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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775680/assessing-the-effects-of-daily-commuting-in-two-patch-dengue-dynamics-a-case-study-of-cali-colombia
#1
Edwin Barrios, Sunmi Lee, Olga Vasilieva
There are many infectious diseases that can be spread by daily commuting of people and dengue fever is one of them. The absence of vaccine and irregularities in ongoing vector control programs make this disease the most frequent and persistent in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world. This paper targets to access the effects of daily commuting on dengue transmission dynamics by using a deterministic two-patch model fitted to observed data gathered in Cali, Colombia where dengue fever is highly persistent and exhibits endemo-epidemic patterns...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771890/-lymphatic-system-of-the-eye
#2
Yu I Borodin, N P Bgatova, S R Nogovitsina, A N Trunov, V I Konenkov, V V Chernykh
Existence of lymphatic outflow of intraocular fluid is still an open question. Identification of the lymphatic capillaries and vessels in various human organs in normal and pathological conditions became possible with discovery of endotheliocyte markers for lymphatic vessels. However, the available information on the presence of lymphatic structures in the human eye is inconsistent and uncertain. The data on lymphatic drainage of the eye is of interest, particularly because it may help understand glaucoma pathogenesis, mechanisms of development of eye inflammatory diseases, and develop pathogenetic therapies...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770291/a-review-of-the-nunn-modified-single-patch-technique-for-atrioventricular-septal-defect-repair
#3
REVIEW
Tracy R Geoffrion, Kanchana Singappuli, John S K Murala
Atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) is a common congenital cardiac surgical problem. Over the years, younger and smaller infants are having operations for this condition before irreversible cardio pulmonary changes occur. Traditionally a single or two patch techniques have been used to repair this defect. However, in the past two decades an innovative method of modified single patch technique popularized by Dr. Graham Nunn has gained worldwide popularity. This review discusses the origin, surgical principles, technique and outcomes of this method, popularly known as Nunn or Australian technique...
April 2018: Translational Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766202/photochemical-device-for-selective-detection-of-phenol-in-aqueous-solutions
#4
Nianbing Zhong, Ming Chen, Zhengkun Wang, Xin Xin, Bingxin Li
We demonstrate that a lab-on-a-chip device (hereafter termed a photochemical phenol sensor) that integrates a photocatalytic long-period fiber grating (PLPFG), fiber Bragg grating (FBG), polymer membrane, ultraviolet (UV) visible light, and microchannels can be exploited to selectively detect phenol in aqueous solutions. The novel PLPFG consisted of a thinned long-period fiber grating (LPFG) and a UV-visible-light-driven Er3+:YAlO3/SiO2/TiO2 (EYST) coating. The polymer membrane with high phenol permselectivity was synthesized using PEBA2533 doped with β-cyclodextrin and was wrapped around the EYST surface, thus forming a microchannel between the membrane and PLPFG to enable the injection and outflow of standard analytes...
May 16, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765618/mediastinal-monophasic-synovial-sarcoma-with-pericardial-extension-causing-hemodynamic-instability
#5
Habib R Khan, Mohammad I Ansari, Andrew P Thain, Sadia Abdullah, Ramya Parasa, Richard W Varcoe
A 46-year-old man presented with mass on chest x-ray along with a 6-month history of weight loss, dyspnea and cough. He was hypotensive and an echocardiogram showed large extra-cardiac mass compressing the right ventricular outflow tract resulting in features of cardiac tamponade. Chest computed tomography revealed a mediastinal mass invading the pericardium adjacent to right ventricular outflow tract. Biopsy of the mass confirmed primary monophasic synovial sarcoma. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy along with anti-inflammatories were given as surgery was too high risk due to the location of the tumour and pericardial involvement...
May 2018: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765615/prognostic-significance-of-repeated-brain-natriuretic-peptide-measurements-after-percutaneous-transluminal-septal-myocardial-ablation-in-patients-with-drug-refractory-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
#6
Keitaro Akita, Hikaru Tsuruta, Shinsuke Yuasa, Mitsushige Murata, Keiichi Fukuda, Yuichiro Maekawa
Objectives: To evaluate whether repeated brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) measurements after percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation (PTSMA) provide prognostic information regarding the response to PTSMA in patients with drug-refractory hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Background: Plasma BNP levels are associated with clinical outcomes in patients with HOCM. However, the prognostic value of plasma BNP level changes before and after PTSMA remains unclear...
