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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342708/hemodynamic-phenotyping-based-on-exercise-catheterization-predicts-outcome-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Andreas Rieth, Manuel Jonas Richter, Henning Gall, Werner Seeger, Hossein A Ghofrani, Veselin Mitrovic, Christian W Hamm
BACKGROUND: Exercise right heart catheterization (RHC) unmasks different phenotypes based on hemodynamic response to exertion in patients with heart failure. The prognostic relevance of this approach in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is uncertain. METHODS: We analyzed 167 patients with HFrEF from the Kerckhoff-Klinik Heart Failure Registry who underwent supine exercise RHC with constant external workload between September 2009 and August 2014...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342707/clinical-characteristics-microbiology-and-outcomes-of-external-ventricular-drainage-associated-infections-the-importance-of-active-treatment
#2
Constantinos Tsioutis, Spyridon A Karageorgos, Soultana Stratakou, Stella Soundoulounaki, Dimitrios Karambetsos, George Kouyentakis, Achilleas Gikas
Data concerning clinical characteristics, microbiology, treatment and outcomes of external ventricular drainage-associated infections (EVDAI) are limited. All hospitalized patients with EVDAI in a University Hospital between January 2009 and December 2015 were retrospective recorded. Only the first episode per patient was included. An antibiotic was considered "active" when its pharmacokinetic properties were appropriate for EVDAI and the implicated microorganism was in vitro susceptible. During the 7-year study period, 36 EVDAI were identified...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342663/intramural-coronary-hematoma-a-complex-three-dimensional-entity-multimodality-assessment
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Iván J Núñez-Gil, Mauro Echavarría-Pinto, Gisela Feltes, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz
A 62-year-old woman was admitted with chest pain of two hours' duration, ECG changes in the precordial leads and left ventricular ejection fraction of 30% on the echocardiogram. Emergent catheterization demonstrated severe flow disturbance in the left coronary artery. An intra-aortic balloon pump and a drug-eluting stent were implanted. However, the flow disturbance persisted. Optical coherence tomography followed by intravascular ultrasound provided crucial data on the mechanism and helped to optimize treatment in this critical patient...
March 22, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342570/body-mass-index-is-associated-with-differential-rates-of-coronary-revascularization-after-cardiac-catheterization
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Tasuku Terada, Jeffrey A Johnson, Colleen Norris, Raj Padwal, Weiyu Qiu, Arya M Sharma, Jayan Nagendran, Mary Forhan
BACKGROUND: The association of obesity with coronary revascularization procedures is not clear. We examined rates of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) associated with obesity while accounting for the severity of coronary disease and diabetes status. METHODS: Patients who underwent cardiac catheterization were stratified according to coronary anatomy risks and diabetes status. Within each stratum, using normal body mass index (BMI) (18...
December 29, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338553/consequences-of-hybrid-procedure-addition-to-robotic-assisted-direct-coronary-artery-bypass
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Feras Khaliel, Vincenzo Giambruno, Michael W A Chu, Kumar Sridhar, Patrick Teefy, Bob B Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: Patients postcoronary artery revascularization surgery often receives blood product transfusion, which could delay their intensive care unit and hospital discharge. We investigated our robotic-assisted direct coronary artery bypass (RADCAB) transfusion rate to determine whether performing the minimal invasive coronary surgery with percutaneous coronary intervention in one stage would increase the incidence of blood transfusion, morbidity, and length of stay. METHODS: Between November 2003 and November 2015, 483 consecutive patients underwent RADCAB surgery...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338311/validation-of-self-confidence-scale-for-clean-urinary-intermittent-self-catheterization-for-patients-and-health-caregivers
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Cintia Fernandes Baccarin Biaziolo, Alessandra Mazzo, José Carlos Amado Martins, Beatriz Maria Jorge, Rui Carlos Negrão Batista, Silvio Júnior Tucci
OBJECTIVE: To validate a measurement instrument for clean intermittent self-catheterization for patients and health-caregivers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Methodological study of instrument validation performed at a Rehabilitation Center in a University hospital for patients submitted to clean intermittent self-catheterization and their health-caregivers. Following ethical criteria, data were collected during interview with nurse staff using a Likert question form containing 16 items with 5 points each: "no confidence"=1, "little confidence"=2, "confident"=3, "very confident"=4 and "completely confident"=5...
