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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, Gregory Dendramis, 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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811796/visual-outcome-after-phacoemulsification-with-lens-implant-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-patients-a-comparative-study
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Abdul Rashid Shaikh, Abdul Haleem Mirani, Muhammad Saleh Memon, Muhammad Faisal Fahim
OBJECTIVE: To compare the visual outcomes of phacoemulsification surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) in persons with and without diabetes at end of follow-up. METHODS: This was a comparative, cross sectional, observational study with Non-probability, purposive sampling. After approval from "Research Ethical Committee of Isra Post-graduate Institute of Ophthalmology Karachi, 92 patients with cataract in one eye were selected. Patients were divided into two groups...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753589/differential-expression-of-tubulin-acetylase-and-deacetylase-between-the-damaged-central-and-peripheral-branch-of-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons
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Zhiyi Fu, Jiangang Shi
BACKGROUND The differences between the peripheral and central branches of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) have not been fully elucidated. This study aimed to explore the expression of tubulin post-translational modifications (acetylation and deacetylation) between damaged peripheral and central branches of DRG neurons. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to five groups with 10 rats in each group. These five groups consisted of spinal nerve ligation (SNL) at 24 hour and 48 hour, and cauda equina compression (CEC) at 24 hour and 48 hour, and a sham group...
July 28, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733042/complications-and-unplanned-outcomes-following-operative-treatment-of-tibial-plateau-fractures
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David Kugelman, Abdullah Qatu, Jack Haglin, Phillip Leucht, Sanjit Konda, Kenneth Egol
INTRODUCTION: The operative management of tibial plateau fractures is challenging and post-operative complications do occur. The purpose of this study was three-fold. 1). To report complications and unplanned outcomes in patients who had sustained tibial plateau fractures and were operatively managed 2). To report predictors of these post-operative events 3). To report if differences in clinical outcomes exist in patients who sustained a post-operative event. METHODS: Over 11 years, all tibial plateau fractures were prospectively followed...
July 12, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728260/-clinical-analysis-of-pacing-therapy-and-treatment-of-complications-during-follow-up-in-children
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P J Zhao, Y W Chen, F Li, Y Li, J P Yang, J J Wu
Objective: To analyze characteristics of permanent pacemaker implantation in children as well as treatment and prognosis of complications. Method: Clinical data of children who underwent endocardial or epicardial permanent pacemaker implantation between April 2000 and June 2016 in Shanghai Xinhua Hospital and Shanghai Children's Medical Center were analyzed retrospectively. These patients were discharged 5 days after implantation. Electrocardiogram, chest X ray, echocardiography and pacemaker programming were performed during follow-up...
July 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727237/pre-hydrated-sterile-acellular-dermal-matrix-allograft-in-breast-reconstruction-review-of-a-single-unit-s-experience
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Justin James, Brigid Corrigan, Christobel Saunders
BACKGROUND: The acellular dermal matrix (Flex HD) (FHD) became available for use in Western Australia in 2014 to aid prosthetic breast reconstruction and this descriptive study aims to review and discuss a single institution's experience since its introduction. METHODS: By retrospective case note, review data were collected for all patients who underwent prosthetic breast reconstruction with the aid of FHD between January 2014 and August 2015 in our institution...
July 20, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713024/to-retrieve-or-not-to-retrieve-system-revisions-with-the-micra-transcatheter-pacemaker
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Eric Grubman, Philippe Ritter, Christopher R Ellis, Michael Giocondo, Ralph Augostini, Petr Neuzil, Bipin Ravindran, Anshul M Patel, Pamela Omdahl, Karen Pieper, Kurt Stromberg, J Harrison Hudnall, Dwight Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Early experience with leadless pacemakers has shown a low rate of complications. However, little is known about system revision in patients with these devices. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the system revision experience with the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). METHODS: Implanted patients from the Pre-market Micra Transcatheter Pacing Study and the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System Continued Access Study (N = 989) were analyzed and compared with 2667 patients with transvenous pacemakers (TVP)...
