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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920034/the-use-of-intraoperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-thoracic-aortic-dissection-due-to-chronic-cocaine-abuse
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Ali Dabbagh, Mohammad Kazem Arabnia, Mahnoosh Foroughi, Mehran Shahzamani, Hassan Rahmian
INTRODUCTION: Aortic dissection is a life threatening disease and is usually accompanied by a high rate of mortality and morbidity. Here we present a case report in which intraoperative tranesophageal echocardiography was used for intraoperative assessments of thoracic aortic dissection due to cocaine abuse. CASE PRESENTATION: A 45- year- old male was admitted to a university hospital due to severe chest pain. He was suffering from severe excruciating chest pain that had started after a psychological stress, leading to heavy cocaine abuse...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894059/-re-operation-for-saccular-aneurysm-after-ascending-aortic-replacement-with-homograft-report-of-a-case
#2
Masahiro Ikeda, Toshihisa Asakura, Kazuhiko Uwabe, Kozo Morita, Atsushi Iguchi, Hiroshi Niinami
A 62-years-old female had undergone ascending aortic replacement with homograft for graft infection and mediastinitis after initial replacement of ascending aorta due to acute type A dissection. Ten years after homograft replacement, follow up computed tomography showed acute growing saccular aneurysm of the homograft without infectious symptoms. We urgently performed Bentall procedure and hemiarch replacement successfully. Pathological diagnosis was true aneurysm of the homograft. She was discharged from hospital without any complication and has been quite uneventful 7 years after surgery...
September 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891156/overcoming-pre-existing-alloantibody-in-renal-transplantation-improving-outcomes-while-reducing-need-and-cost
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EDITORIAL
A Bentall, Solomon Shlomo J Cohney
In this week's journal, Axelrod and colleagues examine costs incurred by various US centers undertaking Incompatible Live-Donor Kidney Transplantation (ILDKT) - living donor renal transplantation in the presence of preformed antibody (ies) directed against donor HLA (DSAb) [1]. As expected, cost increased as the immunological barrier intensified (as defined by solid phase and cell based assays). While certain aspects of cost recovery are specific to US health care, effectively managing humoral allo-immunity is important to all transplant clinicians, with little progress despite nearly 2 decades of ILDKT [2, 3]...
September 11, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888927/the-effects-of-improving-sleep-on-mental-health-oasis-a-randomised-controlled-trial-with-mediation-analysis
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Daniel Freeman, Bryony Sheaves, Guy M Goodwin, Ly-Mee Yu, Alecia Nickless, Paul J Harrison, Richard Emsley, Annemarie I Luik, Russell G Foster, Vanashree Wadekar, Christopher Hinds, Andrew Gumley, Ray Jones, Stafford Lightman, Steve Jones, Richard Bentall, Peter Kinderman, Georgina Rowse, Traolach Brugha, Mark Blagrove, Alice M Gregory, Leanne Fleming, Elaine Walklet, Cris Glazebrook, E Bethan Davies, Chris Hollis, Gillian Haddock, Bev John, Mark Coulson, David Fowler, Katherine Pugh, John Cape, Peter Moseley, Gary Brown, Claire Hughes, Marc Obonsawin, Sian Coker, Edward Watkins, Matthias Schwannauer, Kenneth MacMahon, A Niroshan Siriwardena, Colin A Espie
BACKGROUND: Sleep difficulties might be a contributory causal factor in the occurrence of mental health problems. If this is true, improving sleep should benefit psychological health. We aimed to determine whether treating insomnia leads to a reduction in paranoia and hallucinations. METHODS: We did this single-blind, randomised controlled trial (OASIS) at 26 UK universities. University students with insomnia were randomly assigned (1:1) with simple randomisation to receive digital cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for insomnia or usual care, and the research team were masked to the treatment...
September 6, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868309/aortic-root-reconstruction-with-a-new-dacron-graft-featuring-prefabricated-coronary-side-branches-lessons-learned-from-the-cabrol-procedure
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Domenico Calcaterra, Mohammad-Ali Jazayeri, Joseph W Turek, Kalpaj R Parekh, Mohammad Bashir, Karam Karam, Robert S Farivar
BACKGROUND: Coronary button reimplantation can represent a technical challenge of aortic root reconstruction that can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. With the goal of simplifying coronary reimplantation and reducing the incidence of related complications, we designed a new Dacron graft with prefabricated coronary branches to minimize coronary artery mobilization and prevent the potential mechanical complications of reattachment to the body of the graft. METHODS: Between June 2010 and May 2012, we implanted the graft in eight patients (six males, two females) ranging in age from 42-68 years (mean, 54 years)...
