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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785470/four-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-warfarin-reversal-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Jessica Rimsans, Amy Levesque, Erin Lyons, Katelyn Sylvester, Michael M Givertz, Mandeep R Mehra, Garrick C Stewart, Jean M Connors
Continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD) require therapeutic anticoagulation which is often interrupted for procedures or bleeding. Prior to the availability of four factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC) in the United States, warfarin was held and its effects reversed by vitamin K or fresh frozen plasma. We evaluated the use of 4F-PCC for temporary warfarin reversal in patients with CF-LVADs and assessed outcomes. This analysis is a retrospective study of CF-LVAD patients who received 4F-PCC for warfarin reversal in the setting of bleeding or need for urgent or elective procedures...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784559/anodic-versus-cathodic-neurostimulation-of-the-subthalamic-nucleus-a-randomized-controlled-study-of-acute-clinical-effects
#2
Anna Dalal Kirsch, Sharon Hassin-Baer, Cordula Matthies, Jens Volkmann, Frank Steigerwald
INTRODUCTION: Stimulation settings of deep brain stimulation (DBS) have evolved empirically within a limited parameter space dictated by first generation devices. There is a need for controlled clinical studies, which evaluate efficacy and safety of established programming practice against novel programming options provided by modern neurostimulation devices. METHODS: Here, we tested a polarity reversal from conventional monopolar cathodic to anodic stimulation in an acute double-blind, randomized, cross-over study in patients with PD implanted with bilateral STN DBS...
May 16, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783792/utilization-and-effectiveness-of-harnesses-and-lifelines-in-grain-entrapment-incidents-preliminary-analysis
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Salah F Issa, Mahmoud M Nour, William E Field
No previous studies have been found that document the level of use or validate the effectiveness of safety harnesses and lifelines in the prevention of or extrication from grain entrapments or engulfments. This article addresses that void via analysis of the data contained in the Purdue Agricultural Confined Space Incident Database. A total of 1,147 cases involving entrapments or engulfments in grain masses were mined for terms that might indicate the use of a safety harness, lifeline, fall restraint system, rope, or outside observer...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781854/salvage-of-threatened-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#4
Andrew M Simpson, W Tyler Rockwell, Roger A Freedman, W Bradford Rockwell
BACKGROUND: The treatment of infected or exposed cardiac pacing and defibrillator devices is controversial. The conservative and widely accepted management calls for removal of the device and leads with immediate or delayed replacement of new components in a new site. Lead extraction carries a 2% major complication risk. In this article, we describe our experience with device salvage techniques and review the current literature. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of consecutive patients with infected, exposed, or at-risk implanted cardiac devices that were treated with aggressive surgical debridement, local pocket irrigation, and revision...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781286/medical-therapy-versus-balloon-sinus-dilation-in-adults-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis-merlot-12-month-follow-up
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J Pablo Stolovitzky, Neelesh Mehendale, Keith E Matheny, William J Brown, Anthony A Rieder, Douglas R Liepert, Ewen Tseng, Andrew Gould
Background Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a devastating disease affecting nearly 30 million people in the United States. An interim analysis of data from the present study suggested that, in patients who had previously failed medical therapy, balloon sinus dilation (BSD) plus medical management (MM) provides a significant improvement in the quality of life (QOL) at 24 weeks postprocedure compared to MM alone. Objective The primary objective of this final analysis was to evaluate the durability of treatment effects through the 52-week follow-up...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780728/intimal-re-layering-technique-for-type-a-acute-aortic-dissection-reconstructing-the-intimal-layer-continuity-to-induce-remodeling-of-the-false-channel
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Eugenio Neri, Enrico Tucci, Giulio Tommasino, Giulia Guaccio, Carmelo Ricci, Pierleone Lucatelli, Marco Cini, Roberto Ceresa, Antonio Benvenuti, Luigi Muzzi
Background: Residual false channel is common after repair of type A acute aortic dissection (TAAAD). Starting from our recent series of TAAAD patients we carried out a retrospective analysis, regarding the failure of primary exclusion at the time of the initial operation. We classified the location of the principal entry tears perfusing the residual false channel. The proposed technique represents our attempt to correct the mechanism of false channel perfusion during primary repair. We describe a new technique designed to address some limitations of standard hemiarch aortic replacement...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780521/translating-molecular-detections-into-a-simple-temperature-test-using-a-target-responsive-smart-thermometer
#7
Jingjing Zhang, Hang Xing, Yi Lu
While it has been well recognized that affordable and pocket-size devices play a major role in environmental monitoring, food safety and medical diagnostics, it often takes a tremendous amount of resources to develop such devices. Devices that have been developed are often dedicated devices that can detect only one or a few targets. To overcome these limitations, we herein report a novel target-responsive smart thermometer for translating molecular detection into a temperature test. The sensor system consists of a functional DNA-phospholipase A2 (PLA2 ) enzyme conjugate, a liposome-encapsulated NIR dye, and a thermometer interfaced with a NIR-laser device...
