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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788836/intracranial-hemorrhage-in-adults-on-ecmo
#1
Yiorgos Alexandros Cavayas, Lorenzo Del Sorbo, Eddy Fan
RATIONALE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use has exploded over the last decade. However, it remains invasive and associated with significant complications, including tamponade, infection, thrombosis, gas embolism and bleeding. The most dreaded complication is intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). In this article, we review the literature on the incidence, diagnosis, risk factors, pathophysiology, prognosis, prevention and management of ICH in adults on ECMO. MAIN FINDINGS: We found a high incidence of ICH in the literature with a poor prognosis...
May 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784002/association-between-number-of-institutions-with-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-and-regional-mortality-ratio-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-nationwide-ecological-study-using-a-spatial-bayesian-model
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Hideaki Kawaguchi, Soichi Koike, Ryota Sakurai, Kazuhiko Ohe
BACKGROUND: Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has demonstrated high diagnostic accuracy for detection of coronary artery stenosis, and healthcare providers can detect coronary artery disease in earlier stages before it develops into more serious clinical conditions such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We hypothesized that the mortality ratio of AMI in regions with a higher density of coronary CTA is lower than that in regions with a lower density of coronary CTA. METHODS: This ecological and cross-sectional study using secondary data targeted all secondary medical service areas (SMSAs) in Japan (n = 349)...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783976/possible-multiple-system-atrophy-with-predominant-parkinsonism-in-a-patient-with-chronic-schizophrenia-a-case-report
#3
Hiroshi Komatsu, Masaaki Kato, Teiko Kinpara, Takashi Ono, Yoshihisa Kakuto
BACKGROUND: Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is an adult-onset, rare, and progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a varying combination of autonomic failure, cerebellar ataxia, and parkinsonism. MSA is categorized as MSA-P with predominant parkinsonism, and as MSA-C with predominant cerebellar features. The prevalence of MSA has been reported to be between 1.86 and 4.9 cases per 100,000 individuals. In contrast, approximately 1% of the population is affected by schizophrenia during their lifetime; therefore, MSA-P comorbidity is very rare in schizophrenic patients...
May 21, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782256/-radiofrequency-pulmonary-artery-ablation-for-treatment-of-residual-pulmonary-hypertension-after-pulmonary-endarterectomy
#4
A M CHernyavskiy, A G Edemskiy, N V Novikova, A B Romanov, S N Artemenko, B A Rudenko, A R Tarkova
OBJECTIVE: to assess the safety and efficiency of radiofrequency pulmonary artery ablation for treatment of residual pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary endarterectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Radiofrequency pulmonary artery denervation (PADN) was performed in 16 patients (10 men, mean age 39 years [26; 51]). Indication for PADN was mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) >25 mm Hg with absence of proximal pulmonary artery lesion according to computer tomography...
April 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780124/hiv-dementia-with-a-decreased-cardiac-123-i-metaiodobenzylguanidine-uptake-masquerading-as-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
#5
Masanori Kurihara, Takuya Sasaki, Hiroyuki Ishiura, Shoji Tsuji
Cardiac 123 I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy is a promising biomarker for dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). However, we experienced a patient with cognitive decline, parkinsonism, and a decreased MIBG uptake who turned out to have HIV dementia. Normal dopamine transporter single-photon emission computed tomography reduced the possibility of comorbid Lewy body pathology causing the patient' s parkinsonism. The decreased MIBG uptake was most likely due to postganglionic sympathetic nerve denervation, which can also be caused by HIV...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779758/assessing-venous-thrombus-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-preliminary-results-for-unenhanced-3d-ssfp-mri
#6
L C Adams, B Ralla, G Engel, G Diederichs, B Hamm, J Busch, F Fuller, M R Makowski
AIM: To test the potential of unenhanced cardiac- and respiratory-motion-corrected three-dimensional steady-state free precession (3D-SSFP) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the assessment of inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombus in patients with clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (cRCC), compared to standard contrast-enhanced (CE)-MRI and CE-computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen patients with cRCC and IVC thrombus, who received CE-MRI and 3D-SSFP at 1...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778857/development-of-a-risk-score-based-on-aortic-calcification-to-predict-1-year-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Pierre Lantelme, Hélène Eltchaninoff, Muriel Rabilloud, Géraud Souteyrand, Marion Dupré, Marco Spaziano, Marc Bonnet, Clément Becle, Benjamin Riche, Eric Durand, Erik Bouvier, Jean-Nicolas Dacher, Pierre-Yves Courand, Lucie Cassagnes, Eduardo E Dávila Serrano, Pascal Motreff, Loic Boussel, Thierry Lefèvre, Brahim Harbaoui
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop a new scoring system based on thoracic aortic calcification (TAC) to predict 1-year cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. BACKGROUND: A calcified aorta is often associated with poor prognosis after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). A risk score encompassing aortic calcification may be valuable in identifying poor TAVR responders. METHODS: The C4 CAPRI (4 Cities for Assessing CAlcification PRognostic Impact) multicenter study included a training cohort (1,425 patients treated using TAVR between 2010 and 2014) and a contemporary test cohort (311 patients treated in 2015)...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778671/international-study-of-comparative-health-effectiveness-with-medical-and-invasive-approaches-ischemia-trial-rationale-and-design
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David J Maron, Judith S Hochman, Sean M O'Brien, Harmony R Reynolds, William E Boden, Gregg W Stone, Sripal Bangalore, John A Spertus, Daniel B Mark, Karen P Alexander, Leslee Shaw, Jeffrey S Berger, T Bruce Ferguson, David O Williams, Robert A Harrington, Yves Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: Prior trials comparing a strategy of optimal medical therapy with or without revascularization have not shown that revascularization reduces cardiovascular events in patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). However, those trials only included participants in whom coronary anatomy was known prior to randomization and did not include sufficient numbers of participants with significant ischemia. It remains unknown whether a routine invasive approach offers incremental value over a conservative approach with catheterization reserved for failure of medical therapy in patients with moderate or severe ischemia...
