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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544828/acute-aortic-regurgitation-in-the-current-era-of-percutaneous-treatment-pathophysiology-and-hemodynamics
#1
Baris Bugan, Erkan Yildirim, Murat Celik, Uygar Cagdas Yuksel
Aortic regurgitation (AR) is characterized by the backflow of blood from the aorta to the left ventricle. Acute AR typically causes severe pulmonary edema and hypotension, and is a surgical emergency. In chronic AR, however, compensatory mechanisms can clinically compensate for years, with normal left ventricular function and no symptoms. While the hemodynamic mechanisms of chronic AR on the left ventricle are well described, the hemodynamic mechanisms of acute AR are not clear. Most of the literature on acute AR includes either small series or case reports...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544782/rationale-and-design-of-amphilimus-sirolimus-eluting-stents-versus-zotarolimus-eluting-stents-in-all-comers-requiring-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-recre8-a-multicenter-randomized-clinical-trial
#2
Rik Rozemeijer, Mèra Stein, Peter Frambach, Michiel Voskuil, Adriaan O Kraaijeveld, Ramón Rodríguez-Olivares, Leo Timmers, Bruno Pereira, Saskia Z Rittersma, Pierfrancesco Agostoni, Pieter A Doevendans, Pieter R Stella
BACKGROUND: Amphilimus sirolimus-eluting stents (A-SES) represent a novel elution technology in the current era of drug-eluting stents with promising results in patients with diabetes mellitus. At present no large trial has been designed to evaluate clinical outcomes of A-SES as compared to new-generation drug-eluting stents in unselected patients. Accordingly, we designed this trial to evaluate clinical noninferiority of A-SES as compared with zotarolimus-eluting stents (ZES) in a real-world, all-comers setting...
May 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544361/drug-coated-balloons-for-the-treatment-of-in-stent-restenosis-in-diabetic-patients-a-review-of-currently-available-scientific-data
#3
Alberto Minacapelli, Davide Piraino, Dario Buccheri, Bernardo Cortese
After the introduction of drug eluting stent (DES) the rate of in-stent restenosis (ISR) has decreased if compared to the BMS era; however, treatment of patients with ISR remained a major issue for the interventional cardiologist. DES has been largely used with good results also as second layer for the treatment of ISR, but the overall percentage of patients suffering from restenosis still remains high, especially in some subgroups of patients as ones with diabetes mellitus (DM). In this clinical scenario, drug coated balloon (DCB) has been gaining an important role for the treatment of ISR...
May 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543959/epidemiology-of-urothelial-carcinoma
#4
REVIEW
Jun Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Nishiyama
The epithelium lining is defined as the mucosal surfaces of the renal collecting tubules, calyces and pelvis, as well as the ureter, bladder and urethra. The term "urothelium" is used to refer to these surfaces. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma is a rare subset of urothelial cancers with a poor prognosis. Urinary bladder cancer is the most common malignancy involving the urinary system. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma is more common in men than in women, with a male-to-female ratio of 2:1. The incidence of urinary bladder cancer is also higher in men...
May 21, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543953/improved-technical-success-postnatal-outcomes-and-refined-predictors-of-outcome-for-fetal-aortic-valvuloplasty
#5
Kevin G Friedman, Lynn A Sleeper, Lindsay R Freud, Audrey C Marshall, Max E Godfrey, Monika Drogosz, Terra Lafranchi, Carol B Benson, Louise E Wilkins-Haug, Wayne Tworetzky
BACKGROUND: Fetal aortic valvuloplasty (FAV) may prevent progression of mid-gestation aortic stenosis (AS) to hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). METHODS: We evaluate outcomes in 123 fetuses that underwent FAV between 2000 and 2015. We analyze whether technical success and biventricular (Biv) outcome changed from the early era (2000-08) to a more recent era (2009-15) and identify pre-FAV predictors of Biv outcome. We developed CART models to predict the likelihood of Biv outcome...
May 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543881/a-review-of-blood-sample-handling-and-pre-processing-for-metabolomics-studies
#6
REVIEW
Vinicius Veri Hernandes, Coral Barbas, Danuta Dudzik
Metabolomics has been found to be applicable to a wide range of clinical studies, bringing a new era for improving clinical diagnostics, early disease detection, therapy prediction and treatment efficiency monitoring. A major challenge in metabolomics, particularly untargeted studies, is the extremely diverse and complex nature of biological specimens. Despite great advances in the field there still exist fundamental needs for considering pre-analytical variability that can introduce bias to the subsequent analytical process and decrease the reliability of the results and moreover confound final research outcomes...