2018: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764833/early-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-st-jude-medical-portico-valve
#7
Abdalla Ibrahim, Aneeq Ahmed, Thomas Kiernan, Samer Arnous
An 87-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 2-week history of progressively worsening shortness of breath, fever and generalised myalgia. She underwent a transcatheter Portico aortic valve implantation for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis 3 months prior to this presentation. Examination revealed a temperature of 40°C and a systolic murmur in the aortic area. Inflammatory markers were elevated, and blood cultures were positive for methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus A possible diagnosis of infective endocarditis was made as one major and one minor criterion in the modified Duke criteria were fulfilled...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763774/precisely-controlled-delivery-of-magnesium-ions-thru-sponge-like-monodisperse-plga-nano-mgo-alginate-core-shell-microsphere-device-to-enable-in-situ-bone-regeneration
#8
Zhengjie Lin, Jun Wu, Wei Qiao, Ying Zhao, Karen H M Wong, Paul K Chu, Liming Bian, Shuilin Wu, Yufeng Zheng, Kenneth M C Cheung, Frankie Leung, Kelvin W K Yeung
A range of magnesium ions (Mg2+ ) used has demonstrated osteogenic tendency in vitro. Hence, we propose to actualize this concept by designing a new system to precisely control the Mg2+ delivery at a particular concentration in vivo in order to effectively stimulate in-situ bone regeneration. To achieve this objective, a monodisperse core-shell microsphere delivery system comprising of poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) biopolymer, alginate hydrogel, and magnesium oxide nano-particles has been designed by using customized microfluidic capillary device...
May 8, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762919/incremental-value-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-integrated-with-transthoracic-echocardiography-in-the-assessment-of-aortic-stenosis-severity
#9
Shmuel Schwartzenberg, Mordehay Vaturi, Shirit Kazum, Daniel Monakier, Alexander Sagie, Ran Kornowski, Yaron Shapira
BACKGROUND: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the standard method for evaluating the severity of aortic stenosis (AS), while transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is useful for morphologic characterization. The study aim was to assess the impact of complementary TEE to TTE in refining hemodynamic assessment of AS severity. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of sequential TTE and TEE studies performed in 100 patients with moderate or severe AS confirmed on prior TTE...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762775/combination-superficial-temporal-artery-middle-cerebral-artery-bypass-and-m2-m2-reanastomosis-with-trapping-of-a-stented-distal-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysm-3-dimensional-operative-video
#10
Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Sonia Yousef, Halima Tabani, Arnau Benet, Roberto Rodriguez Rubio, Michael T Lawton
Distal middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms often have non-saccular morphology and cannot be clipped, requiring revascularization and trapping instead. Combination bypasses are needed when 2 arteries exit the aneurysm, and extracranial-intracranial and intracranial-intracranial bypasses can be used. This video demonstrates a combination bypass used to treat a previously stented distal MCA aneurysm with both a superficial temporal artery (STA)-to-MCA bypass and an M2-to-M2 reanastomosis. This 56-yr-old man presented with distal left-sided MCA aneurysm 2 years earlier and attempted stent-assisted coiling was aborted after the aneurysm was perforated with stenting alone...
May 12, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762453/microvascular-replantation-following-facial-dog-bites-in-children-systematic-review-and-management-algorithm
#11
Amanda J Williams, Jeremy M Powers, Jennifer L Rhodes, Andrea L Pozez
BACKGROUND: Pediatric dog bite injuries account for 1% of emergency department visits per year and represent an underrecognized and underreported public health problem. Reconstructive surgery is frequently utilized, and in the most extreme injuries, microvascular replantation may be considered. We sought to systematically review the available literature on microvascular replantation after facial dog bite injuries in children, with particular attention to perioperative morbidity and long-term follow-up...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761422/computational-pre-surgical-planning-of-arterial-patch-reconstruction-parametric-limits-and-in-vitro-validation
#12
S Samaneh Lashkarinia, Senol Piskin, Tijen A Bozkaya, Ece Salihoglu, Can Yerebakan, Kerem Pekkan
Surgical treatment of congenital heart disease (CHD) involves complex vascular reconstructions utilizing artificial and native surgical materials. A successful surgical reconstruction achieves an optimal hemodynamic profile through the graft in spite of the complex post-operative vessel growth pattern and the altered pressure loading. This paper proposes a new in silico patient-specific pre-surgical planning framework for patch reconstruction and investigates its computational feasibility. The proposed protocol is applied to the patch repair of main pulmonary artery (MPA) stenosis in the Tetralogy of Fallot CHD template...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761382/latanoprostene-bunod-ophthalmic-solution-0-024-a-review-in-open-angle-glaucoma-and-ocular-hypertension
#13
Sheridan M Hoy
Latanoprostene bunod ophthalmic solution 0.024% (hereafter referred to as latanoprostene bunod 0.024%) [Vyzulta™] is a nitric oxide (NO)-donating prostaglandin F2α analogue approved in the USA for the reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension. It is thought to lower IOP by increasing aqueous humour outflow through the uveoscleral pathway (mediated by latanoprost acid) and increasing the facility of aqueous humour outflow through the trabecular meshwork pathway (mediated by NO)...
May 14, 2018: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761339/-syncope-in-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
#14
REVIEW
Hubert Seggewiß, Angelika Koljaja-Batzner, Kornelia Seggewiß, Malte Meesmann
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common genetic cardiac disease. The most important pathophysiological finding is dynamic (outflow tract) obstruction of the left ventricle in about 70% of affected patients. Especially in younger patients, an increased risk of sudden cardiac death has been observed. Syncope and presyncope-in addition to extremely variable cardiac symptoms (dyspnea and angina)-are common. The etiology of syncope is complex. The most important aspect for diagnosis is a detailed history regarding the accompanying circumstances of the syncope...
