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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806174/left-ventricular-apex-venting-in-high-risk-redo-sternotomy-with-severe-aortic-insufficiency-a-case-report
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Brett J Wakefield, Alexander J Leone, Shiva Sale
Redo cardiac surgery in patients with severe aortic insufficiency can present unique challenges to the anesthesiologist. We report a case highlighting the challenge and importance of interdisciplinary planning between cardiothoracic surgeons and anesthesiologists prior to high-risk surgery. Failure to place an endoaortic balloon and percutaneous coronary sinus catheter due to anatomical abnormalities prompted the adoption of an alternate technique involving apical ventricular venting to assist sternal reentry...
August 10, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803451/laparoscopic-hepatectomy-combined-with-endoscopic-papillary-balloon-dilation-for-complex-bile-duct-stones
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Jian Yang, Fabiao Zhang, Xuefeng Du, Aidong Wang, Shangdong Lv, Zheping Fang
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the feasibility and efficacy of laparoscopic hepatectomy (LH) combined with endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (EPBD) for removing intra- and extrahepatic bile duct stones. METHODS: A total of 26 patients with intra- and extrahepatic bile duct stones underwent LH and EPBD. Selective hemi-hepatic vascular occlusion was used to complete the LH. EPBD was performed under the guidance of a guidewire, and stones were removed with a stone basket or balloon...
August 13, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802533/bifurcation-culprit-lesions-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-procedural-success-and-5-year-outcome-compared-with-nonbifurcation-lesions
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Pablo Salinas, Hernán Mejía-Rentería, Raúl Herrera-Nogueira, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Luis Nombela-Franco, Iván Javier Núñez-Gil, Nieves Gonzalo, María Del Trigo, María José Pérez-Vizcayno, Alicia Quirós, Javier Escaned, Carlos Macaya, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: We assessed short- and long-term outcomes of primary angioplasty in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction by comparing bifurcation culprit lesions (BCL) with non-BCL. METHODS: Observational study with a propensity score matched control group. Among 2746 consecutive ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients, we found 274 (10%) patients with BCL. The primary outcome was a composite endpoint including all-cause death, myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass grafting or target vessel revascularization, assessed at 30-days and 5-years...
August 9, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801889/strategies-of-minimally-invasive-treatment-for-intrahepatic-and-extrahepatic-bile-duct-stones
#4
Zongming Zhang, Zhuo Liu, Limin Liu, Mengmeng Song, Chong Zhang, Hongwei Yu, Baijiang Wan, Mingwen Zhu, Zixu Liu, Hai Deng, Haiming Yuan, Haiyan Yang, Wenping Wei, Yue Zhao
Cholelithiasis is a kind of common and multiple diseases. In recent years, traditional laparotomy has been challenged by a minimally invasive surgery. Through literature review, the therapeutic method, effect, and complications of minimally invasive treatment of intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile duct stones by combining our practical experience were summarized as follows. (1) For intrahepatic bile duct stones, the operation may be selected by laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE), or percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy...
August 12, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801834/current-characteristics-and-management-of-congenital-esophageal-stenosis-40-consecutive-cases-from-a-multicenter-study-in-the-kyushu-area-of-japan
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Masaya Suzuhigashi, Tatsuru Kaji, Hiroyuki Noguchi, Mitsuru Muto, Michiko Goto, Motoi Mukai, Kazuhiko Nakame, Takafumi Kawano, Waka Yamada, Koji Yamada, Shun Onishi, Satoshi Ieiri
PURPOSE: Congenital esophageal stenosis (CES) is rare, and the available clinical data are limited. We explored the current diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of CES. METHODS: A questionnaire survey was performed using medical records at pediatric surgical centers in the Kyushu area. RESULTS: Over 10 years, 40 patients (24 males) had CES. The incidence of associated anomalies was 52.5% (21/40), and that of esophageal atresia was 20.0% (8/40)...
August 11, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799657/treatment-of-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-with-balloon-dilation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jolien Marieke Lieselot Huisman, Froukje Jantina Verdam, Inge Stegeman, Jacob Alexander de Ru
OBJECTIVE: Balloon dilation is a new entity in the therapeutic approach of Eustachian tube dysfunction. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the success of balloon dilation of the tuba auditiva in reducing symptoms in adult patients with Eustachian tube dysfunction. DATA SOURCES: Embase, PubMed, and Cochrane Library. REVIEW METHODS: The systematic literature search was conducted independently by two authors based on title and abstracts, and resulted in 36 articles...
August 11, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797911/a-prospective-evaluation-of-radiation-free-direct-solitary-cholangioscopy-for-the-management-of-choledocholithiasis
#7
Monique T Barakat, Mohit Girotra, Abhishek Choudhary, Robert J Huang, Saurabh Sethi, Subhas Banerjee
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopy has replaced many radiological studies for the GI tract. However, ERCP remains a hybrid endoscopic-fluoroscopic procedure, which limits its portable delivery, creates delays due to fluoroscopy room unavailability and exposes patients/providers to radiation. We evaluated fluoroscopy/radiation-free management of patients with non-complex choledocholithiasis using direct solitary cholangioscopy (DSC). METHODS: Patients underwent fluoroscopy-free biliary cannulation, sphincterotomy then cholangioscopy to establish location, number/size of stones and document distance from ampulla to bifurcation to guide balloon advancement...
