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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145011/preparation-of-morselised-bone-for-impaction-grafting-using-a-blender-method
#1
Mark Ruddy, David P FitzPatrick, Kenneth T Stanton
Impaction bone grafting is a method of restoring bone stock to patients suffering significant bone loss due to revision total hip surgery. The procedure requires morselised bone (MB) to be impacted into the site of bone loss in order to stabilise the prosthesis with the aim of the long term resorption and reintegration of the impacted bone graft. Currently, the method for producing MB requires the use of expensive surgical bone mills or manually-intensive rongeurs that can produce a limited variety of particle sizes and may have a low throughput...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145010/the-use-of-hardened-bone-cement-as-an-impaction-grafting-extender-for-revision-hip-arthroplasty
#2
Mark Ruddy, David P FitzPatrick, Kenneth T Stanton
Impaction bone grafting is a method of restoring bone stock to patients who have suffered significant bone loss due to revision total hip surgery. The procedure requires morsellised cancellous bone (MCB) to be impacted into the site of bone loss in order to stabilise the prosthesis with the aim of long term resorption and reintegration of the impacted bone graft. Due to financial cost and the potential to transmit disease, the use of supplementary material, known as an extender, is frequently used to increase the graft material volume...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138198/norwegian-trends-in-numbers-of-lower-extremity-revascularisations-and-amputations-including-regional-trends-in-endovascular-treatments-for-peripheral-arterial-disease-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-registry-study-from-2001-to-2014
#3
Kjersti Wendt, Ronny Kristiansen, Kirsten Krohg-Sørensen, Fredrik Alexander Gregersen, Erik Fosse
OBJECTIVE: The numbers of lower extremity revascularisations and amputations are insufficiently reported in Norway. To support future policy decisions regarding the provision of vascular treatment, knowledge of such trends is important. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study from 2001 to 2014 used data from the Norwegian Patient Registry. The revascularisation treatments were categorised in multilevel, aortoiliac, femoral to popliteal and popliteal to foot levels and sorted as open, endovascular and hybrid...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132880/rivaroxaban-with-or-without-aspirin-in-patients-with-stable-peripheral-or-carotid-artery-disease-an-international-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Sonia S Anand, Jackie Bosch, John W Eikelboom, Stuart J Connolly, Rafael Diaz, Peter Widimsky, Victor Aboyans, Marco Alings, Ajay K Kakkar, Katalin Keltai, Aldo P Maggioni, Basil S Lewis, Stefan Störk, Jun Zhu, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Martin O'Donnell, Patrick J Commerford, Dragos Vinereanu, Nana Pogosova, Lars Ryden, Keith A A Fox, Deepak L Bhatt, Frank Misselwitz, John D Varigos, Thomas Vanassche, Alvaro A Avezum, Edmond Chen, Kelley Branch, Darryl P Leong, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Robert G Hart, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral artery disease have an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Antiplatelet agents are widely used to reduce these complications. METHODS: This was a multicentre, double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled trial for which patients were recruited at 602 hospitals, clinics, or community practices from 33 countries across six continents. Eligible patients had a history of peripheral artery disease of the lower extremities (previous peripheral bypass surgery or angioplasty, limb or foot amputation, intermittent claudication with objective evidence of peripheral artery disease), of the carotid arteries (previous carotid artery revascularisation or asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis of at least 50%), or coronary artery disease with an ankle-brachial index of less than 0·90...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129576/cardiometabolic-outcomes-and-mortality-in-medically-treated-primary-aldosteronism-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#5
Gregory L Hundemer, Gary C Curhan, Nicholas Yozamp, Molin Wang, Anand Vaidya
BACKGROUND: Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonists are the recommended medical therapy for primary aldosteronism. Whether this recommendation effectively reduces cardiometabolic risk is not well understood. We aimed to investigate the risk of incident cardiovascular events in patients with primary aldosteronism treated with MR antagonists compared with patients with essential hypertension. METHODS: We did a cohort study using patients from a research registry from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and their affiliated partner hospitals...
