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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788926/correlation-of-increased-corrected-timi-frame-counts-and-the-topographical-extent-of-isolated-coronary-artery-ectasia
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Wei Wu, Shuyang Zhang, Yuchao Guo, Ruifeng Liu, Zhujun Shen, Xueqing Zhu, Zhenyu Liu
BACKGROUND: The precise relationship between increased thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame counts and the topographical extent of isolated coronary artery ectasia (CAE) has not been fully explained. New parameters of linear dimension (LD) and the estimated ectatic area (EEA) together with the diameter and ectasia ratio may be associated with the corrected TIMI frame count (CTFC) in isolated CAE patients. METHODS: The topographical parameters of ectatic coronary arteries and/or segments of 77 isolated CAE patients were consecutively studied...
May 22, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782336/a-review-of-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-complications
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Ronald R Krueger, Caio S Meister
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As a flapless procedure, SMILE brings benefits to refractive surgery, such as lower corneal biomechanical impact, less dry eye risk and less stromal bed exposure. However, the longer learning curve can be a risk factor for complications. This article aims to discuss SMILE complications and proposes a categorized analysis of occurrences, dividing into two groups: intraoperative and postoperative complications. Among intraoperative, we also suggest a subdivision between those related to the laser (lenticule construction), tissue separation (lenticule dissection) and tissue removal (lenticule extraction)...
May 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780954/severe-unilateral-abducens-nerve-palsy-from-cavernous-sinus-carotid-vascular-ectasia
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Sumeet Gupta, Brian Ellis, Alison Hixenbaugh, Dean Bonsall
Purpose: Carotid cavernous sinus ectasia is a rare cause of abducens nerve palsy. Observation: We present a case of severe unilateral progressive esotropia resulting from cavernous sinus carotid vascular ectasia in a 67 y/o female. She had progressive esotropia over the years with no neuroimaging despite having regular ophthalmic care. Magnetic resonance imaging determined the etiology of her chronic severe esotropia. Conclusion and importance: Carotid cavernous sinus ectasia should be considered in the differential of severe progressive unilateral abducens nerve palsy...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773456/custom-air-puff-derived-biomechanical-variables-in-a-refractive-surgery-screening-setting-study-from-2-centers
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Vinicius S De Stefano, Ibrahim Seven, J Bradley Randleman, William J Dupps
PURPOSE: To assess the ability of air puff-derived biomechanical variables to predict surgeon-perceived candidacy for laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). SETTING: Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, and Emory Eye Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Data were collected from refractive surgery screening examinations by 2 surgeons at 2 centers...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772448/molecular-and-cellular-insights-into-the-pathogenesis-of-coronary-artery-ectasia
#5
REVIEW
Selcuk Ozturk, Ertan Yetkin, Johannes Waltenberger
Coronary artery ectasia describes a local or diffuse dilatation of the epicardial coronary arteries. This review summarizes the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of coronary artery ectasia. Better identification of the pathophysiologic steps will shed light into the clinical significance and may have direct implications for the management strategies of this disease. Additionally, understanding the underlying etiology may help to improve treatment modalities specific to coronary artery ectasia...
April 16, 2018: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768318/angiographic-characteristics-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-with-infarct-related-coronary-artery-ectasia-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Babak Geraiely, Mojtaba Salarifar, Mohammad Alidoosti, Seyedeh Hamideh Mortazavi
Coronary ectasia accounts for 0.3%-4.9% of patients undergoing coronary angiography. We conducted the present study to evaluate the angiographic characteristics of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with infarct-related coronary artery ectasia (IRAE) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. We evaluated 667 STEMI patients who were divided into 2 groups of IRAE (n = 81) and non-IRAE (n = 568). Preprocedural thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) flow grade, postprocedural TIMI flow grade, thrombus burden grade, and TIMI frame count were then evaluated...
