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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431064/is-mortality-a-useful-parameter-for-public-reporting-in-pacemaker-implantation-results-of-an-obligatory-external-quality-control-programme
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Bernd Nowak, Björn Misselwitz, Oliver Przibille, Rajendra H Mehta
Aims: To evaluate if public reporting of pacemaker implantation-associated mortality is meaningful in a large contemporary patient cohort. Methods and Results: The database of the obligatory external quality control programme in the Federal State of Hessen, Germany, of patients undergoing permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation was evaluated retrospectively. We compared the baseline features of patients who died compared with those who did not during hospitalization after PPM...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430960/triple-site-pacing-for-cardiac-resynchronization-in-permanent-atrial-fibrillation-follow-up-results-from-a-prospective-observational-study
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Pedro Marques, Miguel Nobre Menezes, Gustavo Lima da Silva, Tatiana Guimarães, Ana Bernardes, Nuno Cortez-Dias, Luis Carpinteiro, João de Sousa, Fausto J Pinto
Aims: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) is associated with a particularly high non-response rate in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to assess the effectiveness of triple-site (Tri-V) pacing CRT in this population. Methods and results: Prospective observational study of patients with permanent AF who underwent CRT implantation with an additional right ventricle lead in the outflow tract septal wall. After implantation, programming mode (Tri-V or biventricular pacing) was selected based on cardiac output determination...
April 19, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430920/rates-and-predictors-of-hospital-readmission-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#3
Anna Franzone, Thomas Pilgrim, Nicolas Arnold, Dik Heg, Bettina Langhammer, Raffaele Piccolo, Eva Roost, Fabien Praz, Lorenz Räber, Marco Valgimigli, Peter Wenaweser, Peter Jüni, Thierry Carrel, Stephan Windecker, Stefan Stortecky
Aims: To analyse reasons, timing and predictors of hospital readmissions after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Methods and Results: Patients included in the Bern TAVI Registry between August 2007 and June 2014 were analysed. Fine and Gray competing risk regression was used to identify factors predictive of hospital readmission within 1 year after TAVI with bootstrap analysis for internal validation. Of 868 patients alive at discharge, 221 (25.4%) were readmitted within 1 year...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430908/late-thrombotic-events-after-bioresorbable-scaffold-implantation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Carlos Collet, Taku Asano, Yosuke Miyazaki, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Yuki Katagiri, Yohei Sotomi, Rafael Cavalcante, Robbert J de Winter, Takeshi Kimura, Runlin Gao, Serban Puricel, Stéphane Cook, Davide Capodanno, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W Serruys
Aims: To compare the long-term safety and efficacy of bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) with everolimus-eluting stent (EES) after percutaneous coronary interventions. Methods and Results: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials comparing clinical outcomes of patients treated with BVS and EES with at least 24 months follow-up was performed. Adjusted random-effect model by the Knapp-Hartung method was used to compute odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI)...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430345/healing-response-of-rat-pulp-treated-with-an-injectable-keratin-hydrogel
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Lavanya Ajay Sharma, Robert M Love, Mohammad A Ali, Ajay Sharma, Soraia Macari, Avadhoot Avadhani, George J Dias
BACKGROUND: Keratin has shown promising outcomes as a biomaterial due to its inherent bioactivity, biocompatibility and regenerative effects. The effect of keratin on repair and regeneration of dental tissues has never been studied before. Current therapies to treat pulp tissues involve its replacement with inert, synthetic materials that do not have a proper biological function, leading to failure and tooth loss. This study aimed to develop a biocompatible keratin hydrogel (KH) suitable for pulp therapies...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430305/turbulence-measurements-in-an-axial-rotary-blood-pump-with-laser-doppler-velocimetry
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Chan Y Schüle, Klaus Affeld, Max Kossatz, Christian O Paschereit, Ulrich Kertzscher
BACKGROUND: The implantation of rotary blood pumps as ventricular assist devices (VADs) has become a viable therapy for quite a number of patients with end-stage heart failure. However, these rotary blood pumps cause adverse events that are related to blood trauma. It is currently believed that turbulence in the pump flow plays a significant role. But turbulence has not been measured to date because there is no optical access to the flow space in rotary blood pumps because of their opaque casings...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430300/left-ventricular-assist-pump-pocket-infection-conservative-treatment-strategy-for-destination-therapy-candidates
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Elie Haddad, François-Xavier Lescure, Walid Ghodhbane, Laurent Lepage, Camille D'humieres, William Vindrios, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Patrick Nataf, Matthias Kirsch
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is a major cause of mortality and morbidity, particularly among patients with advanced disease and no access to cardiac transplantation. LVAD implantation is not only a bridge-to-transplantation option for patients awaiting a heart donor, but is often used as bridge-to-destination therapy in patients unsuited for transplantation for various reasons. LVAD infection is considered the second-most common cause of death in patients who survive the initial 6 months on LVAD support...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430049/minimally-invasive-instrumentation-without-fusion-during-posterior-thoracic-corpectomies-a-comparison-of-percutaneously-instrumented-nonfused-segments-with-open-instrumented-fused-segments
#8
Darryl Lau, Dean Chou
