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Audrey Adji, Thomas Weber, Caroline O'Brien, Michael O'Rourke, Alberto Avolio
OBJECTIVE: Relative ease of estimating of Ascending Aortic (AA) pressure non-invasively enables interpretation of age-related pressure waveform changes due to altered pulse wave propagation. AA flow velocity waveforms, measured invasively by ElectroMagnetic (EM) cuff/ catheter, and non-invasively by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) also show characteristic aging changes attributable to aortic dilation and subtle impairment of Left Ventricular (LV) function. Conventional Doppler waveforms do not...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Amit Patel, C Prakash Gyawali
The utilization of impedance technology has enhanced our understanding and assessment of esophageal dysmotility. Esophageal high-resolution manometry (HRM) catheters incorporated with multiple impedance electrodes help assess esophageal bolus transit, and the combination is termed high-resolution impedance manometry (HRIM). Novel metrics have been developed with HRIM-including esophageal impedance integral ratio, bolus flow time, nadir impedance pressure, and impedance bolus height-that augments the assessment of esophageal bolus transit...
November 2016: Current Gastroenterology Reports
Aldo Bonso, Mauro Fantinel, Giovanna Scalchi, Sabrina Ferrara, Stefano Indiani, Federico Calore, Claudia Licciardello
AIMS: The effectiveness of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation relies on detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the left atrium (LA) and pulmonary veins (PVs). It is common to combine computed tomography/magnetic resonance (CT/MR) with imaging by electroanatomical (EA) mapping systems. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of LA anatomical reconstruction by 'One Model' and 'VeriSense' tools (Ensite Velocity 3.0, St Jude Medical), compared with CT/MR imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-two patients with AF underwent pre-procedural imaging (97% CT-scan, 3% MR imaging) and transcatheter ablation of PVs...
October 4, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Ryan Davey, Amresh Raina
Hemodynamic monitoring has long formed the cornerstone of heart failure (HF) and pulmonary hypertension diagnosis and management. We review the long history of invasive hemodynamic monitors initially using pulmonary artery (PA) pressure catheters in the hospital setting, to evaluating the utility of a number of implantable devices that can allow for ambulatory determination of intracardiac pressures. Although the use of indwelling PA catheters has fallen out of favor in a number of settings, implantable devices have afforded clinicians an opportunity for objective determination of a patient's volume status and pulmonary pressures...
September 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
Audrey Adji, Thomas Weber, Caroline O'Brien, Michael O'Rourke, Alberto Avolio
OBJECTIVE: Relative ease of estimating of Ascending Aortic (AA) pressure non-invasively enables interpretation of age-related pressure waveform changes due to altered pulse wave propagation. AA flow velocity waveforms, measured invasively by ElectroMagnetic (EM) cuff/ catheter, and non-invasively by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) also show characteristic aging changes attributable to aortic dilation and subtle impairment of Left Ventricular (LV) function. Conventional Doppler waveforms do not...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Gerard Amorós-Figueras, Esther Jorge, Tomás García-Sánchez, Ramón Bragós, Javier Rosell-Ferrer, Juan Cinca
Myocardial electrical impedance is a biophysical property of the heart that is influenced by the intrinsic structural characteristics of the tissue. Therefore, the structural derangements elicited in a chronic myocardial infarction should cause specific changes in the local systolic-diastolic myocardial impedance, but this is not known. This study aimed to characterize the local changes of systolic-diastolic myocardial impedance in a healed myocardial infarction model. Six pigs were successfully submitted to 150 min of left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery occlusion followed by reperfusion...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
Serhat Bor, Askin Erdogan, Berna Bayrakci, Esra Yildirim, Rukiye Vardar
Obesity increases the risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The majority of the reflux attacks occur postprandially. The influence of the speed of food intake on gastroesophageal reflux events is unclear in obese patients. To determine the influence of the speed of food intake on intraesophageal reflux events in obese patients with and without GERD. A total of 26 obese female patients were recruited. The patients underwent esophageal manometry to evaluate the upper limit of the lower esophageal sphincter and subsequently placement of a Multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (MII-pH) catheter...
