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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648421/clinical-outcome-of-various-management-strategies-in-coronary-artery-ectasia
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Nandhakumar Vasu, Srinivasan Narayanan, Mullasari S Ajit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647782/ocular-corneal-and-internal-aberrations-in-eyes-with-keratoconus-forme-fruste-keratoconus-and-healthy-eyes
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Mohammad Naderan, Ali Jahanrad, Mahgol Farjadnia
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate ocular, corneal, and internal aberration parameters in eyes with keratoconus (KC), forme fruste keratoconus (FFKC), and normal eyes. METHOD: In a prospective study, one eye of 110 patients with KC, 60 FFKC patients, and 150 healthy participants was evaluated using OPD-Scan II. Ocular, corneal, and internal higher-order aberrations were measured through a sixth-order Zernike polynomial decomposition. Receiver operating characteristic analysis was performed to evaluate the diagnostic ability of the aberration parameters in discriminating KC and FFKC from normal eyes...
June 24, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645674/does-spinal-deformity-correction-of-non-dystrophic-scoliosis-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-with-one-stage-posterior-pedicle-screw-technique-produce-outcomes-similar-to-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
#3
Qiunan Lyu, Chunguang Zhou, Yueming Song, Limin Liu, Lei Wang, Zhongjie Zhou
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Efficacy of one-stage posterior pedicle screw instrument used in the treatment of non-dystrophic scoliosis in neurofibromatosis type-1(NF-1) is unknown. And there is no study that has directly compared the results of spinal deformity correction between non-dystrophic scoliosis in NF-1 and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). PURPOSE: To study the efficacy of one-stage posterior pedicle screw instrument used in the treatment of non-dystrophic scoliosis in NF-1 and compare non-dystrophic scoliosis in NF-1 with matched AIS to illustrate the differences...
June 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644862/high-intensity-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-with-riboflavin-and-uva-in-rat-cornea
#4
Yirui Zhu, Peter S Reinach, Hanlei Zhu, Qiufan Tan, Qinxiang Zheng, Jia Qu, Wei Chen
Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) halts human corneal ectasias progression by increasing stromal mechanical stiffness. Although some reports describe that this procedure is effective in dealing with some infectious and immunologic corneal thinning diseases, there is a need for more animal models whose corneal thickness more closely resemble those occurring in these patients. To meet this need, we describe here high-intensity protocols that are safe and effective for obtaining CXL in rat corneas. Initially, a range of potentially effective UVA doses were evaluated based on their effectiveness in increasing tissue enzymatic resistance to dissolution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632146/physiological-interrelationships-between-the-venous-shunts-of-penile-corpus-spongiosum-and-cavernous-compartments-during-erection-used-in-the-pharmacotherapy-of-erectile-dysfunction
#5
Fabio Pezzoni
AIM OF THE STUDY: Alprostadil (A) induces smooth-muscle relaxation by stimulating the increasing of intracellular cAMP. Intra-urethral administration is an alternative to its intra-cavernose injection in inducing erection. In order to understand the functional and anatomical basis for drug transfer, the possible communications of the corpus spongiosum with the corpora cavernosa were studied. MATERIAL OF STUDY: A "Spongiogram" (SP) was performed in 44patients (pt...
April 7, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625906/the-impact-of-associated-nidal-lesions-in-outcome-of-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-after-radiosurgery-with-or-without-embolization
#6
Carlos Michel A Peres, Evandro Cesar de Souza, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Eberval G Figueiredo, Jose Guilherme M P Caldas
BACKGROUND: Radiosurgery is a valuable option to treat arteriovenous malformations. There are correlations between some morphological nidal features and final results, and the benefits of preradiosurgical embolization have not been well established thus far. METHODS: Analysis of a longitudinal cohort of 47 consecutive patients who underwent radiosurgery with or without previous embolization. Embolizations were performed exclusively with n-butyl cyanoacrylate. Radiosurgery was delivered either as a single or divided in up to 5 equal fractions...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621190/-watermelon-stomach-can-be-the-cause-of-severe-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#7
István Sugár, Zoltán Ráth, Pál Ondrejka, Zsolt Iványi, Bálint Scheich, Judit Várkonyi
Irregular vascular dilatation in the antrum or the cardia of the stomach can be the cause of severe gastrointestinal bleeding. The first term for it - in the beginning of the 50's of the previous century - was GAVE (Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia) since at that time no similar phenomenon had been registered before. A quarter of a century later, after publishing a few cases, a witty internist described it as "watermelon stomach" because the macroscopic picture is similarly looking as the aforesaid fruit's appearing...
