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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431053/occurrence-of-simultaneous-cathodal-anodal-capture-with-left-ventricular-quadripolar-leads-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-an-electrocardiogram-evaluation
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Eraldo Occhetta, Gabriele Dell'Era, Ailia Giubertoni, Andrea Magnani, Francesco Rametta, Alessandro Blandino, Vincenzo Magnano, Maurizio Malacrida, Paolo Marino
Aims: The occurrence of left ventricular (LV) anodal activation during pacing with modern multipolar cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) systems has never been reported. The aim of our study was to demonstrate, by means of electrocardiogram (ECG) analysis, the occurrence of simultaneous cathodal-anodal LV capture with quadripolar LV leads. Methods and Results: We studied 10 first-time recipients of a CRT device equipped with a quadripolar LV lead. During follow-up, standard supine 12-lead ECGs were obtained in available cathode-to-anode LV pacing configurations with a pulse amplitude equal to twice the pacing threshold...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429950/-can-robotic-rectal-cancer-surgery-improve-quality-of-total-mesorectal-excision
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D Langer, I Tučková, J Kalvach, M Ryska
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of total mesorectal excision (TME) in the 1980s was pivotal in the surgical treatment for rectal carcinoma (RC). Routinely applied TME led to a significant reduction in the incidence of local recurrences. The purpose of our paper is to present the results of our non-randomized study comparing prospectively acquired data from radical resection / rectal extirpation using classic open access, laparoscopy and da Vinci robotic system. METHOD: The study group included 116 patients with RC who underwent radical surgical treatment between 1/2014-12/2016, after which the collected resection specimens were assessed in pathology laboratories of the referring hospital using the Quirkes protocol...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429927/endovascular-correction-in-acute-bleeding-after-femoropopliteal-bypass-a-single-centre-experience
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Giulia Mazzitelli, Mariagnese Mele, Francesco Setacci, Giuseppe Galzerano, Gianmarco DE Donato, Domenico Benevento, Massimiliano W Guerrieri, Carlo Setacci
INTRODUCTION: The endovascular correction (EC) has emerged in recent years as a possible alternative to surgical revision (SR) in case of bleeding complications after peripheral bypass (PB) . The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of EC compared to SR in case of bleeding complications of PB. METHODS: From January 2004 to December 2014, we have submitted 32 patients to surgery for acute bleeding in previous PB (25 venous bypass, in situ or reversed, 6 PTFE bypass and 1 composite bypass)...
April 21, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429692/pulmonary-artery-and-right-ventricle-function-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Çetin Geçmen, Gamze Babür Güler, Suzan Hatipoğlu, Muzaffer Kahyaoğlu, Murat Çap, Servet İzci, Çağatay Önal, Emrah Erdoğan, Aykun Hakgör, Özkan Candan, Arzu Kalaycı, Tuba Unkun, İbrahim Akın İzgi
OBJECTIVE: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a complex developmental anomaly caused by abnormal aortic leaflet formation during valvulogenesis. The present study is an assessment of the effects of BAV disease on the ascending aorta and pulmonary artery (PA), and an evaluation of the consequences for systolic and diastolic functioning of the left and right ventricles. METHODS: Total of 66 patients were eligible for inclusion. Pulmonary artery maximum diameter (PAD) was obtained 1 cm distal to the pulmonary annulus...
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429515/a-device-to-measure-secretion-of-individual-sweat-glands-for-diagnosis-of-peripheral-neuropathy
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Adam J Loavenbruck, James S Hodges, Vincenzo Provitera, Maria Nolano, Gwen Wendelshafer-Crabb, William R Kennedy
INTRODUCTION: There is a need for quantitative, precise assessment of small fiber peripheral nerve function. We tested a customized camera device and protocol designed to quantify secretions of individual sweat glands (SGs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Testing was performed on 178 healthy controls and 20 neuropathy subjects. Sweating was stimulated on a 2.25 cm(2) skin area by iontophoresis of pilocarpine. The camera imaged sweat from 50-400 sweat ducts. We calculated secretion rate of individual SGs, total sweat volume, and number of secreting SGs at four body sites...
April 21, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428525/-total-arch-replacement-using-manufactured-frozen-elephant-trunk-after-acute-type-a-dissection-repair
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Makoto Hibino, Masato Mutsuga, Hideki Oshima, Yuji Narita, Tomonobu Abe, Kazuro Fujimoto, Yoshiyuki Tokuda, Akihiko Usui
The purpose of this study is to assess the result of total arch replacement(TAR) using manufactured frozen elephant trunk(FET) for chronic aortic dissection after initial repair including the effect of aortic remodeling by the FET. Between 2003 and 2015, we performed 11 TAR using manufactured FET. Initial repairs before were 9 ascending aortic replacements and 2 Bentall operations. The entry of residual dissection was located at arch in 7 and at distal anastomosis site in 4. There was no hospital death. The operative complication included 2 surgical site infection, 1 interstitial pneumonia and 1 paraplegia with almost full recovery...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428447/comparison-of-mid-term-graft-patency-between-on-pump-and-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Tatsuya Seki, Toshihito Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have compared on-pump coronary artery bypass (ONCAB) grafting with off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) grafting, but the optimal surgical strategy has yet to be established. Furthermore, there is limited evidence regarding mid-term graft patency rates. METHODS: Between April 2001 and March 2014, 365 consecutive patients underwent isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG; male: 75%; mean age: 69 ± 10 years). After propensity-score-matched analysis, we assessed the results of 67 patients in each group (ONCAB: group A, OPCAB: group B)...
