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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108860/early-cardioversion-in-atrial-fibrillation-earlier-is-better-but-not-always-and-maybe-not-immediately
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Paloma G Piña, Alexandru B Chicos
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in humans. One of its important features is the tendency to become more persistent over time, even in the absence of underlying progressive heart disease. Conversion and maintenance of sinus rhythm by pharmacological or electrical methods become increasingly difficult the longer the arrhythmia persists. Electrical, mechanical, structural, and autonomic remodeling processes have been implicated in the mechanisms of AF initiation, perpetuation, and progression...
January 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108440/autoimmune-hepatitis-and-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-rare-association
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Saroj Lohani, Salik Nazir, Niranjan Tachamo, Pavani Pagolu
We describe a case of 40-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with symptoms of non-radiating epigastric pain for 4-5 days associated with nausea and vomiting. Her history was significant for asthma with recurrent exacerbations, polyneuropathy and recurrent sinus infections. Liver function tests revealed cholestasis. Antinuclear antibody and antismooth muscle cell antibody were positive. Liver biopsy revealed active chronic hepatitis with cholestasis. A diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis was made. All other causes of cholestatic jaundice were ruled out...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107890/affective-impairment-in-chronic-low-blood-pressure
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Stefan Duschek, Alexandra Hoffmann, Gustavo A Reyes Del Paso
OBJECTIVE: Physical complaints such as faintness, dizziness, cold limbs and headaches have been well-established in chronic low blood pressure (hypotension). This study investigated the occurrence of adverse emotional states and the symptoms of depression in this condition. As autonomic dysregulation, particularly diminished sympathetic tone, is believed to be involved in the etiology of hypotension, the impact of different facets of autonomic cardiovascular control on mood and depressive symptoms was also explored...
February 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107239/management-of-pharyngeal-fistulas-after-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-a-treatment-algorithm-for-severe-complications
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Christian Simon, Carl H Fürstenberg, Markus Eichler, Stefan Rohde, Cem Bulut, Bernd Wiedenhöfer
STUDY DESIGN: This study is a retrospective database query to identify all anterior spinal approaches. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to assess all patients with pharyngocutaneous fistulas (PCFs) after anterior cervical spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patients with the diagnosis of PCFs were treated at the University of Heidelberg Spine Medical Center, Spinal Cord Injury Unit and Department of Otolaryngology (Germany), between 2005 and 2011...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106965/transapical-approach-to-optimize-left-ventricular-resynchronization-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Imre Kassai, Alberto Pozzoli, Orsolya Friedrich, Zsuzsanna Kis, Tamas SziliTorok, Elisabetta Lapenna, Stefano Benussi, Ottavio Alfieri
An alternative to coronary sinus implantation for a left ventricular pacing lead is frequently needed for cardiac resynchronization therapy. We have developed a transapical approach to implant an endocardial pacing lead that will reach the most delayed segment of the left ventricle. This method is easily combined with other transapical heart surgeries. After some technological improvement our technique should offer easier access and better results than other currently available implantation methods.
January 16, 2017: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106958/warden-procedure-for-correction-of-sinus-venosus-atrial-septal-defect-and-partial-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection
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Michael Hofmann, Hitendu Dave Hitendu Dave, Martin Schmiady, Michael Hbler
A superior sinus venosus defect is a congenital cardiac disease which is commonly associated with partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection. Here we present the Warden procedure - our preferred technique for repair. Our goal is to highlight the principles of repair with a focus on critical aspects of the surgical technique.