May 19, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543165/recognition-of-early-mortality-in-multiple-myeloma-by-a-prediction-matrix
#7
Howard Terebelo, Shankar Srinivasan, Mohit Narang, Rafat Abonour, Cristina Gasparetto, Kathleen Toomey, James W Hardin, Gail Larkins, Amani Kitali, Robert M Rifkin, Jatin J Shah
Early mortality (EM; death ≤ 6 months from diagnosis) has been reported in several newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) trials. Before the era of novel agents, the incidence was 10%-14%. Causes of death included infections/pneumonia, renal failure, refractory disease, and cardiac events. Staging systems, such as the revised International Staging System (r-ISS), and prognostic factors including cytogenetics, lactate dehydrogenase levels, and myeloma-specific factors, are useful to assess overall prognosis; however, they cannot predict EM...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542862/subsequent-primary-malignancies-after-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-the-modern-treatment-era
#8
Li Tao, Christina A Clarke, Aaron S Rosenberg, Ranjana H Advani, Brian A Jonas, Christopher R Flowers, Theresa H M Keegan
With the addition of rituximab and other treatment advances, survival after diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has improved, but subsequent primary malignancies (SPMs) have emerged as an important challenge for DLBCL survivorship. We calculated standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for SPMs among 23 879 patients who survived at least 1 year after a first primary DLBCL diagnosed during 1989-2012, compared to the general population in California. Cumulative incidence (CMI) of SPMs, accounting for the competing risk of death, also was calculated...
May 25, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542699/direct-to-consumer-medical-testing-in-the-era-of-value-based-care
#9
Kimberly Lovett Rockwell
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May 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542351/risk-factors-for-hepatitis-c-seropositivity-among-young-people-who-inject-drugs-in-new-york-city-implications-for-prevention
#10
Benjamin Eckhardt, Emily R Winkelstein, Marla A Shu, Michael R Carden, Courtney McKnight, Don C Des Jarlais, Marshall J Glesby, Kristen Marks, Brian R Edlin
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains a significant problem in the United States, with people who inject drugs (PWID) disproportionately afflicted. Over the last decade rates of heroin use have more than doubled, with young persons (18-25 years) demonstrating the largest increase. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in New York City from 2005 to 2012 among young people who injected illicit drugs, and were age 18 to 35 or had injected drugs for ≤5 years, to examine potentially modifiable factors associated with HCV among young adults who began injecting during the era of syringe services...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542260/hookworm-infection-is-associated-with-decreased-cd4-t-cell-counts-in-hiv-infected-adult-ugandans
#11
Bozena M Morawski, Miya Yunus, Emmanuel Kerukadho, Grace Turyasingura, Logose Barbra, Andrew Mijumbi Ojok, Andrew DiNardo, Stefanie Sowinski, David R Boulware, Rojelio Mejia
Most studies evaluating epidemiologic relationships between helminths and HIV have been conducted in the pre-ART era, and evidence of the impact of helminth infections on HIV disease progression remains conflicting. Less is known about helminth infection and clinical outcomes in HIV-infected adults receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). We sampled HIV-infected adults for eight gastrointestinal parasites and correlated parasitic infection with demographic predictors, and clinical and immunologic outcomes. Contrasting with previous studies, we measured parasitic infection with a quantitative, highly sensitive and specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method...
May 25, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542110/pneumonia-after-liver-transplantation
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Stephanie A K Angarita, Tara A Russell, Fady M Kaldas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pneumonia occurs in 8-23% of patients after liver transplantation and contributes considerably to their morbidity and mortality. With the increasing acuity of liver transplantation patients in the current era, pneumonias, particularly ventilator-associated pneumonias, and multidrug-resistant pathogens, are of growing concern. RECENT FINDINGS: Postliver transplantation pneumonia cause varies with the timing of infection. In the early period (<1 month postliver transplantation), nosocomial pneumonias, including ventilator-associated pneumonias and multidrug-resistant species are most common...
May 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542071/vertical-rectus-abdominis-myocutaneous-versus-alternative-flaps-for-perineal-repair-after-abdominoperineal-excision-of-the-rectum-in-the-era-of-laparoscopic-surgery
#13
Mark Scott Johnstone
AIMS: Plastic surgical reconstruction of the perineum is often required after abdominoperineal excision of the rectum. Options for this reconstruction include a vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous (VRAM) flap, gluteal fasciocutaneous flap, and gracilis myocutaneous flap. Although the VRAM flap is well established at most centers, less experience exists with the gluteal and gracilis flaps. In the era of laparoscopic colorectal resection, plastic surgeons are being forced to use gluteal and gracilis flaps because the VRAM flap must be tunnelled intra-abdominally requiring laparotomy...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541594/interatrial-shunt-device-iasd%C3%A2-implantation-a-novel-treatment-method-for-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#14
Michał Kosowski, Piotr Kübler, Adam Kołodziej, Bartosz Krakowiak, Dorota Kustrzycka-Kratochwil, Janusz Sławin, Mateusz Sokolski, Jan Biegus, Robert Zymliński, Waldemar Banasiak, Piotr Ponikowski, Krzysztof Reczuch
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a condition with complex pathophysiology and clinical profile. No treatment has been proven to reduce mortality or reduce morbidity in a meaningful way. In the era of percutaneous cardiac interventions, a novel method of reducing left atrial pressure by creating an iatrogenic interatrial shunt has been introduced. We present a report of implantation of InterAtrial Shunt Device (IASD®) in three consecutive patients.