April 19, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428437/bet-2-striking-the-right-balance-anticoagulation-and-isolated-distal-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Tom Jones, Dan Horner
A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether treatment of isolated distal deep vein thrombosis with therapeutic anticoagulation can reduce adverse clinical outcomes. A meta-analysis from 2011 and 11 subsequent directly relevant papers were found using the reported search strategy. Of these, 7 in total presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated...
May 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427972/endovascular-treatment-of-complex-distal-posterior-cerebral-artery-aneurysms-with-the-pipeline-embolization-device
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Paul Mazaris, Tapan Mehta, Mohammed Hussain, Violiza Inoa, Justin Singer, Gary Spiegel, Inam Kureshi, Martin Ollenschleger
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of our study is to assess the safety and efficacy of the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) for endovascular treatment of complex, distal posterior cerebral artery (PCA) aneurysms. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients who underwent endovascular treatment of complex PCA aneurysms with PED from November 2012 to December 2015. A total of 4 patients were identified and treated. 12 month angiographic and clinical follow-up was available for all patients...
April 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427299/effects-of-low-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-on-upper-extremity-motor-recovery-and-functional-outcomes-in-chronic-stroke-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ayhan Aşkın, Aliye Tosun, Ümit Seçil Demirdal
BACKGROUND: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) was suggested as a preconditioning method that would increase brain plasticity and that it would be optimal to combine rTMS with intensive rehabilitation. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of inhibitory rTMS on upper extremity motor recovery and functional outcomes in chronic ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, experimental group received low-frequency (LF) rTMS to the primary motor cortex of the unaffected side + physical therapy (PT), and control group received PT...
April 20, 2017: Somatosensory & Motor Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427125/-the-clinical-value-of-sudoscan-in-diagnosis-of-diabetic-distal-symmetrical-peripheral-neuropathy
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J J Ma, S L Hao, X T Cheng, Y Yuan
Objective: To evaluate the clinical value of SUDOSCAN in diagnosis of diabetic distal symmetrical peripheral neuropathy. Methods: According to the diagnostic criteria for multiple diabetic distal symmetrical peripheral neuropathy, a total of 130 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Department of Endocrinology, the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University between August 2015 and July 2016 were divided into two groups, diabetic peripheral neuropathy group (DPN group, 50 cases) and non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy group (NDPN group, 80 cases)...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425092/coffee-consumption-and-the-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-by-anatomical-subsite-in-japan-results-from-the-herpacc-studies
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Hiroko Senda Nakagawa, Hidemi Ito, Satoyo Hosono, Isao Oze, Hideo Tanaka, Keitaro Matsuo
Consumption of coffee, a popular beverage worldwide, has been associated with lower colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. Although CRC exhibits different biological characteristics by anatomical subsite, the possibly heterogeneous impact of coffee on CRC by anatomical subsite has remained unclear. Here, we conducted two case-control studies to examine the association between coffee consumption and CRC risk as well as risk by anatomic subsite among Japanese using data from the Hospital-based Epidemiological Research Program at Aichi Cancer Center I and II (HERPACC-I and II)...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424498/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-newly-developed-polylactic-acid-microsphere-as-an-injectable-bulking-agent-for-penile-augmentation-18-months-follow-up
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D Y Yang, K Ko, S H Lee, D G Moon, J W Kim, W K Lee
Polylactic acid (PLA) fillers are widely used for cosmetic volume augmentation. But, no study has evaluated the use of PLA filler in penile augmentation (PA No. 4). We evaluated the efficacy and safety of a newly developed PLA filler for PA during a 18-month follow-up period. A total of 23 healthy adult men were prospectively enrolled between June and November 2012. Penile girth was measured at proximal-, mid- and distal-shaft at baseline, 3, 6, 12 and 18 months following injection. Subjects' satisfaction was assessed with visual analogue scale (VAS)...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424222/randomized-comparison-of-paclitaxel-eluting-balloon-angioplasty-plus-stenting-versus-standard-balloon-angioplasty-plus-stenting-versus-directional-atherectomy-for-symptomatic-femoral-artery-disease-isar-stath
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Ilka Ott, Salvatore Cassese, Philipp Groha, Birgit Steppich, Martin Hadamitzky, Tareq Ibrahim, Sebastian Kufner, Karl Dewitz, Regina V Hiendlmayer, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Massimiliano Fusaro
Background -Atherosclerosis in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) is common in patients suffering from peripheral artery disease. Paclitaxel-eluting balloon (PEB) angioplasty, stenting and directional atherectomy (DA) have provided new options for the treatment of SFA disease, however the comparative efficacy remains uncertain. Methods -One hundred and fifty five patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease with de novo SFA stenotic or occlusive lesions were randomized to treatment with plain balloon angioplasty (BA) followed by PEB angioplasty and stenting (n=48), BA followed by stenting (n=52) or directional DA with distal protection and bailout stenting (n=55)...