December 9, 2016: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106705/repair-of-orbital-floor-fracture-with-modified-transnasal-endoscopic-approach-through-anterior-space-to-nasolacrimal-duct
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Motohiko Suzuki, Yoshihisa Nakamura, Shinya Ozaki, Makoto Yokota, Shingo Murakami
OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic approach provides excellent magnification and visualization, and a purely transnasal approach is minimally invasive method. However, it is very difficult to repair anterior and lateral fractures with the previous transnasal endoscopic approaches, since repair of orbital fractures is managed through the middle meatus and ostium from the posterior side of the nasolacrimal duct with side-viewing endoscope and curved instruments. Therefore, the authors used modified transnasal endoscopic approach as an alternative for repair of orbital floor fractures in order to effectively reach the lateral or anterior fracture of the orbital floor with straight endoscope and instruments endoscopically...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106694/the-endoscopic-prelacrimal-recess-approach-to-the-pterygopalatine-fossa-and-infratemporal-fossa
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Li Gao, Lei Zhou, Zhengshou Dai, Xinsheng Huang
PURPOSE: The authors studied the anatomic importance of the endoscopic prelacrimal recess approach (PLRA) to the pterygopalatine fossa (PPF) and infratemporal fossa (ITF). METHODS: Ten adult heads (20 sides) from cadavers fixed in formalin were dissected using the PLRA. Anatomic dissections were detailed and several crucial landmarks measured. RESULTS: Identification of the infraorbital neurovascular bundle is the crucial step for the detection of other branches of the maxillary artery...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105590/case-report-on-managing-incomplete-bone-formation-after-bilateral-sinus-augmentation-using-a-palatal-approach-and-a-dilating-balloon-technique
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Tobias K Boehm
BACKGROUND: Patients with resorbed edentulous alveolar ridges in the posterior maxilla often require lateral window sinus augmentation procedures prior to implant placement. Lateral window sinus augmentation procedures can produce incomplete bone augmentation as consequence of surgical and healing complications producing unusual and complex sinus anatomy. Although incomplete bone formation after sinus augmentation has been described in a previous case reports, this is the first case report that describes grafting these compromised sites prior to implant placement...
December 2017: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104791/percutaneous-treatment-of-an-iatrogenic-pseudoaneurism-of-the-aortic-valsalva-sinus
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Rocco A Montone, Francesco Bedogni, Federico De Marco
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104635/transverse-sinus-stenosis-is-the-most-sensitive-mr-imaging-correlate-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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P P Morris, D F Black, J Port, N Campeau
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension have transverse sinus stenosis on gadolinium-bolused MRV, but other MR imaging signs are less consistently seen. Our aim was to demonstrate that transverse sinus stenosis could be identified on conventional MR imaging, and this identification would allow improved diagnostic sensitivity to this condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MR imaging and MRV images from 63 patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and 96 controls were reviewed by using 3 independent procedures...
January 19, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104484/sick-sinus-syndrome-with-hcn4-mutations-shows-early-onset-and-frequent-association-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-left-ventricular-non-compaction
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Taisuke Ishikawa, Seiko Ohno, Takashi Murakami, Kentaro Yoshida, Hiroyuki Mishima, Tetsuya Fukuoka, Hiroki Kimoto, Risa Sakamoto, Takafumi Ohkusa, Takeshi Aiba, Akihiko Nogami, Naokata Sumitomo, Wataru Shimizu, Koh-Ichiro Yoshiura, Hitoshi Horigome, Minoru Horie, Naomasa Makita
BACKGROUND: Familial sick sinus syndrome (SSS) is often attributable to mutations in genes encoding the cardiac Na channel SCN5A and pacemaker channel HCN4. We previously found that SSS with SCN5A mutations shows early onset of manifestations and male predominance. Despite recent reports on the complications of atrial fibrillation (AF) and left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) in patients with SSS caused by HCN4 mutations, their overall clinical spectrum remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical and demographic features of SSS patients carrying HCN4 mutations...
January 16, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104088/myocardial-wall-thinning-predicts-transmural-substrate-in-patients-with-scar-related-ventricular-tachycardia
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Seigo Yamashita, Frédéric Sacher, Darren A Hooks, Benjamin Berte, Jean-Marc Sellal, Antonio Frontera, Nora Al Jefairi, Yuki Komatsu, Sana Amraoui, Arnaud Denis, Nicolas Derval, Maxime Sermesant, François Laurent, Michel Montaudon, Mélèze Hocini, Michel Haïssaguerre, Pierre Jaïs, Hubert Cochet
BACKGROUND: Scar-related ventricular tachycardia (VT) arises from specific substrate according to etiology. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between wall thinning (WT) on multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and local abnormal ventricular activity (LAVA) in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM), postmyocarditis (PMC), and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS: Forty-two patients (40 male, age 58 ± 13 years, 22 ICM, 11 PMC, 9 DCM) underwent MDCT before a combined endo-/epicardial VT ablation procedure...
