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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217371/pathogenic-mechanisms-of-pancreatitis
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REVIEW
Murli Manohar, Alok Kumar Verma, Sathisha Upparahalli Venkateshaiah, Nathan L Sanders, Anil Mishra
Pancreatitis is inflammation of pancreas and caused by a number of factors including pancreatic duct obstruction, alcoholism, and mutation in the cationic trypsinogen gene. Pancreatitis is represented as acute pancreatitis with acute inflammatory responses and; chronic pancreatitis characterized by marked stroma formation with a high number of infiltrating granulocytes (such as neutrophils, eosinophils), monocytes, macrophages and pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs). These inflammatory cells are known to play a central role in initiating and promoting inflammation including pancreatic fibrosis, i...
February 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216363/durable-outcomes-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-with-zenith-tx1-and-tx2-devices
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Jocelyn M Beach, Yuki Kuramochi, Corey Brier, Eric E Roselli, Matthew J Eagleton
OBJECTIVE: Long-term data regarding the safety and durability of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) are limited. The study objective was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of TEVAR in high-risk patients with descending thoracic aortic pathology. METHODS: High-risk patients were treated with thoracic endografts (2001-2011) under a prospective, physician-sponsored, investigational device exemption trial. Three-dimensional reconstructions and measurements were performed on computed tomography scans acquired before discharge, at 1, 6, and 12 months, and then yearly thereafter...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216358/outcomes-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-using-aortic-arch-chimney-stents-in-high-risk-patients
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Igor Voskresensky, Salvatore T Scali, Robert J Feezor, Javairiah Fatima, Kristina A Giles, Rosamaria Tricarico, Scott A Berceli, Adam W Beck
BACKGROUND: Aortic arch disease is a challenging clinical problem, especially in high-risk patients, in whom open repair can have morbidity and mortality rates of 30% to 40% and 2% to 20%, respectively. Aortic arch chimney (AAC) stents used during thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) are a less invasive treatment strategy than open repair, but the current literature is inconclusive about the role of this technology. The focus of this analysis is on our experience with TEVAR and AAC stents...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216355/innovative-postmarket-device-evaluation-using-a-quality-registry-to-monitor-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-in-the-treatment-of-aortic-dissection
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Adam W Beck, Joseph V Lombardi, Dorothy B Abel, J Pablo Morales, Danica Marinac-Dabic, Grace Wang, Ali Azizzadeh, John Kern, Mark Fillinger, Rodney White, Jack L Cronenwett, Richard P Cambria
OBJECTIVE: United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-mandated postapproval studies have long been a mainstay of the continued evaluation of high-risk medical devices after initial marketing approval; however, these studies often present challenges related to patient/physician recruitment and retention. Retrospective single-center studies also do not fully represent the spectrum of real-world performance nor are they likely to have a sufficiently large enough sample size to detect important signals...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216353/left-subclavian-artery-revascularization-in-zone-2-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-is-associated-with-lower-stroke-risk-across-all-aortic-diseases
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Rhiannon J Bradshaw, S Sadie Ahanchi, Obie Powell, Sebastian Larion, Colin Brandt, Michael C Soult, Jean M Panneton
BACKGROUND: The best management strategy for the left subclavian artery (LSA) in pathologic processes of the aorta requiring zone 2 thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) remains controversial. We compared LSA coverage with or without revascularization as well as the different means of LSA revascularization. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients with any aortic diseases who underwent zone 2 TEVAR deployment from 2007 to 2014. Primary end points included 30-day stroke and 30-day spinal cord injury (SCI)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216216/a-novel-utility-of-facilitated-antegrade-dissection-re-entry-technique-to-recanalize-chronic-total-occlusions
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Nikhil V Joshi, James C Spratt, Simon Wilson, Simon J Walsh, Colm G Hanratty
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February 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212053/transthoracic-echocardiography-pitfalls-and-limitations-as-delineated-at-cardiac-ct-and-mr-imaging
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Sachin B Malik, Natalie Chen, Rex A Parker, Joe Y Hsu
Transthoracic echocardiography ( TTE transthoracic echocardiography ) is a critical tool in the field of clinical cardiology. It often serves as one of the first-line imaging modalities in the evaluation of cardiac disease owing to its low cost, portability, widespread availability, lack of ionizing radiation, and ability to evaluate both anatomy and function of the heart. Consequently, a large majority of patients undergoing a cardiac computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examination will have a TTE transthoracic echocardiography available for review...