February 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836154/randomized-controlled-trial-of-moderate-hypothermia-versus-deep-hypothermia-anesthesia-on-brain-injury-during-stanford-a-aortic-dissection-surgery
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Xufang Sun, Hua Yang, Xinyu Li, Yue Wang, Chuncheng Zhang, Zhimin Song, Zhenxiang Pan
This study aimed to compare the effects of moderate versus deep hypothermia anesthesia for Stanford A aortic dissection surgery on brain injury. A total of 82 patients who would undergo Stanford A aortic dissection surgery were randomized into two groups: moderate hypothermia group (MH, n = 40, nasopharyngeal temperature 25 °C, and rectal temperature 28 °C) and deep hypothermia group (DH, n = 42, nasopharyngeal temperature 20 °C, and rectal temperature 25 °C). Different vascular replacement techniques including aortic root replacement, Bentall, and Wheat were used...
August 23, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797584/long-term-outcomes-of-frozen-elephant-trunk-for-type-a-aortic-dissection-in-patients-with-marfan-syndrome
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Wei-Guo Ma, Wei Zhang, Jun-Ming Zhu, Bulat A Ziganshin, Ai-Hua Zhi, Jun Zheng, Yong-Min Liu, John A Elefteriades, Li-Zhong Sun
OBJECTIVE: The use of the frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique for repair of type A aortic dissection (TAAD) in Marfan syndrome (MFS) is controversial. We seek to evaluate the efficacy of FET and total arch replacement (TAR) for TAAD in patients with MFS. METHODS: The early and long-term outcomes were analyzed for 106 patients with MFS (mean age, 34.5 ± 9.7 years) undergoing FET + TAR for TAAD. RESULTS: Operative mortality was 6.6% (7 of 106)...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732799/monocausal-attribution-and-its-relationship-with-reasoning-biases-in-schizophrenia
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Steffen Moritz, Richard P Bentall, Katharina Kolbeck, Daniela Roesch-Ely
BACKGROUND: Aberrant attributional styles are counted to a set of circumscribed cognitive biases that are implicated in the pathogenesis of (paranoid) psychosis. However, evidence for a specific profile (e.g., an exaggerated self-serving bias, other-blaming bias) has become equivocal over the years. More recently, one-sided (monocausal) attributions have been reported in patients with psychosis. METHODS: We compared a large sample of patients with diagnosed schizophrenia (n=145) to nonclinical controls (n=30) on a revised version of the Internal, Personal and Situational Attributions Questionnaire (IPSAQ-R)...
July 18, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690300/contemporary-in-hospital-and-long-term-outcomes-of-surgical-management-for-fungal-endocarditis
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Jinmiao Chen, Jun Li, Tianyu Zhou, Kui Hu, Zhaohua Yang, Yao Wang, Kai Zhu, Tao Hong, Hao Lai, Chunsheng Wang
Fungal endocarditis (FE) is a rare and fatal disease. The contemporary in-hospital and long-term surgical outcomes of FE have not been adequately evaluated. This study describes our experience with the surgical management of FE.Eight FE patients who underwent surgery in our center from January 2004 to November 2016 were included in this study. Seven had fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) and one fungal native valve endocarditis (NVE). The Bentall operation, Cabrol operation, and mitral valve replacement were performed in 4, 3, and 1 patient, respectively...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688312/total-proximal-anastomosis-detachment-after-classical-bentall-procedure
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Aref Rashed, Karoly Gombocz, Andras Vigh, Nasri Alotti
INTRODUCTION: Since its introduction in 1968, the Bentall procedure has been the primary surgical solution for aneurysms of the aortic root. However, many surgeons have reported serious procedural complications such as detachment of coronary ostia and pseudoaneurysm formation at anastomosis sites. Therefore, the Bentall procedure has undergone several modifications to eliminate those complications. Partial or total detachment of the proximal anastomosis is rarely reported. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a total detachment of the proximal anastomosis after a Bentall operation with emphasis on the possible practical mechanisms, which might have led to the development of this very rare complication...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676179/transaortic-edge-to-edge-mitral-valve-repair-for-moderate-secondary-functional-mitral-regurgitation-in-patients-undergoing-aortic-root-valve-intervention
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Shiv Kumar Choudhary, Atul Abraham, Amol Bhoje, Parag Gharde, Manoj Sahu, Sachin Talwar, Balram Airan
OBJECTIVE: The present study evaluates the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of edge-to-edge repair for moderate secondary/functional mitral regurgitation in patients undergoing aortic valve/root interventions. METHODS: Sixteen patients underwent transaortic edge-to-edge mitral valve repair. Mitral regurgitation was 2+ in 8 patients and 3+ in 6 patients. Two patients in whom cardiac arrest developed preoperatively had severe (4+) mitral regurgitation. Patients underwent operation for severe aortic regurgitation ± aortic root lesions...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670063/aorto-right-atrial-fistula-after-bentall-repair
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Charles E Howard, Carlos E Velasco, Christina P Roullard, Aldo Rafael
We describe a man with the Marfan syndrome and a prior ascending aortic aneurysm resection who presented with knee pain and concern of endocarditis. Transesophageal echocardiogram showed no vegetations, and computed tomography angiogram of the heart showed a possible pseudoaneurysm. Cardiac catheterization and aortogram revealed the diagnosis of an aorto-right atrial fistula, which was then operatively repaired. This case highlights the role that cardiac catheterization with aortogram can play in the detection of aorto-atrial fistula...