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540937/dental-caries
#15
REVIEW
Nigel B Pitts, Domenick T Zero, Phil D Marsh, Kim Ekstrand, Jane A Weintraub, Francisco Ramos-Gomez, Junji Tagami, Svante Twetman, Georgios Tsakos, Amid Ismail
Dental caries is a biofilm-mediated, sugar-driven, multifactorial, dynamic disease that results in the phasic demineralization and remineralization of dental hard tissues. Caries can occur throughout life, both in primary and permanent dentitions, and can damage the tooth crown and, in later life, exposed root surfaces. The balance between pathological and protective factors influences the initiation and progression of caries. This interplay between factors underpins the classification of individuals and groups into caries risk categories, allowing an increasingly tailored approach to care...
May 25, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540830/progress-in-the-management-of-primary-and-recurrent-ovarian-carcinomatosis-with-peritonectomy-procedure-and-hipec-in-a-high-volume-center
#16
A Arjona-Sanchez, S Rufián-Peña
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of advanced primary or recurrent ephitelial ovarian cancer still remains an open and a critical question. The addition of HIPEC to cytoreductive surgery has showed improving overall survival rates. The aim of our study is to describe the progress in its management in our Unit and what we have learned after more than 350 HIPEC procedures. METHODS: From 1997 to 2016 we conducted a retrospective analysis from a prospective database. We described and analyzed 4 cut-points, 1997-2004, 2009, 2012 and 2016...
March 29, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540670/open-adrenalectomy-in-the-era-of-laparoscopic-surgery-a-review
#17
REVIEW
Giovanni Taffurelli, Claudio Ricci, Riccardo Casadei, Saverio Selva, Francesco Minni
Open adrenalectomy still plays an important role in adrenal surgery. A review of the current literature has been carried out to discuss the main indication to open adrenalectomy with regards to the main adrenal pathologies. The authors underlined the role of open adrenalectomy on the basis of personal experience and a literature review. Indication to open adrenalectomy for adrenal cysts, myelolipomas, pheochromocytomas, metastases, adrenocortical carcinomas and tumour recurrences were analysed and discussed...
May 24, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540561/and-the-band-played-on-before-and-after
#18
William W Darrow
In fall 1987, Randy Shilts published his second book, "And the Band Played on: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic." The jacket proclaimed that "the epidemic spread widely because the federal government put budget ahead of the nation's welfare; health authorities placed political expediency before the public health; and scientists were more often more concerned with international prestige than saving lives." In the Prologue Shilts wrote, "The bitter truth was that AIDS did not just happen to America-it was allowed to happen by an array of institutions, all of which failed to perform their appropriate tasks to safeguard the public health...
May 24, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540229/ushering-in-the-era-of-penile-transplantation
#19
REVIEW
Alison M Rasper, Ryan P Terlecki
Penile transplantation is a novel approach to management of penile loss in the developing field of composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA). Prior management for significant penile loss has been free flap phalloplasty with issues related to function, cosmesis, and functional loss from the location of flap harvest. Transplantation has been an evolving field with advancement in CTA over the past several decades leading to the option of penile transplant. Management of penile injury with replantation provided some preliminary groundwork on the technical aspects for penile transplantation...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540121/comprehensive-preoperative-staging-system-for-endoscopic-single-and-multicorridor-approaches-to-juvenile-nasal-angiofibromas
#20
Trichy N Janakiram, Shilpee B Sharma, Ekkehard Kasper, Onkar Deshmukh, Iype Cherian
BACKGROUND: Juvenile nasal angiofibromas (JNA) is a benign lesion with high vascularity and propensity of bone erosion leading to skull base invasion and intracranial extension. It is known to involve multiple compartments, which are often surgically difficult to access. With evolution in surgical expertise and technical innovations, endoscopic and endoscopic-assisted management has become the preferred choice of surgical management. Over the last four decades, various staging systems have been proposed, which are largely based on the extent of nasal angiofibroma...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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