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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814595/bleeding-ectopic-duodenal-varix-use-of-a-new-microvascular-plug-mvp-device-along-with-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-tipss
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Richa Bhardwaj, Gaurav Bhardwaj, Erik Bee, Raffi Karagozian
Ectopic varices (ECV) occur along the gastrointestinal (GI) tract outside the common variceal sites and represent 2%-5% of all GI variceal bleeds with mortality rates up to 40%. Management is challenging because of inaccessibility and increased risk of rebleeding. We report what is to our knowledge the first clinical use of a new microvascular plug (MVP) with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPSS) for a bleeding duodenal varix (DV). A 68-year-old man presented with melena. Endoscopy demonstrated a grade II varix in the second part of the duodenum with red wale sign...
August 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813699/t1-and-t2-mapping-in-cardiology-mapping-the-obscure-object-of-desire
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Sophie Mavrogeni, Dimitris Apostolou, Panayiotis Argyriou, Stella Velitsista, Lilika Papa, Stelios Efentakis, Evangelos Vernardos, Mikela Kanoupaki, George Kanoupakis, Athanassios Manginas
The increasing use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is based on its capability to perform biventricular function assessment and tissue characterization without radiation and with high reproducibility. The use of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) gave the potential of non-invasive biopsy for fibrosis quantification. However, LGE is unable to detect diffuse myocardial disease. Native T1 mapping and extracellular volume fraction (ECV) provide knowledge about pathologies affecting both the myocardium and interstitium that is otherwise difficult to identify...
August 17, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812126/myocardial-iodine-concentration-measurement-using-dual-energy-computed-tomography-for-the-diagnosis-of-cardiac-amyloidosis-a-pilot-study
#3
Virgile Chevance, Thibaud Damy, Vania Tacher, François Legou, Fourat Ridouani, Alain Luciani, Hicham Kobeiter, Alain Rahmouni, Jean-François Deux
OBJECTIVE: To measure myocardium iodine concentration (MIC) in patients with cardiac amyloidosis (CA) using dual-energy computed tomography (DECT). METHODS: Twenty-two patients with CA, 13 with non-amyloid hypertrophic cardiomyopathies (CH) and 10 control patients were explored with pre-contrast, arterial and 5-minute DECT acquisition (Iomeprol; 1.5 mL/kg). Inter-ventricular septum (IVS) thickness, blood pool iodine concentration (BPIC), MIC (mg/mL), iodine ratio and extra-cellular volume (ECV) were calculated...
August 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806537/effect-of-oral-hydration-on-external-cephalic-version-at-term
#4
Virna Franca Zobbi, Antonella Nespoli, Elisa Spreafico, Roberta Recalcati, Federica Loi, Antonietta Scian, Stefania Galimberti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of oral hydration on the success rate of external cephalic version (ECV). DESIGN: Randomized controlled and single-blind trial. SETTING: Academic tertiary hospital with approximately 3,000 births annually. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred sixty-four women at a gestational age of at least 37 weeks with breech-presenting fetuses and normal amniotic fluid indexes (AFIs). METHODS: Participants were randomly assigned to drink 2000 ml or no more than 100 ml of water in the 2 hours before undergoing ECV...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801204/improved-post-processing-strategy-for-molli-based-tissue-characterization-allows-application-in-patients-with-dyspnoe-and-impaired-left-ventricular-function
#5
Thomas Kampf, Wolfgang Rudolf Bauer, Theresa Reiter
Contrast and non-contrast MRI based characterization of myocardium by T1-mapping will be of paramount importance to obtain biomarkers, e.g. fibrosis, which determines the risk of heart failure patients. T1-mapping by the standard post-processing of the modified look-locker inversion recovery (MOLLI) lacks of accuracy when trying to reduce its duration, which on the other hand, is highly desirable in patients with heart failure. The recently suggested inversion group fitting (IGF) technique, which considers more parameters for fitting, has a superior accuracy for long T1 times despite a shorter duration...
