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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697122/the-emerging-role-of-endoscopists-in-treating-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
#1
Adrianne Tsen, Matthew Van Norman, Sreedevi Atluri, Laura Rosenkranz
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the eighth leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide in men and ninth leading cause in women. Surgical resection offers the only chance of potential cure; however, only 9.4% of patients present at the localized, resectable stage, whereas the rest present at the locally advanced or metastatic, unresectable stages. Because of the guarded outcomes following systemic chemoradiation and the associated systemic toxicities, locoregional therapies have recently gained popularity. Various endoscopic techniques (endoscopic ultrasound [EUS]-guided ablative therapies, fine-needle instillation of antitumor agents, stereotactic body radiation therapy with EUS-guided fiducial marker placement, and EUS-guided brachytherapy) have been explored over the past several years...
August 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683999/new-and-improved-implications-of-a-cardiac-support-device-composed-of-biodegradable-materials
#2
EDITORIAL
Jennifer J Chung, Rahul Kanade, Pavan Atluri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670531/high-prevalence-of-serine-protease-inhibitor-kazal-type-1-gene-variations-detected-by-whole-gene-sequencing-in-patients-with-fibrocalculous-pancreatic-diabetes
#3
Anish Kolly, C Shivaprasad, Annie A Pulikkal, Sridevi Atluri, Vijaya Sarathi, C S Dwarakanath
AIM OF STUDY: The aim is to study the prevalence and pattern of serine protease inhibitor Kazal type 1 (SPINK1) gene variations in patients with fibrocalculous pancreatic diabetes (FCPD) using whole gene sequencing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 56 consecutive patients of FCPD were recruited for the study. Diagnosis of FCPD was based on the presence of diabetes mellitus in patients having chronic pancreatitis with radiological evidence of ductal calcifications, in the absence of other known causes for pancreatitis...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648332/turn-up-the-pump-or-fix-the-leak
#4
EDITORIAL
Mark Helmers, Pavan Atluri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647097/type-a-dissections-in-patients-with-marfan-syndrome-when-less-is-not-more
#5
EDITORIAL
Jennifer J Chung, Jonathan Gordon, Pavan Atluri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549697/passing-needle-through-stone-a-novel-surgical-technique-for-porcelain-aorta
#6
EDITORIAL
Mark Helmers, Pavan Atluri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459740/engineering-the-future-one-cell-at-a-time-advancements-in-cell-based-techniques-from-novel-three-dimensional-cell-culture-to-a-bionic-kidney
#7
Jennifer J Chung, Maria F Arisi, Samir Zaman, Pavan Atluri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457697/extended-distance-cardiac-allograft-can-successfully-be-utilized-without-impacting-long-term-survival
#8
Ann C Gaffey, Carol W Chen, Jennifer J Chung, Jason Han, Anjali Owens, Michael A Acker, Pavan Atluri
BACKGROUND: Despite the severe shortage of donor cardiac allografts, the general belief in worse outcomes with donors from prolonged distances has resulted in many centers greatly limiting the acceptable geographic distance of acceptable donors. However, with improvements in allograft preservation, it is likely that distance may be extended without compromising graft integrity. We hypothesized that recipients of appropriately selected allografts from greater distances would have equivalent long-term survival compared with recipients from closer geographic regions...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431737/examining-the-dark-recesses-of-the-heart-technology-drives-innovation
#9
EDITORIAL
Malini Daniel, Pavan Atluri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374799/investigation-of-ac-magnetic-field-stimulated-nanoelectroporation-of-magneto-electric-nano-drug-carrier-inside-cns-cells
#10
Ajeet Kaushik, Roozbeh Nikkhah-Moshaie, Raju Sinha, Vinay Bhardwaj, Venkata Atluri, Rahul Dev Jayant, Adriana Yndart, Babak Kateb, Nezih Pala, Madhavan Nair
In this research, we demonstrate cell uptake of magneto-electric nanoparticles (MENPs) through nanoelectroporation (NEP) using alternating current (ac)-magnetic field stimulation. Uptake of MENPs was confirmed using focused-ion-beam assisted transmission electron microscopy (FIB-TEM) and validated by a numerical simulation model. The NEP was performed in microglial (MG) brain cells, which are highly sensitive for neuro-viral infection and were selected as target for nano-neuro-therapeutics. When the ac-magnetic field optimized (60 Oe at 1 kHz), MENPs were taken up by MG cells without affecting cell health (viability > 92%)...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341625/non-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices-a-single-institutional-experience
#11
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...
June 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335039/brain-temporal-complexity-in-explaining-the-therapeutic-and-cognitive-effects-of-seizure-therapy
#12
Faranak Farzan, Sravya Atluri, Ye Mei, Sylvain Moreno, Andrea J Levinson, Daniel M Blumberger, Zafiris J Daskalakis
Over 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression, a third of whom are medication-resistant. Seizure therapy remains the most effective treatment in depression, even when many treatments fail. The utility of seizure therapy is limited due to its cognitive side effects and stigma. The biological targets of seizure therapy remain unknown, hindering design of new treatments with comparable efficacy. Seizures impact the brains temporal dynamicity observed through electroencephalography. This dynamicity reflects richness of information processing across distributed brain networks subserving affective and cognitive processes...