November 9, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127750/-cosyrel-an-efficient-fixed-combination-for-treatment-of-hypertension-stable-ishd-and-heart-failure
#6
Jiří Widimský
Fixed combinations of two or three drugs are being frequently used in cardiovascular diseases. This approach markedly increases adherence of the patients to prolonged therapy and thus leads to better control of the diseases. Fixed combinations are often used in hypertension and coronary artery disease (CAD). Cosyrel is the first fixed combination of betablocker (bisoprolol fumarat) and ACE inhibitor (perindopril arginin) available in czech market. The advantage is availability in several concentrations (10 mg/10 mg, 10 mg/5 mg a 5 mg/10 mg a 5 mg/5 mg) , when first indicates bisoprolol dose and the second perindopril...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127472/prognostic-impact-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-cardiogenic-shock-complicating-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-substudy-of-the-iabp-shock-ii-trial
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Suzanne de Waha, Katharina Schoene, Georg Fuernau, Steffen Desch, Ingo Eitel, Janine Pöss, Roza Meyer-Saraei, Charlotte Eitel, Roland Tilz, Gerhard Schuler, Karl Werdan, Steffen Schneider, Taoufik Ouarrak, Uwe Zeymer, Holger Thiele
BACKGROUND: Aim of the current study was to analyse the impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) on prognosis in patients with cardiogenic shock (CS) complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI), which has never been investigated yet. METHODS: The current analysis is a substudy of the IABP-SHOCK II trial. Patients were grouped according to the presence or absence of AF. The primary endpoint was all-cause mortality at 30-day follow-up. Secondary endpoints included all-cause mortality, recurrent myocardial infarction, repeat revascularisation, and stroke at 12 months...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126818/composite-y-grafts-from-the-left-internal-mammary-artery-current-considerations
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EDITORIAL
Hugh S Paterson, Paul G Bannon
The use of composite coronary artery bypass grafts from the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) has increased over the last 20 years. Total arterial revascularisation can be achieved with two arterial conduits and is associated with a reduced risk of stroke. However, the traditional coronary bypass graft configurations of the in situ LIMA and aorto-coronary saphenous vein grafts remain as the mainstay of coronary bypass surgery in most centres. Concerns regarding composite Y grafts relate to (1) the adequacy of a single inflow for all coronary bypass grafts; (2) the risk of compromising the LIMA flow to the left anterior descending coronary artery; (3) the effects of competitive flow on graft patency; and (4) the use of sequential coronary anastomoses...
October 28, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113900/dwell-time-of-stentriever-influences-complete-revascularisation-and-first-pass-tici3-revascularisation-in-acute-large-vessel-occlusive-stroke
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Santhosh Kumar Kannath, Jayadevan Enakshy Rajan, Sylaja Padmavathy N, Sankara Sarma P, Sajith Sukumaran, Sapna Erat Sreedharan, Tirur Raman Kapilamoorthy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In acute ischemic stroke with large vessel occlusion, the interaction between the clot retriever and the stent is critical for achieving successful recanalization. The ideal time of stent deployment (dwell time, DT) to improve revascularization is currently unknown., We systematically analysed the effect of different DT on final angiographic and clinical outcome of of patients who underwent mechanical thrombectomy. METHODS: The DT was progressively increased from 3 minutes to 5 minutes and later, 8 minutes during the study period...
November 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112241/periodontal-therapy-for-the-management-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-chronic-periodontitis
#10
REVIEW
Chunjie Li, Zongkai Lv, Zongdao Shi, Ye Zhu, Yafei Wu, Longjiang Li, Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor
BACKGROUND: There is an association between chronic periodontitis and cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, it is not known whether periodontal therapy could prevent or manage CVD in patients with chronic periodontitis. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this systematic review was to investigate the effects of periodontal therapy in preventing the occurrence of, and management or recurrence of, CVD in patients with chronic periodontitis. SEARCH METHODS: Cochrane Oral Health's Information Specialist searched the following databases: Cochrane Oral Health's Trials Register (to 31 August 2017), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (the Cochrane Library, 2017, Issue 7), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to 31 August 2017), Embase Ovid (1980 to 31 August 2017) and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL EBSCO) (1937 to 31 August 2017) ...
