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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648026/-serum-uric-acid-is-associated-with-disease-severity-and-an-important-predictor-for-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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D L Luo, C J Zhang, Y G Huang, T Huang, H Z Li
Objective: The growing body of literature showed a link between uric acid and pulmonary hypertension (PH), but the impact of hyperuremia on outcome of patients with PH has not been well defined. Therefore, the present study was performed to analyze the impact of uric acid on outcome of PH patients. Methods: One hundred seventy-three PH patients (112 females, mean age 38 years old), who were hospitalized in our department between January 2010 and December 2015, were included in our study, the PH diagnosis was made based on right heart catheterization examination result (mean pulmonary artery pressure≥25 mmHg(1 mmHg=0...
June 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647800/safety-and-effectiveness-of-tolvaptan-for-fluid-management-after-pediatric-cardiovascular-surgery
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Yuzo Katayama, Tsukasa Ozawa, Noritsugu Shiono, Hiroshi Masuhara, Takeshiro Fujii, Yoshinori Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Postoperative fluid management is important after open heart surgery, because cardiopulmonary bypass evokes an abnormal inflammatory response and increases vascular permeability, especially in pediatric patients. We assessed the safety and effectiveness of tolvaptan for management of postoperative fluid retention after congenital heart surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: This retrospective study analyzed data from 43 children with uncomplicated congenital heart disease who underwent open heart surgery between September 2013 and August 2016...
June 24, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647635/new-vein-compression-entities-in-patients-with-unexplained-leg-swelling
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Alaina Garrie, Lauren E Jones, Julia F Chen, Robert W Feldtman, Kenneth R Kollmeyer, Jasmine L Richmond, Craig A Ferrara, Pablo V Uceda, Lelesse Mocio, Samuel S Ahn
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study identifies often overlooked anatomical sites for non-thrombotic venous outflow obstruction (NTVO) in patients with unexplained lower extremity edema and pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 75 consecutive patients experiencing symptoms of unexplained lower extremity edema with pain that were unexplained by ultrasound, computed tomography angiography (CTA), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), who subsequently underwent venography in an outpatient medical office from 2010 to 2014...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647632/axillary-artery-to-right-atrial-graft-for-dialysis-access-using-an-autologous-femoropopliteal-vein
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Yusuf Chauhan, M Mujeeb Zubair, Sashi Inkollu, Eric K Peden
Patients with prolonged history of central venous catheters can develop central venous occlusion. We report the creation of an axillary artery to right atrial graft using the femoropopliteal vein for dialysis access in a patient with end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis with history of central venous occlusion. The patient had previously developed steal syndrome following a right brachial artery to right atrial polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft requiring revision to a left axillary artery inflow which subsequently thrombosed...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647417/recurrent-thromboembolic-events-after-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-primary-brain-tumors
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Neal S Parikh, Jaclyn E Burch, Hooman Kamel, Lisa M DeAngelis, Babak B Navi
BACKGROUND: Stroke mechanisms and the risk of recurrent thromboembolism are incompletely understood in patients with primary brain tumors. We sought to better delineate these important clinical features. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of adults with primary brain tumors diagnosed with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed acute ischemic stroke at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 2005 to 2015. Study neurologists collected data on patients' cancer history, stroke risk factors, treatments, and outcomes...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647193/cryopreserved-venous-allograft-is-an-acceptable-conduit-in-patients-with-current-or-prior-angioaccess-graft-infection
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Michael P Harlander-Locke, Peter F Lawrence, Aamna Ali, Esther Bae, James Kohn, Christopher Abularrage, Michael Ricci, Gary W Lemmon, Sotero Peralta, Jeffrey Hsu
OBJECTIVE: The durability of cryopreserved allograft has been previously demonstrated in the setting of infection. The objective of this study was to examine the safety, efficacy, patency, and cost per day of graft patency associated with using cryopreserved allograft (vein and artery) for hemodialysis access in patients with no autogenous tissue for native fistula creation and with arteriovenous graft infection or in patients at high risk for infection. METHODS: Patients implanted with cryopreserved allograft for hemodialysis access between January 2004 and January 2014 were reviewed using a standardized, multi-institutional database that evaluated demographic, comorbidity, procedural, and outcomes data...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646422/how-to-avoid-and-to-manage-post-operative-complications-in-thyroid-surgery
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Matteo Angelo Cannizzaro, Salvatore Lo Bianco, Maria Carolina Picardo, Daniele Provenzano, Antonino Buffone
Complications of thyroidectomy are hypoparathyroidism, recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy, and hemorrhage. These complications have a low incidence. Hypoparathyroidism is the most frequent complication of total thyroidectomy. Its incidence varies between 0.5 and 65%. This complication is also visible after reoperation for recurrent disease and in patients previously treated with radioiodine. Damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve can be temporary or permanent, unilateral or bilateral. The bilateral lesion, associated with severe episodes of breathlessness, is a rare complication (0...