August 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797427/low-level-tragus-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Lilei Yu, Bing Huang, Sunny S Po, Tuantuan Tan, Menglong Wang, Liping Zhou, Guannan Meng, Shenxu Yuan, Xiaoya Zhou, Xuefei Li, Zhuo Wang, Songyun Wang, Hong Jiang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether low-level tragus stimulation (LL-TS) treatment could reduce myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND: The authors' previous studies suggested that LL-TS could reduce the size of myocardial injury induced by ischemia. METHODS: Patients who presented with STEMI within 12 h of symptom onset, treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention, were randomized to the LL-TS group (n = 47) or the control group (with sham stimulation [n = 48])...
August 14, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795259/comparison-of-outcomes-using-balloon-expandable-versus-self-expanding-transcatheter-prostheses-according-to-the-extent-of-aortic-valve-calcification
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Won-Keun Kim, Johannes Blumenstein, Christoph Liebetrau, Andreas Rolf, Luise Gaede, Arnaud Van Linden, Mani Arsalan, Mirko Doss, Jan G P Tijssen, Christian W Hamm, Thomas Walther, Helge Möllmann
BACKGROUND: Device landing zone (DLZ) calcification is an important determinant of procedural success in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of DLZ calcification on procedural outcome with different types of transcatheter heart valves (THVs). METHODS: Aortic valve calcium density (AVCdens) was determined by non-contrast-enhanced computed tomography in 1232 patients undergoing transfemoral TAVI...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794359/analysis-of-the-risk-factors-of-surgery-after-endoscopic-balloon-dilation-for-small-intestinal-strictures-in-crohn-s-disease-using-double-balloon-endoscopy
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Yu Nishida, Shuhei Hosomi, Hirokazu Yamagami, Tomomi Yukawa, Yasuaki Nagami, Fumio Tanaka, Noriko Kamata, Tetsuya Tanigawa, Masatsugu Shiba, Toshio Watanabe, Kazunari Tominaga, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Tetsuo Arakawa
Objective Balloon-assisted endoscopy enables access to and treatment of strictures in the small intestine using endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD); however, the long-term outcomes of EBD have not been sufficiently evaluated. This study evaluated the long-term outcomes of EBD in Crohn's disease to identify the risk factors associated with the need for subsequent surgical intervention. Methods We retrospectively analyzed patients with Crohn's disease who had undergone EBD with double-balloon endoscopy (DBE) for small intestinal strictures at a single center between 2006 and 2015...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791317/new-approach-to-decrease-post-ercp-adverse-events-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Udayakumar Navaneethan, Dennisdhilak Lourdusamy, Norma G Gutierrez, Xiang Zhu, John J Vargo, Mansour A Parsi
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS : Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is often performed in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Our aim was to validate a treatment approach with the objective of decreasing ERCP related adverse events (AEs). PATIENTS AND METHODS : All patients who had undergone ERCP for PSC during the period from 2002 - 2012 were identified (group I). This group had traditional ERCP (no bile aspiration prior to contrast injection with balloon dilation and stent placement for treatment of dominant strictures)...
August 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791231/medium-term-efficacy-of-the-prostatic-urethral-lift
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REVIEW
Peter Chin, Peter Robertson
Treatment options for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia have traditionally revolved around pharmacotherapy or invasive surgery, both of which can negatively impact quality of life (QoL). The quest for a suitable minimally invasive surgical therapy as an alternative to long-term medication or conventional surgery, has seen the development of heat-based therapies, most of which have been dismissed because of post-operative complications and unacceptable re-treatment rates. During the late 1980s and 1990s, mechanical approaches such as transurethral balloon dilation and prostatic urethral stenting were investigated; however, re-treatment rates, encrustation and unacceptable migration rate of stents saw these options fall into disuse...
July 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789635/simultaneous-antegrade-and-retrograde-endoscopic-treatment-of-non-malignant-ureterointestinal-anastomotic-strictures-following-urinary-diversion
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Weiguo Hu, Boxing Su, Bo Xiao, Xin Zhang, Song Chen, Yuzhe Tang, Yubao Liu, Meng Fu, Jianxing Li
BACKGROUND: The ureterointestinal anastomosis stricture (UAS) is a common complication of urinary diversion after radical cystectomy. For decades, open anastomotic revision remained the gold standard for the treatment of UAS. However, with the advancement in endoscopic technology, mini-invasive therapeutic approaches have been used in its management. Here, we report our experience with and long-term results of combined simultaneous antegrade and retrograde endoscopy (SARE) in the treatment of non-malignant UASs after urinary diversion in a consecutive series of patients...