August 8, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791311/assessment-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-t1-mapping-correlation-with-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-and-diabetic-duration
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Yongning Shang, Xiaochun Zhang, Weilling Leng, Liu Chen, Xiaotian Lei, Tianjing Zhang, Andreas Greiser, Ziwen Liang, Jian Wang
PURPOSE: To quantify extracellular matrix expansion with the cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping technique and the derived extracellular volume fraction (ECV) in diabetic cardiomyopathy (DbCM) patients and to detect the relationship among ECV, duration of diabetes, and diastolic function. MATERIALS: Thirty-eight patients with diabetic cardiomyopathy (20 males, age 54.6 ± 8.6 years) and thirty-two matched normal controls (15 males, age 51.4 ± 13...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791265/evaluation-of-the-learning-curve-for-external-cephalic-version-using-cumulative-sum-analysis
#7
So Yun Kim, Jung Yeol Han, Eun Hye Chang, Dong Wook Kwak, Hyun Kyung Ahn, Hyun Mi Ryu, Moon Young Kim
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the learning curve for external cephalic version (ECV) using learning curve-cumulative sum (LC-CUSUM) analysis. METHODS: This was a retrospective study involving 290 consecutive cases between October 2013 and March 2017. We evaluated the learning curve for ECV on nulli and over para 1 group using LC-CUSUM analysis on the assumption that 50% and 70% of ECV procedures succeeded by description a trend-line of quadratic function with reliable R(2) values...
July 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780214/labour-outcomes-after-successful-external-cephalic-version-compared-with-spontaneous-cephalic-version
#8
Samantha Krueger, Julia Simioni, Lauren E Griffith, Eileen K Hutton
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to compare obstetrical outcomes for women with a cephalic presentation at birth resulting from successful external cephalic version (ECV) compared to those resulting from spontaneous cephalic version (SCV). METHODS: Secondary analysis was performed on Early External Cephalic Version Trial data. A total of 931 study participants had breech presentations between 34 and 36 weeks' gestation and cephalic presentations at birth. The incidence of intrapartum interventions was compared between patients with successful ECV (557) and those with SCV (374)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768519/synthetic-hematocrit-derived-from-the-longitudinal-relaxation-of-blood-can-lead-to-clinically-significant-errors-in-measurement-of-extracellular-volume-fraction-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients
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Frank J Raucci, David A Parra, Jason T Christensen, Lazaro E Hernandez, Larry W Markham, Meng Xu, James C Slaughter, Jonathan H Soslow
BACKGROUND: Extracellular volume fraction (ECV) is altered in pathological cardiac remodeling and predicts death and arrhythmia. ECV can be quantified using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping but calculation requires a measured hematocrit (Hct). The longitudinal relaxation of blood has been used in adults to generate a synthetic Hct (estimate of true Hct) but has not been validated in pediatric populations. METHODS: One hundred fourteen children and young adults underwent a total of 163 CMRs with T1 mapping...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768311/temporal-relation-between-myocardial-fibrosis-and-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-association-with-baseline-disease-severity-and-subsequent-outcome
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Erik B Schelbert, Yaron Fridman, Timothy C Wong, Hussein Abu Daya, Kayla M Piehler, Ajay Kadakkal, Christopher A Miller, Martin Ugander, Maren Maanja, Peter Kellman, Dipan J Shah, Kaleab Z Abebe, Marc A Simon, Giovanni Quarta, Michele Senni, Javed Butler, Javier Diez, Margaret M Redfield, Mihai Gheorghiade
Importance: Among myriad changes occurring during the evolution of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), cardiomyocyte-extracellular matrix interactions from excess collagen may affect microvascular, mechanical, and electrical function. Objective: To investigate whether myocardial fibrosis (MF) is similarly prevalent both in those with HFpEF and those at risk for HFpEF, similarly associating with disease severity and outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: Observational cohort study from June 1, 2010, to September 17, 2015, with follow-up until December 14, 2015, at a cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) center serving an integrated health system...
August 2, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762167/elevated-myocardial-extracellular-volume-fraction-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#11
James J Starc, Ryan A Moore, Mantosh S Rattan, Chet R Villa, Zhiqian Gao, Wojciech Mazur, John L Jefferies, Michael D Taylor
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic, X-linked recessive disease with an associated cardiomyopathy characterized by myocardial fibrosis leading to heart failure, arrhythmias, and death. Earlier detection and treatment of cardiac involvement in DMD hold potential to improve outcomes. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) extracellular volume (ECV) quantification using T1 mapping is a histologically validated, non-invasive marker of diffuse fibrosis. This study aims to determine the ECV in a pediatric DMD population, and correlate it with metrics of left ventricular function...
