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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544393/comparison-of-5-year-oncological-outcomes-of-breast-cancer-based-on-surgery-type
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Jeeyeon Lee, Jin Hyang Jung, Wan Wook Kim, Yee Soo Chae, Soo Jung Lee, Ho Yong Park
BACKGROUND: A standardized classification system for breast surgery that incorporates oncoplastic techniques is needed. We classified the surgical techniques for breast cancer treatment into five groups according to the extent of surgery and reconstructive methods, i.e. conventional breast-conserving surgery, partial mastectomy with volume displacement, partial mastectomy with volume replacement, simple mastectomy and total mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. We then evaluated the oncological outcomes for each of the five groups...
May 21, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543102/low-flow-low-gradient-aortic-stenosis-still-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
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REVIEW
Anja Vogelgesang, Gerd Hasenfuss, Claudius Jacobshagen
Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most frequently observed valvular heart disease. During the symptomatic stage, the rate of death increases dramatically, so that a precise diagnostic approach is taken to guide therapeutic options. Of patients with severe AS, 30% to 50% present with low-flow/low-gradient AS (LF/LGAS) status. This review focuses on LF/LGAS and the best diagnostic and therapeutic management in either classic LF/LGAS with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) or paradoxical LF/LGAS with preserved LVEF...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540962/electrochemical-evaluation-methods-of-vanadium-flow-battery-electrodes
#3
Lantao Wu, Jianshe Wang, Yi Shen, Le Liu, Jingyu Xi
Various testing methods, such as cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), have been employed to evaluate the electrode performance of vanadium flow batteries (VFB). Due to the variations in the testing devices and characterization parameters in the literature, a number of reported results are incomparable and even sometimes contradictory. In this report, a reliable device is proposed for the electrochemical characterization of electrode materials, and the parameter selection was demonstrated to be critical for achieving reliable evaluation and reducing the effects of side reactions...
May 25, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539374/bet-3-in-septic-patients-requiring-fluid-resuscitation-can-the-bedside-lung-ultrasound-be-used-to-assess-the-pulmonary-fluid-status
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Alain Judith, Maude St-Onge
A short cut review was carried out to see if the presence of 'B lines' detected on lung ultrasound could be used to guide the volume of fluid replacement necessary in the resuscitation of the patient with sepsis. Four papers with some degree of relevance were found in the literature search. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. Although a promising concept, the remains a paucity of good quality evidence sufficient to recommend this approach...
June 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537975/reduced-requirement-for-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-the-restoration-of-thrombin-generation-in-plasma-from-liver-transplant-recipients
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Ezeldeen Abuelkasem, Shaheer Hasan, Michael A Mazzeffi, Raymond M Planinsic, Tetsuro Sakai, Kenichi A Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Plasma transfusion remains the mainstay hemostatic therapy during liver transplantation (LT) in most countries. However, a large volume is required for plasma to achieve clinically relevant factor increases. Prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) is a low-volume alternative to plasma in warfarin reversal, but its efficacy has not been well studied in LT. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 28 LT patients at baseline (T0) and 30 minutes after graft reperfusion (T1)...
May 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536003/impact-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-on-surgical-aortic-valve
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Beatriz Vaquerizo, Sabine Bleiziffer, Michael Wottke, Marco Spaziano, Lena Eschenbach, Rüdiger Lange, Nicolo Piazza
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: TAVR is thought to change the volumes, characteristics, and outcomes of patients with aortic stenosis undergoing SAVR. We sought to investigate the impact of increasing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) volumes on surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) volumes and to assess the evolution in baseline demographics and its impact on 30-day clinical outcomes across TAVR and SAVR patients. METHODS: From June 2007 through September 2015, 3543 consecutive patients with severe aortic stenosis who underwent TAVR (n=1407) or SAVR (n=2136) in a single center were subcategorized into nine cohorts defined by procedure year...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535962/predictors-of-paravalvular-regurgitation-after-implantation-of-the-fully-repositionable-and-retrievable-lotus-transcatheter-aortic-valve-from-the-reprise-ii-trial-extended-cohort
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Daniel J Blackman, Ian T Meredith, Nicolas Dumonteil, Didier Tchétché, David Hildick-Smith, Mark S Spence, Darren L Walters, Jan Harnek, Stephen G Worthley, Gilles Rioufol, Thierry Lefèvre, Vicki M Houle, Dominic J Allocco, Keith D Dawkins
Paravalvular leak (PVL) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement is associated with worse long-term outcomes. The Lotus Valve incorporates an innovative Adaptive Seal designed to minimize PVL. This analysis evaluated the incidence and predictors of PVL after implantation of the Lotus transcatheter aortic valve. The REPRISE II (REpositionable Percutaneous Replacement of Stenotic Aortic Valve through Implantation of Lotus Valve System - Evaluation of Safety and Performance) Study With Extended Cohort enrolled 250 high-surgical risk patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535517/coupled-plasma-filtration-adsorption-application-for-liver-and-thyroid-toxins