April 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325654/the-year-in-cardiothoracic-critical-care-selected-highlights-from-2016
#13
REVIEW
Jacob T Gutsche, Kamrouz Ghadimi, John G T Augoustides, Adam Evans, Hanjo Ko, Menachem Weiner, Jesse Raiten, Meghan Lane-Fall, Emily Gordon, Pavan Atluri, Rita Milewski, Jiri Horak, Prakash Patel, Harish Ramakrishna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314504/low-ejection-fraction-in-donor-hearts-is-not-directly-associated-with-increased-recipient-mortality
#14
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/28258242/successful-cardiac-transplantation-outcomes-in-patients-with-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#15
Jonathan N Menachem, Jessica R Golbus, Maria Molina, Jeremy A Mazurek, Nicole Hornsby, Pavan Atluri, Stephanie Fuller, Edo Y Birati, Yuli Y Kim, Lee R Goldberg, Joyce W Wald
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study is (1) to characterise patients with congenital heart disease undergoing heart transplantation by adult cardiac surgeons in a large academic medical centre and (2) to describe successful outcomes associated with our multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). BACKGROUND: Heart failure is the leading cause of death in patients with ACHD leading to increasing referrals for OHT...
March 3, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242019/gone-fishing-looking-to-catch-some-answers-for-differing-mortality-in-the-corevalve-high-risk-trial
#16
EDITORIAL
Arman Kilic, Pavan Atluri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226332/responsible-safe-and-effective-prescription-of-opioids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-american-society-of-interventional-pain-physicians-asipp-guidelines
#17
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Adam M Kaye, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, Heath McAnally, Konstantin Slavin, Andrea M Trescot, Susan Blank, Vidyasagar Pampati, Salahadin Abdi, Jay S Grider, Alan D Kaye, Kavita N Manchikanti, Harold Cordner, Christopher G Gharibo, Michael E Harned, Sheri L Albers, Sairam Atluri, Steve M Aydin, Sanjay Bakshi, Robert L Barkin, Ramsin M Benyamin, Mark V Boswell, Ricardo M Buenaventura, Aaron K Calodney, David L Cedeno, Sukdeb Datta, Timothy R Deer, Bert Fellows, Vincent Galan, Vahid Grami, Hans Hansen, Standiford Helm Ii, Rafael Justiz, Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta, Yogesh Malla, Annu Navani, Kent H Nouri, Ramarao Pasupuleti, Nalini Sehgal, Sanford M Silverman, Thomas T Simopoulos, Vijay Singh, Daneshvari R Solanki, Peter S Staats, Ricardo Vallejo, Bradley W Wargo, Arthur Watanabe, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Opioid use, abuse, and adverse consequences, including death, have escalated at an alarming rate since the 1990s. In an attempt to control opioid abuse, numerous regulations and guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing have been developed by various organizations. However, the US opioid epidemic is continuing and drug dose deaths tripled during 1999 to 2015. Recent data show a continuing increase in deaths due to natural and semisynthetic opioids, a decline in methadone deaths, and an explosive increase in the rates of deaths involving other opioids, specifically heroin and illicit synthetic fentanyl...
February 2017: Pain Physician
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
#18
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/28168663/engineered-nanomaterials-their-physicochemical-characteristics-and-how-to-measure-them
#19
Rambabu Atluri, Keld Alstrup Jensen
Numerous types of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are commercially available and developments move towards producing more advanced nanomaterials with tailored properties. Such advanced nanomaterials may include chemically doped or modified derivatives with specific surface chemistries; also called higher generation or multiconstituent nanomaterials. To fully enjoy the benefits of nanomaterials, appropriate characterisation of ENMs is necessary for many aspects of their production, use, testing and reporting to regulatory bodies...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063981/macrophage-activation-status-determines-the-internalization-of-mesoporous-silica-particles-of-different-sizes-exploring-the-role-of-different-pattern-recognition-receptors
#20
Audrey Gallud, Olesja Bondarenko, Neus Feliu, Natalia Kupferschmidt, Rambabu Atluri, Alfonso Garcia-Bennett, Bengt Fadeel
Mesoporous silica-based particles are promising candidates for biomedical applications. Here, we address the importance of macrophage activation status for internalization of AMS6 (approx. 200 nm in diameter) versus AMS8 (approx. 2 μm) mesoporous silica particles and the role of different phagocytosis receptors for particle uptake. To this end, FITC-conjugated silica particles were used. AMS8 were found to be non-cytotoxic both for M-CSF-stimulated (anti-inflammatory) and GM-CSF-stimulated (pro-inflammatory) macrophages, whereas AMS6 exhibited cytotoxicity towards M-CSF-stimulated, but not GM-CSF-stimulated macrophages; this toxicity was, however, mitigated in the presence of serum...
March 2017: Biomaterials
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