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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224661/recurrent-obstructive-fibrinous-tracheal-pseudomembranes-in-a-young-english-bulldog
#1
E Robin, L V Guieu, K Le Boedec
Endotracheal intubation is a common procedure, rarely associated with life-threatening complications (e.g., tracheal rupture, necrosis, foreign body). A 1.5-year-old English Bulldog was presented for respiratory distress, with increased respiratory efforts and stridor, 2 days after endotracheal intubation. Cervical and thoracic radiographs disclosed a severe narrowing of the tracheal lumen associated with an intraluminal soft-tissue structure at the thoracic inlet. Tracheoscopy confirmed the presence of an obstructive fibrinous tracheal pseudomembrane (OFTP) creating a 1-way valve obstruction...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224405/complications-of-acromegaly-cardiovascular-respiratory-and-metabolic-comorbidities
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REVIEW
Rosario Pivonello, Renata S Auriemma, Ludovica F S Grasso, Claudia Pivonello, Chiara Simeoli, Roberta Patalano, Mariano Galdiero, Annamaria Colao
Acromegaly is associated with an enhanced mortality, with cardiovascular and respiratory complications representing not only the most frequent comorbidities but also two of the main causes of deaths, whereas a minor role is played by metabolic complications, and particularly diabetes mellitus. The most prevalent cardiovascular complications of acromegaly include a cardiomyopathy, characterized by cardiac hypertrophy and diastolic and systolic dysfunction together with arterial hypertension, cardiac rhythm disorders and valve diseases, as well as vascular endothelial dysfunction...
February 21, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222495/reversible-thrombotic-mitral-valve-stenosis-after-transcatheter-mitral-valve-replacement-tmvr-is-life-long-anticoagulation-therapy-necessary
#3
Vladan Hudec, Martin Bena, Panagiotis Artemiou, Ivo Gasparovic, Michal Hulman
We describe a case of reversible thrombotic mitral valve stenosis following a valve-in-ring transcatheter mitral valve replacement. Life-long oral anticoagulation in patients who underwent transcatheter mitral valve replacement might be beneficial.
February 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221172/interventional-pulmonology-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#4
Daniela Gompelmann, Nilab Sarmand, Felix J F Herth
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema are widespread diseases associated with progressive dyspnea because of airflow limitation and hyperinflation. Fundamental therapeutic strategies consist of pulmonary rehabilitation, pharmacotherapy, long-term oxygen therapy, noninvasive ventilation, and surgical therapeutic approaches. RECENT FINDINGS: In the last 14 years, endoscopic therapeutic modalities emerged as a substantial part of severe COPD and emphysema treatment...
February 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219555/right-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-due-to-immunoglobulin-g4-related-disease
#5
Masaru Ishida, Taichi Sakaguchi, Shigeru Miyagawa, Hiroyuki Nishi, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Satsuki Fukushima, Ai Kawamura, Takayoshi Ueno, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Yoshiki Sawa
A 64-year-old man with extensive tumorous infiltration of the pulmonary valve underwent partial resection of a tumor of the right ventricular outflow tract and replacement of the affected valve. A diagnosis of immunoglobulin-G4 related disease of the heart was made based on the immunohistologic findings. One year after the surgical resection, growth of the tumorous mass was observed, and steroid therapy was initiated. He had no sign of tumor progression four years after the steroid therapy.
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217516/long-term-cardiac-valvulopathy-safety-of-cabergoline-in-prolactinoma
#6
Shruti Khare, Anurag R Lila, Rishikesh Patil, Milind Phadke, Prafulla Kerkar, Tushar Bandgar, Nalini S Shah
BACKGROUND: Clinical relevance of association of cabergoline use for hyperprolactinemia and cardiac valvulopathy remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of valvular heart abnormalities in patients taking cabergoline for the treatment of prolactinoma and to explore any associations with the cumulative dose of drug used. DESIGN: A cross-sectional echocardiographic study was performed in patients who were receiving cabergoline therapy for prolactinoma...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216180/utility-of-16s-rrna-pcr-performed-on-clinical-specimens-in-patient-management
#7
A Akram, M Maley, I Gosbell, T Nguyen, R Chavada
BACKGROUND: Broad range PCR 16S rRNA can be used for detection and identification of bacteria from clinical specimens in patients with high suspicion of infection and negative cultures. Aim of this study was 1) to compare 16S rRNA PCR (16S) results with microbiological cultures 2) to assess utility of 16S on antimicrobial therapy 3) to compare the yield of 16S on different type of clinical specimen and cost analysis of test. METHODS: A retrospective study was done on different clinical specimens which had 16S performed over 3 years (2012-2015)...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215063/transcatheter-treatment-of-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-preliminary-experiences
#8
Luis Asmarats, Rishi Puri, Josep Rodés-Cabau
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a common finding in patients with left-sided valvular or myocardial disease. However, many patients with severe symptomatic TR are deemed inoperable or at high surgical risk, often due to comorbidities and the need for redo sternotomy. Thus, despite the poor prognosis associated with this condition, few patients undergo isolated surgical tricuspid valve repair. Therefore, there is an unmet clinical need for less invasive therapeutic options for these patients. In recent times, several transcatheter therapies have emerged for treating TR, with promising safety and preliminary efficacy results...