April 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424049/findings-in-young-adults-at-colonoscopy-from-a-hospital-service-database-audit
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Stephanie Wong, Ilmars Lidums, Christophe Rosty, Andrew Ruszkiewicz, Susan Parry, Aung Ko Win, Yoko Tomita, Sina Vatandoust, Amanda Townsend, Dainik Patel, Jennifer E Hardingham, David Roder, Eric Smith, Paul Drew, Julie Marker, Wendy Uylaki, Peter Hewett, Daniel L Worthley, Erin Symonds, Graeme P Young, Timothy J Price, Joanne P Young
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosed at <50 years is predominantly located in the distal colon and rectum. Little is known about which lesion subtypes may serve as CRC precursors in young adults. The aim of this work was to document the prevalence and histological subtype of lesions seen in patients aged <50 years, and any associated clinical features. METHODS: An audit of the colonoscopy database at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia over a 12-month period was undertaken...
April 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423664/postoperative-fever-predicts-poor-prognosis-of-gastric-cancer
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Fan Feng, Yangzi Tian, Xuewen Yang, Li Sun, Liu Hong, Jianjun Yang, Man Guo, Xiao Lian, Daiming Fan, Hongwei Zhang
Data about prognostic value of postoperative fever in gastric cancer was lacking. Thus, the present study aims to investigate the prognostic value of postoperative fever in gastric cancer. From September 2008 to March 2015, 2938 gastric cancer patients were enrolled in the present study. Clinicopathological features were recoded. The association between postoperative fever and prognosis of gastric cancer were analyzed. There were 2294 male (78.1%) and 644 female (21.9%). Seven hundred and fifty-six patients suffered from fever...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423440/-results-after-distal-digital-replantation-is-it-worth-the-effort
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David Braig, Jan R Thiele, Vincenzo Penna, G Björn Stark, Steffen U Eisenhardt
There are only relative indications for distal digital replantation in zones 1 and 2 according to Tamai. In contrast to primary closure for fingertip amputations, replantation is a complex procedure that requires skills in supermicrosurgical techniques, as vessels with diameters between 0.3-0.8 mm are connected. In addition the time spent in hospital and the time off from work are longer. Distal digital replantation is thus only indicated, if the expected functional and aesthetic benefits surmount those of primary closure...
February 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422910/incremental-balloon-deflation-following-complete-reboa-results-in-steep-inflection-of-flow-and-rapid-reperfusion-in-a-large-animal-model-of-hemorrhagic-shock
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Anders J Davidson, Rachel M Russo, Sarah-Ashley E Ferencz, Jeremy W Cannon, Todd E Rasmussen, Lucas P Neff, M Austin Johnson, Timothy K Williams
INTRODUCTION: To avoid potential cardiovascular collapse after Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA), current guidelines recommend methodically deflating the balloon over 5 minutes to gradually reperfuse distal tissue beds. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that this approach may still result in unpredictable aortic flow rates and hemodynamic instability. We sought to characterize aortic flow dynamics following REBOA as the balloon is deflated in accordance with current practice guidelines...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422406/comparability-of-three-output-prediction-models-for-a-compact-passively-double-scattered-proton-therapy-system
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Sven Ferguson, Yong Chen, Clara Ferreira, Mohammad Islam, Vance P Keeling, Andy Lau, Salahuddin Ahmad, Hosang Jin
The purpose of this study was to investigate comparability of three output prediction models for a compact double-scattered proton therapy system. Two published output prediction models are commissioned for our Mevion S250 proton therapy system. Model A is a correction-based model (Sahoo et al., Med Phys, 2008;35(11):5088-5097) and model B is an analytical model which employs a function of r = (R'-M')/M' (Kooy et al., Phys Med Biol, 2005;50:5487-5456) where R' is defined as depth of distal 100% dose with straggling and M' is the width between distal 100% dose and proximal 100% dose with straggling instead of the theoretical definition due to more accurate output prediction...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421975/-analysis-of-variation-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-distal-radius-fracture
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M M J Walenkamp, M A M Mulders, C A Selles, J C Goslings, G P Westert, N W L Schep
OBJECTIVE: The optimum treatment of patients with distal radius fracture has not been entirely clarified resulting in possible major variations between hospitals in the number of patients undergoing surgical treatment. The objective of this study was to examine the variation in surgical treatment rates of patients with distal radius fractures across Dutch hospitals. DESIGN: Retrospective study. METHOD: Aggregated data for all patients with a distal radius fracture were obtained for 2012 and 2013 on the basis of reimbursement codes...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
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