July 31, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760068/a-novel-and-dedicated-multidisciplinary-service-to-manage-breech-presentation-at-term-3-years-of-experience-in-a-tertiary-care-maternity-unit
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Patrick Hickland, Phyl Gargan, Jacquie Simpson, Niamh McCabe, Janitha Costa
OBJECTIVE: In order to provide uniform and unbiased multidisciplinary counselling on the options available, including vaginal breech delivery (VBD) and external cephalic version (ECV), the latter of which could then be performed, a weekly Breech Clinic was introduced to a tertiary care maternity unit in Northern Ireland in June 2013, replacing the traditional ECV Clinic introduced in June 2012. METHODS: Retrospective data collection was undertaken using clinic proformas, Northern Ireland Maternity System data and case notes of women who attended the clinics (ECV and Breech) from June 2012 to May 2015...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750902/adaptable-pattern-recognition-system-for-discriminating-melanocytic-nevi-from-malignant-melanomas-using-plain-photography-images-from-different-image-databases
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Spiros A Kostopoulos, Pantelis A Asvestas, Ioannis K Kalatzis, George C Sakellaropoulos, Theofilos H Sakkis, Dionisis A Cavouras, Dimitris T Glotsos
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to propose features that evaluate pictorial differences between melanocytic nevus (mole) and melanoma lesions by computer-based analysis of plain photography images and to design a cross-platform, tunable, decision support system to discriminate with high accuracy moles from melanomas in different publicly available image databases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Digital plain photography images of verified mole and melanoma lesions were downloaded from (i) Edinburgh University Hospital, UK, (Dermofit, 330moles/70 melanomas, under signed agreement), from 5 different centers (Multicenter, 63moles/25 melanomas, publicly available), and from the Groningen University, Netherlands (Groningen, 100moles/70 melanomas, publicly available)...
September 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748418/left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-its-relation-to-myocardial-fibrosis-and-exercise-tolerance
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Dimitrios Maragiannis, Paulino A Alvarez, Mohamad G Ghosn, Karen Chin, Jeremy J Hinojosa, John M Buergler, Dipan J Shah, Sherif F Nagueh
We sought to determine the relation between myocardial extracellular volume (ECV), left ventricular (LV) diastolic function, and exercise tolerance in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Forty five HCM patients with an ejection fraction >50% and no previous septal reduction therapy underwent imaging by CMR and transthoracic echocardiography. CMR was used to quantify LV volumes, mass, EF, LA volumes, scar burden, pre and post contrast T1 relaxation times and ECV. Echocardiography was used to measure outflow tract gradients, mitral inflow and annular velocities, circumferential strain, systolic, early and late diastolic strain rates...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747173/uptake-of-external-cephalic-version-for-term-breech-presentation-an-australian-population-study-2002-2012
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Yu Sun Bin, Christine L Roberts, Michael C Nicholl, Jane B Ford
BACKGROUND: The safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of external cephalic version (ECV) for term breech presentation has been demonstrated. Clinical guidelines recommend ECV for all eligible women, but the uptake of this procedure in the Australian healthcare setting is unknown. This study aimed to describe ECV uptake in New South Wales, the most populous state of Australia, during 2002 to 2012. METHODS: Data from routine hospital and birth records were used to identify ECVs conducted at ≥36 weeks' gestation...
July 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739796/multicenter-and-international-study-of-mic-mec-distributions-for-definition-of-epidemiological-cutoff-values-ecvs-for-species-of-sporothrix-identified-by-molecular-methods
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A Espinel-Ingroff, D P B Abreu, R Almeida-Paes, R S N Brilhante, A Chakrabarti, A Chowdhary, F Hagen, S Córdoba, G M Gonzalez, N P Govender, J Guarro, E M Johnson, S E Kidd, S A Pereira, A M Rodrigues, S Rozental, M W Szeszs, R Ballesté Alaniz, A Bonifaz, L X Bonfietti, L P Borba-Santos, J Capilla, A L Colombo, M Dolande, M G Isla, M S C Melhem, A C Mesa-Arango, M M E Oliveira, M M Panizo, Z Pires de Camargo, R M Zancope-Oliveira, J F Meis, J Turnidge
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) conditions for testing the susceptibilities of pathogenic Sporothrix species to antifungal agents are based on a collaborative study that evaluated five clinically relevant isolates of Sporothrix schenckii sensu lato and some antifungal agents. With the advent of molecular identification, there are two basic needs: to confirm the suitability of these testing conditions for all agents and Sporothrix species and to establish species-specific epidemiologic cutoff values (ECVs) or breakpoints (BPs) for these species...
