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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016785/obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-associated-with-increased-rotor-burden-in-patients-undergoing-focal-impulse-and-rotor-modification-guided-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Daniel J Friedman, Peter Liu, Adam S Barnett, Kristen Bova Campbell, Kevin P Jackson, Tristram D Bahnson, James P Daubert, Jonathan P Piccini
Aims: To assess whether obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was associated with increased rotor burden among atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Methods and results: We studied 33 consecutive patients who were scheduled for focal impulse and rotor modulation (FIRM) ablation at our institution to describe the mapping, ablation, and outcomes, among patients with and without OSA. Patients underwent biatrial FIRM mapping in AF with ablation of stable rotors in addition to conventional ablation lesion sets...
August 9, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016748/the-second-generation-cryoballoon-has-improved-durable-isolation-of-left-but-not-right-pulmonary-veins-new-insights-from-a-multicentre-study
#2
Raphaël P Martins, Vincent Galand, Olivier Cesari, Antoine Milhem, Nathalie Behar, Vincent Auffret, Jean-Claude Daubert, Philippe Mabo, Dominique Pavin
Aims: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using second-generation cryoballoon (CB2) is associated with improved outcomes compared with first generation (CB1). We aimed at investigating the characteristics of left and right PV reconnections after CB1 and CB2 ablations in patients with clinical recurrences requiring redo ablation. Methods and results: From 2010 to 2016, 776 patients underwent 28-mm cryoballoon PVI for symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) in 3 centres, 279 with CB1 and 497 with CB2...
July 12, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985447/restoration-contour-is-a-risk-indicator-for-peri-implantitis-a-cross-sectional-radiographic-analysis
#3
Michitsuna Katafuchi, Bradley F Weinstein, Brian G Leroux, Yen-Wei Chen, Diane M Daubert
AIM: The purpose of this study was to determine if restoration emergence angle was associated with peri-implantitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A data set consisting of 96 patients with 225 implants (mean follow-up: 10.9 years) was utilized. Implants were divided into bone level and tissue level groups and radiographs were analyzed to determine the restoration emergence angles, as well as restoration profiles (convex or concave). Peri-implantitis was diagnosed based on probing depth and radiographic bone loss...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964778/predictors-and-prognostic-impact-of-new-left-bundle-branch-block-after-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
#4
Moukda Khounlaboud, Erwan Flécher, Maxime Fournet, Hervé Le Breton, Erwan Donal, Christophe Leclercq, Philippe Mabo, Alain Leguerrier, Claude Daubert
BACKGROUND: Left bundle branch block (LBBB) induces mechanical dyssynchrony that may lead to left ventricular systolic dysfunction. AIMS: To evaluate the incidence, predictors and clinical impact of new LBBB in patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). METHODS: After exclusion of patients with pre-existing LBBB, a previous pacemaker or a paced rhythm at hospital discharge, 547 consecutive patients undergoing SAVR were included...
September 27, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958452/comparison-of-incidence-of-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-among-patients-with-left-bundle-branch-block-versus-those-with-normal-qrs-duration
#5
Edward Sze, Allison Dunning, Zak Loring, Brett D Atwater, Karen Chiswell, James P Daubert, Joseph A Kisslo, Daniel B Mark, Eric J Velazquez, Zainab Samad
We compared the incidence of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) among patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) to a matched cohort of patients with a narrow QRS duration <120 ms (NQRS). We hypothesized patients with preserved ejection fraction (EF) ≥50% and LBBB would have higher incidence of LVSD compared with a matched population of NQRS patients. Patients with LBBB on electrocardiogram within 30 days of a baseline echocardiogram with EF ≥50%, who had at least 1 follow-up echocardiogram ≥6 months later, were matched 1:1 on risk factors for cardiomyopathy to patients with NQRS...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944317/comparison-of-regional-vs-general-anesthesia-for-surgical-repair-of-open-globe-injuries-at-a-university-referral-center
#6
Andrew J McClellan, Jacquelyn J Daubert, Nidhi Relhan, Kimberly D Tran, Harry W Flynn, Steven Gayer
PURPOSE: This study compares the clinical features and physician selection of either Regional Anesthesia (peribulbar or retrobulbar block) with Monitored Anesthesia Care (RA-MAC) or General Anesthesia (GA) for open globe injury repair. DESIGN: A non-randomized, comparative, retrospective case series at a University Referral Center. PARTICIPANTS: All adult repairable open globe injuries receiving primary repair between January 1st, 2004 and December 31st, 2014 (11 years)...