March 24, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337989/post-hoc-study-intravenous-hydration-treatment-in-chinese-patients-with-high-risk-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#7
Weijie Bei, Hualong Li, Kaiyang Lin, Kun Wang, Shiqun Chen, Xiaosheng Guo, Yong Liu, Ning Tan, Jiyan Chen
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) develops after the injection of iodinated contrast media. This is a post hoc analysis of the data obtained from the TRUST study, which was a prospective, multicentre, observational study conducted to evaluate the safety and tolerability of the contrast medium iopromide in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization from August 2010 to September 2011 in China, conducted to explore the current status, trends and risk predictors of hydration treatment. The status of hydration to prevent CIN in each patient was recorded...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337558/improving-on-the-diagnostic-characteristics-of-echocardiography-for-pulmonary-hypertension
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Kathleen Broderick-Forsgren, Clemontina A Davenport, Joseph A Sivak, Charles William Hargett, Michael C Foster, Andrew Monteagudo, Alicia Armour, Sudarshan Rajagopal, Kristine Arges, Eric J Velazquez, Zainab Samad
This retrospective study evaluated the diagnostic characteristics of a combination of echocardiographic parameters for pulmonary hypertension (PH). Right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) estimation by echocardiography (echo) is used to screen for PH. However, the sensitivity of this method is suboptimal. We hypothesized that RVSP estimation in conjunction with other echo parameters would improve the value of echo for PH. The Duke Echo database was queried for adult patients with known or suspected PH who had undergone both echo and right heart catheterization (RHC) within a 24 h period between 1/1/2008 and 12/31/2013...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336308/robotic-intracorporeal-continent-cutaneous-diversion
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Mihir M Desai, Giuseppe Simone, Andre Luis de Castro Abreu, Sameer Chopra, Mariaconsiglia Ferriero, Salvatore Guaglianone, Francesco Minisola, Daniel Park, Rene Sotelo, Michele Gallucci, Inderbir S Gill, Monish Aron
PURPOSE: Robotic intra-corporeal urinary diversion has mostly been utilized for ileal conduit or orthotopic neobladder diversion. Herein, we present the initial series, detailed technique and outcomes of robotic intra-corporeal Indiana pouch, with minimum 1-year follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients underwent robotic radical cystectomy, pelvic lymphadenectomy and intra-corporeal Indiana pouch urinary diversion for cancer (n=9) or benign disease (n=1). Data were collected prospectively...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334028/providencia-stuartii-form-biofilms-and-floating-communities-of-cells-that-display-high-resistance-to-environmental-insults
#10
Mariam El Khatib, Que-Tien Tran, Chady Nasrallah, Julie Lopes, Jean-Michel Bolla, Michel Vivaudou, Jean-Marie Pagès, Jacques-Philippe Colletier
Biofilms are organized communities of bacterial cells that are responsible for the majority of human chronic bacterial infections. Providencia stuartii is a Gram-negative biofilm-forming bacterium involved in high incidence of urinary tract infections in catheterized patients. Yet, the structuration of these biofilms, and their resistance to environmental insults remain poorly understood. Here, we report on planktonic cell growth and biofilm formation by P. stuartii, in conditions that mimic its most common pathophysiological habitat in humans, i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333816/committee-opinion-no-696-nonobstetric-surgery-during-pregnancy
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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee on Obstetric Practice acknowledges that the issue of nonobstetric surgery during pregnancy is an important concern for physicians who care for women. It is important for a physician to obtain an obstetric consultation before performing nonobstetric surgery and some invasive procedures (eg, cardiac catheterization or colonoscopy) because obstetricians are uniquely qualified to discuss aspects of maternal physiology and anatomy that may affect intraoperative maternal-fetal well-being...
April 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333758/cutaneous-burn-injury-modulates-urinary-antimicrobial-peptide-responses-and-the-urinary-microbiome
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Jennifer K Plichta, Casey J Holmes, Vanessa Nienhouse, Michelle Puszynski, Xiang Gao, Qunfeng Dong, Huaiying Lin, James Sinacore, Michael Zilliox, Evelyn Toh, David E Nelson, Richard L Gamelli, Katherine A Radek
OBJECTIVES: Characterization of urinary bacterial microbiome and antimicrobial peptides after burn injury to identify potential mechanisms leading to urinary tract infections and associated morbidities in burn patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using human urine from control and burn subjects. SETTING: University research laboratory. PATIENTS: Burn patients. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Urine samples from catheterized burn patients were collected hourly for up to 40 hours...
March 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331553/type-ii-diabetes-mellitus-and-hyperhomocysteinemia-a-complex-interaction
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Daniel E Platt, Essa Hariri, Pascale Salameh, Mahmoud Merhi, Nada Sabbah, Mariana Helou, Francis Mouzaya, Rita Nemer, Yasser Al-Sarraj, Hatem El-Shanti, Antoine B Abchee, Pierre A Zalloua
BACKGROUND: Elevated homocysteine (Hc) levels have a well-established and clear causal relationship to epithelial damage leading to coronary artery disease. Furthermore, it is strongly associated with other metabolic syndrome variables, such as hypertension, which is correlated with type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Studies on T2DM in relation to Hc levels have shown both positive and negative associations. The aim of the present study is to examine the relationship between Hc levels and risk of T2DM in the Lebanese population...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331134/significance-and-value-of-endomyocardial-biopsy-based-on-our-own-experience
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Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Taka-Aki Matsuyama, Keiko Ohta-Ogo, Yoshihiko Ikeda
Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) has been established in parallel with the development of percutaneous catheter technology for the diagnosis of cardiac diseases. It was developed in the early 1960 s in Japan by Drs. Konno, Sakakibara and Sekiguchi of Tokyo Women's Medical University. EMB is a valuable and useful, but invasive, modality for making a definite diagnosis in diseases such as myocarditis and secondary cardiomyopathies, which are often difficult to diagnose by imaging modality alone. In the field of heart transplantation, the histology of EMB helps monitor rejection to allografts...