July 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728692/magnetic-resonance-in-transthyretin%C3%A2-cardiac-amyloidosis
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Ana Martinez-Naharro, Thomas A Treibel, Amna Abdel-Gadir, Heerajnarain Bulluck, Giulia Zumbo, Daniel S Knight, Tushar Kotecha, Rohin Francis, David F Hutt, Tamer Rezk, Stefania Rosmini, Candida C Quarta, Carol J Whelan, Peter Kellman, Julian D Gillmore, James C Moon, Philip N Hawkins, Marianna Fontana
BACKGROUND: Cardiac transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) is an increasingly recognized cause of heart failure. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and T1 mapping, is emerging as a reference standard for diagnosis and characterization of cardiac amyloidosis. OBJECTIVES: The authors used CMR with extracellular volume fraction (ECV) measurement to characterize cardiac involvement in relation to outcome in ATTR. METHODS: Subjects comprised 263 patients with cardiac ATTR corroborated by grade 2 to 3 (99m)Tc-DPD ((99m)Tc-3,3-diphosphono-1,2-propanodicarboxylic acid) cardiac uptake, 17 with suspected cardiac ATTR (grade 1 (99m)Tc-DPD), and 12 asymptomatic individuals with amyloidogenic transthyretin (TTR) mutations...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716046/blood-volume-monitored-regulation-of-ultrafiltration-to-decrease-the-dry-weight-in-fluid-overloaded-hemodialysis-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marlies Antlanger, Peter Josten, Michael Kammer, Isabella Exner, Katharina Lorenz-Turnheim, Manfred Eigner, Gernot Paul, Renate Klauser-Braun, Gere Sunder-Plassmann, Marcus D Säemann, Manfred Hecking
BACKGROUND: Because chronic fluid volume overload is associated with higher mortality, we tested whether blood-volume monitored regulation of ultrafiltration and dialysate conductivity (UCR) and/or regulation of ultrafiltration and temperature (UTR) would facilitate dry weight reduction, in comparison to conventional dialysis (CONV). METHODS: We carried out a multicenter, 4-week, randomized controlled trial in hemodialysis patients ≥15% above normal extracellular fluid volume (ECV), per bioimpedance spectroscopy, who were randomized 1:1:1...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689871/cd101-a-long-acting-echinocandin-and-comparator-antifungal-agents-tested-against-a-global-collection-of-invasive-fungal-isolates-in-the-sentry-2015-antifungal-surveillance-program
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Michael A Pfaller, Shawn A Messer, Paul R Rhomberg, Mariana Castanheira
CD101 is a novel echinocandin with exceptional chemical stability and long-acting pharmacokinetics. The activity of CD101 and comparators was evaluated using CLSI broth microdilution methods against 713 invasive fungal isolates, including 589 Candida spp. (6 species), 14 C. neoformans, 97 A. fumigatus and 13 A. flavus species complex collected worldwide during 2015. All C. tropicalis, C. krusei and C. dubliniensis, 99.7% of C. albicans and 98.3% of C. glabrata were inhibited by ≤0.12 µg/mL of CD101, and these isolates were susceptible/wild type to other echinocandins using CLSI clinical breakpoint and epidemiological cutoff value (ECV) interpretive criteria...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679323/the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-is-strongly-correlated-with-extracellular-volume-a-measure-of-myocardial-fibrosis-and-subclinical-cardiomyopathy-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
Rui Wu, Dong-Aolei An, Jiani Hu, Meng Jiang, Qiang Guo, Jian-Rong Xu, Lian-Ming Wu
Background Extracellular volume (ECV) has been histologically validated as a non-invasive quantitative index of myocardial fibrosis that does not require the use of contrast, which is contraindicated in patients with renal insufficiency. Purpose To evaluate the correlation between the contrast-free apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and ECV, an index of fibrosis. Material and Methods Twenty-four patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), who were predominantly women (mean age = 36 ± 12 years) and 12 normal participants (mean age = 38 ± 10 years) underwent cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) via 3...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
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