June 23, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646147/whole-organ-vascular-casting-and-microct-examination-of-the-human-placental-vascular-tree-reveals-novel-alterations-associated-with-pregnancy-disease
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Toluwalope O Junaid, Robert S Bradley, Rohan M Lewis, John D Aplin, Edward D Johnstone
Experimental methods that allow examination of the intact vascular network of large organs, such as the human placenta are limited, preventing adequate comparison of normal and abnormal vascular development in pregnancy disease. Our aims were (i) to devise an effective technique for three-dimensional analyses of human placental vessels; (ii) demonstrate the utility of the technique in the comparison of placental vessel networks in normal and fetal growth restriction (FGR) complicated pregnancies. Radiopaque plastic vessel networks of normal and FGR placentas (n = 12/group) were created by filling the vessels with resin and corroding the surrounding tissues...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645521/platelet-count-and-indoor-cold-exposure-among-elderly-people-a%C3%A2-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-heijo-kyo-study
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Keigo Saeki, Kenji Obayashi, Norio Kurumatani
BACKGROUND: Excess mortality from cardiovascular disease during cold seasons is a worldwide issue. Although some physiologic studies suggests that platelet activation via cold exposure may cause an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease in winter, the influence of indoor cold exposure in real-life situations on platelet (PLT) count remains unclear. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 1095 elderly individuals. After obtaining a venous sample in the morning, indoor temperature of participants' home was measured every 10 min for 48 h...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645494/venous-or-arterial-blood-components-trigger-more-brain-swelling-tissue-death-after-acute-subdural-hematoma-compared-to-elderly-atrophic-brain-with-subdural-effusion-sde-model-rats
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Daisuke Wajima, Fumiya Sato, Kenya Kawamura, Keisuke Sugiura, Ichiro Nakagawa, Yasushi Motoyama, Young-Soo Park, Hiroyuki Nakase
Acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) is a frequent complication of severe head injury, whose secondary ischemic lesions are often responsible for the severity of the disease. We focused on the differences of secondary ischemic lesions caused by the components, 0.4 ml venous- or arterial-blood, or saline, infused in the subdural space, evaluating the differences in vivo model, using rats. The saline infused rats are made for elderly atrophic brain with subdural effusion (SDE) model. Our data showed that subdural blood, both venous- and arterial-blood, aggravate brain edema and lesion development more than SDE...
June 20, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644426/the-association-between-the-serum-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-and-colorectal-cancer
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Ismar Rašić, Azra Rašić, Goran Akšamija, Svjetlana Radović, Nedžad Šehović
Aim To determine the serum levels of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) concentration and their association with the stage and histopathologic sizes of colorectal cancer (CRC). Methods One hundred and two patients with clinically diagnosed and histologically confirmed colorectal cancer ready for surgical treatment were included in the study. In each patient, preoperative peripheral venous blood samples were taken for determination of the concentration of MMP-9 using ELISA immunoassay test. Resected tumour specimens were studied pathologically according to the criteria of the TNM classification...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643770/role-of-circulating-tumor-cell-ctc-monitoring-in-evaluating-prognosis-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-patients-in-china
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Yanwu Zhang, Yidong Lv, Yaodong Niu, Hongge Su, Aiqiang Feng
BACKGROUND Breast cancer (BC) is the most common malignant tumor in females. This study investigated the role and utility of CTC monitoring in evaluating the prognosis of triple-negative breast cancer patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 286 female triple-negative breast cancer patients who were diagnosed at and received radical resection surgery in our hospital. Peripheral venous blood samples were collected preoperatively and at 3 and 7 days postoperative, and the Cell Search system was used to detect CTC in peripheral blood...