February 17, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202062/isolated-igg4-related-sclerosing-cholangitis-misdiagnosed-as-malignancy-in-an-area-with-endemic-cholangiocarcinoma-a-case-report
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Narongsak Rungsakulkij, Pattana Sornmayura, Penampai Tannaphai
BACKGROUND: The most common cause of perihilar obstruction is cholangiocarcinoma, especially in Thailand. Benign perihilar stricture represents less than 20% of cases. IgG4-related disease and IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis, however, have been receiving increased recognition. Isolated IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis is less common. The preoperative diagnosis of IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis without pancreatic involvement is very difficult because the clinical presentation and preoperative evaluation are extremely difficult to distinguish from perihilar cholangiocarcinoma...
February 15, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190547/surgical-outcomes-of-chronic-descending-dissections-type-i-versus-iii-debakey
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Ivancarmine Gambardella, Mario Gaudino, Christopher Lau, Monica Munjal, Mohamed Elsayed, Leonard N Girardi
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the results of open operation for the treatment of descending thoracic aneurysm (DTA) and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) in patients with DeBakey type I versus type III chronic aortic dissection. METHODS: We reviewed our institutional aortic database and compared the results of open repair in patients with type I versus type III chronic aortic dissection. Between 1997 and 2015, 726 patients underwent open DTA or TAAA repair at our institution...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188038/tunneled-central-venous-catheters-in-children-with-malignant-and-chronic-diseases-a-comparison-of-open-vs-percutaneous-implantation
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Lea-Valeska Blum, Ulf Abdel-Rahman, Thomas Klingebiel, Henning Fiegel, Stefan Gfroerer, Udo Rolle
PURPOSE: Tunneled central venous catheters (tCVCs) are routinely used for long-term venous access in children with cancer and chronic diseases. They may be inserted by surgical venous cut-down or percutaneously. The aim of this study was to compare the operative times and intraoperative complications of both techniques. METHODS: This study compared group A (surgical venous cut-down, years 2002-2006) with group B (percutaneous, years 2008-2012). Patient characteristics, operative times, and intraoperative complications were obtained from surgical reports...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185463/-lymphoedema-following-regional-lymph-node-surgery-for-breast-cancer
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P Vrtělová, O Coufal, V Fait, L Gabrielová, O Zapletal
BACKGROUND: The treatment of breast cancer is based on the multimodal principle and surgery of regional lymph nodes is an inseparable part of this. Indication criteria are changing constantly folowing advances in other modalities. It is necessary to consider not only the diagnostic or therapeutic benefit but also to take into account adverse effects. Previous studies have demonstrated that axillary dissection (ALND) is burdened by a high frequency of chronic lymphoedema of the arm or chest wall; however, a considerable percentage of patients may also suffer from lymphoedema after sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183174/the-petticoat-concept-for-endovascular-treatment-of-type-b-aortic-dissection
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Luca Bertoglio, Enrico Rinaldi, Germano Melissano, Roberto Chiesa
INTRODUCTION: A systematic literature search on outcomes of the PETTICOAT technique was aimed at verifying the feasibility and safety of the procedure, comparing clinical outcomes with standard stent-grafting of the proximal entry tear as well as describing the possible benefits in terms of aortic remodeling. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Potentially eligible papers were sought through a computerized search of MEDLINE and SCOPUS databases between January 2006 and June 2016...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181450/management-of-iatrogenic-aortal-dissection-as-a-complication-of-coronary-intervention-wait-and-watch
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Rajesh Dandale, Alexander Krapivsky, Feraydoon Niroomand
Iatrogenic aortic dissection (AD) is quite a rare complication during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The exact mechanism of iatrogenic AD during PCI is unknown. A standard of care in the management of iatrogenic AD is still lacking. We describe a case of an 83-year-old man, with an aortocoronary bypass graft, who underwent complex PCI with rotational atherectomy catheterization with a radial approach for a chronic right coronary artery stenosis, complicated by AD. According to our experience, retrograde dissection into the aorta during PCI can be sealed with a coronary stent that covers the coronary ostium and should be treated conservatively in most circumstances, unless complication like extension of dissection into other vessels or pericardial effusion or hemodynamic instability occurs...
