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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411753/2016-update-to-the-american-association-for-thoracic-surgery-aats-consensus-guidelines-ischemic-mitral-valve-regurgitation
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Irving L Kron, Damien J LaPar, Michael A Acker, David H Adams, Gorav Ailawadi, Steven F Bolling, Judy W Hung, D Scott Lim, Michael J Mack, Patrick T O'Gara, Michael K Parides, John D Puskas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409011/utility-of-t-wave-amplitude-as-a-non-invasive-risk-marker-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Alan Sugrue, Ammar M Killu, Christopher V DeSimone, Anwar A Chahal, Josh C Vogt, Vaclav Kremen, JoJo Hai, David O Hodge, Nancy G Acker, Jeffrey B Geske, Michael J Ackerman, Steve R Ommen, Grace Lin, Peter A Noseworthy, Peter A Brady
OBJECTIVE: Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the most devastating outcome in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We evaluated repolarisation features on the surface electrocardiogram (ECG) to identify the potential risk factors for SCA. METHODS: Data was collected from 52 patients with HCM who underwent implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation. Leads V2 and V5 from the ECG closest to the time of ICD implant were utilised for measuring the Tpeak-Tend interval (Tpe), QTc, Tpe/QTc, T-wave duration and T-wave amplitude...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402404/long-term-outcome-of-surgical-cryoablation-for-refractory-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Jackson J Liang, Brian P Betensky, Daniele Muser, Erica S Zado, Elad Anter, Nimesh D Desai, David J Callans, Rajat Deo, David S Frankel, Mathew D Hutchinson, David Lin, Michael P Riley, Robert D Schaller, Gregory E Supple, Pasquale Santangeli, Michael A Acker, Joseph E Bavaria, Wilson Y Szeto, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Francis E Marchlinski, Sanjay Dixit
Aims: Limited data exist on the long-term outcome of patients (pts) with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) and ventricular tachycardia (VT) refractory to conventional therapies undergoing surgical ablation (SA). We aimed to investigate the long-term survival and VT recurrence in NICM pts with VT refractory to radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) who underwent SA. Methods and results: Consecutive pts with NICM and VT refractory to RFCA who underwent SA were included...
April 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341625/non-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices-a-single-institutional-experience
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Carol W Chen, Kristoffel R Dumon, Oren Shaked, Michael A Acker, Pavan Atluri, Daniel T Dempsey
With improvements in life expectancy for patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), non-cardiac surgeons will increasingly encounter surgical problems in this population. 209 patients underwent LVAD placement between 10/1/2007 and 6/1/2015 at a single institution. Survival was compared between patients who had non-cardiac surgery (NCS) during the initial LVAD implantation hospitalization (n=36) and those who had NCS only in subsequent hospitalizations (n=33). Postoperative complication rates were examined...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314504/low-ejection-fraction-in-donor-hearts-is-not-directly-associated-with-increased-recipient-mortality
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Carol W Chen, Michael H Sprys, Ann C Gaffey, Jennifer J Chung, Kenneth B Margulies, Michael A Acker, Pavan Atluri
BACKGROUND: Reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) in the donor heart is often a contraindication for transplant. However, small studies have validated the use of hearts with evidence of myocardial dysfunction to boost the number of organs available for transplant. We hypothesize that donor hearts with reduced EF undergo myocardial recovery after transplant and result in equivalent recipient survival compared with grafts with normal function. METHODS: We examined post-operative outcomes of heart recipients in the database of the United Network for Organ Sharing...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190606/2016-update-to-the-american-association-for-thoracic-surgery-consensus-guidelines-ischemic-mitral-valve-regurgitation
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Irving L Kron, Damien J LaPar, Michael A Acker, David H Adams, Gorav Ailawadi, Steven F Bolling, Judy W Hung, D Scott Lim, Michael J Mack, Patrick T O'Gara, Michael K Parides, John D Puskas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176387/bridge-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device-to-a-simultaneous-heart-and-kidney-transplant-review-of-the-united-network-for-organ-sharing-database