June 2018: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750010/comparative-analysis-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-photorefractive-keratectomy-versus-photorefractive-keratectomy-combined-with-crosslinking
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Gitansha Shreyas Sachdev, Shreyas Ramamurthy, Ramamurthy Dandapani
Purpose: To assess the safety, efficacy, and refractive predictability of half-fluence accelerated corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) applied concurrently with photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and compare the results to standard PRK. Setting: Refractive Services, The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore, India. Design: Interventional comparative case series. Methods: Patients seeking refractive correction for myopia or myopic astigmatism were included in the study...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738592/treatment-of-corneal-ectasia-by-implantation-of-an-allogenic-corneal-lenticule
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Meiyan Li, Feng Zhao, Meng Li, Michael C Knorz, Xingtao Zhou
PURPOSE: To describe a case in which post-LASIK corneal ectasia was treated using an allogeneic lenticule implanted into the recipient eye. METHODS: A 29-year-old man presented with bilateral ectasia 10 years after LASIK. Manifest refraction was -1.50 -3.25 × 15° in the right eye and -13.50 -6.00 × 10° in the left eye. Because of contact lens intolerance in the left eye, the authors decided to implant an allogenic corneal lenticule, created by small incision lenticule extraction with the VisuMax laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany) in a donor eye with a refraction of +5...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733802/response-to-duloxetine-and-gabapentin-combination-of-a-patient-who-has-chronical-orchialgia-with-bilateral-tubular-ectasia-of-rete-testis-and-multiple-epididymal-cysts
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Mahmut Taha Ölçücü, Nazlı Ölçücü, Erkan Ölçücüoğlu, Esin Ata Ölçücüoğlu, Yaşar Özgök
Tubular ectasia of rete testis (TERT) is a rarely seen benign condition of testis which can cause chronic orchalgia. TERT appears as an anechoic lesion in ultrasonography. However magnetic resonance imaging is a more sophisticated diagnostic tool. TERT is commonly associated with epididymal cysts. Generally a conservative treatment approach is preferred. In some cases surgery is required. In our case, 54-year-old male patient had bilateral TERT associated with bilateral multiple epididymal cysts. He had chronic testicular pain which did not respond to first- line conservative treatments...
May 2018: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731349/coronary-artery-ectasia-an-independent-predictor-of-no-reflow-after-primary-pci-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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H C F Schram, V V Hemradj, R S Hermanides, E Kedhi, J P Ottervanger
BACKGROUND: The no-reflow phenomenon is a serious complication after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) may increase the risk of no-reflow, however, only limited data is available on the potential impact of CAE. The aim of this study was to determine the potential association between CAE and no-reflow after primary PCI. METHODS: A case control study was performed based on a prospective cohort of STEMI patients from January 2000 to December 2011...
April 25, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721346/hsct-gave-as-a-manifestation-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-existing-literature
#11
Michael J Grant, Mitchell E Horwitz
Gastric antral vascular ectasia or "watermelon stomach" is a significant cause of nonvariceal upper GI bleeding and is characterized by red, tortuous ectatic vessels along longitudinal folds in the gastric antrum. The existing literature links GAVE to patients with cirrhosis, scleroderma, bone marrow transplantation, and chronic renal failure among other associations, but its pathophysiology remains ill-defined. Over 30 cases of hematopoietic stem cell transplant-related GAVE (HSCT-GAVE) have been reported in the literature to date and there are likely many more that go undiagnosed or are attributed to another cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding...
2018: Case Reports in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716825/giant-coronary-ectasia-and-athlete-s-heart-mimicking-an-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Luis Manautou, Vicente Jimenez, Alejandro Trevino, David Rodriguez, Carlos Jerjes-Sanchez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 28, 2018: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706554/-deferred-versus-immediate-stenting-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-residual-large-thrombus-burden-reclassified-in-the-culprit-lesion
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Piero Custodio-Sánchez, Félix Damas-De Los Santos, Marco A Peña-Duque, Daniel Coutiño-Castelán, Eduardo Arias-Sánchez, Arturo Abundes-Velasco, Oscar Castro-Alvarado, Franklyn A Colon-Arias, Carlos Alvarenga-Fajardo, César Hernández-Fonseca, Erika Rodríguez-Barriga, Adolfo Hernández-Padilla
BACKGROUND: Reclassification of a large thrombus burden is an independent predictor of major adverse cardiac events and no-reflow in patients with ST- segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Patients with a greater residual thrombus burden have worse microvascular dysfunction and greater myocardial damage. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on 833 STEMI patients who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention. The final residual thrombus burden was reclassified after the lesion was wired, and a thrombus aspiration or balloon dilatation was performed to restore and stabilise a thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) 2-3 flow...