February 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103989/-experimental-research-on-the-effects-of-different-activators-on-the-formation-of-platelet-rich-gel-and-the-release-of-bioactive-substances-in-human-platelet-rich-plasma
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Y Yang, W Zhang, B Cheng
Objective: To explore the effects of calcium gluconate and thrombin on the formation of platelet-rich gel (PRG) and the release of bioactive substances in human platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and the clinical significance. Methods: Six healthy blood donors who met the inclusion criteria were recruited in our unit from May to August in 2016. Platelet samples of each donor were collected for preparation of PRP. (1) PRP in the volume of 10 mL was collected from each donor and divided into thrombin activation group (TA, added with 0...
January 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103203/the-change-in-nt-pro-bnp-and-post-ptmc-echocardiography-parameters-in-patients-with-mitral-stenosis-a-pilot-study
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Morteza Safi, Fariba Bayat, Zahra Ahmadi, Masood Shekarchizadeh, Isa Khaheshi, Mohammadreza Naderian
BACKGROUND: The change in the level of NT-Pro-BNP (N-terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide) is now considered as a reflection of the hemodynamic alterations and its circulatory reductions reported early after successful PTMC (percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy). The present study aims to assess the change in the level of NT-Pro BNP following PTMC in patients with mitral stenosis and also to determine the association between circulatory NT-Pro BNP reduction and post-PTMC echocardiography parameters...
January 18, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103058/emotion-dysregulation-across-emotion-systems-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#16
Erica D Musser, Joel T Nigg
Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) display alterations in both emotion reactivity and regulation. One mechanism underlying such alternations may be reduced coherence among emotion systems (i.e., autonomic, facial affect). The present study sought to examine this. One hundred children (50 with ADHD combined presentation), 7-11 years of age (62% male, 78% White), completed an emotion induction and suppression task. This task was coded for facial affect behavior across both negative and positive emotion eliciting task conditions...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101990/a-single-centre-study-of-1779-heart-transplant-patients-factors-affecting-pacemaker-implantation
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P Wellmann, F E M Herrmann, C Hagl, G Juchem
BACKGROUND: After around 10 % of heart transplants patients require pacemaker implantation. The bradyarrhythmias causing pacemaker requirement include sinus node dysfunction (SND) and atrioventricular block (AVB). This study sought to define clinical predictors for pacemaker requirement as well as identify differences in the patient groups developing SND and AVB. METHODS: Our operative data base was used to collect retrospective recipient, donor and operative data of all patients receiving orthotopic heart transplants between 1981 and 2016...
January 19, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101784/dental-implants-and-grafting-success-remain-high-despite-large-variations-in-maxillary-sinus-mucosal-thickening
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Bartosz Maska, Guo-Hao Lin, Abdullah Othman, Shabnam Behdin, Suncica Travan, Erika Benavides, Yvonne Kapila
BACKGROUND: Although mucosal thickening is the most common radiographic finding observed regarding sinus pathology, the knowledge regarding its clinical significance on the outcomes of dental implants and grafting in the maxillary sinuses is still limited. We hypothesized that mucosal thickening would not alter the predictability for sinus floor augmentation and dental implant placement. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the outcomes of dental implant placement in sinus-augmented areas with preexisting sinus mucosal thickening...
December 2017: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101497/the-factors-that-influence-postoperative-stability-of-the-dental-implants-in-posterior-edentulous-maxilla
#19
Yun-Ho Kim, Na-Rae Choi, Yong-Deok Kim
BACKGROUND: All clinicians are aware of the difficulty of installing a dental implant in posterior maxilla because of proximate position of maxillary sinus, insufficient bone width, and lower bone density. This study is to examine which factors will make the implantation in the posterior maxilla more difficult, and which factors will affect the postoperative implant stability in this region. METHODS: Five hundred seventy-three fixtures on the maxilla posterior were included for this study from all the patients who underwent an installation of the dental implant fixture from January 2010 to December 2014 at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Pusan National University Dental Hospital (Yangsan, Korea)...
December 2017: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100984/intraoperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-accurately-identifies-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-in-a-27-year-old-man
#20
Ahmet Dolapoglu, Samuel J Hankins, David A Ott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
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