durward, Vita Zidere
A right aortic arch (RAA) with a left arterial duct (LAD) together encircle the trachea and have the potential to cause tracheobronchial compression and published guidelines recommend bronchoscopy in symptomatic patients. The aim of the study was to describe the incidence of tracheal compression in a cohort of prenatally diagnosed RAA and LAD. Retrospective review of clinical course and imaging of prenatal cases of RAA and LAD assessed with flexible bronchoscopy over an 11-year period. 34 cases of prenatally diagnosed RAA with LAD underwent bronchoscopy at median age of 9 months (range 0...
January 6, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304992/proximal-rca-occlusion-producing-anterior-st-segment-elevation-q-waves-and-t-wave-inversion
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Brooks Walsh, Ken Grauer, Edward R Tuohy, Stephen W Smith
An ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) that produces anterior ST segment elevation (STE) is typically caused by acute occlusion of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery. Anterior STE, however, may also be caused by acute occlusion of either the proximal right coronary artery (RCA) or the right ventricular marginal branch (RVB). It has been thought that, in contrast to occlusions of the LAD, proximal RCA/RVB occlusion rarely causes Q waves in the right precordial leads. We present a case where a proximal RCA occlusion produced not only anterior STE, but also anterior T wave inversions and anterior Q waves...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302208/morroniside-on-anti-inflammation-activities-in-rats-following-acute-myocardial-infarction
#18
Bangxing Yu, Guoxing Zhang, Yi An, Wen Wang
Our previous studies have confirmed that morroniside has neuroprotective effects. However, the effects of morroniside on cardiac myocardium remain unknown. Rats were anaesthetized with 10% chloral hydrate (0.35~0.4 mL/kg) and an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was induced by ligating the anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). Following AMI, morroniside was administered intragastrically for 3 consecutive days at doses of 45, 90 and 180 mg/kg, respectively. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and cardiac troponin T (cTnT) activities in AMI rats in the serum were detected with commercial kits...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299596/clinical-and-immunological-profiles-of-14-patients-with-bullous-pemphigoid-without-igg-autoantibodies-to-the-bp180-nc16a-domain
#19
Kenta Nakama, Hiroshi Koga, Norito Ishii, Chika Ohata, Takashi Hashimoto, Takekuni Nakama
Importance: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and/or chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA) for BP180 noncollagenous 16A (NC16A) extracellular domain is a sensitive diagnostic tool for bullous pemphigoid (BP). However, some patients with BP have negative results for these assays. Objective: To elucidate the clinical and immunological features of patients with BP without antibodies that react to BP180 NC16A. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective case series study included 152 patients who were diagnosed with BP and followed up at the Kurume University Hospital in Japan from 2007 to 2016...
January 3, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298659/cardiac-manifestations-of-prkag2-mutation
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Pooya Banankhah, Gregory A Fishbein, Anthony Dota, Reza Ardehali
BACKGROUND: The Protein Kinase AMP-Activated Non-Catalytic Subunit Gamma 2 (PRKAG2) cardiac syndrome is characterized by glycogen accumulation in the cardiac tissue. The disease presents clinically with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), and it is often associated with conduction abnormalities. CASE PRESENTATION: A 23 year-old female with history of Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) and HCM presented for evaluation after an episode of Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI)...
January 3, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
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