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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340242/insertion-of-miniaturized-cardiac-monitors-outside-the-catheter-operating-room-experience-and-practical-advice
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Jan Steffel, David Jay Wright, Harald Schäfer, Tabinda Rashid-Fadel, Thorsten Lewalter
Minor surgical procedures are increasingly being performed as outpatient procedures in settings outside hospital operating rooms (ORs). In electrophysiology, the recent miniaturization of insertable cardiac monitors (ICMs) has enabled the routine insertion of the device as a minimally invasive procedure without the need of a catheter OR. However, a shift to office-based environments for minor surgical procedures is associated with some concerns, particularly with respect to patient- and procedure-related safety in the new setting...
March 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340063/conventional-simplicity-iii-and-cooled-sinergy-radiofrequency-for-sacroiliac-joint-denervation-one-year-retrospective-study-comparing-two-devices
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Andrea Tinnirello, Sandra Barbieri, Manuel Todeschini, Maurizio Marchesini
Objective. : To compare two radiofrequency (RF) devices, Simplicity III (conventional RF), and SInergy (cooled RF), which are specifically designed to denervate the sacroiliac joint (SIJ). Design. : Retrospective observational study. Setting. : Italian National Health Service Public Hospital. Subjects.:  Forty-three patients with SIJ-derived pain refractory to conservative treatment; 21 and 22 patients, respectively, received Simplicity III or SInergy to denervate the SIJ...
March 15, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339585/success-and-complication-rates-of-lead-extraction-with-the-first-vs-the-second-generation-evolution-mechanical-sheath
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Olivier A Witte, Ahmet Adiyaman, Jaap Jan J Smit, Anand R Ramdat Misier, Arif Elvan, Abdul Ghani, Peter Paul H M Delnoy
Aims: The Evolution sheath (Cook Medical, USA) is a power sheath frequently used for chronic lead extraction. In 2013, a novel type (bidirectional) of Evolution sheath (the RL type) was introduced. We evaluated differences in success and complication rates of the two types. Methods and results: From 2009 to 2015, all lead extractions requiring the use of an Evolution sheath were prospectively examined. According to the current guidelines, complete procedural success was defined as the removal of all targeted lead materials...
October 6, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339546/multicentre-safety-of-adding-focal-impulse-and-rotor-modulation-firm-to-conventional-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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David E Krummen, Tina Baykaner, Amir A Schricker, Christopher A B Kowalewski, Vijay Swarup, John M Miller, Gery F Tomassoni, Shirley Park, Mohan N Viswanathan, Paul J Wang, Sanjiv M Narayan
Aims: Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation (FIRM) uses 64-electrode basket catheters to identify atrial fibrillation (AF)-sustaining sites for ablation, with promising results in many studies. Accordingly, new basket designs are being tested by several groups. We set out to determine the procedural safety of adding basket mapping and map-guided ablation to conventional pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Methods and results: We collected 30 day procedural safety data in five US centres for consecutive patients undergoing FIRM plus PVI (FIRM-PVI) compared with contemporaneous controls undergoing PVI without FIRM...
December 22, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339395/effect-of-ovariectomy-and-sideritis-euboea-extract-administration-on-large-artery-mechanics-morphology-and-structure-in-middle-aged-rats
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Dimitrios P Sokolis, Constantinos A Dimitriou, Pavlos Lelovas, Nikolaos G Kostomitsopoulos, Ismene A Dontas
BACKGROUND: Arterial function is regulated by estrogen, but no consistent pattern of arterial mechanical remodeling in response to depleted estrogen levels is available. OBJECTIVE: To examine long-term effects of ovariectomy (OVX) on the mechanical properties, morphology, and histological structure of carotid artery in middle-aged rats and a potentially protective effect of Sideritis euboea extract (SID), commonly consumed as "mountain tea". METHODS: 10-month-old female Wistar rats were allocated into control (sham-operated), OVX, OVX+SID, and OVX+MALT (maltodextrin; excipient used for dilution of SID) groups...
March 20, 2017: Biorheology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338584/spring-assisted-cranioplasty-for-the-correction-of-non-syndromic-scaphocephaly-a-quantitative-analysis-of-100-consecutive-cases
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W Rodgers, G E Glass, S Schievano, A Borghi, N Rodriguez-Florez, A Tahim, F Angullia, W Breakey, P Knoops, M Tenhagen, J O'Hara, A Ponniah, G James, D J Dunaway, Nuo Jeelani
BACKGROUND: Spring-assisted cranioplasty has been proposed as an alternative to total calvarial remodelling for sagittal craniosynostosis. Advantages include its minimally invasive nature, reduced morbidity and hospital stay. Potential drawbacks include the need for a second procedure for removal and the lack of published long-term follow-up. We present a single institution experience of 100 consecutive cases using a novel spring design. METHODS: All patients treated at our institution between April 2010 and September 2014 were evaluated retrospectively...