February 17, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214763/emergency-valve-surgery-for-infective-endocarditis-complicated-by-acute-intracranial-hemorrhage-a-case-report
#9
Takasumi Goto, Toshihiro Ohata, Takayuki Shijo, Daisuke Yoshioka, Mitsunori Kaneko
INTRODUCTION: Optimal timing of surgical treatment for infective endocarditis (IE) complicated by intracranial hemorrhage remains controversial. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 43-year-old man with IE received appropriate antibiotic therapy but had recurrence of cerebral infarction and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). Emergency valve surgery was performed 2days after ICH onset because of heart failure and recurrence of cerebral complications. Postoperatively, he showed no neurologic symptoms; neuroimaging showed no enlargement of ICH...
February 11, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214484/hybrid-operative-thrombectomy-is-noninferior-to-percutaneous-techniques-for-the-treatment-of-acute-iliofemoral-deep-venous-thrombosis
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Limael E Rodríguez, Aihab Aboukheir-Aboukheir, Ricardo Figueroa-Vicente, Hiram Soler-Bernardini, Guillermo Bolanos-Avila, Luis J Torruella-Bartolomei, Anthony J Comerota, Jorge L Martinez-Trabal
OBJECTIVE: Hybrid operative thrombectomy (HOT) is a novel technique for the treatment of acute iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (IFDVT) and is an alternative to percutaneous techniques (PTs) that use thrombolytics. In this study, we compare perioperative and intermediate outcomes of HOT vs PT as interventions for early thrombus removal. METHODS: From July 2008 to May 2015, there were 71 consecutive patients who were treated with either PT (n = 31) or HOT (n = 40) for acute or subacute single-limb IFDVT...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213933/evaluation-of-vegetation-size-and-its-relationship-with-septic-pulmonary-embolism-in-tricuspid-valve-infective-endocarditis-a-real-time-3dtee-study
#11
Hiroto Utsunomiya, Javier Berdejo, Sayuki Kobayashi, Hirotsugu Mihara, Yuji Itabashi, Takahiro Shiota
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid valve infective endocarditis (TVIE) causes septic pulmonary embolism (PE). However, the impact of vegetation size on PE is not fully elucidated. METHODS: In 26 consecutive patients with definite TVIE according to Duke criteria, we tested clinical, microbiological, and echocardiographic data including real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) as potential predictors of PE. 3DTEE measurement of maximum length of vegetation (MLV) was obtained with Advanced QLAB Quantification Software by cropping the 3D volume with the appropriate 2D plane to obtain the largest value...
February 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212588/colorectal-polypectomy-and-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-emr-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-clinical-guideline
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Monika Ferlitsch, Alan Moss, Cesare Hassan, Pradeep Bhandari, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Gregorios Paspatis, Rodrigo Jover, Cord Langner, Maxime Bronzwaer, Kumanan Nalankilli, Paul Fockens, Rawi Hazzan, Ian M Gralnek, Michael Gschwantler, Elisabeth Waldmann, Philip Jeschek, Daniela Penz, Denis Heresbach, Leon Moons, Arnaud Lemmers, Konstantina Paraskeva, Juergen Pohl, Thierry Ponchon, Jaroslaw Regula, Alessandro Repici, Matthew D Rutter, Nicholas G Burgess, Michael J Bourke
1 ESGE recommends cold snare polypectomy (CSP) as the preferred technique for removal of diminutive polyps (size ≤ 5 mm). This technique has high rates of complete resection, adequate tissue sampling for histology, and low complication rates. (High quality evidence, strong recommendation.) 2 ESGE suggests CSP for sessile polyps 6 - 9 mm in size because of its superior safety profile, although evidence comparing efficacy with hot snare polypectomy (HSP) is lacking. (Moderate quality evidence, weak recommendation...
February 17, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211030/antithrombotic-therapy-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#13
Raul Moreno
Current guidelines for patients who are undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation but who do not require anticoagulation recommend double antiplatelet therapy for 3-6 months after the procedure, followed by aspirin indefinitely. However, these guidelines are based on expert consensus rather than clinical trials. Several randomized trials are currently evaluating alternative antithrombotic strategies, and recommendations will likely change when their results become available.
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197291/postoperative-right-ventricular-failure-in-cardiac-surgery
#14
REVIEW
Victor H Nieto Estrada, Daniel L Molano Franco, Albert A Valencia Moreno, Jose A Rojas Gambasica, Cristian C Cortes Nunez
Two cases of patients that developed right ventricular failure (RVF) after cardiac valve surgery are presented with a narrative revision of the literature. RVF involves a great challenge due to the severity of this condition; it has a low incidence among non-congenital cardiac surgery patients, is more likely associated with cardiovascular and pulmonary complications related to cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and is a cause of acute graft failure and of a higher early mortality in cardiac transplant. The morphologic and hemodynamic characteristics of the right ventricle and some specific factors that breed pulmonary hypertension after cardiac surgery are in favor of the onset of RVF...