May 2017: Ophthalmology retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940909/postimplantation-ventricular-ectopic-burden-and-clinical-outcomes-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-defibrillator-patients-a-madit-crt-substudy
#7
Anne-Christine Ruwald, Mehmet K Aktas, Martin H Ruwald, Valentina Kutyifa, Scott McNitt, Christian Jons, Suneet Mittal, Jonathan S Steinberg, James P Daubert, Arthur J Moss, Wojciech Zareba
BACKGROUND: Frequent ventricular ectopy on preimplantation Holter has been associated with attenuated benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). However, it is unclear whether ectopic burden measured post-CRT implantation can be utilized to evaluate long-term prognosis. We aimed to describe the association between post-CRT implantation ectopic burden and subsequent risk of clinical outcomes. METHODS: At the 12-month follow-up visit, 24-hour Holter recordings were performed in 698 CRT-D patients from the MADIT-CRT study...
September 20, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874289/clinical-predictors-of-challenging-atrioventricular-node-ablation-procedure-for-rate-control-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#8
Baptiste Polin, Nathalie Behar, Vincent Galand, Vincent Auffret, Albin Behaghel, Dominique Pavin, Jean-Claude Daubert, Philippe Mabo, Christophe Leclercq, Raphael P Martins
INTRODUCTION: Atrioventricular node (AVN) ablation is usually a simple procedure but may sometimes be challenging. We aimed at identifying pre-procedural clinical predictors of challenging AVN ablation. METHODS: Patients referred for AVN ablation from 2009 to 2015 were retrospectively included. Baseline clinical data, procedural variables and outcomes of AVN ablation were collected. A "challenging procedure" was defined 1) total radiofrequency delivery to get persistent AVN block≥400s, 2) need for left-sided arterial approach or 3) failure to obtain AVN ablation...
October 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829224/the-mmpi-2-mmpi-2-rf-symptom-validity-scale-fbs-fbs-r-is-not-a-measure-of-litigation-response-syndrome-commentary-on-nichols-and-gass-2015
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Glenn J Larrabee, Kevin J Bianchini, Kyle B Boone, Martin L Rohling
OBJECTIVES: To address (1) Whether there is empirical evidence for the contention of Nichols and Gass that the MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF FBS/FBS-r Symptom Validity Scale is a measure of Litigation Response Syndrome (LRS), representing a credible set of responses and reactions of claimants to the experience of being in litigation, rather than a measure of non-credible symptom report, as the scale is typically used; and (2) to address their stated concerns about the validity of FBS/FBS-r meta-analytic results, and the risk of false positive elevations in persons with bona-fide medical conditions...