July 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683759/intravenous-neutralization-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-reduces-vascular-function-permeability-of-the-ovary-and-prevents-development-of-ohss-like-symptoms-in-rhesus-monkeys
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C V Bishop, D M Lee, O D Slayden, X Li
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a disorder associated with elevated serum VEGFA following chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) exposure in controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) cycles in women. In this study, we tested the effect of intravenous VEGFA neutralization on OHSS-like symptoms and vascular function in rhesus macaques during COS cycles. METHODS: Monkeys (n = 8) were treated with 3 COS protocols and assigned randomly to groups as follows: 1) COS alone (Control, n = 5); 2) COS + VEGF mAb Avastin 19 ± 5 h before hCG (Avastin pre-hCG; n = 6); 3) COS + Avastin 3-4 days post-hCG (Avastin post-hCG; n = 4); 4) COS + Simulated Early Pregnancy (SEP n = 3); or 5) COS + SEP + Avastin (SEP + Avastin n = 3)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675629/long-term-follow-up-after-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-comparison-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-vs-computed-tomography-to-guide-medical-therapy-and-data-about-post-closure-cardioversion
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Benjamin Berte, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Dominik Maurer, Anja Fäh-Gunz, Xavier Pillois, Barbara Naegeli, Monica Pfyffer, Gabor Sütsch, Christoph Scharf
AIMS: The use of left atrial appendage (LAA)-occluders in atrial fibrillation is increasing. There are few data on the comparison between transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and computed tomography (MDCT) assessing peridevice-flow and outcome of electrical cardioversion (ECV) in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Single-center prospective registry from 2009 to 2015 including all LAA-occluders to analyze success and complications during implantation and follow-up...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667425/effectiveness-of-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-and-stent-implantation-on-iliofemoral-vein-thrombosis-caused-by-iliac-vein-compression
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Zhi-Bing Ming, Wen-Dong Li, Rui-Fan Yuan, Xiao-Qiang Li, Wen-Bin Ding
The purpose of this study was to objectively assess the morbidity of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) in iliofemoral vein thrombosis treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) and stenting under the protection of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. All patients with an unprovoked episode of iliofemoral vein thrombosis combined with iliac vein compression syndrome (IVCS) during January 2011 and January 2015 were enrolled. Clinical records of all patients were evaluated. Firstly, cox regression was performed to find out the factors impacted the incidence of PTS...
August 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658870/failed-back-surgery-syndrome-evaluation-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Peeyush Kumar Dhagat, Megha Jain, Satyendra Narayan Singh, Sumeet Arora, Kasukarthi Leelakanth
INTRODUCTION: Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) is a generalized term used to describe varied spinal symptoms of patients who have had unsuccessful results after spinal surgery. The treatment of FBSS is challenging and varies from conservative management to reoperation. Imaging plays a crucial role in identifying the cause and helps to guide the appropriate therapy. Contrast enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with its superior resolution is the imaging modality of choice. AIM: To evaluate the spectrum of imaging findings on postoperative MRI in FBSS...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621425/epigenetic-mechanism-of-fmr1-inactivation-in-fragile-x-syndrome
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Merav Hecht, Amalia Tabib, Tamar Kahan, Shari Orlanski, Michal Gropp, Yuval Tabach, Ofra Yanuka, Nissim Benvenisty, Ilana Keshet, Howard Cedar
Fragile X syndrome is the most frequent cause of inherited intellectual disability. The primary molecular defect in this disease is the expansion of a CGG repeat in the 5' region of the fragile X mental retardation1 (FMR1) gene, leading to de novo methylation of the promoter and inactivation of this otherwise normal gene, but little is known about how these epigenetic changes occur during development. In order to gain insight into the nature of this process, we have used cell fusion technology to recapitulate the events that occur during early embryogenesis...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595505/wound-complications-after-common-femoral-vein-endophlebectomy-influence-on-outcome
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Alexander Gombert, Mohammad E Barbati, Jochen Grommes, Ralph Lm Kurstjens, Mark Af deWolf, Cees Ha Wittens, Houman Jalaie
Introduction Venous recanalization of obstructed femoral and iliac veins is associated with good results regarding the feasibility and patency rate. If the common femoral vein with its inflow vessels is involved, open surgical desobliteration or endophlebectomy has been described as a crucial part of the intervention. However, when performing the hybrid procedure, a number of specific complications have been described. We present our results after venous recanalization including an endophlebectomy, focussing on wound complications and its impact on outcome...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
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