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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667581/relation-between-bioresorbable-scaffold-sizing-using-qca-dmax-and-long-term-clinical-outcomes-in-1-232-patients-from-3-study-cohorts-absorb-cohort-b-absorb-extend-and-absorb-ii
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Yuki Katagiri, Yoshinobu Onuma, Taku Asano, Ply Chichareon, Carlos Collet, Yosuke Miyazaki, Jan J Piek, Joanna J Wykrzykowska, Alexandre Abizaid, John A Ormiston, Bernard Chevalier, Patrick W Serruys
AIMS: This study sought to investigate the long-term clinical outcomes related to scaffold sizing based on quantitative coronary angiography. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 1,248 patients who received Absorb bioresorbable scaffolds in the ABSORB Cohort B, ABSOR EXTEND, ABSORB II trials were included in the analysis. The incidence of MACE (a composite of cardiac death, any myocardial infarction [MI], and ischemia-driven target lesion revascularization [ID-TLR]) was analysed according to the Dmax subclassification of oversized scaffold group versus non-oversized (any undersize) scaffold group...
April 17, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667014/automatically-computed-ecg-algorithm-for-the-quantification-of-myocardial-scar-and-the-prediction-of-mortality
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Patrick Badertscher, Ivo Strebel, Ursina Honegger, Nicolas Schaerli, Deborah Mueller, Christian Puelacher, Max Wagener, Roger Abächerli, Joan Walter, Zaid Sabti, Lorraine Sazgary, Stella Marbot, Jeanne du Fay de Lavallaz, Raphael Twerenbold, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Thomas Nestelberger, Nikola Kozhuharov, Tobias Breidthardt, Samyut Shrestha, Dayana Flores, Carmela Schumacher, Damian Wild, Stefan Osswald, Michael J Zellweger, Christian Mueller, Tobias Reichlin
BACKGROUND: Myocardial scar is associated with adverse cardiac outcomes. The Selvester QRS-score was developed to estimate myocardial scar from the 12-lead ECG, but its manual calculation is difficult. An automatically computed QRS-score would allow identification of patients with myocardial scar and an increased risk of mortality. OBJECTIVES: To assess the diagnostic and prognostic value of the automatically computed QRS-score. METHODS: The diagnostic value of the QRS-score computed automatically from a standard digital 12-lead was prospectively assessed in 2742 patients with suspected myocardial ischemia referred for myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI)...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666071/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-assessment-in-patients-undergoing-revascularization-for-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-analysis-from-the-excel-trial
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Björn Redfors, Shmuel Chen, Aaron Crowley, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Bernard J Gersh, Nicholas J Lembo, W Morris Brown, Adrian P Banning, David P Taggart, Patrick W Serruys, Arie Pieter Kappetein, Joseph F Sabik, Gregg W Stone
Background -Elevated B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is reflective of impaired cardiac function and is associated with worse prognosis among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). We sought to assess the association between baseline BNP, adverse outcomes, and the relative efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with left main (LM) CAD. Methods -The EXCEL trial randomized patients with LMCAD and low or intermediate SYNTAX scores to PCI with everolimus-eluting stents versus CABG...
April 17, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665922/-safety-and-effectiveness-of-ruxolitinib-for-treatment-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasm-a-meta-analysis
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Zhi-Rui Yang, Hai-Yan Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of ruxolitinib in treatment of myeloproliferative neoplasm. METHODS: Random clinical trials (~September 30, 2017) were identified from PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Clinical Trials, CBM and Chinese Journal Full-text Database. The quality of RCT was assessed by Cochrane risk bias. Meta analysis was performed with Revman 5.3. RESULTS: Ruxolitinib was efficacious in relieving splenomegaly (RR 49...