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Ann C Gaffey, Carol W Chen, Jennifer Chung, Edward Wilson Grandin, Paige M Porrett, Michael A Acker, Pavan Atluri
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation as a bridge to cardiac transplantation (BTT) is an effective treatment for end-stage heart failure patients. Currently, there is an increasing number of patients with a LVAD who need a heart and kidney transplant (HKT). Little is known of the prognostic outcomes in these patients. This study was undertaken to determine whether an equivalent outcome would be present in HKTs as compared to a non-LVAD primary HKT cohort. METHODS: We reviewed the United Network for Organ Sharing database from 2004 to 2013...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163681/app-deletion-accounts-for-age-dependent-changes-in-the-bioenergetic-metabolism-and-in-hyperphosphorylated-camkii-at-stimulated-hippocampal-presynaptic-active-zones
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Melanie Laßek, Jens Weingarten, Martin Wegner, Moritz Neupärtl, Tabiwang N Array, Eva Harde, Benedikt Beckert, Vahid Golghalyani, Jörg Ackermann, Ina Koch, Ulrike C Müller, Michael Karas, Amparo Acker-Palmer, Walter Volknandt
Synaptic release sites are characterized by exocytosis-competent synaptic vesicles tightly anchored to the presynaptic active zone (PAZ) whose proteome orchestrates the fast signaling events involved in synaptic vesicle cycle and plasticity. Allocation of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) to the PAZ proteome implicated a functional impact of APP in neuronal communication. In this study, we combined state-of-the-art proteomics, electrophysiology and bioinformatics to address protein abundance and functional changes at the native hippocampal PAZ in young and old APP-KO mice...
2017: Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157228/the-neuroeconomics-of-tobacco-demand-an-initial-investigation-of-the-neural-correlates-of-cigarette-cost-benefit-decision-making-in-male-smokers
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Joshua C Gray, Michael T Amlung, Max Owens, John Acker, Courtney L Brown, Gene H Brody, Lawrence H Sweet, James MacKillop
How the brain processes cigarette cost-benefit decision making remains largely unknown. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), this study investigated the neural correlates of decisions for cigarettes (0-10 cigarettes) at varying levels of price during a Cigarette Purchase Task (CPT) in male regular smokers (N = 35). Differential neural activity was examined between choices classified as inelastic, elastic, and suppressed demand, operationalized as consumption unaffected by cost, partially suppressed by cost, and entirely suppressed by cost, respectively...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111075/discovery-of-reactive-microbiota-derived-metabolites-that-inhibit-host-proteases
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Chun-Jun Guo, Fang-Yuan Chang, Thomas P Wyche, Keriann M Backus, Timothy M Acker, Masanori Funabashi, Mao Taketani, Mohamed S Donia, Stephen Nayfach, Katherine S Pollard, Charles S Craik, Benjamin F Cravatt, Jon Clardy, Christopher A Voigt, Michael A Fischbach
The gut microbiota modulate host biology in numerous ways, but little is known about the molecular mediators of these interactions. Previously, we found a widely distributed family of nonribosomal peptide synthetase gene clusters in gut bacteria. Here, by expressing a subset of these clusters in Escherichia coli or Bacillus subtilis, we show that they encode pyrazinones and dihydropyrazinones. At least one of the 47 clusters is present in 88% of the National Institutes of Health Human Microbiome Project (NIH HMP) stool samples, and they are transcribed under conditions of host colonization...
January 26, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003575/higher-body-mass-index-increases-risk-of-heartmate-ii-pump-thrombosis-but-does-not-adversely-affect-long-term-survival
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Jason J Han, Renganaden Sooppan, Adam P Johnson, Carol W Chen, Ann C Gaffey, Emily C Phillips, Jessica Howard, J Eduardo Rame, Michael A Acker, Pavan Atluri
BACKGROUND: Obesity has been correlated with various adverse events in patients who receive left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). In this study, we sought to further characterize the role of obesity in this patient population.Methods and Results:We performed a retrospective analysis of 164 patients implanted with a HeartMate II from August 2008 to December 2014. Patients were categorized into 2 BMI groups based on WHO guidelines: BMI 18.5-30 kg/m(2)(n=99) and BMI >30 kg/m(2)(n=65)...
