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Nestor O Neto, George C Fonseca, Gustavo G Torres, Luciano P Pinto, Fabio Mastrocola, William Santos R De Oliveira, Maria das Neves Barros
The left bundle-branch block (LBBB) is related to worsening cardiac performance. We describe a case of a patient with an intermittent left bundle-branch block who underwent biventricular pacemaker implantation. We noted a detrimental effect on the performance of her left ventricle with the presence of the LBBB as compared to the performance after she underwent biventricular pacing or after reversal of LBBB (i.e., native rhythm with narrow QRS). Her LBBB was accompanied by increased isovolumetric contraction time, longer pre-ejection period, and increased myocardial performance index (i...
January 20, 2018: Curēus
Wasl Al-Adsani, Ali Ahmad, Mohammad Al-Mousa
Background: Brucellosis is a bacterial infection, caused by the nonmotile gram-negative aerobic coccobacilli. The clinical manifestation of brucellosis is variable, ranging from mild disease to severe disease. The gold standard test to confirm the diagnosis of brucellosis is assaying blood, bone marrow, or other body fluids or by tissue culture. Preferred first-line treatment in adults with uncomplicated, nonlocalized disease consists of doxycycline-aminoglycoside combination. The recommended duration of treatment is 6 weeks...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
Elizabeth Mathew Iype, Santhosh Kumar N, Sreekanth S Kumar, Bipin T Varghese, Jaya C Jose
To study the clinicopathological and molecular factors which correlate with nodal metastasis in laryngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinoma, a retrospective analysis of 170 patients who underwent surgery for laryngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinoma at RCC, Trivandrum from 2006 to 2010 was done. The pathological nodal stage and levels of involvement were correlated with the clinicopathologic features of the primary disease. Neck node positivity was significantly more for lesions of pyriform sinus lesion (61%), with thyroid cartilage erosion (56%) and with base tongue involvement (88%)...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
James L West, Rebecca M Garner, Garret P Greeneway, Justin R Traunero, Carol A Aschenbrenner, Jasmeet Singh, Stacey Q Wolfe, Kyle M Fargen
INTRODUCTION: Venous outflow obstruction is recognized as a contributing factor in a subset of patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Little is known about venous sinus waveform morphology or how it changes after stenting. METHODS: Fifteen patients with IIH underwent waveform recording during catheter venography and manometry. Ten patients (Group A) with venous sinus stenosis and pressure gradient ≥7 mm Hg underwent waveform recording during awake venography and during stenting under general anesthesia...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Thomas J Buell, Daniel M Raper, Dale Ding, Ching-Jen Chen, Kenneth C Liu
We report a case in which an intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) developed after endovascular treatment of a patient with idiopathic intracranial hypertension with venous sinus stenting (VSS). The pathogenesis may involve hemodynamic alterations secondary to increased poststenting venous sinus pressure, which may cause new arterial ingrowth into the fistulous sinus wall without capillary interposition. Despite administration of dual antiplatelet therapy, there may also be subclinical cortical vein thrombosis that contributed to DAVF formation...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Miles Weinberger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2018: Clinical Pediatrics
Ji-Su Park, Duk-Hyun An, Dong-Hwan Oh, Moon-Young Chang
BACKGROUND: Recently, chin tuck against resistance exercise (CTAR) has been reported as a remedial treatment for pharyngeal dysphagia. However, the clinical evidence of the effect is still lacking. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effect of CTAR on the swallowing function in patients with dysphagia following subacute stroke. METHODS: The patients were randomly assigned to an experimental (n = 11) or a control group (n = 11). The experimental group performed CTAR using the CTAR device...
2018: NeuroRehabilitation
H S Wang, S S Liu, B Z Jiao, Y H Tan, S J Gao
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March 14, 2018: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
M Chi, Y M Wan, J B Gao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 24, 2018: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
Natalia Lorenzo, Irene Mendez, Mikel Taibo, Gianfranco Martinis, Sara Badia, Guillermo Reyes, Rio Aguilar
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation frequently affects patients with valvular heart disease. Ablation of atrial fibrillation during valvular surgery is an alternative for restoring sinus rhythm. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate mid-term results of successful atrial fibrillation surgical ablation during valvular heart disease surgery, to explore left atrium post-ablation mechanics and to identify predictors of recurrence. METHODS: Fifty-three consecutive candidates were included...
March 19, 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
S Dova, P D Karkos, J Constantinidis
BACKGROUND: There are many options for the reconstruction of frontal sinus wall defect resulting from injury, neoplastic lesions and aesthetic deformities. These mainly include autogenous grafts, allogenous grafts, and alloplastic materials. The aim of the present study is to report the advantages of using autogenous calvarial bone grafts over other reconstruction techniques, in the reconstruction of frontal defects. METHODS: We describe 16 consecutive cases of anterior frontal sinus defects between 2004 and 2015, in which calvarial bone grafts were used...