August 22, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691774/bite-mark-analysis-in-foodstuffs-and-inanimate-objects-and-the-underlying-proofs-for-validity-and-judicial-acceptance
#10
Fernando Rivera-Mendoza, Stella Martín-de-Las-Heras, Pablo Navarro-Cáceres, Gabriel M Fonseca
Even though one of the first bite mark cases was Doyle v. State in 1954 (a bitten cheese case), the research has focused on bite marks inflicted in human skin. As published Papers, Case Reports, or Technical Notes can constitute precedents which are relied upon in making the legal arguments and a considerable amount of case law exists in this area, we present a systematic review on bite mark analysis in foodstuffs and inanimate objects and their underlying proofs for validity and judicial acceptance according to Daubert rulings...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625384/effects-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-shock-and-antitachycardia-pacing-on-anxiety-and-quality-of-life-a-madit-rit-substudy
#11
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Alessandro Paoletti Perini, Valentina Kutyifa, Peter Veazie, James P Daubert, Claudio Schuger, Wojciech Zareba, Scott McNitt, Spencer Rosero, Christine Tompkins, Luigi Padeletti, Arthur J Moss
Effects of implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) shocks and antitachycardia pacing (ATP) on anxiety and quality of life (QoL) in ICD patients are poorly understood. METHODS: We evaluated changes in QoL from baseline to 9-month follow-up using the EQ-5D questionnaire in patients enrolled in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial-Reduce Inappropriate Therapy (MADIT-RIT) (n=1,268). We assessed anxiety levels using the Florida Shock Anxiety Scale (1-10 score) in patients with appropriate or inappropriate shocks or ATP compared to those with no ICD therapy during the first 9 months postimplant...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625372/multicenter-automatic-defibrillator-implantation-trial-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-madit-s-icd-design-and-clinical-protocol
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Valentina Kutyifa, Christopher Beck, Mary W Brown, David Cannom, James Daubert, Mark Estes, Henry Greenberg, Ilan Goldenberg, Stephen Hammes, David Huang, Helmut Klein, Reinoud Knops, Mikhail Kosiborod, Jeanne Poole, Claudio Schuger, Jagmeet P Singh, Scott Solomon, David Wilber, Wojciech Zareba, Arthur J Moss
Patients with diabetes mellitus, prior myocardial infarction, older age, and a relatively preserved left ventricular ejection fraction remain at risk for sudden cardiac death that is potentially amenable by the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator with a good risk-benefit profile. The launched MADIT S-ICD study is designed to test the hypothesis that post-myocardial infarction diabetes patients with relatively preserved ejection fraction of 36%-50% will have a survival benefit from a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623910/pilot-study-using-3d-longitudinal-strain-computation-in-a-multi-parametric-approach-for-best-selecting-responders-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#13
Maxime Fournet, Anne Bernard, Sylvestre Marechaux, Elena Galli, Raphael Martins, Philippe Mabo, J Claude Daubert, Christophe Leclercq, Alfredo Hernandez, Erwan Donal
BACKGROUND: Almost all attempts to improve patient selection for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using echo-derived indices have failed so far. We sought to assess: the performance of homemade software for the automatic quantification of integral 3D regional longitudinal strain curves exploring left ventricular (LV) mechanics and the potential value of this tool to predict CRT response. METHODS: Forty-eight heart failure patients in sinus rhythm, referred for CRT-implantation (mean age: 65 years; LV-ejection fraction: 26%; QRS-duration: 160 milliseconds) were prospectively explored...
June 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596994/recurrent-post-ablation-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-shares-substrates-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-an-11-center-study
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Junaid A B Zaman, Tina Baykaner, Paul Clopton, Vijay Swarup, Robert C Kowal, James P Daubert, John D Day, John Hummel, Amir A Schricker, David E Krummen, Moussa Mansour, Gery F Tomassoni, Kevin R Wheelan, Mohan Vishwanathan, Shirley Park, Paul J Wang, Sanjiv M Narayan, John M Miller
INTRODUCTION: The role of atrial fibrillation (AF) substrates is unclear in patients with paroxysmal AF (PAF) that recurs after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). We hypothesized that patients with recurrent post-ablation (redo) PAF despite PVI have electrical substrates marked by rotors and focal sources, and structural substrates that resemble persistent AF more than patients with (de novo) PAF at first ablation. METHODS: In 175 patients at 11 centers, we compared AF substrates in both atria using 64 pole-basket catheters and phase mapping, and indices of anatomical remodeling between patients with de novo or redo PAF and first ablation for persistent AF...
