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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159781/outcomes-of-gatekeeper-tm-prosthesis-implantation-for-the-treatment-of-fecal-incontinence-a-multicenter-observational-study
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Loris Trenti, Sebastiano Biondo, Fernando Noguerales, Jesus Nomdedeu, Alba Coret, Roland Scherer, Domenico Fraccalvieri, Riccardo Frago, Esther Kreisler
BACKGROUND: The implantation of Gatekeeper ™ (GK) represents a new option for the treatment of fecal incontinence (FI). The aim of this study was to analyze the postoperative morbidity associated with GK and to determine its clinical efficacy after at least 1 year of follow-up. METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective and longitudinal study of patients with FI who were treated with GK at our institutions between January 2010 and December 2015. Patients with FI without sphincter lesions or with sphincter injuries < 120° and with low anterior resection syndrome were included...
November 20, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140387/full-mouth-rehabilitation-with-calvarium-bone-grafts-and-dental-implants-for-a-papillon-lef%C3%A3-vre-syndrome-patient-case-report
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Bassam M Kinaia, Kristyn Hope, Ahmed Zuhaili, Jean Francois Tulasne
Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome (PLS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of keratinization associated with palmoplantar keratoderma and severe periodontitis resulting in complete edentulism in late adolescence. The pathognomonic dental features of PLS are pathologic migration, hypermobility, and exfoliation of the teeth without any signs of root resorption. It has been suggested that an effective way to treat PLS patients presenting early in the disease progression is extraction of the erupted primary dentition or hopeless permanent teeth followed by antibiotic coverage with periodontal therapy for the remaining teeth...
November 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139149/under-recognized-entity-of-the-transient-rise-in-the-atrial-capture-threshold-early-after-dual-chamber-pacemaker-implantation
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Yoshiko Uehara, Kentaro Yoshida, Akira Kimata, Kojiro Ogawa, Daisuke Abe, Yasuaki Tsumagari, Hidekazu Tsuneoka, Yoshiaki Yui, Yoko Ito, Mari Ebine, Noriyuki Takeyasu, Kazutaka Aonuma, Akihiko Nogami
BACKGROUND: Steroid-eluting pacemaker leads suppress acute rises in pacing threshold by preventing inflammatory processes. However, we occasionally encounter not persistent but transient rise in the atrial capture threshold (TRACT) early after pacemaker implantation. We believe that this phenomenon is under-recognized in clinical practice and may potentially lead to unnecessary re-intervention. We aimed to clarify the prevalence, predictors, and possible mechanisms of TRACT. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed clinical records from 239 consecutive patients who underwent dual-chamber pacemaker implantation for sick sinus syndrome (SSS) (N = 102) or atrioventricular block (AVB) (N = 137)...
November 15, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131802/acute-and-one-year-clinical-outcomes-following-implantation-of-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-the-absorb-uk-registry
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Andreas Baumbach, Azfar Zaman, Nick Ej West, Peter O'Kane, Mohaned Egred, Thomas Johnson, Stephen Wheatcroft, Bowles Ruth, Adam de Belder, Georgious Bouras, Alexandra Lansky, Jonathan Hill, Anthony Mathur, Mark A de Belder, Adrian Banning
AIMS: The aim was to monitor practice patterns and outcomes in patients treated with Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) during the early phase of usage in the UK. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 1005 patients with de-novo coronary lesions were treated using careful implantation techniques at 24 centers. Follow-up at one year was obtained in 99%. An independent clinical event committee and angiographic corelab adjudicated all events. Patient age was 52 years and 46% presented with acute coronary syndromes...
