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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938307/design-and-development-of-a-miniaturized-percutaneously-deployable-wireless-left-ventricular-assist-device-early-prototypes-and-feasibility-testing
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Brian Letzen, Jiheum Park, Zeynep Tuzun, Pramod Bonde
The current left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are limited by a highly invasive implantation procedure in a severely unstable group of advanced heart failure patients. Additionally, the current transcutaneous power drive line acts as a nidus for infection resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. In an effort to decrease this invasiveness and eliminate drive line complications, we have conceived a wireless miniaturized percutaneous LVAD, capable of being delivered endovascularly with a tether-free operation...
September 21, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937598/the-effect-of-rankl-opg-balance-on-reducing-implant-complications
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REVIEW
Elizabeth R Kapasa, Peter V Giannoudis, Xiaodong Jia, Paul V Hatton, Xuebin B Yang
Despite the phenomenal success of implants particularly in the realms of dentistry and orthopaedics, there are still challenges to overcome. The failure of implants resulting from infection, prosthetic loosening, and non-union continue to be the most notorious examples. The cascade of fracture healing and bone repair, especially with the presence of an implant, is complex because it involves a multifaceted immune response alongside the intricate process of bone formation and remodelling. Bone loss is a serious clinical problem that is frequently accompanied by chronic inflammation, illustrating that there is a convoluted relationship between inflammation and bone erosion...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936878/digoxin-is-associated-with-increased-shock-events-and-electrical-storms-in-patients-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
#3
George S Mina, Madan Acharya, Taylor Shepherd, George Gobrial, Michael Tekeste, Hussam Watti, Ruchi Bhandari, Aditya Saini, Pratap Reddy, Paari Dominic
AIM: Recently, digoxin use has been found to associate with higher mortality. Yet, potential mechanisms by which digoxin use increases mortality remain unclear. Increased arrhythmogenicity from digoxin use is one possibility. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the relation between digoxin and shock events in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of all patients with ICDs and at least 1 device interrogation at our institution between January 1, 2012, and January 1, 2015...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936594/transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-outcomes-indications-complications-and-innovations
#4
REVIEW
Michael N Young, Ignacio Inglessis
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become the standard of care for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis in individuals who are at prohibitive surgical risk and presents a viable alternative to surgery in selected patients who are at high operative risk. To date, outcomes from the PARTNER (Placement of AoRtic TraNscathetER Valve) and Medtronic CoreValve® US Pivotal trials continue to show the benefits of TAVR in these high-risk subgroups out to 5 and 3 years, respectively (as reported by Mack et al...
September 22, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935491/measurement-of-uterine-natural-killer-unk-cell-percentage-in-the-peri-implantation-endometrium-from-fertile-women-and-women-with-recurrent-reproductive-failure-establishment-of-a-reference-range
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Xiaoyan Chen, Najat Mariee, Lingming Jiang, Yingyu Liu, Chi Chiu Wang, Tin Chiu Li, Susan Laird
BACKGROUND: Uterine natural killer (uNK) cells are the major leucocytes present in the peri-implantation endometrium. Previous studies have found controversial differences in uNK cell percentage in women suffering from recurrent reproductive failure, compared with fertile controls. OBJECTIVE: To compare the uNK cell percentage in women with recurrent reproductive failure and fertile controls. STUDY DESIGN: It was a retrospective study carried out in university hospitals...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935328/valve-in-valve-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-novel-approach-to-treat-paravalvular-leak
#6
Pranav Loyalka, Kelsey B Montgomery, Tom C Nguyen, Richard W Smalling, Melissa Howe, Keshava Rajagopal
Enlarging or "cracking" a surgical stented bioprosthetic valve during valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) increases orifice area, reducing transvalvular energy losses. We demonstrate that TAVI with valve cracking can be used to treat paravalvular leak (PVL) while providing optimal aortic valve physiology. A 61-year-old woman with a history of aortic valve replacement with a stented bioprosthesis presented with heart failure. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed severe prosthetic aortic valve stenosis with PVL and severe regurgitation...
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935323/first-implantation-of-a-novel-left-ventricular-assist-device-the-reliantheart-avad
#7
Jan D Schmitto, Jasmin S Hanke, Guenes Dogan, Rene Tessmann, Valluvan Jeevanandem, William E Cohn, O H Frazier, Axel Haverich
aVAD (ReliantHeart Inc, Houston, TX) is a new, compact, axial flow left ventricular assist device with novel features including real flow measurement, remote device monitoring, and a miniaturized pump housing. The aVAD received Conformité Européenne marking in August 2016. The use of this device was performed in a 61-year-old woman with severe heart failure. Following uneventful surgery, the patient recovered and was successfully discharged from the hospital.