March 22, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330654/doppler-echocardiography-for-the-estimation-of-lv-filling-pressure-in-patients-with-mitral-annular-calcification
#15
Muaz M Abudiab, Lakshmi H Chebrolu, Robert C Schutt, Sherif F Nagueh, William A Zoghbi
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify Doppler parameters useful for the assessment of left ventricular filling pressure (LVFP) in patients with mitral annular calcification (MAC) and to develop and validate a decision algorithm for assessing LVFP in such patients. BACKGROUND: Predicting LVFP in the presence of MAC is problematic. METHODS: Prospectively, 50 patients with MAC (mean 72 ± 11 years of age) underwent a complete Doppler echocardiographic study and right or left heart catheterization...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330629/needle-versus-cannula-over-needle-for-radial-artery-cannulation-during-transradial-coronary-angiography-and-interventions
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Michael Koutouzis, Andreas Kaoukis, Michalis Hamilos, Grigorios Tsigkas, Ioannis Tsiafoutis, Christos Maniotis, Andreas Tsoumeleas, Konstantinos Kintis, Sotirios Patsilinakos, Antonis Ziakas, Giorgos Hahalis, Tsampikos Giakoumakis, Periklis Davlouros, Efstathios Lazaris
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of radial artery cannulation with needle versus cannula over needle during transradial coronary angiography and intervention. METHODS: Five hundred patients scheduled to undergo transradial catheterization were randomized between the two methods. Primary endpoint of the study was the combined endpoint of switching to another access site due to inability of successful sheath insertion or switching to another method of cannulation (from needle to cannula over needle and vice versa)...
March 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330445/cardiac-amyloidosis-mimicking-severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-a-case-report-demonstrating-diagnostic-pitfalls-and-role-of-dobutamine-stress-echocardiography
#17
Tim Salinger, Kai Hu, Dan Liu, Sebastian Herrmann, Kristina Lorenz, Georg Ertl, Peter Nordbeck
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve stenosis is a common finding diagnosed with high sensitivity in transthoracic echocardiography, but the examiner often finds himself confronted with uncertain results in patients with moderate pressure gradients and concomitant systolic heart failure. While patients with true-severe low-gradient aortic valve stenosis with either reduced or preserved left ventricular systolic function are primarily candidates for valve replacement, there is a relevant proportion of patients with pseudo-severe aortic valve stenosis anticipated not to benefit but actually rather deteriorate by interventional therapy or surgery...
March 22, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330015/contact-aspiration-versus-stent-retriever-front-line-for-recanalisation-in-acute-cerebral-infarction-the-aster-trial
#18
Bertrand Lapergue, Julien Labreuche, Michel Piotin
RATIONALE: Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) with a stent retriever (SR), in association with intravenous (IV) rtPA, is now the standard of care in anterior circulation ischemic stroke caused by large vessel occlusion (LVO). Favorable outcome is strongly associated with the successful reperfusion status. New techniques for MT such as contact aspiration (CA) seem promising to increase reperfusion status and clinical outcome in retrospective studies. We aim at ascertaining whether CA is more efficient than stent retriever as a front-line endovascular procedure...
March 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329748/extensive-multilevel-split-laminotomy-for-debulking-a-cervicothoracolumbar-nondysraphic-intramedullary-spinal-cord-lipoma-in-a-2-month-old-infant
#19
Ha Son Nguyen, Sean Lew
INTRODUCTION: Laminectomy is the traditional approach for posterior exposure of the spinal canal for tumor resection. Another technique is split laminotomy, which entails the division and retraction of the spinous processes and laminae to access the thecal sac. This technique has been employed for small-segment exposures, but not extensively explored for long-segment exposures. CASE: A 2-month-old male presented with progressive right-leg plegia. MRI of the spine revealed a large, intramedullary spinal-cord lipoma extending from C6 to L5...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329315/seraphin-haemodynamic-sub-study-the-effect-of-the-dual-endothelin-receptor-antagonist-macitentan-on-haemodynamic-parameters-and-nt-probnp-levels-and-their-association-with-disease-progression-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#20
Nazzareno Galiè, Pavel Jansa, Tomás Pulido, Richard N Channick, Marion Delcroix, Hossein-Ardeschir Ghofrani, Franck-Olivier Le Brun, Sanjay Mehta, Loïc Perchenet, Lewis J Rubin, B K S Sastry, Gérald Simonneau, Olivier Sitbon, Rogério Souza, Adam Torbicki
Aims: The effect of macitentan on haemodynamic parameters and NT-proBNP levels was evaluated in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients in the SERAPHIN study. Association between these parameters and disease progression, assessed by the primary endpoint (time to first morbidity/mortality event), was explored. Methods and results: Of the 742 randomized patients, 187 with right heart catheterization at baseline and month 6 participated in a haemodynamic sub-study...
February 28, 2017: European Heart Journal
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