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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786406/mitroflow-lxa-structural-deterioration-following-aortic-valve-replacement-a-single-centre-experience
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Kostantinos Zannis, Konstantinos Diplaris, Jean-Luc Monin, Nizar Khelil, Mathieu Debauchez, Patrice Dervanian, Emmanuel Lansac, Daniel Czirom, Milena Noghin, Leila Mankoubi, Nicolas Amabile
BACKGROUND: Concerns have been previously raised regarding the potential early degenera- tion of the Mitroflow (Sorin, Italy) bioprostheses. We aimed to evaluate our clinical experience with the Mitroflow LXA prosthesis for aortic valve replacement. METHODS: We prospectively analyzed data from 227 consecutive patients (133 males, mean age 73.9± 9.2 y ) implanted with the Mitroflow LXA between February 2007 and October 2011. Follow up data were obtained by contacting the referring cardiologists...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785752/skin-lesions-over-the-pocket-area-that-may-mimic-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-infection-a-case-series
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Panagiotis Korantzopoulos, Sofia Plakoutsi, Elizabeth Florou, Aris Bechlioulis
BACKGROUND: The early and correct diagnosis of cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infections is critical given that early aggressive treatment with complete removal of the system along with antimicrobial therapy dramatically improves outcomes. Pocket infection manifested by local signs of inflammation is the most common form of CIED infections. Conditions mimicking pocket infection have been described in the literature. These include various types of malignancy and rarely allergic reactions/contact dermatitis to pacemaker compounds...
May 21, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783895/the-use-of-an-ossis-custom-3d-printed-tri-flanged-acetabular-implant-for-major-bone-loss-minimum-2-year-follow-up-short-title-ossis-custom-3d-printed-tri-flanged-acetabular-implant
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David C Kieser, Ramez Ailabouni, Sandra C J Kieser, Michael C Wyatt, Paul C Armour, Mark H Coates, Gary J Hooper
INTRODUCTION: Custom 3D-printed acetabular implants are a new technology used in hip surgery with ever-increasing frequency. They offer patient-specific implants to optimise filling of bone defects and implant-bone contact, without the need for excessive bone resection. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 46 consecutive patients who underwent an Ossis unilateral custom 3D-printed acetabular implant. Clinical (Oxford Hip Score OHS-60), Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), Harris Hip Score (HHS) and radiological (restoration of biomechanical hip centre, osteointegration, wear, heterotrophic ossification) results were assessed...
May 1, 2018: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782298/orthopedic-and-cutaneous-reactions-to-nickel-after-total-hip-replacement
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Domagoj Delimar, Ivan Bohaček, Zrinjka Paštar, Jasna Lipozenčić
Implant degradation products have shown signs of a cutaneous allergic response after implantation of a metal orthopedic replacement, loosening and failure of the joints as well as skin rashes, general fatigue, pain, and impaired wounds and bone healing. The prevalence of contact skin sensitivity in patients with a joint replacement device is higher than that in the general population. This delayed hypersensitivity to metallic orthopedic implants is more clearly defined and is a contributing factor to implant failure...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782185/trends-in-maternity-care-practice-skin-to-skin-contact-indicators-united-states-2007-2015
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Ellen O Boundy, Cria G Perrine, Chloe M Barrera, Ruowei Li, Heather C Hamner
BACKGROUND: Mother-infant skin-to-skin contact (SSC) immediately after birth helps transition infants to the post-uterine environment and increases the likelihood of breastfeeding initiation and duration. This study examines trends in U.S. maternity practices related to SSC, and variations by facility demographics. METHODS: Data were from the Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) surveys (2007-2015), a biennial assessment of all U.S. maternity facilities...
May 21, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780928/spontaneous-regression-of-epithelial-downgrowth-from-clear-corneal-phacoemulsification-wound
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Ryan M Jaber, Mark Harrod, Jeffrey M Goshe
Purpose: To report a case of spontaneous regression of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and confocal microscopy-supported epithelial downgrowth associated with clear corneal phacoemulsification wound. Observations: A 66-year-old Caucasian male presented two years after phacoemulsification in the left eye with an enlarging cornea endothelial lesion in that eye. His early post-operative course had been complicated by corneal edema and iris transillumination defects...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777158/mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-t-cells-in-the-formation-of-tertiary-lymphoid-structures-in-lupus-nephritis
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S Esmaeil Dorraji, Aud-Malin K Hovd, Premasany Kanapathippillai, Gunnstein Bakland, Gro Østli Eilertsen, Stine L Figenschau, Kristin A Fenton
Tertiary lymphoid structures (TLS) develop in the kidneys of lupus-prone mice and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with lupus nephritis (LN). Here we investigated the presence of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the development of TLS in murine LN, as well as the role of human MSCs as lymphoid tissue organizer (LTo) cells on the activation of CD4+ T cells from three groups of donors including Healthy, SLE and LN patients. Mesenchymal stem like cells were detected within the pelvic wall and TLS in kidneys of lupus-prone mice...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770082/first-reported-case-of-multidrug-resistant-candida-auris-in-canada
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I S Schwartz, G W Hammond
Candida auris is a fungal pathogen that has recently emerged as a global threat to public health. It was first described in Japan in 2009 and has since been reported in 17 countries on five continents. This case report describes the first reported case of multidrug-resistant C. auris in Canada. In May 2017, a 64-year-old individual was evaluated for chronic otitis externa. Past medical history included a recent hospitalization in India for elective oral surgery that was complicated by an odontogenic brain abscess...