September 15, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
J E Fortunato, R B D'Agostino, M O Lively
BACKGROUND: Pepsin in saliva is a proposed biomarker for oropharyngeal reflux. Pepsin may be prevalent in saliva from subjects with gastro-esophageal reflux and may correlate with proximal reflux by intraluminal impedance/pH monitoring (MII/pH). METHODS: Patients (3 days to 17.6 years, n=90) undergoing 24-hour MII/pH monitoring and asymptomatic controls (2 months to 13.7 years, n=43) were included. Salivary pepsin was determined using a pepsin enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
September 7, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Brian J Kim, Willa Jin, Alexander Baldwin, Lawrence Yu, Eisha Christian, Mark D Krieger, J Gordon McComb, Ellis Meng
Neurosurgical ventricular shunts inserted to treat hydrocephalus experience a cumulative failure rate of 80 % over 12 years; obstruction is responsible for most failures with a majority occurring at the proximal catheter. Current diagnosis of shunt malfunction is imprecise and involves neuroimaging studies and shunt tapping, an invasive measurement of intracranial pressure and shunt patency. These patients often present emergently and a delay in care has dire consequences. A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) patency sensor was developed to enable direct and quantitative tracking of shunt patency in order to detect proximal shunt occlusion prior to the development of clinical symptoms thereby avoiding delays in treatment...
October 2016: Biomedical Microdevices
Jason S Chinitz, Sunil Kapur, Chirag Barbhaiya, Saurabh Kumar, Roy John, Laurence M Epstein, Usha Tedrow, William G Stevenson, Gregory F Michaud
OBJECTIVE: To correlate impedance decrease during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation with lesion durability and PV conduction recovery demonstrated during redo procedures. BACKGROUND: Markers of successful ablation beyond acute conduction block are needed to improve durability of pulmonary vein (PV) isolation (PVI). Local impedance decrease resulting from ablation is a real-time marker of tissue heating and is correlated with lesion creation. METHODS: Impedance changes associated with point-by-point radiofrequency ablation in the PV antra were recorded during 167 consecutive first-time AF ablations...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Paul A Gould, Cameron Booth, Kieran Dauber, Kevin Ng, Andrew Claughton, Gerald C Kaye
INTRODUCTION: This study sought to investigate specific contact force (CF) parameters to guide Cavotricuspid Isthmus (CTI) ablation and compare the outcome with a historical control cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients (30) undergoing CTI ablation were enrolled prospectively in the Study cohort and compared with a retrospective Control cohort of 30 patients. Ablation in the Study cohort was performed using CF parameters >10g and < 40 g and a Force Time Integral (FTI) of 800 ± 10 gs...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Martina Scharitzer, Johannes Lenglinger, Wolfgang Schima, Michael Weber, Claudia Ringhofer, Peter Pokieser
OBJECTIVES: To compare videofluoroscopy that included a tablet test with impedance planimetry (EndoFLIP(®)) for the evaluation of oesophageal stenosis in patients with dysphagia. METHODS: In 56 patients, videofluoroscopic examinations following the transit of a 14-mm tablet were retrospectively reviewed and correlated with impedance planimetry findings, a catheter-based method using impedance planimetry to display the oesophageal diameter estimates. Additional findings assessed were the occurrence of symptoms during tablet passage and evaluation of oesophageal motility...
August 23, 2016: European Radiology
Lara Ferris, Nathalie Rommel, Sebastian Doeltgen, Ingrid Scholten, Stamatiki Kritas, Rammy Abu-Assi, Lisa McCall, Grace Seiboth, Katie Lowe, David Moore, Jenny Faulks, Taher Omari
OBJECTIVES: To determine which objective pressure-impedance measures of pharyngeal swallowing function correlated with clinically assessed severity of oropharyngeal dysphagia (OPD) symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Forty-five children with OPD and 34 control children without OPD were recruited and up to 5 liquid bolus swallows were recorded with a solid-state high-resolution manometry with impedance catheter. Individual measures of pharyngeal and upper esophageal sphincter (UES) function and a swallow risk index composite score were derived for each swallow, and averaged data for patients with OPD were compared with those of control children without OPD...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Y Tayyareci, R Dworakowski, P Kogoj, J Reiken, C Kenny, P MacCarthy, O Wendler, M J Monaghan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of mitral geometry, left ventricular (LV) remodelling and global LV afterload on mitral regurgitation (MR) after trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS: In this study, 60 patients who underwent TAVI were evaluated by 3D echocardiography at baseline, 1 month and 6 months after procedure. The proportional change in MR following TAVI was determined by examining the percentage change in vena contracta (VC) at 6 months...