April 2018: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665840/effects-of-cyclosporine-a-pretreatment-of-deceased-organ-donors-on-kidney-graft-function-cis-a-rein-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jean-Christophe Orban, Eric Fontaine, Elisabeth Cassuto, Karine Baumstarck, Marc Leone, Jean-Michel Constantin, Carole Ichai
BACKGROUND: Renal transplantation represents the treatment of choice of end-stage kidney disease. Delayed graft function (DGF) remains the most frequent complication after this procedure, reaching more than 30%. Its prevention is essential as it impedes early- and long-term prognosis of transplantation. Numerous pharmacological interventions aiming to prevent ischemia-reperfusion injuries failed to reduce the rate of DGF. We hypothesize that cyclosporine as an early preconditioning procedure in donors would be associated with decreased DGF...
April 17, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664057/remote-ischemic-postconditioning-for-ischemic-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jing-Jing Zhao, Hui Xiao, Wen-Bo Zhao, Xiao-Pei Zhang, Yu Xiang, Zeng-Jie Ye, Miao-Miao Mo, Xue-Ting Peng, Lin Wei
Background: Remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPostC) appears to protect distant organs from ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). However, cerebral protection results have remained inconclusive. In the present study, a meta-analysis was performed to compare stroke patients with and without RIPostC. Methods: CNKI, WanFang, VIP, CBM, PubMed, and Cochrane Library databases were searched up to July 2016. Data were analyzed using both fixed-effects and random-effects models by Review Manager...
April 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661987/review-of-the-latest-percutaneous-devices-in-critical-limb-ischemia
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REVIEW
Leila Haghighat, Sophia Elissa Altin, Robert R Attaran, Carlos Mena-Hurtado, Christopher J Regan
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a terminal stage of peripheral arterial disease that, in the absence of intervention, may lead to lower extremity amputation or death. Endovascular interventions have become a first-line approach to the management of CLI and have advanced considerably within the past decade. This review summarizes the types of percutaneous devices and the techniques that are available for the management of CLI and the data supporting their use. These include devices that establish and maintain vessel patency, including percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, drug-coated balloons, bare metal stents, drug-eluting stents, bioresorbable vascular scaffolds, and atherectomy; devices that provide protection from embolization; and, cell-based therapies...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659050/continuous-electroencephalography-predicts-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-prospective-study-of-diagnostic-accuracy
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Eric S Rosenthal, Siddharth Biswal, Sahar F Zafar, Kathryn L O'Connor, Sophia Bechek, Apeksha V Shenoy, Emily J Boyle, Mouhsin M Shafi, Emily J Gilmore, Brandon P Foreman, Nicolas Gaspard, Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi, Jonathan Rosand, Daniel B Hoch, Cenk Ayata, Sydney S Cash, Andrew J Cole, Aman B Patel, M Brandon Westover
OBJECTIVE: Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) is a common, disabling complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Preventing DCI is a key focus of neurocritical care, but interventions carry risk and cannot be applied indiscriminately. While retrospective studies have identified continuous EEG (cEEG) measures associated with DCI, no study has characterized the accuracy of cEEG with sufficient rigor to justify using it to triage patients to interventions or clinical trials. We therefore prospectively assessed the accuracy of cEEG for predicting DCI, following the Standards for Reporting Diagnostic Accuracy Studies...