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935073/incidence-clinical-presentation-and-predictors-of-clinical-restenosis-in-coronary-bioresorbable-scaffolds
#8
Alberto Polimeni, Melissa Weissner, Katharina Schochlow, Helen Ullrich, Ciro Indolfi, Jouke Dijkstra, Remzi Anadol, Thomas Münzel, Tommaso Gori
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the incidence and clinical characteristics, including intracoronary imaging features, of clinical restenosis in bioresorbable coronary scaffolds (BRS). Further, the authors searched for clinical and procedural predictors of scaffold restenosis (ScR) and report on the clinical outcomes after treatment of ScR in a cohort of consecutive all-comer patients. BACKGROUND: Data from randomized controlled trials demonstrate a higher rate of target lesion failure in patients treated with BRS as compared with those treated with metal drug-eluting stents...
September 25, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934543/long-term-results-of-intercalary-endoprosthetic-short-segment-fixation-following-extended-diaphysectomy
#9
Nicholas S Tedesco, Alexandra L Van Horn, Robert M Henshaw
Intercalary endoprosthetic reconstruction following diaphyseal resection of osseous tumors offers functional advantages through preservation of native joints adjacent to the resected defect. Use of such implants is restricted by the amount of bone available for stem fixation adjacent to the defect. This study aimed to determine whether short osseous segment fixation with acceptable outcomes and complication rate can be reliably achieved with a customized intercalary endoprosthesis following extended diaphysectomy...
September 21, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933176/-myocarditis-and-inflammatory-cardiomyopathy
#10
Dalibor Mlejnek, Jan Krejčí
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. The most common cause of myocarditis is viral infection in industrialized countries. Myocarditis with left ventricular dysfunction is called inflammatory cardiomyopathy and is the major cause of dilated cardiomyopathy. The clinical picture is very diverse, most often the patient present with signs of heart failure, arrhythmic symptoms and chest pains. Despite significant advances in non-invasive diagnostics, particularly magnetic resonance imaging, endomyocardial biopsy remains the gold standard of myocarditis diagnosis...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932915/outcomes-in-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure-and-small-body-size-undergoing-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
#11
Nastasya Volkovicher, Chitaru Kurihara, Andre Critsinelis, Masashi Kawabori, Tadahisa Sugiura, Marcos Manon, Andrew B Civitello, Jeffrey A Morgan
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have become a preferred treatment option for patients with end-stage heart failure when used as a bridge to transplant or as a destination therapy. However, the association between small body size and postoperative outcomes for continuous-flow (CF) LVAD recipients is still being studied. We sought to determine whether body surface area (BSA) is associated with patient outcomes after CF-LVAD implantation. The study cohort of our single-center, retrospective review consisted of all patients (n = 526) who underwent CF-LVAD implantation (n = 403 HeartMate II, n = 123 HeartWare) between November 2003 and March 2016 regardless of indication...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932752/local-rhbmp-12-on-an-absorbable-collagen-sponge-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-for-rotator-cuff-repair-a-phase-1-randomized-standard-of-care-control-multicenter-study-part-2-a-pilot-study-of-functional-recovery-and-structural-outcomes
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Junji Ide, Yu Mochizuki, Arthur van Noort, Hiroshi Ochi, Sudhakar Sridharan, Eiji Itoi, Stefan Greiner
BACKGROUND: The high failure rate of rotator cuff repairs requires the development of methods to enhance healing at the tendon-bone junction of the repair site. PURPOSE: To assess functional recovery and structural outcomes in detail after implanting recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-12 (rhBMP-12)/absorbable collagen sponge (ACS) as adjuvant treatment during open rotator cuff repair in patients over a 1-year postoperative follow-up. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 2...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932731/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-for-refractory-septic-shock-in-liver-transplantation-recipients
#13
Kyo Won Lee, Chan Woo Cho, Nuri Lee, Gyu-Seong Choi, Yang Hyun Cho, Jong Man Kim, Choon Hyuck David Kwon, Jae-Won Joh
PURPOSE: This study was designed to assess the outcome of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in liver transplantation (LT) recipients with refractory septic shock and predict the prognosis of those cases. METHODS: From February 2005 to October 2012, ECMO was used in 8 cases of refractory septic shock. Laboratory values including lactate and total bilirubin level just before starting ECMO were obtained and sepsis-related organ failure assessment (SOFA) score, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACH) II score and simplified acute physiology score (SAPS) 3 were calculated...