December 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194742/predictability-of-tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion-for-the-effectiveness-of-tolvaptan-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#15
Toru Niwa, Katsuhisa Waseda, Tomofumi Mizuno, Yusuke Nakano, Kentaro Mukai, Hirokazu Wakabayashi, Atsushi Watanabe, Hirohiko Ando, Hiroaki Takashima, Tetsuya Amano
BACKGROUND: There is no echocardiographic predictor of the effectiveness of tolvaptan in patients with heart failure (HF). The aim of this study was to investigate the echocardiographic predictor of responders to tolvaptan in patients with HF. METHODS: This observational study consisted of 62 consecutive in-hospital patients with HF who received tolvaptan with volume overload despite standard therapies. The echocardiography data were obtained within 1 week before the administration of tolvaptan...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186686/combined-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapy-and-one-way-endobronchial-valve-placement-in-patients-with-pulmonary-emphysema-a-phase-i-clinical-trial
#16
Hugo Goulart de Oliveira, Fernanda Ferreira Cruz, Mariana Alves Antunes, Amarilio Vieira de Macedo Neto, Guilherme Augusto Oliveira, Fabio Munhoz Svartman, Tamara Borgonovo, Carmen Lucia Kuniyoshi Rebelatto, Daniel J Weiss, Paulo Roberto Slud Brofman, Marcelo Marcos Morales, José Roberto Lapa E Silva, Patricia Rieken Macedo Rocco
One-way endobronchial valves (EBV) insertion to reduce pulmonary air trapping has been used as therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. However, local inflammation may result and can contribute to worsening of clinical status in these patients. We hypothesized that combined EBV insertion and intrabronchial administration of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) would decrease the inflammatory process, thus mitigating EBV complications in severe COPD patients. This initial study sought to investigate the safety of this approach...
December 9, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185392/thrombotic-valvular-dysfunction-with-transcatheter-mitral-interventions-for-postsurgical-failures
#17
Marvin H Eng, Adam Greenbaum, Dee Dee Wang, Janet Wyman, Dnp, Heider Arjomand, Pradeep Yadav, Hassan Nemeh, Gaetano Paone, Mayra Guerrero, William O'Neill
BACKGROUND: Degenerated surgical mitral valve repairs or surgical prostheses are currently being treated with transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR). We report the procedural and mid-term assessment of thirteen cases. METHODS: From 12/2013 to 12/2015, 13 consecutive patients with degenerated mitral valve repair or valve replacement were treated. Patients were assessed for mitral valve academic valve consortium (MVARC) defined outcomes. RESULTS: Immediate procedural MVARC defined technical success was 92%...
February 10, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183512/a-test-in-context-lipoprotein-a-diagnosis-prognosis-controversies-and-emerging-therapies
#18
REVIEW
Sotirios Tsimikas
Evidence that elevated lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]) levels contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAVS) is substantial. Development of isoform-independent assays, in concert with genetic, epidemiological, translational, and pathophysiological insights, have established Lp(a) as an independent, genetic, and likely causal risk factor for CVD and CAVS. These observations are consistent across a broad spectrum of patients, risk factors, and concomitant therapies, including patients with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol <70 mg/dl...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180974/-surgical-and-interventional-procedures-for-reflux-therapy-endoscopic-or-laparoscopic
#19
K U Asche, A Kaindlstorfer, R Pointner
An optimal functioning of the gastroesophageal antireflux barrier depends on an anatomical overlapping of the lower esophageal sphincter and the crural diaphragm. Restoration of this situation is currently only possible by antireflux interventions combined with hiatoplasty and necessitates a laparoscopic approach. Newer alternative techniques to the generally accepted fundoplication are laparoscopic implantation of the LINX® device or the EndoStim® system and various endoscopic antireflux procedures, such as radiofrequency energy treatment, plication and implantation techniques aimed at augmentation of the gastroesophageal valve...
February 8, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179972/septic-shock-of-unknown-origin-a-case-report-of-a-pseudoaneurysm-of-the-mitral-aortic-intervalvular-fibrosa
#20
Julio Gil, Hugo Antunes, Bruno Marmelo, Luis Abreu, Maria Luisa Goncalves, Luis Ferreira Dos Santos, Jose Costa Cabral
Pseudoaneurysm of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa (P-MAIVF) is a rare complication of infective endocarditis and trauma, particularly of aortic valve surgery. Clinical symptoms are usually unspecific and generally due to complications. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is the most commonly used exam to diagnose P-MAIVF. The main echocardiographic feature is the presence of a cavity communicating with the left ventricular outflow tract that expands during systole and collapses during diastole. Most frequent complications are formation of a fistulous tract and compression of adjacent structures...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
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