May 14, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761247/beneficial-effects-of-fenofibrate-in-pulmonary-hypertension-in-rats
#15
Palak Galhotra, Pankaj Prabhakar, Himanshu Meghwani, Soheb A Mohammed, Sanjay Kumar Banerjee, Sandeep Seth, Milind P Hote, K H Reeta, Ruma Ray, Subir Kumar Maulik
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a morbid complication of cardiopulmonary as well as several systemic diseases in humans. It is rapidly progressive and fatal if left untreated. In the present study, we investigated the effect of PPARα agonist fenofibrate (FF) on monocrotaline (MCT)-induced PH in rats. FF, because of its pleiotropic property, could be helpful in reducing inflammation, oxidative stress, and reactive oxygen species. On day 1, MCT (50 mg/kg, s.c.) was given to all the rats in MCT, sildenafil, and FF group except normal control rats...
May 14, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760325/role-of-computed-tomography-in-planning-the-appropriate-x-ray-gantry-for-quantitative-aortography-of-post-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-regurgitation
#16
Hiroki Tateishi, Yosuke Miyazaki, Takayuki Okamura, Rodrigo Modolo, Mohammad Abdelghani, Osama I I Soliman, Tetsuro Oda, Akihito Mikamo, Yoshinobu Onuma, Kimikazu Hamano, Masafumi Yano, Patrick W Serruys
BACKGROUND: The clinical robustness of contrast-videodensitometric (VD) assessment of aortic regurgitation (AR) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been demonstrated. Correct acquisition of aortic root angiography for VD assessment, however, is hampered by the opacified descending aorta and by individual anatomic peculiarities. The aim of this study was to use preprocedural multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) to optimize the angiographic projection in order to improve the feasibility of VD assessment...
May 15, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760108/anatomy-of-a-glacial-meltwater-discharge-event-in-an-antarctic-cove
#17
Michael P Meredith, Ulrike Falk, Anna Valeria Bers, Andreas Mackensen, Irene R Schloss, Eduardo Ruiz Barlett, Kerstin Jerosch, Adrián Silva Busso, Doris Abele
Glacial meltwater discharge from Antarctica is a key influence on the marine environment, impacting ocean circulation, sea level and productivity of the pelagic and benthic ecosystems. The responses elicited depend strongly on the characteristics of the meltwater releases, including timing, spatial structure and geochemical composition. Here we use isotopic tracers to reveal the time-varying pattern of meltwater during a discharge event from the Fourcade Glacier into Potter Cove, northern Antarctic Peninsula...
June 28, 2018: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759739/aortic-valve-bypass-surgery-in-severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-insights-from-cardiac-and-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Cesare Mantini, Massimo Caulo, Daniele Marinelli, Piero Chiacchiaretta, Armando Tartaro, Antonio Raffaele Cotroneo, Gabriele Di Giammarco
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and describe the distribution of aortic and cerebral blood flow (CBF) in patients with severe valvular aortic stenosis (AS) before and after aortic valve bypass (AVB) surgery. METHODS: We enrolled 10 consecutive patients who underwent AVB surgery for severe AS. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and brain magnetic resonance imaging were performed as baseline before surgery and twice after surgery. Quantitative flow measurements were obtained using 1...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759536/value-of-a-posterior-electrocardiographic-lead-for-localization-of-ventricular-outflow-tract-arrhythmias-the-v-4-v-8-ratio
#19
Fengxiang Zhang, David Hamon, Zhen Fang, Yan Xu, Bing Yang, Weizhu Ju, Jason Bradfield, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Minglong Chen, Roderick Tung
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to prospectively evaluate the value of a dedicated electrocardiographic posterior lead to create an anteroposterior ratio to localize premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) between the right ventricular outflow tract and left ventricular outflow tract for catheter ablation. BACKGROUND: The anteroposterior relationship between the right and left outflow tract has not been explored for electrocardiographic localization of ventricular arrhythmia...
July 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759535/utility-of-conventional-electrocardiographic-criteria-in-patients-with-idiopathic-ventricular-tachycardia
#20
Anil V Yadav, Babak Nazer, Barbara J Drew, John M Miller, Hicham El Masry, William J Groh, Andrea Natale, Nassir Marrouche, Nitish Badhwar, Yanfei Yang, Melvin M Scheinman
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the ability of conventional electrocardiographic (ECG) criteria to correctly differentiate idiopathic ventricular tachycardia (VT) from supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) with aberrancy. BACKGROUND: Previously reported VT ECG criteria were developed from cohorts of patients with structural heart disease and have not been applied to patients with idiopathic VT. METHODS: ECGs of 115 idiopathic VTs, 101 post-myocardial infarction (MI) VTs, and 111 wide QRS SVTs were analyzed using standard criteria...
July 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
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