April 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575731/empirical-test-of-the-performance-of-an-acoustic-phonetic-approach-to-forensic-voice-comparison-under-conditions-similar-to-those-of-a-real-case
#15
Ewald Enzinger, Geoffrey Stewart Morrison
In a 2012 case in New South Wales, Australia, the identity of a speaker on several audio recordings was in question. Forensic voice comparison testimony was presented based on an auditory-acoustic-phonetic-spectrographic analysis. No empirical demonstration of the validity and reliability of the analytical methodology was presented. Unlike the admissibility standards in some other jurisdictions (e.g., US Federal Rule of Evidence 702 and the Daubert criteria, or England & Wales Criminal Practice Directions 19A), Australia's Unified Evidence Acts do not require demonstration of the validity and reliability of analytical methods and their implementation before testimony based upon them is presented in court...
May 17, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541471/peritoneal-migration-of-an-epicardial-pacemaker
#16
Vincent Galand, Jean Marc Schleich, Baptiste Polin, Jean-Claude Daubert, Christophe Leclercq, Raphaël P Martins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 25, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494974/multiple-comorbidities-and-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-madit-crt-long-term-follow-up
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Emily P Zeitler, Daniel J Friedman, James P Daubert, Sana M Al-Khatib, Scott D Solomon, Yitschak Biton, Scott McNitt, Wojciech Zareba, Arthur J Moss, Valentina Kutyifa
BACKGROUND: Data regarding cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in patients with multiple comorbidities are limited. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the association of multiple comorbidities with the benefits of CRT over implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) alone. METHODS: We examined 1,214 MADIT-CRT (Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy) study patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) and 0, 1, 2, or ≥3 comorbidities, including renal dysfunction, hypertension (HTN), diabetes, coronary artery disease, history of atrial arrhythmias, history of ventricular arrhythmias, current smoking, and cerebrovascular accident...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416466/risk-of-atrioesophageal-fistula-formation-with-contact-force-sensing-catheters
#18
Eric Black-Maier, Sean D Pokorney, Adam S Barnett, Emily P Zeitler, Albert Y Sun, Kevin P Jackson, Tristram D Bahnson, James P Daubert, Jonathan P Piccini
BACKGROUND: Atrioesophageal fistula formation is a rare but life-threatening complication of atrial fibrillation ablation. Contact force (CF)-sensing catheters improve procedural effectiveness. However, the impact of the implementation of CF-sensing technology on the risk of atrioesophageal fistula formation has not been explored. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the association between the use of CF-sensing catheters and atrioesophageal fistula development...
April 15, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366496/ptsd-in-court-iii-malingering-assessment-and-the-law
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REVIEW
Gerald Young
This journal's third article on PTSD in Court focuses especially on the topic's "court" component. It first considers the topic of malingering, including in terms of its definition, certainties, and uncertainties. As with other areas of the study of psychological injury and law, generally, and PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder), specifically, malingering is a contentious area not only definitionally but also empirically, in terms of establishing its base rate in the index populations assessed in the field...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329385/importance-of-combined-left-atrial-size-and-estimated-pulmonary-pressure-for-clinical-outcome-in-patients-presenting-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#20
Erwan Donal, Lars H Lund, Emmanuel Oger, Christian Bosseau, Amélie Reynaud, Camilla Hage, Elodie Drouet, J-Claude Daubert, Cecila Linde
Aims: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a complex syndrome with various phenotypes and outcomes. The prognostic relevance of echocardiography and the E/e' ratio has previously been reported. We sought to study in addition, the value of estimated pulmonary pressure and left atrial size for diagnosing and determining a prognosis for HFpEF-patients in a prospective multi-centric cohort. Methods and results: Patients with an acute-HF event accompanied with NT-proBNP >300 pg/mL (BNP >100 pg/mL) and LVEF >45% were included (n = 237) and clinically reassessed using echo-Doppler after 4-8 weeks of HF treatment as part of the prospective KaRen HFpEF study...
June 1, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
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