April 28, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777373/safety-and-feasibility-of-pulmonary-artery-pressure-guided-heart-failure-therapy-rationale-and-design-of-the-prospective-cardiomems-monitoring-study-for-heart-failure-mems-hf
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Christiane E Angermann, Birgit Assmus, Stefan D Anker, Johannes Brachmann, Georg Ertl, Friedrich Köhler, Stephan Rosenkranz, Carsten Tschöpe, Philip B Adamson, Michael Böhm
BACKGROUND: Wireless monitoring of pulmonary artery (PA) pressures with the CardioMEMS HF™ system is indicated in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III heart failure (HF). Randomized and observational trials have shown a reduction in HF-related hospitalizations and improved quality of life in patients using this device in the United States. OBJECTIVE: MEMS-HF is a prospective, non-randomized, open-label, multicenter study to characterize safety and feasibility of using remote PA pressure monitoring in a real-world setting in Germany, The Netherlands and Ireland...
May 19, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776861/acceptability-and-functionality-of-the-kettle-strap-an-attempt-to-decrease-kettle-related-burns-in-children
#9
Obakeng Makhubalo, Dorothy Schulman, Heinz Rode, Sharon Cox
BACKGROUND: Extensive hot water burns (HWB) are common at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RCWMCH). The majority are caused by kettle scalds. These burn injuries usually affect toddlers living in poor socio-economic circumstances. The majority of these injuries are preventable. AIM: This trial aims to demonstrate the acceptability and functionality of the Kettle Strap as a kettle safety device. The feedback will be used for a public awareness program marketed by the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Southern Africa and ChildSafe as part of their mandate to reduce kettle related thermal injuries...
May 15, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776523/comparison-of-self-report-and-objective-measures-of-driving-behavior-and-road-safety-a-systematic-review
#10
Sherrie-Anne Kaye, Ioni Lewis, James Freeman
INTRODUCTION: This research systematically reviewed the existing literature in regards to studies which have used both self-report and objective measures of driving behavior. The objective of the current review was to evaluate disparities or similarities between self-report and objective measures of driving behavior. METHODS: Searches were undertaken in the following electronic databases, PsycINFO, PubMed, and Scopus, for peer-reviewed full-text articles that (1) focused on road safety, and (2) compared both subjective and objective measures of driving performance or driver safety...
June 2018: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775392/cecal-resection-with-bipolar-sealing-devices-in-a-rat-model
#11
E Tagkalos, A Heimann, T Gaiser, D Hirsch, I Gockel, H Lang, B Jansen-Winkeln
BACKGROUND: Bipolar sealing devices are routinely used to seal blood vessels. The aim of the study is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of colonic sealing with the use of the bipolar energy devices in rats as model for experimental appendectomy. METHODS: Seventy-five male Wistar rats underwent a cecal resection with four different bipolar sealing devices or a linear stapler. The harvesting procedure was performed immediately or at postoperative day (POD) 7...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774986/everolimus-drug-eluting-stent-performance-in-patients-with-long-coronary-lesions-the-multicenter-longprime-registry
#12
José Francisco Díaz Fernández, Santiago Jesús Camacho Freire, Juan Carlos Fernández Guerrero, Nicolas Delarche, Christophe Bretelle, Javier Zueco Gil, Ramón López Palop, Bruno García Del Blanco, Vicente Mainar Tello, Franck Albert
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of the Xience Prime everolimus-eluting stent (EES) in long coronary lesions in a real-world population. BACKGROUND: Long lesions are considered difficult technically and in terms of achieving successful clinical outcomes. With first generation DES, MACE can be as high as 10% at a short-medium term follow-up. There are a few data available in this subset regarding the use of second generation DES METHODS: A prospective, multicenter registry of consecutive patients (aged 64...
May 18, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774939/-feasibility-and-preliminary-technical-experience-of-single-incision-plus-one-port-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-combined-with-%C3%AF-shaped-esophagojejunal-anastomosis-in-surgical-treatment-of-gastric-cancer
#13
Guangsheng Du, Enlai Jiang, Yuan Qiu, Wensheng Wang, Shuai Wang, Yunbo Li, Ke Peng, Xiang Li, Hua Yang, Weidong Xiao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility, safety, and preliminary technical experience of single incision plus one port laparoscopic total gastrectomy combined with π-shaped esophagojejunal anastomosis (SILT-π) in the surgical treatment of gastric cancer. METHODS: Clinical data of 5 gastric cancer patients undergoing SILT-π operation at the Department of General Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of the Army Medical University from August to October 2017 were retrospectively analyzed...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774917/uniform-li-deposition-regulated-via-three-dimensional-polyvinyl-alcohol-nanofiber-networks-for-effective-li-metal-anodes
#14
Gang Wang, Xunhui Xiong, Zhihua Lin, Jie Zheng, Zheng Fenghua, Youpeng Li, Yanzhen Liu, Chenghao Yang, Yiwei Tang, Meilin Liu
Lithium metal anodes are considered to be the most promising anode material for next-generation advanced energy storage devices due to their high reversible capacity and extremely low anode potential. Nevertheless, the formation of dendritic Li, induced by the repeated breaking and repairing of solid electrolyte interphase layers, always causes poor cycling performance and low coulombic efficiency, as well as serious safety problems, which have hindered the practical application of Li anodes for a long time...