July 6, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768117/experiences-and-expectations-of-bereavement-contact-among-caregivers-of-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Maisam Makarem, Shan Mohammed, Nadia Swami, Ashley Pope, Nanor Kevork, Monika Krzyzanowska, Gary Rodin, Breffni Hannon, Camilla Zimmermann
BACKGROUND: Contact with bereaved caregivers is not standard practice among cancer physicians, and little is known about its impact on caregivers. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to describe the experiences and opinions of caregivers regarding bereavement contact from healthcare providers (HCP). DESIGN: Semistructured qualitative interviews were conducted with 61 bereaved caregivers. SUBJECTS: Bereaved caregivers of advanced cancer patients who had completed a randomized controlled trial of an early palliative care intervention were approached one to five years after the patient's death...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759434/pulmonary-vein-re-isolation-as-a-routine-strategy-regardless-of-symptoms-the-pressure-randomized-controlled-trial
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Moloy Das, Gareth J Wynn, Yawer Saeed, Sean Gomes, Maureen Morgan, Christina Ronayne, Laura J Bonnett, Johan E P Waktare, Derick M Todd, Mark C S Hall, Richard L Snowdon, Simon Modi, Dhiraj Gupta
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine whether a strategy of early re-isolation of pulmonary vein (PV) reconnection in all patients, regardless of symptoms, would reduce the recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and improve quality of life. BACKGROUND: Lasting pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) remains elusive. PV reconnection is strongly linked to the recurrence of arrhythmia. METHODS: A total of 80 patients with paroxysmal AF were randomized 1:1 after contact force-guided PVI to receive either standard care or undergo a repeat electrophysiology study after 2 months regardless of symptoms (repeat study)...
June 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745483/-oncological-patients-in-primary-care-ruptures-and-transitions
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Christopher Chung, Dagmar M Haller, Sophie Pautex, Johanna Sommer
Patients with severe cancer go through a journey requiring the involvement of several healthcare providers. Several transitions of care occur: from the general practitioner to the oncologist, and then depending on the outcomes of treatment, the patient enters a palliative care phase, and eventually end of life care. Lack of coordination of the different actors can lead to repeated loss of the continuum of care. Each transition requires better communication between healthcare providers and also with the patient...
May 9, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733830/genesis-of-esophageal-pressurization-and-bolus-flow-patterns-in-patients-with-achalasia-esophagus
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Subum Park, Ali Zifan, Dushyant Kumar, Ravinder K Mittal
BACKGROUND & AIMS: In patients with achalasia esophagus, swallows induce simultaneous pressure waves known as esophageal pressurization. We studied the mechanism of esophageal pressurization and bolus flow patterns in patients with type 2 or type 3 achalasia. METHODS: We recorded high-resolution manometry with impedance and intraluminal ultrasound images concurrently in patients with type 2 achalasia (n=6) or type 3 achalasia (n=8) and in 10 healthy subjects (controls) during swallows of 5 ml, 0...
May 4, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730907/is-the-isolated-tip-needle-knife-precut-as-effective-as-conventional-precut-fistulotomy-in-difficult-biliary-cannulation
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Tae Hoon Lee, Sang Heum Park, Jae Kook Yang, Su Jung Han, Suyeon Park, Hyun Jong Choi, Yun Nah Lee, Sang-Woo Cha, Jong Ho Moon, Young Deok Cho
Background/Aims: Needle-knife precut fistulotomy (NK-F) is a well-known freehand technique for difficult biliary cannulation (DBC). Another approach involves the Iso-Tome® , a modified precutting device with an insulated needle tip to prevent direct thermal injury. This comparative study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the Iso-Tome® precut (IT-P) compared to that of NK-F for DBC. Methods: Patients with a naïve papilla who underwent early IT-P or NK-F for DBC were enrolled...