June 2017: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612914/association-of-serglycin-levels-with-isolated-coronary-artery-ectasia
#8
Harun Kundi, Murat Gok, Canan Topcuoglu, Ender Ornek
BACKGROUND: Serglycin has an important role in the inflammatory status and the relationship between coronary artery ectasia (CAE) and serglycin is still unknown. AIM: In this study, we aimed to investigate association of serglycin level with isolated CAE. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with isolated CAE and 35 individuals with normal coronary angiography were included into the study. Markis classification and number of ectatic coronary arteries were recorded...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611929/epidural-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-in-a-pregnant-woman-with-marfan-syndrome-and-dural-ectasia
#9
Franco Pepe, Mariagrazia Stracquadanio, Francesco De Luca, Agata Privitera, Elisabetta Sanalitro, Puccio Scarpinati
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a genetic disorder of connective tissue, characterized by variable clinical features and multisystem complications. The anesthetic management during delivery is debated. Regional anesthesia has been used with success during cesarean delivery, but in some MFS patients there is a probability of erratic and inadequate spread of intrathecal local anesthetics as a result of dural ectasia. In these cases, epidural anesthesia may be a particularly useful technique during cesarean delivery because it allows an adequate spread and action of local anesthetic with a controlled onset of anesthesia, analgesia, and sympathetic block and a low risk of perioperative complications...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611555/a-case-of-gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia-which-was-aggravated-by-acid-reducer
#10
Yukiomi Nakade, Tomonori Ozeki, Hiroyuki Kanamori, Tadahisa Inoue, Takaya Yamamoto, Yuji Kobayashi, Norimitsu Ishii, Tomohiko Ohashi, Kiyoaki Ito, Masashi Yoneda
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is known to be characterized by red patches or spots in a diffuse or linear array in the antrum of the stomach. The precise etiology of GAVE remains to be elucidated. Argon plasma laser coagulation (APC) has been used to control oozing from GAVE; however, there is no satisfactory long-term effect of APC in the control of oozing from GAVE. An acid reducer is used after APC because even physiological acid exposure might delay post-APC ulcer healing. We describe the case of a patient who had used an acid reducer and experienced repeated gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to GAVE...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602261/transoral-and-transcutaneous-approach-for-removal-of-parotid-gland-calculi-a-10-year-endoscopic-experience
#11
Xin Ye, Ya-Qiong Zhang, Xiao-Yan Xie, Deng-Gao Liu, Lei Zhang, Guang-Yan Yu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety, effectiveness, and long-term gland function of endoscopy-assisted lithectomy for extraction of parotid gland calculi. STUDY DESIGN: Overall, 116 consecutive patients with parotid gland calculi underwent endoscopy-assisted lithectomy at our center. The immediate safety and effectiveness were evaluated. After surgery, the patients were followed up, and gland function was analyzed on the basis of clinical manifestations and sialography...
April 19, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598221/the-beneficial-effects-of-renin-angiotensin-system-blockades-on-two-year-s-outcomes-in-coronary-artery-ectasia-patients
#12
Yintang Wang, Yang Wang, Dong Yin, Kefei Dou, Yongjian Wu, Weihua Song
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to investigate the impact of renin-angiotensin system blockade (RASB) therapy with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin-receptor blockers on the outcomes of coronary artery ectasia (CAE). METHODS: The CAE patients identified by coronary angiography from our center were consecutively enrolled. We obtained the baseline discharge prescription of RASB from medical records system and conducted follow-up through telephone interviews...