February 9, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180096/the-frozen-elephant-trunk-technique-european-association-for-cardio-thoracic-surgery-position-and-bologna-experience
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REVIEW
Luca Di Marco, Antonio Pantaleo, Alessandro Leone, Giacomo Murana, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Davide Pacini
Complex lesions of the thoracic aorta are traditionally treated in 2 surgical steps with the elephant trunk technique. A relatively new approach is the frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique, which potentially allows combined lesions of the thoracic aorta to be treated in a 1-stage procedure combining endovascular treatment with conventional surgery using a hybrid prosthesis. These are very complex and time-consuming operations, and good results can be obtained only if appropriate strategies for myocardial, cerebral, and visceral protection are adopted...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174411/-primary-lung-cancer-associated-with-dilated-phase-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-report-of-a-case
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Takehiro Sakai, Takao Tsushima, Daisuke Kimura, Ryo Hatanaka, Masahiro Sawada, Yutaka Sato
A 66-year-old man diagnosed as dilated phase of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (D-HCM) was pointed out an abnormal shadow on routine chest radiography. The patient had past medical history of hypertension, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The computed tomography showed a 3.8 cm-sized tumor in the left lower lobe of the lung, and histopathological examination revealed squamous cell carcinoma (cT2aN0-1M0, cStage I B-II A). Cardiosonography showed diffuse hypokinesis from basal to mid area, and ejection fraction was 36...
February 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159859/surgical-indication-for-chronic-aortic-dissection-in-descending-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-aorta
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Tatsuya Oda, Kenji Minatoya, Hiroaki Sasaki, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yoshimasa Seike, Tatsuya Itonaga, Yosuke Inoue, Masahiro Higashi, Kunihiro Nishimura, Junjiro Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: To address the lack of information about the size of ruptures associated with chronic dissection in the descending and thoracoabdominal aorta, we evaluated the natural history of this pathology. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed data from 571 patients (mean age, 69.4±11.6 years) with unrepaired chronic aortic dissection in the descending or thoracoabdominal aorta with a maximal aortic diameter of ≥3.5 cm from 2007 to 2014. This was a cross-sectional study...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159735/the-microenvironment-in-human-myeloid-malignancies-emerging-concepts-and-therapeutic-implications
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Hind Medyouf
Similar to their healthy counterpart, malignant hematopoietic stem cells in myeloid malignancies such as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), reside in a highly complex and dynamic cellular microenvironment in the bone marrow. This environment provides key regulatory signals for and tightly controls cardinal features of HSCs, including self-renewal, quiescence, differentiation and migration. These features are essential to maintaining cellular homeostasis and blood regeneration throughout life...
February 3, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158902/metformin-attenuates-albumin-induced-alterations-in-renal-tubular-cells-in-vitro
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Soumaya Allouch, Shankar Munusamy
Proteinuria (albuminuria) plays a crucial role in the etiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) via alteration of multiple signaling pathways and cellular process in renal cells. The objectives of this study are to investigate the effects of activation of the energy-sensing molecule AMP-activated kinase (AMPK) in renal cells using metformin on endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, AKT, mTOR, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), autophagy and apoptosis that are thought to mediate renal cell injury during proteinuria, and to dissect the AMPK- and non-AMPK mediated effects of metformin using an in vitro model of albumin-induced renal cell injury...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154579/rare-presentation-of-left-lower-lobe-pulmonary-artery-dissection
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René Hako, Ján Fedačko, Štefan Tóth, Radoslav Morochovič, Pavol Kristian, Tímea Pekárová, Petri Tuomainen, Daniel Pella
Background. Pulmonary arterial dissection with chronic pulmonary arterial hypertension as its major cause is a very rare but life-threatening condition. In most cases the main pulmonary trunk is the affected site usually without involvement of its branches. Segmental or lobar pulmonary artery dissection is extremely rare. Case Presentation. We report a unique case of left lower lobe pulmonary artery dissection in a 70-year-old male, with confirmed chronic pulmonary hypertension. To confirm dissection MDCT pulmonary angiography was used...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145879/late-double-barrel-lumen-following-successful-cto-pci-using-the-crossboss-stingray-system
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James Roy, David Rees, David Ramsay, James Weaver
There remains limited randomized controlled trials on long-term clinical outcomes after chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention (CTO-PCI). New techniques involving dissection of the subintimal space and reentry into the true lumen increase success rates in CTO-PCI. However, their longer-term safety and efficacy remain unknown and poorly studied. We present a case of double-lumen formation seen at 1 year post CTO-PCI using subintimal dissection reentry with late restoration of major side branches...
February 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
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