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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782256/-radiofrequency-pulmonary-artery-ablation-for-treatment-of-residual-pulmonary-hypertension-after-pulmonary-endarterectomy
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A M CHernyavskiy, A G Edemskiy, N V Novikova, A B Romanov, S N Artemenko, B A Rudenko, A R Tarkova
OBJECTIVE: to assess the safety and efficiency of radiofrequency pulmonary artery ablation for treatment of residual pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary endarterectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Radiofrequency pulmonary artery denervation (PADN) was performed in 16 patients (10 men, mean age 39 years [26; 51]). Indication for PADN was mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) >25 mm Hg with absence of proximal pulmonary artery lesion according to computer tomography...
April 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779677/distinguishing-fecal-appendicular-peritonitis-from-purulent-appendicular-peritonitis
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M Mariage, C Sabbagh, T Yzet, H Dupont, A NTouba, J M Regimbeau
INTRODUCTION: Fecal appendicular peritonitis (FAP) is a poorly studied, rare form of acute appendicitis, corresponding to peritoneal inflammation with the presence of feces secondary to ruptured appendix. The purpose of this study was to describe FAP and to compare FAP with purulent appendicular peritonitis (PAP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This single-center, retrospective study was conducted in consecutive patients to compare the FAP group and the PAP group. The primary endpoint was the 30-day postoperative morbidity and mortality according to the Clavien-Dindo classification...
April 9, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747993/long-term-effect-of-b-cells-depletion-alone-as-rescue-therapy-for-severe-thrombocytopenia-in-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Savino Sciascia, Massimo Radin, Irene Cecchi, Elena Rubini, Mario Bazzan, Dario Roccatello
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the long-term effect of B-cell depletion therapy with Rituximab (RTX) alone as rescue therapy in primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) patients with severe thrombocytopenia. METHODS: We retrospectively retrieved data from patients who met the following inclusion criteria: (a) persistent antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) positivity and fulfilled the Sydney criteria for PAPS (b) presented with severe thrombocytopenia (platelets <50,000/mm3 ) (c) were treated with RTX as a rescue therapy (d) had at least 1 year of follow-up after B-cells depletion therapy...
April 11, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734990/exosomal-cargo-properties-endothelial-function-and-treatment-of-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Rakesh Bhattacharjee, Abdelnaby Khalyfa, Ahamed A Khalyfa, Babak Mokhlesi, Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, Isaac Almendros, Eduard Peris, Atul Malhotra, David Gozal
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Longitudinal studies support the usage of positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy in treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to improve cardiovascular disease. However, the anticipated benefit is not ubiquitous. In this study, we elucidate whether PAP therapy leads to immediate improvements on endothelial function, a subclinical marker of cardiovascular status, by examining the effect of circulating exosomes, isolated from patients before and after PAP therapy, on naive endothelial cells...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734972/obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-hospital-readmission
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Nicholas J Scalzitti, Peter D O'Connor, Skyler W Nielsen, James K Aden, Matthew S Brock, David M Taylor, Vincent Mysliwiec, Gregory R Dion
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Hospital readmissions are an important metric of quality and safety. This study seeks to characterize the relationship between readmissions and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A better understanding of this relationship could be utilized to develop preventative measures and reduce readmission rates. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients discharged over a 24-month period to a Department of Defense hospital was conducted. Medical records review provided demographic data, presence of OSA and comorbid diseases, and whether readmission occurred within 30 days of discharge...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723459/-clinicopathological-features-of-primary-seminal-vesicle-adenocarcinoma-a-report-of-4-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jia-Ning Guo, Hui Li, Zhan-Dong Hu, En-Li Liang, Ji-Wu Chang
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathological characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of primary seminal vesicle adenocarcinoma (SVAC). METHODS: We analyzed the clinical data and clinicopathological characteristics of 4 cases of primary SVAC treated in the Department of Urology of the Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University and reviewed relevant literature. RESULTS: All the 4 patients were treated by open radical resection of the seminal vesicle and prostate and pathologically diagnosed with SVAC...
July 2017: Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue, National Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695229/rituximab-for-auto-immune-alveolar-proteinosis-a-real-life-cohort-study
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Berenice Soyez, Raphael Borie, Cedric Menard, Jacques Cadranel, Leonidas Chavez, Vincent Cottin, Emmanuel Gomez, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Sylvie Leroy, Jean-Marc Naccache, Hilario Nunes, Martine Reynaud-Gaubert, Laurent Savale, Abdellatif Tazi, Lidwine Wemeau-Stervinou, Marie-Pierre Debray, Bruno Crestani
BACKGROUND: Whole lung lavage is the current standard therapy for pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) that is characterized by the alveolar accumulation of surfactant. Rituximab showed promising results in auto-immune PAP (aPAP) related to anti-GM-CSF antibody. METHODS: We aimed to assess efficacy of rituximab in aPAP in real life and all patients with aPAP in France that received rituximab were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Thirteen patients were included...