April 26, 2018: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703293/unilateral-corneal-ectasia-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-in-a-43-year-old-patient
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Jean Christophe Gavrilov, Raphael Atia, Vincent Borderie, Laurent Laroche, Nacim Bouheraoua
Unilateral corneal ectasia developed after small-incision lenticule extraction for mild myopia in a 43-year-old man with preoperative asymmetric astigmatism. The ectasia was diagnosed 4 years postoperatively. Preoperative data showed asymmetric astigmatism with no signs of forme fruste keratoconus. Inferior anterior curvature steepening exceeded 2.00 diopters without bulging of the posterior curvature, and pachymetric thickness exceeded 515 μm. Corneal ectasia can occur after small-incision lenticule extraction in patients older than 40 years with preoperative asymmetric astigmatism...
March 2018: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701363/david-operation-in-the-bicuspid-aortic-valve-population
#15
Pedro Magro, Marta Marques, Miguel Abecacis
INTRODUCTION: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the single most common cardiac congenital mal-formation with a prevalence of 1-2%. It is frequently associated with aortic disease including annular ectasia. Increasing evidence suggests that valve-sparing root re-implantation surgery combined with primary aortic valve repair can be performed with good midterm results in patients with BAV. METHODS: Our objective is to compare the short and long term results of David procedure in BAV patients with aortic root ectasia...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698993/evolution-of-keratoconus-from-diagnosis-to-therapeutics
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Lauren Marie Imbornoni, Charles Ninian John McGhee, Michael Wellington Belin
This review describes the evolution of the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus from the earliest written description to present day. The first description was provided in 1736 by Benedict Duddell who described the prominent corneas of a fourteen-year-old boy. Throughout the 19th century, a variety of surgical procedures were proposed to manage the disease, such as surgically repositioning the pupil away from the cone, iris incarceration to produce a slit-like pupil, cauterization of the cone to produce a scar, and full thickness elliptical excision of the cone...
April 26, 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682062/dural-ectasia-and-cauda-equina-syndrome-a-rare-complication-of-long-standing-fusion
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Vrushali D Bachhav, Sumeet G Dua, Miral D Jhaveri
The clinicoradiological combination of cauda equina syndrome (CES) and dural ectasia is rare and has been described in a few of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Simultaneous occurrence of these entities in the absence of AS and in patients with long-standing spinal fusion is extremely rare. We present a case of dural ectasia and CES occurring as a long-term complication of instrumented spinal fusion and discuss the pathogenesis, imaging findings, and management options of this elusive disease process...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675396/comment-on-post-photorefractive-keratectomy-corneal-ectasia
#18
David O'Brart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664747/scleral-patch-graft-with-a-suture-reinforcement-technique-in-surgical-management-of-necrotizing-scleritis-with-ectasia
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Joanne C Wen, Jocelyn Lam, Michael R Banitt
PURPOSE: To describe a technique for reducing and reinforcing scleral thinning in cases of necrotizing scleritis with ectasia. METHODS: Descriptive report of a surgical technique in 2 surgical cases with a video. RESULTS: Successful repair and reduction in uveal prolapse from scleral thinning in 2 cases of necrotizing scleritis with ectasia with a suturing technique using overlapping (weave) compressive suturing over a scleral patch. CONCLUSIONS: In cases of necrotizing scleritis with ectasia in which there is perforation or prolapsing uvea, this technique should be considered...
April 16, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663241/-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-approach-to-gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia-gave-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Norman Schöffel, Bernd von Lampe, Diana Rubin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
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