November 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102437/drug-eluting-stents-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafts-for-left-main-coronary-disease-a-meta-analysis-and-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#11
Peter Moore, Matthew Burrage, Paul Garrahy, Richard Lim, Andrew McCann, Anthony Camuglia
BACKGROUND: Revascularisation of left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease can be potentially managed with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). Recent randomised controlled trial (RCT) data have added to the literature on this subject and this meta-analysis aims to assess the state of the data to assist in guiding patient treatment decisions. METHODS: A systematic literature search of Cochrane Library, Embase, OVID, and PubMed MEDLINE was performed...
October 6, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102362/drug-eluting-stents-in-elderly-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-senior-a-randomised-single-blind-trial
#12
Olivier Varenne, Stéphane Cook, Georgios Sideris, Sasko Kedev, Thomas Cuisset, Didier Carrié, Thomas Hovasse, Philippe Garot, Rami El Mahmoud, Christian Spaulding, Gérard Helft, José F Diaz Fernandez, Salvatore Brugaletta, Eduardo Pinar-Bermudez, Josepa Mauri Ferre, Philippe Commeau, Emmanuel Teiger, Kris Bogaerts, Manel Sabate, Marie-Claude Morice, Peter R Sinnaeve
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients regularly receive bare-metal stents (BMS) instead of drug-eluting stents (DES) to shorten the duration of double antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). The aim of this study was to compare outcomes between these two types of stents with a short duration of DAPT in such patients. METHODS: In this randomised single-blind trial, we recruited patients from 44 centres in nine countries. Patients were eligible if they were aged 75 years or older; had stable angina, silent ischaemia, or an acute coronary syndrome; and had at least one coronary artery with a stenosis of at least 70% (≥50% for the left main stem) deemed eligible for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
October 31, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097920/contrast-enhanced-microtomographic-characterisation-of-vessels-in-native-bone-and-engineered-vascularised-grafts-using-ink-gelatin-perfusion-and-phosphotungstic-acid
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Sarah Sutter, Atanas Todorov, Tarek Ismail, Alexander Haumer, Ilario Fulco, Georg Schulz, Arnaud Scherberich, Alexandre Kaempfen, Ivan Martin, Dirk J Schaefer
Objectives: Bone ischemia and necrosis are challenging to treat, requiring investigation of native and engineered bone revascularisation processes through advanced imaging techniques. This study demonstrates an experimental two-step method for precise bone and vessel analysis in native bones or vascularised bone grafts using X-ray microtomography (μCT), without interfering with further histological processing. Methods: Distally ligated epigastric arteries or veins of 6 nude rats were inserted in central channels of porous hydroxyapatite cylinders and these pedicled grafts were implanted subcutaneously...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097746/quality-of-medical-therapy-in-heart-failure-patients-undergoing-elective-revascularisation-a-protective-effect-of-disease-modifying-therapy-at-discharge
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Raphael Wurm, Martin Huelsmann, Marius Hienert, Veronika Seidl, Dominik Wiedemann, Guenther Laufer, Alfred Kocher, Christopher Adlbrecht, Martin Andreas
The STICH(-ES) trial showed that coronary artery bypass grafting was superior to medical therapy alone in treating ischemic heart failure. However, dosages of disease modifying drugs were not reported. We included 128 (84% male, mean age 66 ± 11 years) consecutive patients with ischemic heart failure and an ejection fraction ≤35% undergoing isolated elective coronary artery bypass grafting. We defined optimal medical therapy (OMT) as prescription of ≥50% dosages of guideline recommended medications (i...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096935/long-term-outcome-of-251-patients-with-takayasu-arteritis-on-combination-immunosuppressant-therapy-single-centre-experience-from-a-large-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-in-southern-india
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Ruchika Goel, Debashish Danda, George Joseph, Raheesh Ravindran, Sathish Kumar, Visali Jayaseelan, Lakshmanan Jayaseelan, Paul Bacon
INTRODUCTION: Long-term outcome studies in Takayasu arteritis (TA) are few and limited by small sample size. In this study, we analysed the outcome of treatment in a large series of TA patients with a minimum follow-up period of ≥12 months by objective instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with TA satisfying the 1990 ACR, Ishikawa's, Sharma's or EULAR/PRESS criteria were recruited from our clinics between 1998 and 2016. Only patients with a minimum follow up of 12 months were studied...
