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Daniel J Friedman, Haikun Bao, Erica S Spatz, Jeptha P Curtis, James P Daubert, Sana M Al-Khatib
BACKGROUND: -A prolonged PR interval is common among cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) candidates; however, the association between PR interval and outcomes is unclear, and data are conflicting. METHODS: -We conducted inverse probability weighted (IPW) analyses of 26,451 CRT eligible (EF≤35, QRS≥120ms) patients from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry ICD Registry to assess the association between a prolonged PR interval (≥230ms), receipt of CRT with defibrillator (CRT-D) versus implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), and outcomes...
October 19, 2016: Circulation
John Rickard, Henry Michtalik, Ritu Sharma, Zackary Berger, Emmanuel Iyoha, Ariel R Green, Nowreen Haq, Karen A Robinson
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have sought to determine variables associated with improved "response" to cardiac resynchronization therapy(CRT). Such variables, however, are often derived from inadequately controlled, single center cohort studies calling external validity into question. We sought to determine predictors of response to CRT-D and CRT-P utilizing the methods of systematic review. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase®, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) from January 1, 1995, as this is the date of first article reporting use of CRT through October 20, 2014...
September 25, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Christina K Speirs, Todd A DeWees, Sana Rehman, Alerson Molotievschi, Maria A Velez, Daniel Mullen, Sandra Fergus, Marco Trovo, Jeffrey D Bradley, Cliff G Robinson
INTRODUCTION: In the randomized trial of standard vs high dose chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC) (RTOG 0617), overall survival (OS) was worse in the high dose arm. While heart dose was suggested as a contributing factor, actionable parameters have not been established. We present an analysis of clinical and dosimetric parameters impacting OS in this patient population, focusing on heart dose. METHODS: Clinical data was collected on 416 patients with LA-NSLC treated at a single institution, with a subset of 333 available treatment plans re-contoured using RTOG normal tissue guidelines...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
Avishag Laish-Farkash, Sharon Bruoha, Amos Katz, Ilan Goldenberg, Mahmoud Suleiman, Yoav Michowitz, Nir Shlomo, Michal Einhorn-Cohen, Vladimir Khalameizer
AIMS: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with a defibrillator (CRT-D) has downsides of high cost and inappropriate shocks compared to CRT without a defibrillator (CRT-P). Recent data suggest that the survival benefit of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy is attenuated in the older age group. We hypothesized that, among octogenarians eligible for cardiac resynchronization therapy, CRT-P confers similar morbidity and mortality benefits as CRT-D. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared morbidity and mortality outcomes between consecutive octogenarian patients eligible for CRT therapy who underwent CRT-P implantation at Barzilai MC (n = 142) vs...
October 12, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
R L Ferris, J L Geiger, S Trivedi, N C Schmitt, D E Heron, J T Johnson, S Kim, U Duvvuri, D A Clump, J E Bauman, J P Ohr, W E Gooding, A Argiris
BACKGROUND: Treatment intensification for resected, high-risk, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is an area of active investigation with novel adjuvant regimens under study. In this trial, the epidermal growth-factor receptor (EGFR) pathway was targeted using the IgG2 monoclonal antibody panitumumab in combination with cisplatin chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in high-risk, resected HNSCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible patients included resected pathologic stage III or IVA squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, larynx, hypopharynx, or human-papillomavirus (HPV)-negative oropharynx, without gross residual tumor, featuring high-risk factors (margins <1 mm, extracapsular extension, perineural or angiolymphatic invasion, or ≥2 positive lymph nodes)...
October 11, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Xiao-Su Hu, Clayton A Fisher, Stephanie M Munz, Rebecca L Toback, Thiago D Nascimento, Emily L Bellile, Laura Rozek, Avraham Eisbruch, Francis P Worden, Theodora E Danciu, Alexandre F DaSilva
Patients with head and neck cancer often experience a significant decrease in their quality of life during chemoradiotherapy (CRT) due to treatment-related pain, which is frequently classified as severe. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a method of non-invasive brain stimulation that has been frequently used in experimental and clinical pain studies. In this pilot study, we investigated the clinical impact and central mechanisms of twenty primary motor cortex (M1) stimulation sessions with tDCS during 7 weeks of CRT for head and neck cancer...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Lucia Giombini, Jennifer Moynihan, Matteo Turco, Sophie Nesbitt
PURPOSE: Research suggests that there are cognitive inefficiencies underlying Anorexia Nervosa (AN), with CRT showing promise in improving these inefficiencies in adults. This area has yet to be explored in a younger population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of CRT for young people. METHODS: A within-subjects design was used to compare the performance of children and adolescents with AN on several neuropsychological measures administered before and after a course of CRT...