November 14, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127685/the-first-case-of-ischemia-free-organ-transplantation-in-humans-a-proof-of-concept
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Xiaoshun He, Zhiyong Guo, Qiang Zhao, Weiqiang Ju, Dongping Wang, Linwei Wu, Lu Yang, Fei Ji, Yunhua Tang, Zhiheng Zhang, Shanzhou Huang, Linhe Wang, Zebin Zhu, Kunpeng Liu, Yanling Zhu, Yifang Gao, Wei Xiong, Ming Han, Bing Liao, Maogen Chen, Yi Ma, Xiaofeng Zhu, Wenqi Huang, Changjie Cai, Xiangdong Guan, Xian Chang Li, Jiefu Huang
Ischemia and reperfusion injury (IRI) is an inevitable event in conventional organ transplant procedure and is associated with significant mortality and morbidity post-transplantation. We hypothesize that IRI is avoidable if the blood supply for the organ is not stopped, thus resulting in optimal transplant outcomes. Here we described the first case of a novel procedure called ischemia-free organ transplantation (IFOT) for patients with end-stage liver disease. The liver graft with severe macrovesicular steatosis was donated from a 25-year-old man...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108514/hypothermic-oxygenated-machine-perfusion-for-liver-transplantation-an-initial-experience
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Damiano Patrono, Bruna Lavezzo, Luca Molinaro, Giorgia Rizza, Giorgia Catalano, Federica Gonella, Mauro Salizzoni, Renato Romagnoli
OBJECTIVES: Due to widespread exploitation of extended criteria donors, machine perfusion is emerging as an alternative to static cold storage for organ preservation. Hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion has been associated with improved outcomes after liver transplant, both in laboratory and clinical settings. Here, we present our initial experience with hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion, evaluating incidence of postreperfusion syndrome, early allograft dysfunction, and long-term biliary complications...
October 31, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108400/early-experience-and-favorable-clinical-outcomes-of-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-scaffolds-for-coronary-artery-disease-in-korea
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Osung Kwon, Jung-Min Ahn, Do-Yoon Kang, Se Hun Kang, Pil Hyung Lee, Soo-Jin Kang, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Cheol Whan Lee, Seong-Wook Park, Duk-Woo Park, Seung-Jung Park
Background/Aims: Compared with metallic drug-eluting stents (DES), bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) may further improve long-term outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with coronary artery disease. We report our early experience with BVS in Korea. Methods: We evaluated 105 consecutive patients with BVS implanted at Asan Medical Center, Korea between October 21, 2015 and June 3, 2016. Angiographic results, and in-hospital and 6-month clinical outcomes were assessed...
November 7, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102364/immediate-and-1-year-follow-up-with-the-novel-nanosurface-modified-cobra-pzf-stent
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Luc Maillard, Alain Tavildari, Nicolas Barra, Jacques Billé, Patrick Joly, Patrick Peycher, Marc Silvestri, François Vochelet
BACKGROUND: The COBRA PzF coronary stent, which has a unique nano-coating of Polyzene-F, was developed to reduce the risk of stent thrombosis. AIMS: To report procedural and 1-year clinical outcomes following COBRA PzF coronary stent implantation in a real-world percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) registry. METHODS: All patients assigned to treatment with the COBRA PzF in the GCS Axium Rambot Center, Aix-en-Provence, France between February 2013 to June 2014 were prospectively enrolled...
October 25, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089967/a-risk-prediction-score-model-for-predicting-occurrence-of-post-pci-vasovagal-reflex-syndrome-a-single-center-study-in-chinese-population
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Hai-Yan Li, Yu-Tao Guo, Cui Tian, Chao-Qun Song, Yang Mu, Yang Li, Yun-Dai Chen
BACKGROUND: The vasovagal reflex syndrome (VVRS) is common in the patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, prediction and prevention of the risk for the VVRS have not been completely fulfilled. This study was conducted to develop a Risk Prediction Score Model to identify the determinants of VVRS in a large Chinese population cohort receiving PCI. METHODS: From the hospital electronic medical database, we identified 3550 patients who received PCI (78...