April 21, 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778090/massive-pericardial-effusion-without-cardiac-tamponade-due-to-subclinical-hypothyroidism-hashimoto-s-disease
#9
Panteleimon E Papakonstantinou, Nikolaos Gourniezakis, Christos Skiadas, Alexandros Patrianakos, Achilleas Gikas
CONTEXT: Hypothyroidism is a significant cause of pericardial effusion. However, large pericardial effusions due to hypothyroidism are extremely rare. Hormone replacement therapy is the cornerstone of treatment for hypothyroidism and regular follow-up of patients after initiation of the therapy is indicated. Herein, the case of a 70-year-old woman with a massive pericardial effusion due to Hashimoto's disease is presented. ISSUES: A 70-year-old female from a rural village on the island of Crete, Greece, was admitted to our hospital due to a urinary tract infection...
May 2018: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773446/effects-of-preparatory-coaching-and-home-practice-for-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-on-cardiac-dose-for-left-breast-radiation-therapy
#10
A Kim, A M Kalet, N Cao, D S Hippe, L C Fang, L Young, J Meyer, E V Lang, N A Mayr
AIMS: Deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) reduces cardiac radiation exposure by creating cardiac-chest wall separation in breast cancer radiotherapy. DIBH requires sustaining chest wall expansion for up to 40 s and involves complex co-ordination of thoraco-abdominal muscles, which may not be intuitive to patients. We investigated the effect of in-advance preparatory DIBH coaching and home practice on cardiac doses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Successive patients from 1 February 2015 to 31 December 2016 with left-sided breast cancer who underwent tangential field radiotherapy utilising the DIBH technique were included...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769130/diagnostic-accuracy-of-low-dose-dual-source-cardiac-computed-tomography-as-compared-to-surgery-in-univentricular-heart-patients
#11
Narumol Chaosuwannakit, Pattarapong Makarawate
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the ability of low radiation dose dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) to depict the features of morphological univentricular heart and to define accuracy by comparing findings with surgery. METHODS: Low radiation dose dual-source cardiac computed tomography (CCT) of 33 cases of functional univentricular heart preliminary diagnosis by echocardiography compared with the results of surgery were retrospectively analyzed (aged 1 day to 4 years, median 5 months)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768380/tradeoff-between-noise-reduction-and-inartificial-visualization-in-a-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-algorithm-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
#12
Kenichiro Hirata, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Masafumi Kidoh, Yoshinori Funama, Seitaro Oda, Hideaki Yuki, Yasunori Nagayama, Yuji Iyama, Takeshi Nakaura, Daisuke Sakabe, Kenichi Tsujita, Yasuyuki Yamashita
We aimed to evaluate the image quality performance of coronary CT angiography (CTA) under the different settings of forward-projected model-based iterative reconstruction solutions (FIRST).Thirty patients undergoing coronary CTA were included. Each image was reconstructed using filtered back projection (FBP), adaptive iterative dose reduction 3D (AIDR-3D), and 2 model-based iterative reconstructions including FIRST-body and FIRST-cardiac sharp (CS). CT number and noise were measured in the coronary vessels and plaque...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768359/case-report-of-gastric-distension-due-to-superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-mimicking-hollow-viscus-perforation-considerations-in-critical-care-ultrasound
#13
Yan-Mei Feng, Dong Wan, Rui Guo
RATIONALE: Critical care ultrasound identifies the signs of free intraperitoneal air and echogenic free fluid always indicates hollow viscus perforation (HVP) and needs immediate surgical interventions. However, in rare cases, these classic signs may also mislead proper clinical decisions. We report perforated viscus associated large peritoneal effusion with initial critical care ultrasound findings, whereas computed tomography (CT) examination confirmed a giant stomach due to superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS)...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765618/mediastinal-monophasic-synovial-sarcoma-with-pericardial-extension-causing-hemodynamic-instability
#14
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/29763714/optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-measured-using-early-unenhanced-brain-computed-tomography-shows-no-correlation-with-neurological-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-targeted-temperature-management-after-cardiac-arrest
#15
Dong Hoon Lee, Sun Hwa Lee, Je Hyeok Oh, In Soo Cho, Young Hwan Lee, Chul Han, Wook Jin Choi, You Dong Sohn
AIM: Previous studies indicated that the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) measured using brain computed tomography (CT) is a prognostic factor for poor neurological outcome after cardiac arrest. However, these studies were retrospective or included a small sample size. We performed a prospective multi-centre observational study to investigate the correlation between the ONSD on early brain CT and neurological outcomes in patients undergoing targeted temperature management (TTM). METHODS: This study used data from the Korean Hypothermia Network prospective registry between November 2015 and October 2016...