October 4, 2016: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
Daniel B Kramer, Paul W Jones, Tyson Rogers, Susan L Mitchell, Matthew R Reynolds
AIMS: Cardiac resynchronization therapy with implantable defibrillator backup (CRT-D) improves outcomes, but predictors and markers of response remain limited. Physical activity information collected by CRT devices may provide insights to CRT response and the relationship between activity changes and survival. METHODS: Patients entered into the LATITUDE remote monitoring system from 2008 to 2012 after receipt of a new CRT-D were eligible. Mean daily activity was calculated from LATITUDE uploads at baseline (first 3-10 days following implant) and 6 months (180-210 days)...
October 4, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Eran Leshem, Mahmoud Suleiman, Avishag Laish-Farkash, Yuval Konstantino, Michael Glikson, Alon Barsheshet, Ilan Goldenberg, Yoav Michowitz
AIMS: Dual-coil leads were traditionally considered standard of care due to lower defibrillation thresholds (DFT). Higher complication rates during extraction with parallel progression in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) technology raised questions on dual coil necessity. Prior substudies found no significant outcome difference between dual and single coils, although using higher rates of DFT testing then currently practiced. We evaluated the temporal trends in implantation rates of single- vs...
October 4, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Christine M Tompkins, Scott McNitt, Bronislava Polonsky, James P Daubert, Paul J Wang, Arthur J Moss, Wojciech Zareba, Valentina Kutyifa
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 10-20% of ICD recipients receive inappropriate device therapies. The purpose of this study was to compare the frequency of inappropriate therapies (IT) between men and women enrolled in MADIT II and MADIT-CRT, and assess for potential adverse outcomes. METHODS: The electrograms for each ICD or CRT-D therapy, defined as either ATP or shock, were reviewed by adjudication committees for both studies. ICD therapy was considered inappropriate if it was delivered for reasons other than VT/VF...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
D C Ling, B V Chapman, J Kim, G W Choby, P Kabolizadeh, D A Clump, R L Ferris, S Kim, S Beriwal, D E Heron, U Duvvuri
OBJECTIVE: It has been postulated that treatment outcomes are similar between transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and definitive chemoradiation (CRT) for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OPSCC). We compared oncologic and quality of life (QOL) outcomes between definitive CRT and definitive TORS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational comparison study was performed on 92 patients treated with TORS±adjuvant therapy and 46 patients treated with definitive CRT between July 2005 and January 2016...
October 2016: Oral Oncology
J Liu, W-J Song, N-Y Zhang, J Tan, C S Krumm, L-H Sun, D-S Qi
Two experiments were conducted to optimize the fermentation of cottonseed meal by Cellulosimicrobium funkei (C. funkei) for the ability of the bacteria to degrade aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and then to evaluate the bacterial detoxification in ducklings. In experiment 1, the fermentation of cottonseed meal by C. funkei was improved by changing the inoculation amounts by 10% (10(8) cfu/mL), using a 1:0.5 material to water ratio at 35°C temperature for a 144 h reaction duration, which resulted in an 83.4% biodegradation of AFB1...
September 24, 2016: Poultry Science
Julia W Erath, Abdul Sami Sirat, Mate Vamos, Stefan H Hohnloser
Persistent left superior vena cava is known to be a challenging anatomic abnormality for transvenous cardiac device implantation. In the a case of a young man presenting with dilative cardiomyopathy with severely impaired left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and second-degree atrioventricular block (AV block), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with defibrillator (CRT-D) implantation was indicated. A transvenous approach was attempted, but placement of the right ventricular lead was not successful due to anatomic abnormalities...