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638625/early-eculizumab-use-in-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-in-a-jehovah-s-witness-refusing-blood-products
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May Al-Shaghana, Andrew Bentall, Mark D Jesky, William Lester, Graham Lipkin
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is characterized by microscopic angiopathic haemolytic anaemia, thrombocytopenia and organ injury. Supportive therapies include the use of blood products. Recently the terminal complement inhibitor eculizumab has been approved in atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) in some countries. We report the case of a 23-year-old female Jehovah's Witness presenting with vaginal haemorrhage from thrombocytopaenia, severe anaemia (nadir Hb 28 g/L) and anuric acute kidney injury with TMA secondary to aHUS...
June 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636507/aorto-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-fistula-after-bentall-repair
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Arun Gopalakrishnan, Sivadasanpillai Harikrishnan, Kavassery Mahadevan Krishnamoorthy, Tirur Raman Kapilamoorthy, Ajitkumar Valaparambil, Jaganmohan Tharakan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592068/-reoperation-for-residual-aneurysm-of-coronary-anastomosis-after-bentall-procedure
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J R Xue, B Li, Y M Liu, T Bai, X D Pan, N N Liu, Z Qu, L Z Sun
Objective: To introduce a new operative method for residual aneurysm of coronary anastomosis after Bentall procedure. Methods: Between March 2011 and December 2012, six patients in Beijing Anzhen Hospital with residual aneurysm of coronary anastomosis (CT showed goldfish eye sign at the openings of coronary) after Bentall procedure underwent the operation of concentric circular patch procedure under cardiopulmonary bypass. Femoral artery, right atrium and upper right pulmonary artery cannulation were used for cardiopulmonary bypass, and the artificial vessel was transected after cardiac arrest...
May 30, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578719/stress-sensitivity-in-paranoia-poor-me-paranoia-protects-against-the-unpleasant-effects-of-social-stress
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A Udachina, R P Bentall, F Varese, G Rowse
BACKGROUND: The attributional theory of paranoia suggests that paranoid beliefs may protect individuals from low self-esteem and distress (Bentall et al. 2001). The current study tested this theory by investigating a hypothesis that paranoid beliefs in combination with low perceived deservedness of persecution (poor-me beliefs) confer protection against the distress caused by social but not activity related stress. METHODS: Paranoid symptoms, perceived deservedness of persecution, self-esteem, mood, and stress levels of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (N = 91) and healthy controls (N = 52) were assessed in the context of daily life using the experience sampling method...
June 5, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538954/understanding-the-association-between-personality-and-severe-mental-illness
#17
Richard P Bentall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496512/takayasu-s-arteritis-presenting-with-headache-and-peripheral-facial-palsy-a-case-report
#18
Maryam Sotoudeh Anvari, Farzad Masoudkabir, Kyomars Abbasi, Mohammad Ali Boroumand, Manijeh Zarghampour, Hamidreza Goodarzynejad
Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare case of granulomatous arteritis which mainly involves the aorta and its large branches. Although arterial hypertension is the most common feature of the disease in both adults and children, patients with TA may present with numerous clinical manifestations. Our patient was a 45-year-old woman, known to have hypertension from 3 years earlier following assessments made for severe headache. One year after the diagnosis of hypertension, she developed a left-sided lower motor neuron facial palsy, which was treated with oral corticosteroids (Prednisolone)...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457108/syncope-in-primary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation
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Gustavo Goldenberg, Tamir Bental, Udi Kadmon, Ronit Zabarsky, Jairo Kusnick, Alon Barsheshet, Gregory Golovchiner, Boris Strasberg
BACKGROUND: Syncope prognosis varies widely: 1 year mortality may range from 0% in the case of vasovagal events up to 30% in the presence of heart disease. OBJECTIVES: To assess the outcomes and prognosis of patients with implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) and indication of primary prevention and compare patients presenting with or without prior syncope. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of 75 patients who underwent ICD implantation with the indication of primary prevention and history of syncope and compared them to a control group of 80 patients without prior syncope...
January 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428525/-total-arch-replacement-using-manufactured-frozen-elephant-trunk-after-acute-type-a-dissection-repair
#20
Makoto Hibino, Masato Mutsuga, Hideki Oshima, Yuji Narita, Tomonobu Abe, Kazuro Fujimoto, Yoshiyuki Tokuda, Akihiko Usui
The purpose of this study is to assess the result of total arch replacement(TAR) using manufactured frozen elephant trunk(FET) for chronic aortic dissection after initial repair including the effect of aortic remodeling by the FET. Between 2003 and 2015, we performed 11 TAR using manufactured FET. Initial repairs before were 9 ascending aortic replacements and 2 Bentall operations. The entry of residual dissection was located at arch in 7 and at distal anastomosis site in 4. There was no hospital death. The operative complication included 2 surgical site infection, 1 interstitial pneumonia and 1 paraplegia with almost full recovery...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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