April 16, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658326/cardioprotective-role-of-colchicine-against-inflammatory-injury-in-a-rat-model-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Oussama Bakhta, Simon Blanchard, Anne-Laure Guihot, Sophie Tamareille, Delphine Mirebeau-Prunier, Pascale Jeannin, Fabrice Prunier
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. A clinical trial has recently reported a smaller infarct size in a cohort of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (MI) treated with a short colchicine course. The mechanism underlying colchicine-induced cardioprotection in the early MI phase remains unclear. We hypothesized that a short pretreatment with colchicine could induce acute beneficial effects by protecting the heart against inflammation in myocardial I/R injury...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658197/role-of-geranylgeranylacetone-as-non-toxic-hsp70-inducer-in-liver-surgery-clinical-application
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REVIEW
Seiki Tashiro, Hidenori Miyake, Kazuhito Rokutan
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are rapidly synthesized into cells in response to various types of physical or chemical insults and induce potent resistance to the stressors. A stress-inducible HSP70 is not expressed in normal conditions, but once HSP70 is excessively induced under various environmental stresses, HSP70-expressing cells can survive even under lethal conditions. In this review, we focused on the potential role of HSPs particularly HSP70 in liver surgery. A non-toxic HSP70 inducer, geranylgeranylacetone (GGA), has been introduced to exert a potent cytoprotective action against liver injury after ischemia/reperfusion, massive hepatectomy and liver transplantation in animal experiments...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649954/anatomical-considerations-and-open-surgery-to-treat-juxtarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Georgiana Samoila, Ian Michael Williams
INTRODUCTION: Historically, the open approach to the abdominal aorta has been transperitoneal (TP). In comparison, a retroperitoneal (RP) incision exposes the lateral wall of the suprarenal aorta for clamp application and midline structures such as the duodenum and pancreas are not encountered. Proximal clamp position for open repair of juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (JR-AAA) is suprarenal, supra-superior mesenteric, or supraceliac. While RP and TP approaches have previously been compared for physiological reasons, there are currently no randomized controlled trials comparing these methods from an anatomical perspective...
January 1, 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643261/primary-results-of-the-multicenter-arise-ii-study-analysis-of-revascularization-in-ischemic-stroke-with-embotrap
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Osama O Zaidat, Hormozd Bozorgchami, Marc Ribó, Jeffrey L Saver, Heinrich P Mattle, René Chapot, Ana Paula Narata, Olivier Francois, Ashutosh P Jadhav, Jonathan A Grossberg, Christian H Riedel, Alejandro Tomasello, Wayne M Clark, Hannes Nordmeyer, Eugene Lin, Raul G Nogueira, Albert J Yoo, Tudor G Jovin, Adnan H Siddiqui, Thierry Bernard, Mairsíl Claffey, Tommy Andersson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: EmboTrap is a novel stent retriever designed to achieve rapid and substantial flow restoration in acute ischemic stroke secondary to large-vessel occlusions. Here, we evaluated EmboTrap's safety and efficacy compared with established stent retrievers. METHODS: ARISE II (Analysis of Revascularization in Ischemic Stroke With EmboTrap) was a single-arm, prospective, multicenter study, comparing the EmboTrap device to a composite performance goal criterion derived using a Bayesian meta-analysis from the pivotal SWIFT (Solitaire device) and TREVO 2 (Trevo device) trials...
April 11, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628683/short-term-outcomes-of-long-duration-versus-short-duration-tourniquet-in-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Raju Vaishya, Amit Kumar Agarwal, Vipul Vijay, Manish Kumar Tiwari
Introduction: A tourniquet is used during the total knee replacement surgery to improve the visibility, to reduce the blood loss and for better cementation. Indirectly it decreases the duration of surgery and enhances the recovery of the patient. Their use however is controversial due to some side effects associated with the use of tourniquet. They may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism by causing venous stasis, endothelial damage and increased platelet adhesion secondary to distal limb ischemia...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623672/a-systematic-review-on-the-protective-effect-of-n-acetyl-cysteine-against-diabetes-associated-cardiovascular-complications
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REVIEW
Phiwayinkosi V Dludla, Stephanie C Dias, Nnini Obonye, Rabia Johnson, Johan Louw, Bongani B Nkambule
INTRODUCTION: Heart failure is the leading cause of death in patients with diabetes. No treatment currently exists to specifically protect these patients at risk of developing cardiovascular complications. Accelerated oxidative stress-induced tissue damage due to persistent hyperglycemia is one of the major factors implicated in deteriorated cardiac function within a diabetic state. N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), through its enhanced capacity to endogenously synthesize glutathione, a potent antioxidant, has displayed abundant health-promoting properties and has a favorable safety profile...