September 19, 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
M L Yap, A Sun, J Higgins, K Clarke, A Marshall, N Becker, L W Le, D C Vines, A Bezjak, J-P Bissonnette
AIMS: Computed tomography (CT)-based radiotherapy dose escalation for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC) has had limited success. In this planning study, we investigated the potential for adaptive dose escalation using respiratory-gated 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography scans (4DPET/4DCT) acquired before and during a course of chemoradiotherapy (CRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients with LA-NSCLC receiving curative intent CRT...
September 13, 2016: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
Andrew Mathias, Arthur J Moss, Scott McNitt, Wojciech Zareba, Ilan Goldenberg, Scott D Solomon, Valentina Kutyifa
BACKGROUND: Clinical implications of complete left-sided reverse remodeling due to cardiac resynchronization therapy with a defibrillator (CRT-D), defined as reduction in both left ventricular end-systolic volume (LVESV) and left atrial volume (LAV), are unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the rate and predictive value of complete left-sided reverse remodeling on heart failure (HF) and death events in CRT-D patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) enrolled in MADIT-CRT (Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial With Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy)...
September 20, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Jing Yu, Qing Xu, Jia-Cheng Song, Yan Li, Xin Dai, Dong-Ya Huang, Ling Zhang, Yang Li, Hai-Bin Shi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility and value of diffusion kurtosis (DK) imaging in assessing treatment response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). METHODS: Forty-one patients were included. All patients underwent pre- and post-CRT DCE-MRI on a 3.0-Tesla MRI scanner. Imaging indices (D app , K app and ADC values) were measured. Change value (∆X) and change ratio (r∆X) were calculated. Pathological tumour regression grade scores (Mandard) were the standard reference (good responders: pTRG 1-2; poor responders: pTRG 3-5)...
September 8, 2016: European Radiology
Usama A Daimee, Yitschak Biton, Arthur J Moss, Wojciech Zareba, David Cannom, Helmut Klein, Scott Solomon, Martin H Ruwald, Scott McNitt, Bronislava Polonsky, Paul J Wang, Ilan Goldenberg, Valentina Kutyifa
BACKGROUND: The effect of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) in reducing ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VTA) risk among mild heart failure (HF) patients is not well understood. METHODS: We evaluated the impact of baseline renal function on VTAs in 1274 left bundle branch block (LBBB) patients enrolled in MADIT-CRT. Two prespecified subgroups were created based on estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR): GFR <60 (n = 413) and GFR ≥60 ml/min/1...
September 15, 2016: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
Cong Xue, Wei Hua, Chi Cai, Li-Gang Ding, Zhi-Min Liu, Xiao-Han Fan, Yun-Zi Zhao, Shu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Prolongation of the Tpeak-Tend (TpTe) interval as a measurement of transmural dispersion of repolarization (TDR) is an independent risk factor for chronic heart failure mortality. However, the cardiac resynchronization therapy's (CRT) effect on TDR is controversial. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate CRTs acute and chronic effects on repolarization dispersion. Furthermore, we aimed to investigate the relationship between TpTe changes and ventricular arrhythmia. METHODS: The study group consisted of 101 patients treated with CRT-defibrillator (CRT-D)...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Raffaele Corbisiero, David C Buck, David Muller, Rupinder Bharmi, Nirav Dalal, Pedram Kazemian
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an effective treatment for heart failure (HF) with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and prolonged QRS interval. However, one third of patients do not benefit from treatment. This study compares the heart failure hospitalization (HFH) rates and corresponding costs between responders and non-responders to CRT. METHODS: At a single center in New Jersey, we enrolled patients with de novo CRT-D implants between January 2011 and July 2013...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
Jing Hou, Xiaoping Yu, Yin Hu, Feiping Li, Wang Xiang, Lanlan Wang, Hui Wang, Qiang Lu, Zhongping Zhang, Wenbin Zeng
The aim of the study was to investigate the value of intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (IVIM-DWI) and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in predicting the early and short-term responses to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC).Forty-three NPC patients underwent IVIM-DWI and DCE-MRI at baseline (pretreatment) and after the first cycle of induction chemotherapy (posttreatment). Based on whether locoregional lesions were identified, patients were divided into the residual and nonresidual groups at the end of CRT and into the good-responder and poor-responder groups 6 months after the end of CRT...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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