March 3, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338536/dual-energy-computed-tomography-for-the-evaluation-of-enhancement-of-pulmonary-nodules%C3%A2-3-cm-in-size
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Michael J Reiter, Weston T Winkler, Kenton E Kagy, Ryan B Schwope, Christopher J Lisanti
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to compare the accuracies of 4 different methods of assessing pulmonary nodule enhancement to distinguish benign from malignant solid pulmonary nodules using nondynamic contrast-enhanced dual-energy computed tomography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-two patients (mean age, 62 y) underwent dual-energy chest computed tomography 3 minutes after intravenous contrast administration. Each of 118 pulmonary nodules (9±5.9 mm) were evaluated for enhancement by 4 methods: visual assessment, 3-dimensional automated postprocessing measurement tool, manually drawn region of interest with calculated iodine-related attenuation, and measurement of iodine concentration...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338364/indications-risk-of-lower-airway-infection-and-complications-to-pediatric-tracheotomy-report-from-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Christian Grønhøj, Birgitte Charabi, Christian von Buchwald, Thomas Hjuler
BACKGROUND: Although pediatric tracheotomy is potentially life-saving, the procedure is associated with high risk of complications, and indications have changed the last decade. We report indications, complications, and lower airway infections (LAIs) to pediatric tracheotomy performed at a tertiary referral center. METHODS: We identified all children (<18 years) who underwent tracheotomy at our institution during 2008-2015. A review of hospital records was performed to extract data on indication of the procedure, complications, and information on pre- and postoperative LAI...
March 24, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338162/-risk-factor-analysis-of-low-anterior-resection-syndrome-after-anal-sphincter-preserving-surgery-for-rectal-carcinoma
#9
Fan Liu, Peng Guo, Zhanlong Shen, Zhidong Gao, Shan Wang, Yingjiang Ye
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors of low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) after anal sphincter preserving surgery (SPS) for rectal cancer patients. METHODS: Clinicopathological and follow-up data of rectal cancer patients who underwent SPS from January 2010 to June 2014 in Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Peking University People's Hospital, were retrospectively analyzed. Patients receiving permanent colostomy and local resection were excluded...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337591/arthroscopic-r-lcl-plication-for-symptomatic-minor-instability-of-the-lateral-elbow-smile
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Paolo Arrigoni, Davide Cucchi, Riccardo D'Ambrosi, Alessandra Menon, Alberto Aliprandi, Pietro Randelli
PURPOSE: Minor instability has been proposed as a possible aetiology of lateral elbow pain. This study presents the results of the arthroscopic plication of the radial component of the lateral collateral ligament (R-LCL) to reduce minor instability of the lateral elbow. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis who had failed conservative therapy and who had no previous trauma or overt instability, were included. R-LCL plication was performed in the presence of at least one sign of lateral ligamentous patholaxity and one intra-articular abnormal finding...
March 23, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337481/waterjet-submucosal-dissection-of-porcine-esophagus-with-the-hybridknife-and-erbejet-2-system-a-pilot-study
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Daisuke Akutsu, Hideo Suzuki, Toshiaki Narasaka, Masahiko Terasaki, Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Hirofumi Matsui, Yuji Mizokami, Ichinosuke Hyodo
Background and study aims Esophageal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is technically difficult because of narrow working spaces and ease of perforation due to the lack of serosa. HybridKnife is a recently developed ESD device that is combined with the high pressure waterjet ERBEJET 2 system to lift mucosa. We hypothesized that this waterjet could make submucosal dissection safer and studied this in porcine esophagus. Materials and methods Water pressures of 30 - 70 bar were tested to determine the appropriate pressure for waterjet ESD with HybridKnife (WJ-ESD) in one pig...
January 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337095/routine-saline-infusion-sonohysterography-prior-to-assisted-conception-a-review-of-our-initial-experience
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G Obajimi, B Ogunkinle
Saline infusion sonohysterography has been employed to evaluate the uterine cavity prior to commencement of assisted conception.Intra-uterine lesions play an important role in the outcome of assisted conception procedures. A descriptive retrospective study of 760 patients who had saline infusion sonohysterography prior to assisted conception, between January 2008 and December, 2010. Forty-six percent of the patients had intra-uterine pathologies. Submucous fibroids accounted for almost half (48.57%) of the pathologies, followed by adhesions (28...
December 2016: Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335706/transcarotid-artery-revascularization-with-flow-reversal
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Alper Alpaslan, Max Wintermark, László Pintér, Sumaira Macdonald, Richard Ruedy, Ralf Kolvenbach
PURPOSE: To report a study evaluating the safety and efficacy of stenting via direct carotid access with flow reversal using the ENROUTE Transcarotid Neuroprotection System. METHODS: Between March 2009 and June 2012, 75 patients (mean age 72.6 years; 45 men) underwent carotid artery stenting with the ENROUTE System; the majority of patients (63, 84%) were asymptomatic. The primary safety endpoint was the composite of major stroke, myocardial infarction, or death at 30 days...