September 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931437/acute-reverse-annular-remodeling-during-mitraclip-%C3%A2-therapy-predicts-improved-clinical-outcome-in-heart-failure-patients-a-3d-echocardiography-study
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Theresa Herbrand, Silke Eschenhagen, Tobias Zeus, Eva Kehmeier, Katharina Hellhammer, Verena Veulemans, Malte Kelm, Jan Balzer
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) has been shown to have acute effects on mitral valve geometry in patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). This study investigates the impact of MitraClip(®) therapy-induced annular remodeling on clinical outcome and mitral regurgitation in heart failure patients. METHODS: TMVR was performed successfully in 45 patients with FMR. In this study, mitral valve datasets were obtained before and directly after MitraClip(®) implantation using three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography, and were analyzed offline retrospectively using dedicated 3D reconstruction software...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931340/lessons-learnt-from-early-failure-of-a-patient-trial-with-a-polymer-on-polymer-resurfacing-hip-arthroplasty
#15
Job L C Van Susante, Nico Verdonschot, L Paul A Bom, Pawel Tomaszewski, Pat Campbell, Edward Ebramzadeh, B Wim Schreurs
Background and purpose - Hip resurfacing (HR) is a treatment option promoted for hip arthritis in young and active patients. However, adverse reactions to metal are a concern and the search for non-metallic bearing options proceeds. We present the first clinical study performed in patients using a newly developed hydrophilic polymer-on-polymer hip resurfacing device. Patients and methods - After performing extensive hip simulator tests, biocompatibility testing and animal tests (ISO 14242-1,3; 10993-3,4,5,10,11), approval was obtained from the IRB committee to enroll 15 patients in the first clinical study in humans using this experimental polymer-on-polymer hip resurfacing device...
September 21, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930367/adjustable-single-incision-sling-ajust-the-effects-of-first-operations-controlled-by-pelvic-floor-sonography
#16
Tomasz Kluz, Edyta Wlaźlak, Andrzej Wróbel, Wiktor Wlaźlak, Michał Pazdrak, Grzegorz Surkont
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate using PFS-TV the mid-term results of our first operative experience with implanting a single incision sling - Ajust™. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One and the same surgeon has operated all the patients with symptoms of stress urinary incontinence. Ajust was the only performed procedure. Postoperative evaluation consisted of: a standardized interview and examination, a cough test and a PFS-TV for evaluation of urinary continence and tape location...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930049/experience-with-the-syncardia-total-artificial-heart-in-a-canadian-centre
#17
Anthony Nguyen, Michel Pellerin, Louis P Perrault, Michel White, Anique Ducharme, Normand Racine, Michel Carrier
BACKGROUND: The SynCardia total artificial heart (TAH) provides complete circulatory support by replacing both native ventricles. Accepted indications include bridge to transplantation and destination therapy. We review our experience with TAH implantation during a period when axial flow pump became available. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the demographics, clinical characteristics and survival of all patients receiving the TAH. RESULTS: From September 2004 to November 2016, 13 patients (12 men, mean age 45 ± 13 yr) received the TAH for refractory cardiogenic shock secondary to idiopathic (56%) or ischemic (17%) cardiomyopathy and to other various causes (33%)...
October 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929246/a-numerical-study-of-the-hemodynamic-effect-of-the-aortic-valve-on-coronary-flow
#18
Shaily Wald, Alex Liberzon, Idit Avrahami
During diastole, coronary perfusion depends on the pressure drop between the myocardial tissue and the coronary origin located at the aortic root. This pressure difference is influenced by the flow field near the closing valve leaflets. Clinical evidence is conclusive that patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) suffer from diastolic dysfunction during hyperemia, but show increased coronary blood flow (CBF) during rest. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was shown to decrease rest CBF along with its main purpose of improving the aortic flow and reducing the risk of heart failure...
September 19, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928990/detection-of-a-left-superior-vena-cava-during-a-pacemaker-implantation-in-cotonou
#19
A Sonou, M Hounkponou, L Codjo, P M Adjagba, C Houehanou, H Dohou, S Assani, Y Tchabi, M Houenassi
Persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) is a rare congenital anomaly. Its prevalence in the general population is 0.1 to 0.5%. LSVC is 5 times rarer when accompanied by an absence of the right superior vena cava (RSVC). We present the case of a 54-year-old man who carries a persistent LSVC without RSVC. Clinically, this patient presented a regular bradycardia at 40 per minute associated with a heart failure syndrome. The electrocardiogram diagnosed a complete atrioventricular block and transthoracic echocardiography showed dilated left heart cavities and a left ventricular ejection fraction of 50%...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927455/eight-orthopedic-surgeons-achieved-moderate-to-excellent-reliability-measuring-the-preoperative-posterior-tilt-angle-in-50-garden-i-and-garden-ii-femoral-neck-fractures
#20
Filip C Dolatowski, Sigurd Erik Hoelsbrekken
BACKGROUND: Studies of elderly patients with Garden-I and Garden-II femoral neck fractures (FNFs) suggest that a preoperative posterior tilt of the femoral head of at least 20° increases the risk of fixation failure. A recently published treatment algorithm recommended hemiarthroplasty over internal fixation for elderly patients with Garden-I and Garden-II FNFs and a preoperative posterior tilt of at least 20°. However, the reliability of the method used to measure the posterior tilt has not been assessed according to recommended standards for reliability trials...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
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