August 8, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783521/paraduodenal-pancreatitis-as-an-uncommon-cause-of-gastric-outlet-obstruction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Soroush Larjani, Vanessa R Bruckschwaiger, Leslie A Stephens, Paul D James, Guillaume Martel, Richard Mimeault, Fady K Balaa, Kimberly A Bertens
INTRODUCTION: Paraduodenal pancreatitis (PP) is an under-recognized form of focal chronic or recurrent pancreatitis. Since PP presents with non-specific symptoms and shares radiological and histopathological features with other entities, it can be challenging to diagnose. PRESENTATION OF CASE REPORT: Herein, a case of a 64 year-old Caucasian male with PP presenting with recurrent gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) is detailed. Over the course of two years, he underwent multiple balloon dilatations for symptom management...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782671/reappraisal-of-endoscopic-papillary-balloon-dilation-vs-sphincterotomy-for-choledocholithiasis-time-for-a-new-trial
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EDITORIAL
Andrew Y Wang
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August 3, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763273/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-esophageal-foreign-body-or-stricture-in-three-ferrets-mustela-putorius-furo
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Joanna Webb, Jennifer Graham, Margaret Fordham, Julie DeCubellis, Faith Buckley, Joshua Hobbs, Allyson Berent, Chick Weisse
CASE DESCRIPTION 3 ferrets (Mustela putorius furo), aged 1 to 2 years, were referred for evaluation of a 4-day to 2-week history of gastrointestinal signs, including anorexia, regurgitation, and vomiting. CLINICAL FINDINGS All 3 ferrets had clinical signs suggestive of dysphagia or esophagitis on initial examination. Esophagoscopy, barium-contrast esophagography, or both revealed foreign bodies with mucosal inflammation in 1 patient and an esophageal foreign body with stricture in 2 patients. One of the latter ferrets had a recent history of gastrotomy to remove a foreign body...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760724/lesion-preparation-with-cutting-balloon-angioplasty-is-associated-with-coronary-aneurysm-formation-in-polylactide-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-implantation
#17
Dennis Rottländer, Thorsten Schneider, Hubertus Degen, Michael Haude
AIMS: Cutting balloon angioplasty (CBA) is used to prepare difficult lesions prior to percutaneous coronary interventions, but may be complicated by coronary aneurysm formation. We aimed to compare outcomes of CBA versus conventional balloon pre-dilatation followed by bioresorbable scaffold implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-two patients were enrolled in this single-center retrospective analysis. They received either the polymeric Absorb (n=26) or DESolve (n=20) scaffolds, or the magnesium-based DREAMS 2G/Magmaris (n=26) scaffold; 13 patients were pre-treated with CBA and 59 with conventional balloon pre-dilatation...
August 1, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759829/adventitial-cystic-disease-of-the-popliteal-artery-treated-by-bypass-graft-utilizing-the-short-saphenous-vein-a-case-report
#18
Katsunori Miyake, Naoki Sawamura, Yuki Ikegaya, Naoko Isogai, Jun Kawachi, Rai Shimoyama, Ryuta Fukai, Hiroyuki Kashiwagi, Hidemitsu Ogino
INTRODUCTION: Adventitial cystic disease is relatively rare vascular disease, frequently occurred in the popliteal artery. No definitive treatment has been established yet. PRENTATION OF CASE: A 53-year-old woman presenting intermittent claudication of the right leg was diagnosed as adventitial cystic disease of popliteal artery. Percutaneous balloon dilation yielded an immediate recurrence. The disease was successfully treated by bypass grafting utilizing the short saphenous vein to replace the part of the popliteal artery containing the adventitial cyst...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759148/efficacy-of-prednisone-for-prevention-of-esophageal-stricture-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-superficial-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Gaosu Zhou, Fangfang Yuan, Jizhen Cai, Xiaowei Tang, Wei Gong, Lei Su, Yali Zhang
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to investigate the efficacy and safety of oral prednisone for the prevention of esophageal stricture formation after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in an optimal administration program. METHODS: Patients who underwent circumferential or semi-circumferential (more than three quarters but not a complete circular) ESD for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma were eligible for this study. Oral prednisolone was administered to the study group at a dose of 30 mg/day on the third day post-ESD, and then tapered gradually (30, 25, 20, 15, 10, and 5 mg for 14 days)...
July 31, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756531/dysphagia-in-the-elderly
#20
REVIEW
Scott M Smukalla, Irina Dimitrova, Jeremy M Feintuch, Abraham Khan
Dysphagia is a common problem in the elderly population with an especially high prevalence in hospitalized and institutionalized patients. If inadequately addressed, dysphagia leads to significant morbidity and contributes to decreased quality of life. Dysphagia can be categorized as emanating from either an oropharyngeal or esophageal process. A disproportionate number of elderly patients suffer from oropharyngeal dysphagia with a multifactorial etiology. Historically, treatment options have been limited and included mostly supportive care with a focus on dietary modification, food avoidance, and swallow rehabilitation...
July 29, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
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