May 4, 2018: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730463/endodontic-related-inferior-alveolar-nerve-injuries-a-review-and-a-therapeutic-flow-chart
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R Castro, M Guivarch, J M Foletti, J H Catherine, C Chossegros, L Guyot
INTRODUCTION: Inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) lesions related to endodontic treatments can be explained by the anatomical proximity between the apices of the mandibular posterior teeth and the mandibular canal. The aim of this article is to review the management of inferior alveolar nerve lesions due to endodontic treatments and to establish a therapeutic flow chart. METHODS: A review of publications reporting IAN damage related to endodontic treatment over the past 20 years has been conducted, using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses checklist; it combines an electronic search of the PubMed® and Google Scholar® databasis...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724203/effectiveness-of-brief-psychological-interventions-for-suicidal-presentations-a-systematic-review
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Rose McCabe, Ruth Garside, Amy Backhouse, Penny Xanthopoulou
BACKGROUND: Every year, more than 800,000 people worldwide die by suicide. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the effectiveness of brief psychological interventions in addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviour in healthcare settings. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines, systematic searches were conducted in MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and PsycINFO databases. A predefined search strategy was used...
May 3, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721842/pigment-dispersion-syndrome-and-pigmentary-glaucoma-a-review-and-update
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Gianluca Scuderi, Maria Teresa Contestabile, Luca Scuderi, Aloisa Librando, Vito Fenicia, Siavash Rahimi
INTRODUCTION: Potential factors influencing stereopsis were investigated in patients with both refractive accommodative esotropia (RAE) and amblyopia. Pigment dispersion syndrome (PDS) is a condition where anomalous iridozonular contact leads to pigment dispersion throughout the anterior segment and the released pigment is abnormally deposited on various ocular structures. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The clinical presentation of PDS is defined by the presence of pigmented cells on the corneal endothelium, an increase of pigmentation of the trabecular meshwork, and mid-periphery transillumination defects of the iris...
May 2, 2018: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721626/-individual-prevention-of-occupational-contact-dermatitis-protective-gloves-and-skin-protection-recommendations-as-part-of-the-patient-management-scheme-by-the-public-statutory-employers-liability-insurance
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A Wilke, C Skudlik, F K Sonsmann
The dermatologist's procedure is a pivotal tool for early recognition of occupational contact dermatitis (OCD), for reporting OCD cases to the statutory accident insurance and for treating the diseases. The employer is in charge of implementing skin protection measures at the workplace. However, in terms of an individual prevention approach it may be necessary to propose targeted skin protection recommendations in specific patient cases. The patient's own skin protection behavior significantly contributes to regenerating and maintaining healthy skin...
May 2, 2018: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721247/anesthesia-in-mowat-wilson-syndrome-information-on-11-italian-patients
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Marianna Spunton, Livia Garavelli, Paola Cerutti Mainardi, Uta Emmig, Enrico Finale, Andrea Guala
Mowat-Wilson syndrome is a genetic disease caused by heterozygous mutations or deletions of the ZEB2 gene and characterized by typical clinical features. The congenital malformations typical of this syndrome call for early diagnostic and surgical procedures requiring general anesthesia, but few information about the anesthesiology management of such patients is available. We enrolled 11 families of patients with Mowat-Wilson syndrome who had undergone surgical or diagnostic procedures requiring general anesthesia, and sent them a retrospective questionnaire including 16 open questions about the procedures...
March 22, 2018: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716933/taking-the-reins-on-systems-of-care-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-a-report-from-the-american-heart-association-mission-lifeline-program
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Jacqueline L Green, Alice K Jacobs, DaJuanicia Holmes, Karen Chiswell, Rosalia Blanco, Eric R Bates, William French, Douglas F Kupas, Greg Mears, Matthew Roe, Brahmajee K Nallamothu
BACKGROUND: Early success with regionalization of ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) care has led many states to adopt statewide prehospital STEMI hospital destination policies, allowing emergency medical services to bypass non-percutaneous coronary intervention-capable hospitals. The association between adoption of these policies and patterns of care among STEMI patients is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using data from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014, from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry and Acute Coronary Treatment and Intervention Outcomes Network Registry, 6 states with bypass policies (cases included Delaware, Iowa, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts) were matched to 6 states without bypass policies (controls included South Carolina, Minnesota, Virginia, Texas, New York, and Connecticut) a priori on region, hospital density, and percent state participation in the registry...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716660/a-blended-psychosocial-support-program-for-partners-of-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-and-progressive-muscular-atrophy-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jessica de Wit, Anita Beelen, Constance H C Drossaert, Ruud Kolijn, Leonard H van den Berg, Johanna M A Visser-Meily, Carin D Schröder
BACKGROUND: Informal caregivers of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA) face stressful demands due to severe impairments and prospect of early death of the patients they care for. Caregivers often experience feelings of psychological distress and caregiver burden, but supportive interventions are lacking. The objective of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of a psychosocial support program aimed at enhancing feelings of control over caregiving tasks and reducing psychological distress...
May 2, 2018: BMC Psychology
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