August 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966157/characteristics-and-outcome-of-patients-with-complex-coronary-lesions-treated-with-bioresorbable-scaffolds-three-years-follow-up-in-a-cohort-of-consecutive-patients
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Remzi Anadol, Liv Lorenz, Melissa Weissner, Helen Ullrich, Alberto Polimeni, Thomas Münzel, Tommaso Gori
AIMS: The safety of bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) has recently been challenged. It is however unclear whether outcomes depend on the complexity of the lesion or on the technique used to implant BRS. METHODS AND RESULTS: This investigator-initiated, single-center, single-arm observational study recruited 657 consecutive patients (79% males, 66.7% acute coronary syndromes, age 63±12 years). Three-hundred twenty-two lesions (42.3%) in 297 (45.2%) patients with type B2 or C lesions were classified as "complex lesions group"...
October 3, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955388/effect-of-adjunct-balloon-dilation-after-long-everolimus-eluting-stent-deployment-on-major-adverse-cardiac-events
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Sung-Jin Hong, Chul-Min Ahn, Dong-Ho Shin, Jung-Sun Kim, Byeong-Keuk Kim, Young-Guk Ko, Donghoon Choi, Ae-Young Her, Yong Hoon Kim, Yangsoo Jang, Myeong-Ki Hong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The effectiveness of adjunct balloon dilation after drug-eluting stent (DES) deployment has not been sufficiently evaluated. We evaluated whether adjunct balloon dilation was associated with a reduction in major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) after long everolimus-eluting stents (EESs) implantation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Drawing from 2 randomized trials, a total of 1,672 patients treated with long EES were analyzed. Of 1,672 patients, 1,061 patients (64%) received post-stent adjunct balloon dilation...
September 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942397/catastrophic-cement-reaction-following-cementation-for-megaprosthesis-for-proximal-femoral-fracture
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Muhammad Nouman Baig, William Curtin, Michael Andrew Callaghan, Colin G Murphy
Bone cement implantation syndrome (BCIS) is a well-described and potentially fatal complication of orthopaedic surgery involving pressurised bone cement. Although also described for certain spinal procedures, it is most commonly associated with cemented hip and knee arthroplasty and with cemented hemiarthroplasty following neck of femur fracture in particular.Donaldson et alproposed the definition of BCIS as a syndrome "characterized by hypoxia, hypotension or both and/or unexpected loss of consciousness occurring around the time of cementation, prosthesis insertion, reduction of the joint or, occasionally, limb tourniquet deflation in a patient undergoing cemented bone surgery"...
September 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934786/long-term-cost-utility-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-patients-with-failed-back-surgery-syndrome
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S Harrison Farber, Jing L Han, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Qasim Hussaini, Siyun Yang, Promila Pagadala, Beth Parente, Jichun Xie, Shivanand P Lad
BACKGROUND: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a cause of significant morbidity for up to 40% of patients following spine surgery, and is estimated to cost almost $20 billion. Treatment options for these patients currently include conventional medical management (CMM), repeat operation, or spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Much of the published data regarding cost effectiveness of SCS comprise smaller scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) rather than large databases capturing practices throughout the US...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933341/c4d-expressing-glomerulopathy-and-proteinuria-post-transplantation-of-a-%C3%A2-too-big-for-size-mismatched-kidney-allograft-an-unusual-case-with-good-outcome%C3%A2
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Francois Gougeon, Alexei V Mikhailov, Keisha Gibson, Tomasz Kozlowski, Harsharan K Singh, Volker Nickeleit
A 5-year-old severely growth-retarded child with tubulointerstitial, oliguric end-stage renal disease received an adult-size kidney transplant. Three years post grafting under standard triple immunosuppression (mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, and prednisone) de novo nephrotic range proteinuria without the nephrotic syndrome developed. Graft function was normal (serum creatinine: 0.2 - 0.3 mg/dL), there were no donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSA), and the urine sediment was inactive. Two biopsies collected 3 and 4 years post-transplantation showed severe glomerular capillary wall remodeling and associated pseudolinear C4d staining as morphologic correlates for the proteinuria...