OBJECTIVE During the mini-open posterior corpectomy, percutaneous instrumentation without fusion is performed above and below the corpectomy level. In this study, the authors' goal was to compare the perioperative and long-term implant failure rates of patients who underwent nonfused percutaneous instrumentation with those of patients who underwent traditional open instrumented fusion. METHODS Adult patients who underwent posterior thoracic corpectomies with cage reconstruction between 2009 and 2014 were identified...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429542/study-of-the-wearable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-advanced-heart-failure-patients-swift
#9
Alon Barsheshet, Valentina Kutyifa, Theodora Vamvouris, Arthur J Moss, Yitschak Biton, Leway Chen, Eugene Storozynsky, Chingping Wan, Steven J Szymkiewicz, Ilan Goldenberg
INTRODUCTION: The wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) may allow stabilization until reassessment for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) among high-risk HF patients. However, there are limited data on the WCD benefit in the acute decompensated HF setting. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Study of the Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator in Advanced Heart-Failure Patients (SWIFT) was a prospective clinical trial carried out at two medical centers. Patients hospitalized with advanced HF symptoms and reduced left ventricular ejection function (LVEF) were enrolled and prescribed a WCD prior to discharge for a total of 3 months...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429340/controlled-prospective-observational-study-on-the-efficiency-and-tolerability-of-a-combination-of-potential-nrf2-inducing-antioxidants-and-micronutrients-as-pre-treatment-for-icsi-in-dyspermic-patients-with-previous-failure
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R Rago, M Gallo, A Dal Lago, E Licata, G Paciotti, M Amodei, C Meneghini, C Fabiani, G Dani, C Liberanome, D Antonaci, R Corno, D Miriello, G Giuffrida, B Giammusso
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of pre-treatment in dyspermic males in IVF couples with a combination of micronutrients, for the purpose of improving the fertilization rate, the implantation rate and the outcome of the pregnancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This controlled prospective clinical study was performed in two medically assisted reproduction centers. 59 males with mild oligo-astheno-teratospermia (OAT) were admitted to the study. All of them had a history of previous in vitro fertilization (IVF) attempts with female partners aged < 40 diagnosed having tubal or idiopathic infertility...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428937/intravenous-immunoglobulin-g-in-women-with-reproductive-failure-the-korean-society-for-reproductive-immunology-practice-guidelines
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REVIEW
Nayoung Sung, Ae Ra Han, Chan Woo Park, Dong Wook Park, Joon Cheol Park, Na Young Kim, Kyung Sil Lim, Ji Eun Shin, Chang Woo Joo, Seung Eun Lee, Jae Won Kim, Sung Ki Lee
The task force of the Korean Society for Reproductive Immunology recommends intravenous immunoglobulin G treatment in women with reproductive failure, including recurrent pregnancy loss and/or repeated implantation failure, who show cellular immune factors such as abnormal natural killer cell levels, natural killer cell cytotoxicity, and/or type 1 T helper immunity.
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427837/in-vitro-fatigue-tests-and-in-silico-finite-element-analysis-of-dental-implants-with-different-fixture-abutment-joint-types-using-computer-aided-design-models
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Satoshi Yamaguchi, Yasufumi Yamanishi, Lucas S Machado, Shuji Matsumoto, Nick Tovar, Paulo G Coelho, Van P Thompson, Satoshi Imazato
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate fatigue resistance of dental fixtures with two different fixture-abutment connections by in vitro fatigue testing and in silico three-dimensional finite element analysis (3D FEA) using original computer-aided design (CAD) models. METHODS: Dental implant fixtures with external connection (EX) or internal connection (IN) abutments were fabricated from original CAD models using grade IV titanium and step-stress accelerated life testing was performed...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427578/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-with-versus-without-resynchronization-therapy-in-patients-with-a-qrs-duration%C3%A2-180-ms
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Varun Sundaram, Jayakumar Sahadevan, Albert L Waldo, George J Stukenborg, Yogesh N V Reddy, Samuel J Asirvatham, Judith A Mackall, Anselma Intini, Brigid Wilson, Daniel I Simon, Kenneth C Bilchick
BACKGROUND: More than 20% of Medicare beneficiaries receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-D) have a very wide (≥180 ms) QRS complex duration (QRSD). Outcomes of CRT-D in these patients are not well-established because they have been underrepresented in clinical trials. OBJECTIVES: This study examined outcomes in patients with CRT-D in a very wide QRSD with left bundle branch block (LBBB) versus those without LBBB. METHODS: Medicare patients from the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Registry (January 1, 2005, through April 30, 2006) with a CRT-D and confirmed Class I or IIa indications for CRT-D were matched to implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients without CRT despite having Class I or IIa indications for CRT...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425168/right-ventricular-failure-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-implant-towards-finding-common-ground
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EDITORIAL
Jorge Silva Enciso, Barry Greenberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424251/nuclear-shp2-directs-normal-embryo-implantation-via-facilitating-the-er%C3%AE-tyrosine-phosphorylation-by-the-src-kinase
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Hao Ran, Shuangbo Kong, Shuang Zhang, Jianghong Cheng, Chan Zhou, Bo He, Qiliang Xin, John P Lydon, Francesco J DeMayo, Gen-Sheng Feng, Guoliang Xia, Zhongxian Lu, Chao Wang, Haibin Wang
Estrogen and progesterone coupled with locally produced signaling molecules are essential for embryo implantation. However, the hierarchical landscape of the molecular pathways that governs this process remains largely unexplored. Here we show that the protein tyrosine phosphatase Shp2, a positive transducer of RTK signaling, is predominately localized in the nuclei in the periimplantation mouse uterus. Uterine-specific deletion of Shp2 exhibits reduced progesterone receptor (PR) expression and progesterone resistance, which derails normal uterine receptivity, leading to complete implantation failure in mice...