January 25, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836022/the-nhlbi-revive-it-study-understanding-its-discontinuation-in-the-context-of-current-left-ventricular-assist-device-therapy
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EDITORIAL
Francis D Pagani, Keith D Aaronson, Robert Kormos, Douglas L Mann, Cathie Spino, Neal Jeffries, Wendy C Taddei-Peters, Donna M Mancini, Dennis M McNamara, Kathleen L Grady, John Gorcsan, Ralph Petrucci, Allen S Anderson, Henry A Glick, Michael A Acker, J Eduardo Rame, Daniel J Goldstein, Salpy V Pamboukian, Marissa A Miller, J Timothy Baldwin
The National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute convened a working group in March 2008 to discuss how therapies for heart failure (HF) might be best advanced using clinical trials involving left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). This group opined that the field was ready for a trial to assess the use of long-term ventricular assist device therapy in patients who are less ill than patients currently eligible for destination therapy, which resulted in the Randomized Evaluation of VAD InterVEntion before Inotropic Therapy (REVIVE-IT) pilot study...
November 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717422/left-ventricular-assist-device-design-reduces-von-willebrand-factor-degradation-a-comparative-study-between-the-heartmate-ii-and-the-evaheart-left-ventricular-assist-system
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Carlo R Bartoli, Jooeun Kang, David Zhang, Jessica Howard, Michael Acker, Pavan Atluri, Tadashi Motomura
BACKGROUND: Supraphysiologic shear stress from continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) accelerates von Willebrand factor (vWF) degradation and predisposes patients to nonsurgical bleeding. It is unknown whether unique design characteristics of LVADs differentially affect vWF degradation. We tested the hypothesis that the centrifugal-flow EVAHEART (Evaheart, Houston, TX) left ventricular assist system (LVAS), which was designed to minimize shear stress (low operational revolutions per minute [rpm], larger flow gaps, low shear stress, flat H-Q curve), reduced vWF degradation versus the axial-flow HeartMate II (Thoratec, Pleasanton, CA) LVAD...
October 4, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598321/nrp-1-receptor-expression-mismatch-in-skin-of-subjects-with-experimental-and-diabetic-small-fiber-neuropathy
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Nathalie Van Acker, Michael Ragé, Hilde Vermeirsch, Dorien Schrijvers, Rony Nuydens, Geert Byttebier, Maarten Timmers, Stefanie De Schepper, Johannes Streffer, Luc Andries, Léon Plaghki, Patrick Cras, Theo Meert
The in vivo cutaneous nerve regeneration model using capsaicin is applied extensively to study the regenerative mechanisms and therapeutic efficacy of disease modifying molecules for small fiber neuropathy (SFN). Since mismatches between functional and morphological nerve fiber recovery are described for this model, we aimed at determining the capability of the capsaicin model to truly mimic the morphological manifestations of SFN in diabetes. As nerve and blood vessel growth and regenerative capacities are defective in diabetes, we focused on studying the key regulator of these processes, the neuropilin-1 (NRP-1)/semaphorin pathway...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27544289/valve-selection-in-end-stage-renal-disease-should-it-always-be-biological
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Matthew L Williams, Joseph E Bavaria, Michael A Acker, Nimesh D Desai, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, W Clark Hargrove, Pavan Atluri, Wilson Y Szeto
BACKGROUND: When valve replacement is required in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), it is not clear if mechanical or bioprosthetic valve selection is better. We compared outcomes between ESRD patients who underwent either mechanical or biologic valve replacements at our institution. METHODS: All patients with ESRD who underwent either mitral or aortic valve replacement from 2002 to 2014 at our institution were reviewed (n = 215; mechanical = 64, biological = 151)...