September 2016: Echo Research and Practice
Hao Xu, Yimin Huang, Wei Jiao, Wei Sun, Ran Li, Jiaqing Li, Ting Lei
Shunt infection is a morbid complication of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting. The catheters with a hydrophilic surface may impede bacterial adherence and thereby reduce catheter-related CSF infection.A retrospective study compared the occurrence of CSF infection related to use of either standard silastic catheters or hydrogel-coated ventricular catheters (Bioglide, Medtronic). The enrolment was available to neurosurgery patients undergoing shunt surgery from October 2012 to 2015 in two centers. The follow-up period was more than months...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
C Cock, L Besanko, S Kritas, C M Burgstad, A Thompson, R Heddle, R J L Fraser, T I Omari
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia becomes more common in old age. We performed high-resolution impedance manometry (HRIM) in asymptomatic healthy adults (including an older cohort >80 years) to assess HRIM findings in relation to bolus clearance. METHODS: Esophageal HRIM was performed in a sitting posture in 45 healthy volunteers (n = 30 young control, mean age 37 ± 11 years and n = 15 older subjects aged 85 ± 4 years) using a 3.2-mm solid-state catheter (Solar GI system; MMS, Enschede, The Netherlands) with 25 pressure (1-cm spacing) and 12 impedance segments (2-cm intervals)...
June 26, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Pasi P Karjalainen, Wail Nammas, Tuomas Paana
An 83-year-old lady had a DDDR pacemaker inserted in 1997 for symptomatic atrioventricular block. She underwent battery replacement in 2008. In 2010, she developed atrial fibrillation; the pacemaker was switched to VVIR mode. During the last 2years, ventricular lead threshold increased progressively. In December 2015, she presented for elective battery replacement. After successful battery replacement, the ventricular lead threshold remained high; therefore, we implanted a leadless transcatheter pacemaker, via femoral vein access, using a dedicated catheter delivery system...
July 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
Young Dae Cho, Jong Kook Rhim, Dong Hyun Yoo, Hyun-Seung Kang, Jeong Eun Kim, Won-Sang Cho, Moon Hee Han
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transarterial access to dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs) has been popularized by device improvements and novel embolic materials. However, this approach is limited in the cavernous sinus (CS) because of related complications and low cure rates. Although a transvenous approach, via ipsilateral inferior petrosal sinus (IPS), may be more suitable for CS-dAVFs, microcatheter delivery is occasionally impeded by ipsilateral IPS occlusion. Described herein is a microguidewire looping method to breach such occlusions, thus enabling access to CS lesions...
October 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
Thomas L Carroll, Kael Nahikian, Ammar Asban, Daniel Wiener
OBJECTIVES: Prior studies demonstrate inconsistent diagnostic strategies for laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR) patients who are offered laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (Nissen). Superior symptom resolution outcomes are demonstrated in patients with accompanying typical gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) symptoms. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of selecting patients with LPR complaints for Nissen using full column, dual pH impedance catheters (multichannel intraluminal impedance catheters [MII])...
September 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Johanna Savilampi, Taher Omari, Anders Magnuson, Rebecca Ahlstrand
BACKGROUND: Exposure to remifentanil increases the incidence of pulmonary aspiration in healthy volunteers. This effect may be explained by impairment of airway defence mechanisms and/or altered swallowing function. Pressure-flow analysis is a technique that allows objective assessment of swallowing based on pressure-impedance patterns recorded during bolus swallowing. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to use pressure-flow analysis to quantify the effect of remifentanil on healthy pharyngeal swallowing and to compare these effects with morphine...
September 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
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