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Gabriele Donati, Irene Capelli, Anna Laura Croci Chiocchini, Nicolò Natali, Anna Scrivo, Gaetano La Manna
Coupled plasma filtration and adsorption (CPFA) is a detoxification system that combines a plasma adsorption circuit and a continuous renal replacement therapy circuit. Its main application is for sepsis and septic shock with or without acute renal failure. Several recent studies have suggested that CPFA can reduce the mortality when the volume of plasma absorbed on the styrenic resin is at least >0.18 L/kg/day. At present, new applications for CPFA are under investigation, also in patients without significant kidney failure...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533960/body-composition-estimation-from-selected-slices-equations-computed-from-a-new-semi-automatic-thresholding-method-developed-on-whole-body-ct%C3%A2-scans
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Alizé Lacoste Jeanson, Ján Dupej, Chiara Villa, Jaroslav Brůžek
BACKGROUND: Estimating volumes and masses of total body components is important for the study and treatment monitoring of nutrition and nutrition-related disorders, cancer, joint replacement, energy-expenditure and exercise physiology. While several equations have been offered for estimating total body components from MRI slices, no reliable and tested method exists for CT scans. For the first time, body composition data was derived from 41 high-resolution whole-body CT scans. From these data, we defined equations for estimating volumes and masses of total body AT and LT from corresponding tissue areas measured in selected CT scan slices...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531837/possible-developments-for-ex-situ-phytoremediation-of-contaminated-sediments-in-tropical-and-subtropical-regions-review
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REVIEW
Marco Pittarello, Jader Galba Busato, Paolo Carletti, Leonardo Barros Dobbss
The growing problem of remediation of contaminated sediments dredged from harbor channels needs to be resolved by a cost effective and sustainable technology. Phytoremediation, by ex situ remediation plants, seems to have the potential to replace traditional methods in case of moderately contaminated sediments. On the other side, the need to mix sediments with soil and/or sand to allow an easier establishment of most employed species causes an increase of the volume of the processed substrate up to 30%. Moreover the majority of phytoremediating species are natives of temperate climate belt...
April 22, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529763/characterisation-of-a-novel-poly-ether-ether-ketone-calcium-sulphate-composite-for-bone-augmentation
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Erik A B Hughes, Liam M Grover
BACKGROUND: Calcium sulphate (CS) has been used in bone grafting since the 1800s. It has not replaced autograft as the gold standard, however, since its dissolution occurs rapidly in bodily fluids, meaning that the material cannot support long-term bone growth. Here, the polymer poly (ether ether ketone) (PEEK) was used to slow dissolution in in vitro physiological environments and augment the mechanical properties of the material. METHODS: PEEK/CS specimens were fabricated by combining powders of PEEK and CS with water, resulting in a hardening paste...
2017: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529005/age-of-blood-and-survival-after-massive-transfusion
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C C Sanz, A Pereira
BACKGROUND: Massive transfusion is the clinical scenario where the presumed adverse effects of stored blood are expected to be more evident because the whole patient's blood volume is replaced by stored blood. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the association between age of transfused red blood cells (RBC) and survival in massively transfused patients. METHODS: In this retrospective study, clinical and transfusion data of all consecutive patients massively transfused between 2008 and 2014 in a large, tertiary-care hospital were electronically extracted from the Transfusion Service database and the patients' electronic medical records...
May 18, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528156/prognostic-impact-of-low-flow-severe-aortic-stenosis-in-small-body-patients-undergoing-tavr-the-ocean-tavi-registry
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Akihisa Kataoka, Yusuke Watanabe, Ken Kozuma, Yugo Nara, Fukuko Nagura, Hideyuki Kawashima, Hirofumi Hioki, Makoto Nakashima, Masanori Yamamoto, Kensuke Takagi, Motoharu Araki, Norio Tada, Shinichi Shirai, Futoshi Yamanaka, Kentaro Hayashida
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to analyze the prognostic impact of low-flow (LF) severe aortic stenosis in small-body patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: Western literature demonstrates a poor prognosis with paradoxical LF and low-flow low-gradient (LF-LG) severe aortic stenosis (AS), as defined by stroke volume index (SVi) <35 ml/m(2) and mean pressure gradient <40 mm Hg with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528117/composite-elastomeric-polyurethane-scaffolds-incorporating-small-intestinal-submucosa-for-soft-tissue-engineering
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Lincui Da, Mei Gong, Anjing Chen, Yi Zhang, Yizhou Huang, Zhijun Guo, Shengfu Li, Jesse Li-Ling, Li Zhang, Huiqi Xie
Although soft tissue replacement has been clinically successful in many cases, the corresponding procedure has many limitations including the lack of resilience and mechanical integrity, significant donor-site morbidity, volume loss with time, and fibrous capsular contracture. These disadvantages can be alleviated by utilizing bio-absorbable scaffolds with high resilience and large strain, which are capable of stimulating natural tissue regeneration. Hence, the chemically crosslinked tridimensional scaffolds obtained by incorporating water-based polyurethane (PU) (which was synthesized from polytetramethylene ether glycol, isophorone diisocyanate, and 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl) butyric acid) into a bioactive extracellular matrix consisting of small intestinal submucosa (SIS) have been tested in this study to develop a new approach for soft tissue engineering...