April 25, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688821/risk-of-postoperative-complications-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-following-skull-base-surgery
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Phillip Huyett, Ryan J Soose, Amy E Schell, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Paul A Gardner, Carl H Snyderman, Eric W Wang
Objectives Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) presents several challenges in skull base surgery, including increased intracranial pressure, worsened OSA with nasal packing, and avoidance of positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy postoperatively. The objective of this study was to examine the risk of postoperative complications in a skull base population with OSA in which PAP therapy is withheld. Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting Tertiary care hospital. Subjects and Methods Medical records of 414 adult patients undergoing anterior skull base procedures between January 1, 2014, and January 7, 2017, were retrospectively reviewed...
April 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681957/mechanical-circulatory-support-is-effective-to-treat-pulmonary-hypertension-in-heart-transplant-candidates-disqualified-due-to-unacceptable-pulmonary-vascular-resistance
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Michał Zakliczyński, Jerzy Pacholewicz, Izabela Copik, Marcin Maruszewski, Tomasz Hrapkowicz, Roman Przybylski, Marian Zembala
Introduction: High pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) in orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) candidates is a risk factor of right ventricle failure after the procedure. However, the increase of PVR may be a consequence of the life-threatening deterioration of the left ventricle function. The use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) seems to be the best solution, but it is reimbursed only in active OHT candidates. Aim: We performed a retrospective analysis of MCS effectiveness in maintaining PVR at values accepted for OHT...
March 2018: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675687/clinical-characteristics-in-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-related-pulmonary-hypertension-an-observation-on-50-patients
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Xiuxiu Wu, Wenshuai Xu, Jun Wang, Xinlun Tian, Zhuang Tian, Kaifeng Xu
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare diffuse cystic lung disease. Knowledge on LAM-related pulmonary hypertension (PH) is limited. This study aimed to analyze the clinical characteristics of LAM with elevated pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) and evaluate the potential efficacy of sirolimus. The study involved 50 LAM patients who underwent echocardiography. According to the tricuspid regurgitation velocity (TRV), these patients were divided into the TRV ≤ 2.8 m/s group and TRV > 2.8 m/s group. Both groups comprised 25 females with an average age of 38...
April 19, 2018: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675059/natural-history-of-treatment-emergent-central-sleep-apnea-on-positive-airway-pressure-a-systematic-review
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Gaurav Nigam, Muhammad Riaz, Edward T Chang, Macario Camacho
INTRODUCTION: Treatment-emergent central sleep apnea (TECSA) is observed in some patients when they are treated with positive airway pressure (PAP) after significant resolution of the preexisting obstructive events in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The objective of this study was to systematically review the literature for studies describing the natural history of TECSA. METHODS: PubMed, Medline, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochran Library databases were searched through June 29, 2017...
April 2018: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669215/man-made-macrophage-offers-a-new-therapy-for-pap
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Alexandra C Racanelli, Bi-Sen Ding
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April 18, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629733/exercise-hemodynamics-for-the-diagnosis-of-diastolic-dysfunction-in-dyspneic-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Anne Graham Cummiskey, Amit Segev, Michael Segel, Jonathan Buber, Victor Guetta, Israel M Barbash, Dan Elian, Elad Asher, Ori Vaturi, Paul Fefer
OBJECTIVES: To assess the added diagnostic value of using exercise hemodynamics during RHC in assessment of patients with symptomatic SSc. METHODS: We performed 22 RHCs in 17 SSc patients with dyspnea and/or pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Exercise was performed in 15 RHCs using isotonic arm exercises while holding a 1 kg weight in each hand. Measurements of pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP), pulmonary arterial wedge pressure (PAWP), and cardiac output (CO) were taken at rest and during peak exercise...