May 18, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774778/an-overview-of-glycopyrrolate-eflow%C3%A2-cs-in-copd
#15
Edward Kerwin, Gary T Ferguson
COPD is highly prevalent in the US and globally, requiring new treatment strategies due to the high disease burden and increase in the aging population. Here, we profile the newly FDA-approved LONHALA MAGNAIR (glycopyrrolate [GLY]/eFlow® Closed System [CS]; 25 mcg twice daily), a nebulized long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) for the long-term maintenance treatment of COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. Areas covered: An overview of COPD and the treatment landscape, focusing on GLY/eFlow CS, is reported by reviewing the published literature pertinent to the drug/device combination...
May 18, 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774738/volume-and-not-pressure-controlled-inflation-of-supraglottic-device-cuff-may-compromise-patient-safety
#16
Berthold Moser, Heinz R Bruppacher
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May 15, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774161/endoscopic-full-thickness-resection-eftr-of-colorectal-neoplasms-with-the-full-thickness-resection-device-ftrd-clinical-experience-from-two-tertiary-referral-centers-in-switzerland
#17
Patrick Aepli, Dominique Criblez, Stephan Baumeler, Jan Borovicka, Remus Frei
Background: Endoscopic full thickness resection (EFTR) by the Full Thickness Resection Device (FTRD) has recently been introduced as a method to allow resection of certain lesions such as adenomatous polyps that would not be resectable by standard polypectomy techniques. We report our clinical experience with FTRD procedures, assessing technical success, completeness of resection (R0 status), rate of histologically proven FTR and safety. Patients and methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 33 consecutive patients with colonic polyps treated with FTRD from May 2015 to November 2016...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773715/embolus-retriever-with-interlinked-cages-versus-other-stent-retrievers-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-an-observational-comparative-study
#18
Philipp Gruber, Salome Zeller, Carlos Garcia-Esperon, Jatta Berberat, Javier Anon, Michael Diepers, Krassen Nedeltchev, Fabian Flottmann, Jens Fiehler, Luca Remonda, Timo Kahles
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Given the promising performance of the new Embolus Retriever with Interlinked Cages (ERIC) in smaller case series, we sought to assess the efficacy and safety of mechanical thrombectomy (MT) with ERIC compared with other stent retrievers (SRs) in acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion (LVO). METHODS: We reviewed the databases of two comprehensive stroke centers in in Germany and Switzerland for MT due to LVO in the anterior circulation with either ERIC or another SR as a first device...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772289/nose-to-brain-drug-delivery-an-update-on-clinical-challenges-and-progress-towards-approval-of-anti-alzheimer-drugs
#19
REVIEW
Mukta Agrawal, Swarnlata Saraf, Shailendra Saraf, Sophia G Antimisiaris, Mahavir Chougule, Sunday A Shoyele, Amit Alexander
According to the Alzheimer Association Report (2017), Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the 6th primary cause of death in the USA, which affects nearly 5.5 million people. In the year 2017 itself, the cost of AD treatment in the USA has been reported to rise to $259 billion. This statistic shows the severity of the disease in the USA which is very much similar across the globe. On the other hand, the treatment remains limited to a few conventional oral medications (approved by FDA). These are mainly acting superficially from mild to the moderate AD...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772050/combined-femtosecond-laser-assisted-cataract-surgery-and-small-gauge-pars-plana-vitrectomy-using-different-devices-a-new-trend-for-vitreoretinal-surgery
#20
Bruno de Queiroz Alves, Oswaldo Ferreira Moura Brasil, Cristiano Toesca Espinhosa, Ricardo Miguel Japiassu, Mariana Batista Gonçalves, Otaviano Magalhães Júnior, André Maia, Emmerson Badaró, Paula Serraino, Arturo Alezzandrinni, Mauricio Maia
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To report the efficacy, safety, and benefits of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) combined with sutureless 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This multicenter, retrospective study evaluated patient records and videos of 43 cases with retinal pathologies and cataract who underwent the combined procedure. RESULTS: In 44.2% and 55.8% of cases, respectively, the LenSx Laser (femtosecond machine; Alcon, Fort Worth, TX) and the Constellation (vitreous cutter; Alcon, Fort Worth, TX), and the Victus (femtosecond machine; Bausch + Lomb, Rochester, NY) and Stellaris PC (vitreous cutter; Bausch + Lomb, Rochester, NY) were used...
May 1, 2018: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
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