April 6, 2018: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623028/a-comparison-of-pathophysiology-in-humans-and-rodent-models-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Jenna L Leclerc, Joshua M Garcia, Matthew A Diller, Anne-Marie Carpenter, Pradip K Kamat, Brian L Hoh, Sylvain Doré
Non-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) affects an estimated 30,000 people each year in the United States, with an overall mortality of ~30%. Most cases of SAH result from a ruptured intracranial aneurysm, require long hospital stays, and result in significant disability and high fatality. Early brain injury (EBI) and delayed cerebral vasospasm (CV) have been implicated as leading causes of morbidity and mortality in these patients, necessitating intense focus on developing preclinical animal models that replicate clinical SAH complete with delayed CV...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621070/blood-pressure-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-challenges-in-trial-interpretation-and-clinical-management-position-of-the-esh-working-group-on-hypertension-and-the-brain
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Dariusz Gąsecki, Antonio Coca, Pedro Cunha, Dagmara Hering, Efstathios Manios, Dragan Lovic, Augusto Zaninelli, Cristina Sierra, Mariusz Kwarciany, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Bartosz Karaszewski
: Altered blood pressure (BP) is a common phenomenon in acute ischemic stroke (AIS), with high BP being the most frequent scenario. The pathophysiology of BP changes in AIS is complex and only partially understood. The available evidence indicates that extremely high BP during AIS is associated with a poor outcome. Importantly, the observed relationship between BP and stroke outcome may or may not be causally related. Higher baseline BPs in focal cerebral ischemia may indicate preexisting hypertension, but may also be an effect of both nonspecific and stroke-related factors...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617505/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-atorvastatin-and-ischemic-postconditioning-preventing-on-the-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury-experimental-study-in-rats
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Henrique Budib Dorsa Pontes, José Carlos Dorsa Vieira Pontes, Euler de Azevedo Neto, Giovanna Serra da Cruz Vendas, João Victor Cunha Miranda, Letícia do Espírito Santos Dias, João Victor Durães Gomes Oliva, Murilo Henrique Martins de Almeida, Ian de Oliveira Chaves, Tricia Luna Sampaio, Carlos Henrique Marques Dos Santos, Doroty Mesquita Dourado
INTRODUCTION: Reperfusion injury leads to systemic morphological and functional pathological alterations. Some techniques are already estabilished to attenuate the damage induced by reperfusion. Ischemic preconditioning is one of the standard procedures. In the last 20 years, several experimental trials demonstrated that the ischemic postconditioning presents similar effectiveness. Recently experimental trials demonstrated that statins could be used as pharmacological preconditioning...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613861/trends-in-use-of-midodrine-in-the-icu-a-single-center-retrospective-case-series
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Mahrukh S Rizvi, Vrinda Trivedi, Faria Nasim, Erica Lin, Rahul Kashyap, Nicole Andrijasevic, Ognjen Gajic
OBJECTIVES: Midodrine is an oral alpha-agonist approved for orthostatic hypotension. The use of midodrine as a vasopressor sparing agent has steadily increased in the ICU despite limited evidence for its safety in that setting. We describe the trends in use and reported side effects and complications of midodrine in multidisciplinary ICUs of a tertiary care institution. DESIGN: Single-center retrospective case series. SETTING: Medical and surgical ICU patients from January 2011 to October 2016 at Mayo Clinic, Rochester...
March 31, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610248/correction-to-moving-the-goalposts-into-unblinded-territory-the-larger-lessons-of-defer-and-fame-2-and-their-implications-for-shifting-end-points-in-ischemia-faith-healing-and-subtraction-anxiety-in-unblinded-trials-of-procedures-lessons-from-defer-and-fame
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607607/alpha-1-antitrypsin-in-cell-and-organ-transplantation
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Mel Berger, Mingyao Liu, Marc E Uknis, Maria Koulmanda
Limited availability of donor organs and risk of ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) seriously restrict organ transplantation. Therapeutics that can prevent or reduce IRI could potentially increase the number of transplants by increasing use of borderline organs and decreasing discards. Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is an acute phase reactant and serine protease inhibitor which limits inflammatory tissue damage. Purified plasma-derived AAT has been well-tolerated in more than 30 years of use to prevent emphysema in AAT deficient individuals...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
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