April 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617952/risk-factors-for-human-papillomavirus-infection-and-abnormal-cervical-cytology-among-perinatally-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-and-uninfected-asian-youth
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Annette H Sohn, Stephen J Kerr, Rawiwan Hansudewechakul, Sivaporn Gatechompol, Kulkanya Chokephaibulkit, Hanh Le Dung Dang, Dan Ngoc Hanh Tran, Jullapong Achalapong, Nipat Teeratakulpisarn, Amphan Chalermchockcharoenkit, Manopchai Thamkhantho, Tippawan Pankam, Thida Singtoroj, Wichai Termrungruanglert, Surasith Chaithongwongwatthana, Nittaya Phanuphak
Background: Infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) may be higher in perinatally human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected (PHIV) than HIV-uninfected (HU) adolescents because of long-standing immune deficiency. Methods: PHIV and HU females aged 12-24 years in Thailand and Vietnam were matched by age group and lifetime sexual partners. At enrollment, blood, cervical, vaginal, anal, and oral samples were obtained for HPV-related testing. The Wilcoxon and Fisher exact tests were used for univariate and logistic regression for multivariate analyses...
March 30, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609727/medical-cannabis-and-the-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-an-american-academy-of-sleep-medicine-position-statement
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Kannan Ramar, Ilene M Rosen, Douglas B Kirsch, Ronald D Chervin, Kelly A Carden, R Nisha Aurora, David A Kristo, Raman K Malhotra, Jennifer L Martin, Eric J Olson, Carol L Rosen, James A Rowley
The diagnosis and effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults is an urgent health priority. Positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy remains the most effective treatment for OSA, although other treatment options continue to be explored. Limited evidence citing small pilot or proof of concept studies suggest that the synthetic medical cannabis extract dronabinol may improve respiratory stability and provide benefit to treat OSA. However, side effects such as somnolence related to treatment were reported in most patients, and the long-term effects on other sleep quality measures, tolerability, and safety are still unknown...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575757/-pro-renin-receptor-involvement-in-diabetic-retinopathy-and-development-of-molecular-targeted-therapy
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Atsuhiro Kanda, Susumu Ishida
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS), a crucial regulator of systemic blood pressure (circulatory RAS), plays distinct roles in pathological angiogenesis and inflammation in various organs (tissue RAS) such as diabetic microvascular complications. Using ocular clinical samples and animal disease models, we elucidated molecular mechanisms in which tissue RAS excites the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A responsible for retinal inflammation and angiogenesis, the two major pathological events in diabetic retinopathy (DR)...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568980/sleep-apnea-in-heart-failure
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REVIEW
MuChun Tsai, Rami Khayat
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we discuss the current treatment options for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in patients with heart failure (HF). We address the role of positive airway pressure (PAP) devices and other emerging therapies. The review includes discussion of recent trials that reported negative consequences for the PAP devices in patients with heart failure. RECENT FINDINGS: Optimal guideline-directed medical therapies of HF and PAP devices have been the mainstay treatments for HF patients with SDB...
March 22, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552010/omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-improves-endothelial-function-in-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-small-scale-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Sheylla M Felau, Lucas P Sales, Marina Y Solis, Ana Paula Hayashi, Hamilton Roschel, Ana Lúcia Sá-Pinto, Danieli Castro Oliveira De Andrade, Keyla Y Katayama, Maria Claudia Irigoyen, Fernanda Consolim-Colombo, Eloisa Bonfa, Bruno Gualano, Fabiana B Benatti
Endothelial cells are thought to play a central role in the pathogenesis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 PUFA) supplementation has been shown to improve endothelial function in a number of diseases; thus, it could be of high clinical relevance in APS. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of n-3 PUFA supplementation on endothelial function (primary outcome) of patients with primary APS (PAPS). A 16-week randomized clinical trial was conducted with 22 adult women with PAPS...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523457/short-term-efficacy-of-minimally-invasive-treatments-for-adult-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
You-Ning Gao, Yun-Chun Wu, Shih-Ying Lin, Jenny Zwei-Chieng Chang, Yu-Kang Tu
Many treatments have been proposed for adult obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but no comprehensive comparison of all interventions has been performed. We aimed to compare and rank the effectiveness of all minimally invasive treatments for adult OSA in a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Literature was searched within Ovid MedLine, EMBASE Classic+Embase, Cochrane library, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from inception to Aug 9th, 2016 for randomized controlled trials comparing minimally invasive treatments for adult OSA...
March 6, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515212/positive-airway-pressure-therapy-for-sleep-disordered-breathing-confers-short-term-benefits-to-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-despite-widely-ranging-patterns-of-use
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Jeanette P Brown, Kristy A Bauman, Armando Kurili, Gianna M Rodriguez, Anthony E Chiodo, Robert G Sitrin, Helena M Schotland
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of bi-level positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy and the patterns of use for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Academic tertiary care center, USA. METHODS: Overall, 91 adults with C1-T6 SCI for ≥3 months were recruited and 74 remained in the study to be evaluated for SDB and follow-up...
March 7, 2018: Spinal Cord
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