May 12, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761335/-biomarkers-and-atrial-fibrillation-prediction-of-recurrences-and-thromboembolic-events-after-rhythm-control-management
#16
REVIEW
Jelena Kornej, Katja Schumacher, Daniela Husser, Gerhard Hindricks
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in clinical praxis and is associated with an increased risk for cardio- and cerebrovascular complications leading to an increased mortality. Catheter ablation represents one of the most important and efficient therapy strategies in AF patients. Nevertheless, the high incidence of arrhythmia recurrences after catheter ablation leads to repeated procedures and higher treatment costs. Recently, several scores had been developed to predict rhythm outcomes after catheter ablation...
May 14, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761224/cardiopulmonary-factors-affecting-6-min-walk-distance-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
#17
Naoki Mugii, Fujiko Someya
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies involve skeletal muscles and can be associated with interstitial lung disease and/or heart dysfunction, which may reduce exercise capacity. We aimed to clarify cardiopulmonary factors affecting the 6-min walk distance in patients who were able to walk without leg pain or fatigue. Twenty-three patients with inactive adult idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, and 18 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were evaluated for hemodynamic responses using noninvasive impedance cardiography during the 6-min walk test...
May 14, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760285/occurrence-of-incomplete-endothelialization-causing-residual-permeability-after-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#18
Mathieu Granier, Guillaume Laugaudin, François Massin, Stephane Cade, Pierre François Winum, Cornelia Freitag, Jean-Luc Pasquie
AIMS: Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion is occasionally incomplete, with residual permeability of the LAA on cardiac computed tomography. The cause for this is unclear. Our objective was to determine if residual permeability was related to incomplete endothelialization. METHODS: A total of 35 consecutive patients contraindicated for anticoagulant therapy admitted for LAA occlusion were included; 12 patients received a Watchman device (Boston Scientific) and 23 patients received an Amplatzer Cardiac Plug (St...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759431/anatomic-parameters-predicting-procedural-difficulty-and-balloon-temperature-predicting-successful-applications-in-individual-pulmonary-veins-during-28-mm-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation
#19
Takatsugu Kajiyama, Shinsuke Miyazaki, Junji Matsuda, Tomonori Watanabe, Takayuki Niida, Takamitsu Takagi, Hiroaki Nakamura, Hiroshi Taniguchi, Hitoshi Hachiya, Yoshito Iesaka
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify anatomic parameters predicting procedural difficulty in achieving pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) and in-procedural predictors of successful applications during second-generation cryoballoon (CB) ablation. BACKGROUND: PV anatomies vary and influence the procedural difficulty during CB PVI. METHODS: In total, 408 initial freezes among 110 patients undergoing PVI for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation using 28-mm second-generation CBs with single 3-min freeze techniques were included...
June 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756381/myocardial-multilayer-strain-does-not-provide-additional-value-for-detection-of-myocardial-viability-assessed-by-spect-imaging-over-and-beyond-standard-strain
#20
Elisabeth Orloff, Pauline Fournier, Frédéric Bouisset, Thomas Moine, Maxime Cournot, Meyer Elbaz, Didier Carrié, Michel Galinier, Olivier Lairez, Thomas Cognet
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of multilayer strain analysis to the assessment of myocardial viability (MV) through the comparison of both speckle tracking echocardiography and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging. We also intended to determine which segmental longitudinal strain (LS) cutoff value would be optimal to discriminate viable myocardium. METHODS: We included 47 patients (average age: 61 ± 11 years) referred to our cardiac imaging center for MV evaluation...
May 14, 2018: Echocardiography
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