April 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333776/transcanal-endoscopic-ear-surgery-for-middle-ear-cholesteatoma
#14
Eran Glikson, Ruth Yousovich, Jobran Mansour, Michael Wolf, Lela Migirov, Yisgav Shapira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical parameters, outcomes, and complications of transcanal endoscopic ear surgeries for middle ear cholesteatoma. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary university-affiliated medical center. PATIENTS: Adult patients (age >18) who underwent transcanal endoscopic ear surgeries for cholesteatoma, between March 2009 and March 2015. INTERVENTION: Transcanal endoscopic surgery was indicated when the cholesteatoma did not extend posterior to the anterior limb of the lateral semicircular canal...
March 22, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333429/multimodality-imaging-to-plan-and-guide-transcatheter-tricuspid-valve-interventions
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Edgard A Prihadi, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a highly prevalent valvular heart disease. The natural history of untreated significant TR portends an unfavourable outcome, but only a minority of patients is currently referred for surgical treatment. Organic TR (caused by primary abnormality of the leaflets) is relatively infrequent whereas secondary or functional TR (caused by dilatation of the tricuspid annulus, right ventricle [RV] and right atrium) is the predominant mechanism. The success of transcatheter therapies for left valvular heart disease over the last decade, has fuelled similar development of novel transcatheter devices for the treatment of TR...
March 23, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333315/transcutaneous-brow-shaping-a-straightforward-and-precise-method-to-lift-and-shape-the-eyebrows
#16
Mario Pelle-Ceravolo, Matteo Angelini
Background: The height of the eyebrow is less crucial aesthetically than is the relationship between the lateral and medial portions of the brow. Although various surgical procedures are effective in raising the brow, the authors maintain that transcutaneous brow shaping (TBS) is the only technique that enables precise shaping of the brow and correction of minor asymmetries. Objectives: The authors described their experiences with direct TBS alone or in conjunction with blepharoplasty and facelift...
March 16, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333178/age-as-a-risk-factor-in-abdominoplasty
#17
Rafael A Couto, Gregory A Lamaris, Todd A Baker, Ahmed M Hashem, Kashyap Tadisina, Paul Durand, Steven Rueda, Susan Orra, James E Zins
Background: Recent studies reviewing large patient databases suggested that age may be an independent risk factor for abdominoplasty. However, these investigations by design considered only short-term major complications. Objectives: The purpose of this investigation was: (1) to compare the safety of abdominoplasty in an elderly and younger patient population; (2) to determine the complication rates across all spectrums: major, minor, local, and systemic; and (3) to evaluate complications occurring both short and long term...
January 20, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332945/unevenness-in-health-at-the-intersection-of-gender-and-sexuality-sexual-minority-disparities-in-alcohol-and-drug-use-among-transwomen-in-the-san-francisco-bay-area
#18
Sean Arayasirikul, W Andres Pomart, H Fisher Raymond, Erin C Wilson
Research on the health of transwomen is largely focused on heterosexual HIV risk. Little is known about the health of sexual minority transwomen. We conducted a secondary cross-sectional analysis of data from a HIV risk and resilience study of transwomen aged 16 to 24 years in the San Francisco Bay Area (N = 259). Prevalence and demographic characteristics of sexual minority transwomen was assessed and logistic regression models were used to examine the relationship between sexual minority status and alcohol and drug use...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331493/feasibility-and-safety-of-pressurized-intraperitoneal-aerosol-chemotherapy-for-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#19
Martin Hübner, Hugo Teixeira Farinha, Fabian Grass, Anita Wolfer, Patrice Mathevet, Dieter Hahnloser, Nicolas Demartines
Background. Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) has been introduced as a novel repeatable treatment for peritoneal carcinomatosis. The available evidence from the pioneer center suggests good tolerance and high response rates, but independent confirmation is needed. A single-center cohort was analyzed one year after implementation for feasibility and safety. Methods. PIPAC was started in January 2015, and every patient was entered into a prospective database. This retrospective analysis included all consecutive patients operated until April 2016 with emphasis on surgical feasibility and early postoperative outcomes...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330727/evaluation-of-bam-butorphanol-azaperone-medetomidine-in-captive-african-lion-panthera-leo-immobilization
#20
Aleksandr Semjonov, Vladimir Andrianov, Jacobus P Raath, Toomas Orro, Derik Venter, Liesel Laubscher, Silke Pfitzer
OBJECTIVE: The combination of butorphanol, azaperone and medetomidine (BAM) with subsequent antagonism by naltrexone-yohimbine or naltrexone-atipamezole was evaluated for reversible immobilization of captive African lions (Panthea leo). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, clinical trial. ANIMALS: Twenty lions, 11 males and nine females, weighing 38-284 kg were immobilized in South Africa. METHODS: The BAM volume dose rate administered was 0...
February 8, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
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