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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408203/surgeon-involvement-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-the-united-states-a-2016-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-survey
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Joseph E Bavaria, Richard L Prager, Keith S Naunheim, Mark S Allen, Robert S D Higgins, Vinod H Thourani, Thomas E MacGillivray, Natalie Boden, Joseph F Sabik
BACKGROUND: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) surveyed cardiothoracic surgeon participants in its Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD) to learn the extent of surgeon involvement in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. METHODS: An electronic survey was delivered to 2,594 surgeons in June 2016. When the survey closed 2 weeks later, 487 completed surveys had been submitted for a response rate of 18.8%. RESULTS: Among the 487 participants in the ACSD who responded to the survey, 410 (84...
April 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402404/long-term-outcome-of-surgical-cryoablation-for-refractory-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#2
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/28393961/wishes-and-worries-of-haemophilia-patients-a-patient-survey-from-bavaria
#3
Herbert Lechner, Anja Schleiermacher, Karin Berger, Dorothee Schopohl, Wolfgang Schramm
Haemophilia care in Germany has achieved a high level and enables the majority of patients to lead a largely normal life. The Bluter Betreuung Bayern e.V. (BBB) aims to improve health care and support for haemophilia patients. A questionnaire has been developed by BBB representatives to evaluate unmet medical needs from the patient perspective. It was sent to 290 haemophilia patients and/or their parents in Bavaria in November 2015. The response rate was 51.4 %: 66 children aged < 15 years (66.7 % severe), 30 patients 15-24 years (66...
April 10, 2017: Hämostaseologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371421/hepatitis-e-virus-in-wild-rabbits-and-european-brown-hares-in-germany
#4
F Hammerschmidt, K Schwaiger, L Dähnert, A Vina-Rodriguez, D Höper, M Gareis, M H Groschup, M Eiden
Recently, a change of hepatitis E from being a typical travel-associated disease to an autochthonous zoonosis in Germany was observed. An increasing number of autochthonous infections with the hepatitis E Virus (HEV) have been recognized in developed countries. Venison from wild boar is already known to be a potential source of infection, if not prepared properly by the consumer. In Germany, certain wild animals are known to be a reservoir for HEV. However, current information is missing about European brown hares (Lepus europaeus) and wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)...
March 28, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366302/results-of-the-valor-ii-trial-of-the-medtronic-valiant-thoracic-stent-graft
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Mark F Conrad, James Tuchek, Robert Freezor, Joseph Bavaria, Rodney White, Ronald Fairman
BACKGROUND: The 1-year results of endovascular exclusion of degenerative descending thoracic aortic aneurysms (DTA) with the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft (Medtronic Vascular, Santa Rosa, Calif) have been previously reported. With long-term follow-up now complete, the 5-year results are reported. METHODS: The VALOR II trial (Evaluation of the Clinical Performance of the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft System in the Treatment of Descending Thoracic Aneurysms of Degenerative Etiology in Subjects Who Are Candidates for Endovascular Repair) was a prospective, nonrandomized trial of the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft system in patients with degenerative DTA...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363041/decline-of-game-birds-phasianus-colchicus-and-perdix-perdix-in-bavaria-a-survey-on-pathogenic-bacteria-parasites-pesticide-residues-and-influence-of-set-aside-land-and-maize-cultivation
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Anna Schmitz, Franz Kronthaler, Katrin Stein, Monika Rinder, Rüdiger Korbel
Due to a Europe-wide decline of grey partridge ( Perdix perdix ) and pheasant ( Phasianus colchicus ) populations, this study was conducted focusing on the county of Bavaria, south Germany. The aim was to assess the health status of game birds and identify possible causes of decline. For this purpose 203 pheasants and 11 partridges were examined during the 2011 hunting season. Pathologic examinations were conducted including examinations for parasites and bacteria. Due to public health significance, a screening for Salmonella sp...
March 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336263/environmental-radioactivity-study-of-austrian-and-bavarian-forest-ecosystems-long-term-behaviour-of-contamination-of-soil-vegetation-and-wild-boar-and-its-radioecological-coherences
#7
Maria Kocadag, Veronika Exler, Burger-Scheidlin Christopher, Andreas Baumgartner, Michael Stietka, Claudia Landstetter, Martin Korner, Franz Josef Maringer
(137)Cs and (40)K in soil, vegetation and flesh of wild boar samples from Austrian and Bavarian regions were investigated by gamma-ray spectrometry and (90)Sr in bones of wild boar with Liquid Scintillation Counting (LSC) after radiochemical separation. The soil core profiles revealed that 70-97% of the soil caesium content is still accumulated in the 0-10cm soil depth. From all vegetation samples the mushrooms, particularly the bay boletus showed the highest (137)Cs contamination. The activity concentration of (137)Cs in muscle tissue of boar ranged from 14...