September 30, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082730/outcome-after-revascularisation-of-marginally-viable-limbs-and-dead-limbs-following-lower-limb-arterial-injuries
#16
J Arudchelvam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079252/effect-of-an-intensified-multifactorial-intervention-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-and-mortality-in-type-2-diabetes-j-doit3-an-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
#17
Kohjiro Ueki, Takayoshi Sasako, Yukiko Okazaki, Masayuki Kato, Sumie Okahata, Hisayuki Katsuyama, Mikiko Haraguchi, Ai Morita, Ken Ohashi, Kazuo Hara, Atsushi Morise, Kazuo Izumi, Naoki Ishizuka, Yasuo Ohashi, Mitsuhiko Noda, Takashi Kadowaki
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence suggests that multifactorial interventions for control of glucose, blood pressure, and lipids reduce macrovascular complications and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, safe and effective treatment targets for these risk factors have not been determined for such interventions. METHODS: In this multicentre, open-label, randomised, parallel-group trial, undertaken at 81 clinical sites in Japan, we randomly assigned (1:1) patients with type 2 diabetes aged 45-69 years with hypertension, dyslipidaemia, or both, and an HbA1c of 6·9% (52·0 mmol/mol) or higher, to receive conventional therapy for glucose, blood pressure, and lipid control (targets: HbA1c <6·9% [52·0 mmol/mol], blood pressure <130/80 mm Hg, LDL cholesterol <120 mg/dL [or 100 mg/dL in patients with a history of coronary artery disease]) or intensive therapy (HbA1c <6·2% [44·3 mmol/mol], blood pressure <120/75 mm Hg, LDL cholesterol <80 mg/dL [or 70 mg/dL in patients with a history of coronary artery disease])...
October 24, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078248/-management-of-endograft-infection-after-evar-and-tevar-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#18
Thomas Betz, Ingolf Töpel, Markus Steinbauer, Christian Uhl
Introduction Endograft infection after EVAR (Endovascular aortic repair) or TEVAR (Thoracic endovascular aortic repair) is a rare but severe complication with high mortality. As the number of patients with endovascular aneurysm repair has increased over the last decade, the number of patients with endograft infection might also have increased. However, no guideline defines the treatment of endograft infection. Diagnosis is difficult and depends on clinical symptoms, radiological imaging and blood cultures. Surgery with graft excision, debridement and revascularisation should be proposed...
October 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078242/-drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty-in-femoropopliteal-arteries-is-there-a-class-effect
#19
Ulf Karl-Martin Teichgräber, Christof Klumb
Aim Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is a well-accepted method to re-establish patency in stenotic and reoccluded vessels. One tool to improve results may be to use paclitaxel drug-coated balloon (DCB) catheters. This systematic review investigates whether there is a class effect among different DCBs. Methods The primary endpoint was "Freedom from Target Lesion Revascularisation" (FfTLR) after 12 months. A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed and risk of bias was assessed of the included trials...
October 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066611/prognostic-validation-of-a-non-laboratory-and-a-laboratory-based-cardiovascular-disease-risk-score-in-multiple-regions-of-the-world
#20
Philip Joseph, Salim Yusuf, Shun Fu Lee, Quazi Ibrahim, Koon Teo, Sumathy Rangarajan, Rajeev Gupta, Annika Rosengren, Scott A Lear, Alvaro Avezum, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Sadi Gulec, Afzalhussein Yusufali, Jephat Chifamba, Fernando Lanas, Rajesh Kumar, Noushin Mohammadifard, Viswanathan Mohan, Prem Mony, Annamarie Kruger, Xu Liu, Baoxia Guo, Wenqi Zhao, Youzhu Yang, Rajamohanan Pillai, Rafael Diaz, Ambigga Krishnapillai, Romaina Iqbal, Rita Yusuf, Andrzej Szuba, Sonia S Anand
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of the non-laboratory INTERHEART risk score (NL-IHRS) to predict incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) across seven major geographic regions of the world. The secondary objective was to evaluate the performance of the fasting cholesterol-based IHRS (FC-IHRS). METHODS: Using measures of discrimination and calibration, we tested the performance of the NL-IHRS (n=100 475) and FC-IHRS (n=107 863) for predicting incident CVD in a community-based, prospective study across seven geographic regions: South Asia, China, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Europe/North America, South America and Africa...
October 24, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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