September 21, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925276/-suburethral-sling-removal-due-to-chronic-pain
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P Homola, G Hensel, Z Škorničková, M Košťál
OBJECTIVE: To point out one possible complication after suburethral tape insertion. To present methods of treatment, especially partial or total removal of the tape. Few successful cases of treatment are shown in case reports. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Department of obstetrics and gynecology, Pardubice hospital. OBSERVATION: Chronic pain after insertion of suburethral tape is a rare complication. There are several possible causes, such as tape erosion with chronic inflamation, post-colposuspension syndrome, myo-fascial syndrome, nerve damage during tape implantation or due to overproduction of fibrous tissue...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902876/postoperative-lead-migration-in-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery-incidence-risk-factors-and-clinical-impact
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Takashi Morishita, Justin D Hilliard, Michael S Okun, Dan Neal, Kelsey A Nestor, David Peace, Alden A Hozouri, Mark R Davidson, Francis J Bova, Justin M Sporrer, Genko Oyama, Kelly D Foote
INTRODUCTION: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an effective treatment for multiple movement disorders and shows substantial promise for the treatment of some neuropsychiatric and other disorders of brain neurocircuitry. Optimal neuroanatomical lead position is a critical determinant of clinical outcomes in DBS surgery. Lead migration, defined as an unintended post-operative displacement of the DBS lead, has been previously reported. Despite several reports, however, there have been no systematic investigations of this issue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853189/clinical-and-angiographic-outcome-of-a-single-center-real-world-population-treated-with-a-dedicated-technique-of-implantation-for-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-the-fatebenefratelli-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-fabs-registry
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Bernardo Cortese, Gaetano di Palma, Enrico Cerrato, Roberto A Latini, Mostafa Elwany, Pedro S Orrego, Romano G Seregni
OBJECTIVES: With this prospective study we aim at investigating the long-term outcome of a consecutive cohort of patients successfully treated with bioresorbable scaffold (BVS) implantation. BACKGROUND: It is not clearly understood if there is a relation between the technique of BVS implantation and the outcome. METHODS: Between December 2012 and December 2014, all consecutive patients treated with BVS were included in this registry and received an angiographic follow-up...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842365/spinal-deformity-changes-in-children-with-long-term-vertical-expandable-prosthetic-titanium-rib-veptr-treatment
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Andrea S Gantner, Lena Braunschweig, Konstantinos Tsaknakis, Heiko M Lorenz, Anna K Hell
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: In several studies, vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) implants have shown good scoliosis control in children with the longest reported follow-up (f/u) of 3.6 years. For growing rods, recent studies suggest a decreased efficiency of correction starting just after that time. To our knowledge, no long-term results of children with VEPTR treatment are available. PURPOSE: To evaluate spinal deformity in scoliotic children and to investigate correction potential of VEPTR implants at several time points of treatment, particularly after long-term f/u...
August 22, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829745/everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-scaffolds-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-results-from-the-german-austrian-absorb-registry-gabi-r
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Holger M Nef, Jens Wiebe, Johannes Kastner, Julinda Mehilli, Thomas Münzel, Christoph Naber, Till Neumann, Gert Richardt, Axel Schmermund, Jochen Wöhrle, Ralf Zahn, Thomas Riemer, Stephan Achenbach, Christian W Hamm
AIMS: To analyze procedural results and mid-term safety of everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) used for percutaneous coronary intervention in a large all-comer cohort from the German-Austrian ABSORB Registry (GABI-R). METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 3231 patients were included in this prospective, observational, multicentre study (Clinicaltrial.gov NCT02066623) of consecutive patients undergoing BVS implantation between November 2013 and January 2016...
August 22, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820396/the-role-of-mtor-inhibitors-and-hmg-coa-reductase-inhibitors-on-young-and-old-endothelial-cell-functions-critical-for-re-endothelialisation-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-an-in-vitro-study
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K Korybalska, E Kawka, A Breborowicz, J Witowski
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has become a standard treatment in patients with acute coronary syndrome. However, it is associated with endothelial cell denudation, which may predispose to in-stent thrombosis and restenosis. Pharmacological methods which prevent restenosis can delay post-PCI re-endothelialisation. We have therefore examined how atorvastatin (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor), sirolimus and everolimus (mTOR inhibitors) affect young and old endothelial cell functions which are responsible for wound healing after PCI...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
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