March 18, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222473/telemedizin-%C3%A2-tempis%C3%A2-netzwerk-f%C3%A3-r-schlaganfallbehandlung-in-der-regelversorgung
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REVIEW
Nicolas Völkel, Gordian J Hubert, Roman L Haberl
Despite all efforts that have been made stroke is a burden and remains one of the most devastating neurological diseases. Treatment of patients on a Stroke Unit improves stroke prognosis and is recommended for all patients with acute stroke. In rural areas population-wide implementation of Stroke Units is extremely challenging. Therefore the Telemedical Project for integrated Stroke Care (TEMPiS) was established in 2003 as a TeleStroke network to overcome this barrier in Southeast Bavaria/Germany. TEMPiS was one of the very early telemedical stroke networks worldwide and was evaluated intensively during its implementation phase between February 2003 and December 2005...
February 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220197/prevalence-of-sarcopenia-and-sarcopenic-obesity-in-older-german-men-using-recognized-definitions-high-accordance-but-low-overlap
#9
W Kemmler, M Teschler, A Weißenfels, C Sieber, E Freiberger, S von Stengel
The relevance of sarcopenia and sarcopenic Obesity (SO) is rising in our aging societies. Applying recognized definitions to 965 community-dwelling Bavarian men 70 years+ resulted in a prevalence for sarcopenia between 3.7 and 4.9 and between 2.1 and 4.1% for SO. Despite this high consistency, the overlap between the definitions/approaches was <50%. INTRODUCTION: The relevance of sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity (SO) is rising steadily in the aging societies of most developed nations...
February 20, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219551/concomitant-endografting-of-a%C3%A2-type-b-aortic-dissection-during-transfemoral-aortic-valve-replacement
#10
Arman Kilic, Mary A Siki, Wilson Y Szeto, Joseph E Bavaria, Saif Anwaruddin, Nimesh D Desai
An 87-year-old woman with severe aortic stenosis underwent a transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated a well-seated valve with no paravalvular leak; however, a new acute type B aortic dissection was identified. Endografts were delivered through the TAVR sheath and deployed, effectively treating the dissection. The patient did well postoperatively, with imaging at 2 years demonstrating a well-functioning aortic valve and no migration or endoleak of the thoracic endografts...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168983/changes-in-operative-strategy-for-patients-enrolled-in-the-international-registry-of-acute-aortic-dissection-interventional-cohort-program
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Neil Parikh, Santi Trimarchi, Thomas G Gleason, Arnoud V Kamman, Marco di Eusanio, Truls Myrmel, Amit Korach, Hersh Maniar, Takeyoshi Ota, Ali Khoynezhad, Daniel G Montgomery, Nimesh D Desai, Kim A Eagle, Christoph A Nienaber, Eric M Isselbacher, Joseph Bavaria, Thoralf M Sundt, Himanshu J Patel
OBJECTIVE: Advancements in cardiothoracic surgery prompted investigation into changes in operative management for acute type A aortic dissections over time. METHODS: One thousand seven hundred thirty-two patients undergoing surgery for type A aortic dissection were identified from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection Interventional Cohort Database. Patients were divided into time tertiles (T) (T1: 1996-2003, T2: 2004-2010, and T3: 2011-2016). RESULTS: Frequency of valve sparing procures increased (T1: 3...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109347/how-is-physician-work-valued
#12
REVIEW
Jeffrey P Jacobs, Stephen J Lahey, Francis C Nichols, James M Levett, George Gilbert Johnston, Richard K Freeman, James D St Louis, Julie Painter, Courtney Yohe, Cameron D Wright, Kirk R Kanter, John E Mayer, Keith S Naunheim, Jeffrey B Rich, Joseph E Bavaria
Strategies to value physician work continue to evolve. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database have an increasingly important role in this evolution. An understanding of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) system (American Medical Association [AMA], Chicago, IL) and the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) is necessary to comprehend how physician work is valued. In 1965, with the dawn of increasingly complex medical care, immense innovation, and the rollout of Medicare, the need for a common language describing medical services and procedures was recognized as being of critical importance...
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970206/tct-80-characterizing-the-incidence-and-predictors-of-paravalvular-regurgitation-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-tavr-and-its-impact-on-outcomes-a-study-of-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-american-college-of-cardiology-transcatheter-valve-therapies
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Saif Anwaruddin, Ajay Kirtane, Vinod Thourani, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Pratik Manandhar, Howard Herrmann, Joseph Bavaria, Jay Giri, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Birgitte Krogsgaard Andersen, Wilson Szeto
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November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964975/midterm-multicenter-clinical-and-hemodynamic-results-for-the-trifecta-aortic-pericardial-valve
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Scott Goldman, Anson Cheung, Joseph E Bavaria, Michael R Petracek, Mark A Groh, Hartzell V Schaff
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the midterm hemodynamic performance and clinical outcomes of the Trifecta aortic pericardial valve. METHODS: In a multicenter, prospective, nonrandomized, follow-up study, 710 patients underwent surgical implantation of a pericardial stented aortic prosthesis (Trifecta valve; St Jude Medical, St. Paul, Minn). The valve is constructed from bovine pericardium mounted externally onto a titanium stent. Subjects were followed on an annual basis over 6 years...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960646/varicella-in-pediatric-oncology-patients-in-the-post-vaccine-era-analysis-of-routine-hospital-data-from-bavaria-germany-2005-2011
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Andrea Streng, Verena Wiegering, Johannes G Liese
Varicella in oncology patients can result in serious complications. We analyzed trends in hospitalization rates and characteristics of pediatric oncology and non-oncology patients hospitalized with varicella during the first 7 years after introduction of routine varicella vaccination. Our data included children <17 years of age with an International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision (ICD-10) main or secondary discharge diagnosis of varicella identified by annual database queries in 22-29 pediatric hospitals in Bavaria (Germany) in 2005-2011...