March 21, 2018: Rhinology
Julia Nemiroff, David Sarraf, Juan Pablo Davila, Damien Rodger
PURPOSE: To present the multimodal retinal imaging findings, including optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography, of an atypical case of acute macular neuroretinopathy (AMN). METHODS: The multimodal retinal imaging findings, including structural OCT and OCT angiography, of an atypical case of AMN are presented. RESULTS: A 23-year old woman, with a history of an unrelenting sinusitis treated with prednisone therapy and decongestants, presented with an acute scotoma of the right eye...
March 20, 2018: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Sarah E Motta, Emanuela S Fioretta, Petra E Dijkman, Valentina Lintas, Luc Behr, Simon P Hoerstrup, Maximilian Y Emmert
Tissue-engineered heart valves with self-repair and regeneration properties may overcome the problem of long-term degeneration of currently used artificial prostheses. The aim of this study was the development and in vivo proof-of-concept of next-generation off-the-shelf tissue-engineered sinus valve (TESV) for transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR). Transcatheter implantation of off-the-shelf TESVs was performed in a translational sheep model for up to 16 weeks. Transapical delivery of TESVs was successful and showed good acute and short-term performance (up to 8 weeks), which then worsened over time most likely due to a non-optimized in vitro valve design...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
Georgios Klironomos, Amir R Dehdashti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
Amir Kiakojori, Seyede Parisa Motamedi Nasab, Farida Abesi, Hemmat Gholinia
Background and aim: Given the importance of evaluating the maxillary sinus lateral wall thickness (LWT) to avoid complications during surgery, the aim of this study was to examine LWT as well as the effect of residual ridge height (RH), edentulous region, type of edentulism, age and gender on it. Methods: In this cross-sectional study conducted in 2016, 150 samples of the CBCT imaging archives of the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Clinic in Babol, Iran, were evaluated retrospectively...
December 2017: Electronic Physician
David R Vinson, E Margaret Warton, Dustin G Mark, Dustin W Ballard, Mary E Reed, Uli K Chettipally, Nimmie Singh, Sean Z Bouvet, Bory Kea, Patricia C Ramos, David S Glaser, Alan S Go
Introduction: Many patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter (AF/FL) who are high risk for ischemic stroke are not receiving evidence-based thromboprophylaxis. We examined anticoagulant prescribing within 30 days of receiving dysrhythmia care for non-valvular AF/FL in the emergency department (ED). Methods: This prospective study included non-anticoagulated adults at high risk for ischemic stroke (ATRIA score ≥7) who received emergency AF/FL care and were discharged home from seven community EDs between May 2011 and August 2012...
March 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Janaki Rami Reddy Manne
We present a case of atrial repolarization waves from an ectopic atrial rhythm mimicking inferior ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in a 78-year-old male patient who presented with left sided chest wall and shoulder pain. His ischemic workup was negative, and the ST elevations completely resolved upon the resumption of sinus rhythm before discharge.
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
Nikola N Radovanović, Siniša U Pavlović, Goran Milašinović, Bratislav Kirćanski, Mirjana M Platiša
We investigated cardio-respiratory coupling in patients with heart failure by quantification of bidirectional interactions between cardiac (RR intervals) and respiratory signals with complementary measures of time series analysis. Heart failure patients were divided into three groups of twenty, age and gender matched, subjects: with sinus rhythm (HF-Sin), with sinus rhythm and ventricular extrasystoles (HF-VES), and with permanent atrial fibrillation (HF-AF). We included patients with indication for implantation of implantable cardioverter defibrillator or cardiac resynchronization therapy device...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Blair M Barton, Charles A Riley, Jason D Pou, Christian P Hasney, Brian A Moore
Background: The submental island flap (SIF) is a pedicled flap based upon the submental artery and vein. Its utility in reconstruction following ablative head and neck procedures has been applied to various subsites including skin, lip, buccal mucosa, retromolar trigone, parotidectomy defects, and tongue. We review our experience using the SIF for reconstruction following tumor ablation. Methods: This prospective case series with medical record review includes consecutive patients undergoing SIF reconstruction following ablative surgery for malignancy at a single tertiary care facility between November 2014 and November 2016...
2018: Ochsner Journal
Denislene da Silva Eduardo, Suyane Benevides Franco, José Daniel Vieira de Castro
The sellar/juxtasellar region comprises the bone component of the sella turcica, pituitary gland, cavernous sinus, and suprasellar cistern. Abnormalities in this region can be attributed to underproduction or overproduction of hormones or to the neurological signs and symptoms resulting from the compression of adjacent structures. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is currently the imaging method of choice, having supplanted computed tomography. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the common and uncommon imaging aspects of sellar and juxtasellar changes, which could facilitate the differential diagnosis...
January 2018: Radiologia Brasileira
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