May 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522646/mr-spectroscopy-of-hepatic-fat-and-adiponectin-and-leptin-levels-during-testosterone-therapy-in-type-2-diabetes-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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Line Velling Magnussen, Poul Erik Andersen, Anabel Diaz, Jelena Markovic Ostojic, Kurt Højlund, David M Hougaard, Anders Nymark Christensen, Torben Leo Nielsen, Marianne Skovsager Andersen
BACKGROUND: Men with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) often have lowered testosterone levels and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Ectopic fat increases the risk of CVD, whereas subcutaneous gluteofemoral fat protects against CVD and has a beneficial adipokine secreting profile. HYPOTHESIS: Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may reduce the content of ectopic fat and improve the adipokine profile in men with T2D. DESIGN AND METHODS: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study in 39 men aged 50-70 years with T2D and bioavailable testosterone levels <7...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522364/inhibition-of-mir-181a-protects-female-mice-from-transient-focal-cerebral-ischemia-by-targeting-astrocyte-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE
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Creed M Stary, Lijun Xu, Le Li, Xiaoyun Sun, Yi-Bing Ouyang, Xiaoxing Xiong, Jing Zhao, Rona G Giffard
Whether the effect of miR-181a is sexually dimorphic in stroke is unknown. Prior work showed protection of male mice with miR-181a inhibition. Estrogen receptor-α (ERα) is an identified target of miR181 in endometrium. Therefore we investigated the separate and joint effects of miR-181a inhibition and 17β-estradiol (E2) replacement after ovariectomy. Adult female mice were ovariectomized and implanted with an E2- or vehicle-containing capsule for 14d prior to 1h middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Each group received either miR-181a antagomir or mismatch control by intracerebroventricular injection 24h before MCAO...
May 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516751/growth-hormone-therapy-and-brain-tumors
#17
Akira Teramoto
As one of the projects of the Adverse Events Study Group of the Foundation for Growth Science in Japan, the literatures on the recurrence and / or regrowth or new formation of brain tumors in patients treated with growth hormone (GH) were reviewed. Since the tumor volume of the sellar lesion can be accurately evaluated only by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the related literatures published after 1990 were retrieved by searching under keywords, such as GH, replacement therapy, brain tumor, recurrence, tumor formation, etc...
March 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516313/dynamic-changes-in-aortic-impedance-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-its-impact-on-exploratory-outcome
#18
Yukari Kobayashi, Juyong B Kim, Kegan J Moneghetti, Yuhei Kobayashi, Ran Zhang, Daniel A Brenner, Ryan O'Malley, Ingela Schnittger, Michael Fischbein, D Craig Miller, Alan C Yeung, David Liang, Francois Haddad, William F Fearon
Valvulo-arterial impedance (Zva) has been shown to predict worse outcome in medically managed aortic stenosis (AS) patients. We aimed to investigate the association between Zva and left ventricular (LV) adaptation and to explore the predictive value of Zva for cardiac functional recovery and outcome after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We prospectively enrolled 128 patients with AS who underwent TAVR. Zva was calculated as: (systolic blood pressure + mean transaortic gradient)/stroke volume index)...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515906/measurement-accuracy-of-total-cell-volume-by-automated-dialyzer-reprocessing-a-prospective-cohort-study
#19
Chatchai Kreepala, Aroonchai Sangpanich, Phirudee Boonchoo, Warit Rungsrithananon
INTRODUCTION: Dialyzer reprocessing machines have replaced human labor in preparing re-usable dialyzers. It also made the process of total cell volume (TCV) measurement become faster. Nevertheless, there has been a lack of data on efficacy of weight evaluation on TCV by machine compared to volume evaluation by the conventional method. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of TCV measurement performed by Kidney-Kleen(®) reprocessing machine, produced by MEDITOP Company in Thailand, compared to that of the conventional method...
June 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511305/-value-of-heart-rate-as-an-optimum-index-in-evaluating-physical-labor-intensity
#20
J Wang, L Cai, X W Chen, G H An, H X Shen, Q Ma
Objective: To investigate the possibility of heart rate as an optimum index for evaluating physical labor intensity. Methods: From September to October, 2015, a total of 111 male young adults were selected as study subjects. A cycle ergometer was used for exercise at different intensities (20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160, and 180 W) , and the exercise at each intensity lasted for 6 minutes. The subjects wore the K4b2 portable cardiopulmonary function testing instrument for the real-time monitoring of heart rate (HR) , pulmonary ventilation volume (Ve) , oxygen consumption (VO(2)) , and energy metabolic rate (E) ...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
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