November 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530639/the-value-of-preoperative-3-dimensional-over-2-dimensional-valve-analysis-in-predicting-recurrent-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-after-mitral-annuloplasty
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Inez J Wijdh-den Hamer, Wobbe Bouma, Eric K Lai, Melissa M Levack, Eric K Shang, Alison M Pouch, Thomas J Eperjesi, Theodore J Plappert, Paul A Yushkevich, Judy Hung, Massimo A Mariani, Kamal R Khabbaz, Thomas G Gleason, Feroze Mahmood, Michael A Acker, Y Joseph Woo, Albert T Cheung, Matthew J Gillespie, Benjamin M Jackson, Joseph H Gorman, Robert C Gorman
OBJECTIVES: Repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation with undersized annuloplasty is characterized by high recurrence rates. We sought to determine the value of pre-repair 3-dimensional echocardiography over 2-dimensional echocardiography in predicting recurrence at 6 months. METHODS: Intraoperative transesophageal 2-dimensional echocardiography and 3-dimensional echocardiography were performed in 50 patients undergoing undersized annuloplasty for ischemic mitral regurgitation...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27450931/steep-delay-discounting-and-addictive-behavior-a-meta-analysis-of-continuous-associations
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REVIEW
Michael Amlung, Lana Vedelago, John Acker, Iris Balodis, James MacKillop
AIMS: To synthesize continuous associations between delayed reward discounting (DRD) and both addiction severity and quantity-frequency (QF); to examine moderators of these relationships; and to investigate publication bias. METHODS: Meta-analysis of published studies examining continuous associations between DRD and addictive behaviors. Published, peer-reviewed studies on addictive behaviors (alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, stimulants, opiates and gambling) were identified via PubMed, MEDLINE and PsycInfo...
January 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27398639/association-of-blood-donor-age-and-sex-with-recipient-survival-after-red-blood-cell-transfusion
#18
Michaël Chassé, Alan Tinmouth, Shane W English, Jason P Acker, Kumanan Wilson, Greg Knoll, Nadine Shehata, Carl van Walraven, Alan J Forster, Timothy Ramsay, Lauralyn A McIntyre, Dean A Fergusson
IMPORTANCE: While red blood cells (RBCs) are administered to improve oxygen delivery and patient outcomes, they also have been associated with potential harm. Unlike solid organ transplantation, the clinical consequences of donor characteristics on recipients have not been evaluated in transfusion medicine. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association of RBC donor age and sex with the survival of transfusion recipients. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We established a longitudinal cohort by linking data from a blood collection agency with clinical and administrative data at 4 academic hospitals...
September 1, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27382005/pathogenesis-and-risk-factors-for-cerebral-infarct-after-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
#19
Allie Massaro, Steven R Messé, Michael A Acker, Scott E Kasner, Jose Torres, Molly Fanning, Tania Giovannetti, Sarah J Ratcliffe, Michel Bilello, Wilson Y Szeto, Joseph E Bavaria, Emile R Mohler, Thomas F Floyd
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke is a potentially devastating complication of cardiac surgery. Identifying predictors of radiographic infarct may lead to improved stroke prevention for surgical patients. METHODS: We reviewed 129 postoperative brain magnetic resonance imagings from a prospective study of patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement. Acute infarcts were classified as watershed or embolic using prespecified criteria. RESULTS: Acute infarct on magnetic resonance imaging was seen in 79 of 129 patients (61%), and interrater reliability for stroke pathogenesis was high (κ=0...
August 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27366883/concomitant-aortic-arch-reconstruction-using-deep-hypothermic-circulatory-arrest-during-heart-transplantation
#20
LETTER
Reilly Hobbs, Jean P Gottret, Rohan Menon, Caroline Komlo, Alberto Pochettino, Michael Acker, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula
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August 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
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