June 23, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643320/revised-protocol-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-therapy-in-severe-ards-recommendations-of-the-veno-venous-ecmo-expert-panel-appointed-in-february-2016-by-the-national-consultant-on-anesthesiology-and-intensive-care
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Romuald Lango, Zbigniew Szkulmowski, Dariusz Maciejewski, Andrzej Sosnowski, Krzysztof Kusza
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) has become well established technique of the treatment of severe acute respiratory failure (Veno-Venous ECMO) or circulatory failure (Veno-Arterial ECMO) which enables effective blood oxygenation and carbon dioxide removal for several weeks. Veno-Venous ECMO (V-V ECMO ) is a lifesaving treatment of patients in whom severe ARDS makes artificial lung ventilation unlikely to provide satisfactory blood oxygenation for preventing further vital organs damage and progression to death...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642109/neoaortic-xenoprosthetic-grafts-for-treatment-of-mycotic-aneurysms-and-infected-aortic-grafts
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C Anibueze, V Sankaran, U Sadat, K Tan, Y G Wilson, R E Brightwell, M S Delbridge, P W Stather
OBJECTIVE: There is no international consensus regarding the optimum management of infected aortae (mycotic aneurysms, infected aortic grafts). Neoaortoiliac reconstruction has advantages over extra anatomical bypass grafting; however use of autologous vein is associated with venous hypertension and compartment syndrome, alternatively cadaveric homografts are associated with high rates of perianastomotic haemorrhage, limb occlusion and pseudoaneurysm. Arterial repair using xenoprosthetic patches is associated with lower infection rates compared to the use of prosthetic material...
June 19, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641682/health-effects-of-airline-cabin-environments-in-simulated-8-hour-flights
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INTRODUCTION: Commercial air travel is usually without health incidents. However, there is a view that cabin environments may be detrimental to health, especially flights of 8 h or more. Concerns have been raised about deep vein thrombosis, upper respiratory tract infections, altitude sickness, and toxins from the engines. METHODS: Passenger cabin simulators were used to achieve a comparative observational study with 8-h flights at pressures equivalent to terrestrial altitudes of ground, 4000, 6000, and 8000 ft...
July 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641644/-clinical-significance-of-mean-platelet-volume-determination-in-multiple-myeloma
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Peng Gao, Zhong-Ping Xiao, Kun Fu, Mei Han
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical significance of mean platelet volume(MPV) in patients with multiple myeloma(MM). METHODS: The clinical data of 198 patients with MM admitted in our hospital from March 2008 to March 2015 were collected and analyzed. The clinical data included the Ig type, hemoglobin level, platelet count, creatinine, calciumion albumin, β2-MG, LDH, plasmocytes in bone marrow, MPV, complications such as diabetes, a history of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and arterial events such as coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, thrombosis and blood clotting...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641633/-change-of-nk-cell-number-in-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-mantle-cell-lymphoma-and-its-clinical-significance
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De-Lan Han, Yuan-Yuan Han, Ya-Ling Bao, Wen-Xia Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical significance of peripheral blood NK cell number change in patients with mantle cell lymphoma. METHODS: Eight-four patients with mantle cell lymphoma treated in our hospital from November 2003 to November 2011 were studied, the venous blood was collected from all patients and detected with flow cytometry. The age, sex, pathologic type, B-symptoms, clinical stage, absolute NK count(ANKC), hemoglobin(Hb), lactate dehydrogenase(LDH) and β2-microglobulin(β2-MG) levels, bone marrow involuement(BMI) and the international prognostic index of mantle cell lymphoma(MIPI) were recorded...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641607/the-use-of-nesiritide-in-patients-with-critical-cardiac-disease
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Ronald A Bronicki, Michele Domico, Paul A Checchia, Curtis E Kennedy, Ayse Akcan-Arikan
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the use of nesiritide in children with critical CHD, pulmonary congestion, and inadequate urine output despite undergoing conventional diuretic therapy. DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 11 patients with critical CHD, comprising 18 infusions, each of which occurred during separate hospitalisations. Haemodynamic parameters were assessed, and the stage of acute kidney injury was determined before and throughout the duration of therapy using a standardised definition of acute kidney injury - The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes criteria...
June 23, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640782/perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-a-review
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Ronald J Gordon, Frederick W Lombard
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant problem in the perioperative period, increasing patient morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. It is also considered the most preventable of the major postoperative complications. Despite widespread adoption of prophylaxis guidelines, it appears that morbidity from the disease has not substantially changed within the past 2 decades. It is becoming clear that current prophylaxis efforts are not sufficient. Using more potent anticoagulants may decrease the incidence of VTE, but increase the risk for bleeding and infection...
June 20, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640083/clinical-significance-of-plasma-d-dimer-in-ovarian-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Jiacong Wu, Ziyi Fu, Guangquan Liu, Pengfei Xu, Juan Xu, Xuemei Jia
BACKGROUND: D-dimer has been widely used for the diagnosis and prognosis of ovarian cancer, but there is still controversy on its prediction value of ovarian cancer. OBJECTIVES: To explore the clinical significance of plasma D-dimer level on ovarian cancer systematically. METHODS: Using PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science libraries, all the relevant studies for the diagnostic and prognostic value of plasma D-dimer for ovarian cancer and the relationship between elevated D-dimer level and venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk of ovarian cancer were searched till May 30, 2016...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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