June 9, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594648/risk-profiles-of-ectasia-after-keratorefractive-surgery
#13
Pushpanjali Giri, Dimitri T Azar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To identify and evaluate the risk factors of iatrogenic ectasia after refractive surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: We reviewed recently published papers that identified various risk factors associated with ectasia after LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy, small incision lenticule extraction, and other refractive surgical procedures. We also attempted to evaluate the relative contributions of these factors to the development of ectasia following refractive surgery...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586501/biomechanical-characterization-of-subclinical-keratoconus-without-topographic-or-tomographic-abnormalities
#14
Riccardo Vinciguerra, Renato Ambrósio, Cynthia J Roberts, Claudio Azzolini, Paolo Vinciguerra
PURPOSE: To present a case series of patients with subclinical keratoconus with normal topometric (anterior curvature) and tomographic findings in one eye who showed abnormalities detected by Corvis ST (Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH, Wetzlar, Germany) in vivo biomechanical assessment. METHODS: All patients had a complete ophthalmic examination, including the Corvis ST biomechanical measurements, optical tomography, and pachymetry with Pentacam (Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH), and Placido-based topography with either the Nidek (OPD III Nidek, Gamagori, Japan) or CSO platform (Costruzione Strumenti Oftalmici, Florence, Italy)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579558/inflammatory-coronary-ectasia-identified-by-three-dimensional-volume-rendering-of-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-pet-ct
#15
Eun Jin Park, Sinae Lee, Hyeong Soo Nam, Dong Joo Oh, Ji Bak Kim, Hongki Yoo, Jin Won Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576215/effect-of-dry-eye-on-scheimpflug-imaging-of-the-cornea-and-elevation-data
#16
Leyla Asena, Dilek D Altınörs, Şefik Cezairlioğlu, Sefer Ogün Bölük
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of dry eye on Scheimpflug imaging of the cornea and elevation data. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. PARTICIPANTS: Scheimpflug images of 50 patients with dry eye who were being tested for eligibility for corneal refractive surgery were screened. Twelve eyes of 12 patients with abnormal Belin/Ambrosio enhanced ectasia display (BAD) anterior elevation difference were included in the study. The patients had no history of contact lens wear or any other sign of ectasia...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567488/early-rebleeding-of-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-after-an-intracranial-hemorrhage
#17
Jai Ho Choi, Kyung Il Jo, Keon Ha Kim, Pyoung Jeon, Je Young Yeon, Jong Soo Kim, Seung Chyul Hong
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and angiographic characteristics of dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF) presenting with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), with a focus on early rebleeding according to the initial hemorrhage type. METHOD: The clinical and radiologic features of 21 dAVFs that presented with intracranial hemorrhage were retrospectively reviewed. The hemorrhage type was classified as pure intraparenchymal hemorrhage (pIPH) and subarachnoid or subdural hemorrhage with IPH (non-pIPH)...
May 31, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559422/comparison-of-corneal-dynamic-parameters-and-tomographic-measurements-using-scheimpflug-imaging-in-keratoconus
#18
Tommy Cy Chan, Yu Meng Wang, Marco Yu, Vishal Jhanji
AIM: To compare the diagnostic ability of corneal tomography and corneal dynamic response measurements in normal and keratoconus eyes. METHODS: Consecutive patients with grade II-III keratoconus and age-matched normal subjects were recruited. Corneal imaging was performed using Pentacam (Oculus Optikgeräte, Wetzlar, Germany) and Corvis (Oculus Optikgeräte). A beta version of Corvis software was used with three additional parameters: maximal change of arc length, deformation amplitude (DA) ratio 1 and DA ratio 2...
May 30, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555388/right-coronary-artery-ectasia-with-coronary-arteriovenous-fistula-mimicking-takotsubo-like-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-the-electrocardiogram
#19
Akane Tsuchiya, Michiaki Nagai, Keigo Dote
A coronary arteriovenous fistula is an abnormal connection between a coronary artery and any of four chambers in the heart. We repot a unique case with a fistulae originating from right coronary artery and draining into the right atrium via coronary sinus although Takotsubo-like left ventricular dysfunction or acute myocardial infarction was initially thought to have occurred according to the electrocardiogram finding.
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553915/-oesophageal-vascular-ectasia-in-a-patient-with-anaemia
#20
Vera Crone, Lasse Bremholm
This case report describes the findings of oesophageal vascular ectasia (OVE) in a patient with known gastric antral vascular ectasia, who presented with anaemia. OVE is a very rare endoscopic finding and therefore a diagnostic challenge. An 85-year-old male was admitted due to anaemia. He went through a gastroscopic examination where severe OVE changes were seen, along with newfound oesophageal varices. There was no need for treating the OVE, but the findings coupled with the knowledge of the varices led to the diagnosis of portal thrombosis...
May 22, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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