April 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424224/novel-strategies-to-reduce-femoropopliteal-restenosis-low-dose-paclitaxel-coated-balloons-and-paclitaxel-coated-balloons-plus-stenting
#16
Andrew M Goldsweig, Herbert D Aronow
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects more than 200 million individuals worldwide, and those with exertional leg discomfort, rest pain, and tissue or limb loss have significantly impaired functional status and quality of life. Despite their lower associated risk of repeat revascularization, open surgical procedures have been largely supplanted by endovascular intervention for symptomatic PAD given the lower associated morbidity and mortality. Although standalone plain-old percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) was previously the standard endovascular strategy for these patients, high procedural failure and restenosis rates led to the development of new therapeutic technologies...
April 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423287/microfracture-versus-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-for-articular-cartilage-lesions-in-the-knee-a-systematic-review-of-5-year-outcomes
#17
Matthew J Kraeutler, John W Belk, Justin M Purcell, Eric C McCarty
BACKGROUND: Microfracture (MFx) and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) are 2 surgical treatment options used to treat articular cartilage injuries of the knee joint. PURPOSE: To compare the midterm to long-term clinical outcomes of MFx versus ACI for focal chondral defects of the knee. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: A systematic review was performed by searching PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and Embase to locate studies (level of evidence I-III) comparing the minimum average 5-year clinical outcomes of patients undergoing MFx versus ACI...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423129/totally-percutaneous-access-using-perclose-proglide-for-endovascular-treatment-of-aortic-diseases
#18
Eduardo Keller Saadi, Marina Saadi, Rodrigo Saadi, Ana Paula Tagliari, Bernardo Mastella
Objective: To evaluate our experience following the introduction of a percutaneous program for endovascular treatment of aortic diseases using Perclose Proglide® assessing efficacy, complications and identification of potential risk factors that could predict failure or major access site complications. Methods: A retrospective cohort study during a two-year period was performed. All the patients submitted to totally percutaneous endovascular repair (PEVAR) of aortic diseases and transcatheter aortic valve implantation since we started the total percutaneous approach with the preclosure technique from November 2013 to December 2015 were included in the study...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422984/the-impact-of-atosiban-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization-embryo-transfer-a-meta-analysis
#19
Qian-Yi Huang, Min-Hua Rong, Ai-Hua Lan, Xiao-Miao Lin, Xing-Gu Lin, Rong-Quan He, Gang Chen, Mu-Jun Li
BACKGROUND: Atosiban is administered to women undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) to improve pregnancy outcomes. However, the results of this treatment were controversial. We conducted this meta-analysis to investigate whether atosiban improves pregnancy outcomes in the women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: Databases of PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, China BioMedicine, and Google Scholar were systematically searched. Meta-analyses were performed to investigate whether atosiban improves pregnancy outcomes in the women undergoing IVF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421570/-real-world-experience-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-at-a-swiss-tertiary-care-center
#20
Stephan Winnik, Christian Elsener, Burkhardt Seifert, Christoph Starck, Agnes Straub, Ardan M Saguner, Alexander Breitenstein, Nazmi Krasniqi, Markus J Wilhelm, Laurent Haegeli, Firat Duru, Stefano Benussi, Francesco Maisano, Thomas F Lüscher, Johannis Holzmeister, David Huerlimann, Frank Ruschitzka, Jan Steffel
BACKGROUND: Based on a reduction in morbidity and mortality, cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) has evolved as a standard therapy for patients with advanced heart failure. OBJECTIVE: To provide insight into patient demographics, safety, echocardiographic remodelling and long-term follow-up of patients treated with CRT in a "real-world" setting at a Swiss tertiary care centre. METHODS: Patients implanted with a CRT device at the University Heart Centre Zurich between 2000 and 2015 were consecutively enrolled...
April 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
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