October 2016: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956264/2016-annual-report-of-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-american-college-of-cardiology-transcatheter-valve-therapy-registry
#16
Frederick L Grover, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, John D Carroll, Fred H Edwards, Michael J Mack, Vinod H Thourani, Ralph G Brindis, David M Shahian, Carlos E Ruiz, Jeffrey P Jacobs, George Hanzel, Joseph E Bavaria, E Murat Tuzcu, Eric D Peterson, Susan Fitzgerald, Matina Kourtis, Joan Michaels, Barbara Christensen, William F Seward, Kathleen Hewitt, David R Holmes
BACKGROUND: The STS/ACC Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry captures all procedures with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved transcatheter valve devices performed in the United States and is mandated as a condition of reimbursement by a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) OBJECTIVES: This annual report focuses on patient characteristics, trends, and outcomes of transcatheter aortic and mitral valve catheter-based valve procedures in the United States. METHODS: Data for all patients receiving commercially approved devices from 2012 through December 31, 2015 are entered in the TVT Registry...
December 2, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955994/2016-annual-report-of-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-american-college-of-cardiology-transcatheter-valve-therapy-registry
#17
Frederick L Grover, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, John D Carroll, Fred H Edwards, Michael J Mack, Vinod H Thourani, Ralph G Brindis, David M Shahian, Carlos E Ruiz, Jeffrey P Jacobs, George Hanzel, Joseph E Bavaria, E Murat Tuzcu, Eric D Peterson, Susan Fitzgerald, Matina Kourtis, Joan Michaels, Barbara Christensen, William F Seward, Kathleen Hewitt, David R Holmes
BACKGROUND: The STS/ACC Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry captures all procedures with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved transcatheter valve devices performed in the United States and is mandated as a condition of reimbursement by a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) OBJECTIVES: This annual report focuses on patient characteristics, trends, and outcomes of transcatheter aortic and mitral valve catheter-based valve procedures in the United States. METHODS: Data for all patients receiving commercially approved devices from 2012 through December 31, 2015 are entered in the TVT Registry...
December 3, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932930/testing-the-global-malaise-trap-program-how-well-does-the-current-barcode-reference-library-identify-flying-insects-in-germany
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Matthias F Geiger, Jerome Moriniere, Axel Hausmann, Gerhard Haszprunar, Wolfgang Wägele, Paul D N Hebert, Björn Rulik
BACKGROUND: Biodiversity patterns are inherently complex and difficult to comprehensively assess. Yet, deciphering shifts in species composition through time and space are crucial for efficient and successful management of ecosystem services, as well as for predicting change. To better understand species diversity patterns, Germany participated in the Global Malaise Trap Program, a world-wide collection program for arthropods using this sampling method followed by their DNA barcode analysis...
2016: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923255/-psychotherapy-and-religion-a-representative-survey-among-psychotherapists-in-southern-germany
#19
Michael Marquardt, Joachim Heinrich Demling
Objective: Religion and spirituality play an appreciable role as a problem area or as a resource for patients with mental disorders. It is therefore of interest what attitudes psychotherapists assume towards this complex range of issues in their work, but also in their personal lives. The majority of empirical studies on this subject originate from the USA, with little data being available from Europe and Germany. Our own survey among practising psychotherapists was designed to elucidate these questions. Method and Study Population: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the form of a written survey of all accessible practising psychotherapists in the area of Northern Bavaria (Franconian administrative districts; n=1 081, return rate 65%)...
December 2016: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920508/impact-of-whole-body-electromyostimulation-on-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-older-women-with-sarcopenic-obesity-the-randomized-controlled-formosa-sarcopenic-obesity-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Katharina Wittmann, Cornel Sieber, Simon von Stengel, Matthias Kohl, Ellen Freiberger, Franz Jakob, Michael Lell, Klaus Engelke, Wolfgang Kemmler
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenic obesity (SO) is characterized by a combination of low muscle and high fat mass with an additive negative effect of both conditions on cardiometabolic risk. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of whole-body electromyostimulation (WB-EMS) on the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in community-dwelling women aged ≥70 years with SO. METHODS: The study was conducted in an ambulatory university setting. Seventy-five community-dwelling women aged ≥70 years with SO living in Northern Bavaria, Germany, were randomly allocated to either 6 months of WB-EMS application with (WB-EMS&P) or without (WB-EMS) dietary supplementation (150 kcal/day, 56% protein) or a non-training control group (CG)...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
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