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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888759/impact-of-iliac-artery-anatomy-on-the-outcome-of-fenestrated-and-branched-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Enrico Gallitto, Mauro Gargiulo, Gianluca Faggioli, Rodolfo Pini, Chiara Mascoli, Antonio Freyrie, Stefano Ancetti, Andrea Stella
OBJECTIVE: Fenestrated and branched endovascular aneurysm repair (FB-EVAR) is a valid option to treat juxtarenal and pararenal abdominal aortic aneurysms and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. Because successful deployment depends on complex maneuvers, hostile iliac artery anatomy (HIA) can prejudice the FB-EVAR outcome. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of HIA on FB-EVAR outcome. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, all patients undergoing FB-EVAR were prospectively categorized according to iliac anatomy (friendly iliac artery anatomy [FIA] or HIA)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884985/staged-endovascular-repair-of-critical-limb-ischemia-in-high-risk-patients-the-procedural-and-clinical-outcomes
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Guang Liu, Chaoyi Cui, Minyi Yin, Kaichuang Ye, Xaiobing Liu, Jinbao Qin, Huihua Shi, Xintian Huang, Min Lu, Xinwu Lu, Weimin Li, Mier Jiang
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the procedural and clinical outcomes after staged angioplasty in high-risk, chronic, critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2015, 29 patients (29 limbs) (mean age 77 years) were treated by staged revascularization procedures in (i) the iliac artery-DFA alone or with the femoropopliteal artery followed by (ii) the femoropopliteal artery and a below-the-knee artery. All patients had long-segment iliofemoral artery and below-the-knee artery (TASCII D) occlusions with abnormal serum myoglobin and ischemic lesions...
September 7, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882976/endobronchial-carcinoid-tumor-totally-occluding-the-left-main-bronchus-without-producing-symptoms-of-bronchial-obstruction
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Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Demetrios Moris, Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Davide Patrini, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
BACKGROUND: Bronchial carcinoid tumors (BCTs) are rare neuroendocrine neoplasms of the lung that mainly have a central distribution. They are classified as typical and atypical, with the former variant generally conferring a more favorable survival. Central tumors are usually symptomatic with features of bronchial obstruction, whereas peripheral tumors may remain silent. CASE REPORT: A 36-year-old woman presented to our hospital due to an episode of massive hemoptysis 5 days prior to admission...
September 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866108/characteristics-and-outcome-of-patients-with-hypothermic-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-experience-from-a-european-trauma-center
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Elfriede Ruttmann, Marion Dietl, Tobias Kastenberger, Rene El Attal, Mathias Ströhle, Hanno Ulmer, Peter Mair
BACKGROUND: Aim of the study was to investigate patient characteristics, survival rates and neurological outcome among hypothermic patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) admitted to a trauma center. METHODS: A review of patients with OHCA and a core temperature ≤32°C admitted to a trauma center between 2004 and 2016. RESULTS: Ninety-six patients (mean temperature 25.8°C±3.9°C) were entered in the study, 37 (39%) of them after avalanche burial...
September 1, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761590/conservative-treatment-of-upper-urinary-tract-carcinoma-long-term-results
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Andrea Orosa Andrada, Inés Laso García, Fernando Arias Fúnez, Francisco Donis Canet, Gemma Duque Ruiz, Victoria Gómez Dos Santos, Francisco Javier Burgos Revilla
INTRODUCTION: We sought to assess the long-term results of conservative treatment for upper urinary tract carcinoma (UUTC) with regard to tumour recurrence and preservation of renal unit. METHODS: From October 1987 to January 2014, 65 patients (median age 68 years) were diagnosed with UUTC and underwent endoscopic and open surgical techniques. Thirteen patients had bilateral disease and one had a single kidney. The primary approach was endoscopic in 37 reno-ureteral units (20 percutaneous resections, 17 ureteroscopies )...
July 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694418/-a-case-of-long-survival-in-aggressively-growing-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-successfully-treated-by-combined-chemotherapy-of-methotrexate-etoposide-and-cisplatin
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Ryosuke Jikuya, Kouta Washimi, Masato Yasui, Akihito Hashizume, Tomoyuki Tatenuma, Nobuhiko Mizuno, Kentaro Muraoka, Susumu Umemoto, Masaki Kawai, Takeshi Kishida
A 74-year-old man underwent transurethral resection for a bladder tumor (TURBT). The pathological diagnosis was urothelial carcinoma, grade 3 pT2 at least. He desired preservation of the bladder. Thus, MEC (methotrexate 100-150 mg/body (day 1), etoposide 100 mg/m2 (day 2-4), cisplatin 20 mg/m2 (day 2-6)) chemotherapy was administered for 2 courses. The next year, he had a relapse in the bladder, and the pathological diagnosiswasurothelial carcinoma, grade 2 pTa and pTis. He underwent Calmette-Guerin Bacillus (BCG) immunotherapy for 6 courses that resulted in a complete response without recurrence for 6 years...
June 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693295/germline-dna-copy-number-variations-as-potential-prognostic-markers-for-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-progression
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Yoshiaki Yamamoto, Yutaka Suehiro, Atomu Suzuki, Ryosuke Nawata, Yoshihisa Kawai, Ryo Inoue, Hiroshi Hirata, Hiroaki Matsumoto, Takahiro Yamasaki, Kohsuke Sasaki, Hideyasu Matsuyama
Accumulating evidence has suggested that germline DNA copy number variations (CNVs) affect various disorders, including human malignancies. However, the significance of CNVs in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) remains unclear. The purpose of the present study was to identify the role of CNVs in NMIBC. Array comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) analysis was performed to search for candidate CNVs associated with NMIBC susceptibility. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction was carried out to evaluate CNVs associated with patient outcome in 189 NMIBC cases...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652946/treatment-related-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-symptomatic-subclavian-artery-stenosis
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Narendranath Epperla, Fan Ye, Amr Idris, Adeeb Sakkalaek, Hong Liang, Po-Huang Chyou, Richard A Dart, Joseph Mazza, Steven Yale
BACKGROUND: Subclavian artery stenosis (SAS) is narrowing of the subclavian artery most commonly caused by atherosclerosis. It serves as a marker for cerebrovascular and myocardial ischemic events. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted to determine the association of treatment via combination therapy (antiplatelet drug plus either by-pass surgery or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) with or without stent implantation) versus antiplatelet drug therapy alone on cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in Marshfield Clinic patients diagnosed with symptomatic SAS from January 1, 1995 to December 31, 2009...
May 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648791/drug-eluting-stents-versus-control-therapy-in-the-infrapopliteal-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-eight-randomized-controlled-trials-and-two-cohort-studies
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Xiaochun Liu, Guofu Zheng, Song Wen
BACKGROUD: Drug-eluting stents (DES) have been proposed for the treatment of infrapopliteal arteries disease. However, the long-term clinical impact of DES treatment in the vascular territory still remains uncertain. METHODS AND RESULTS: Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane data, CNKI and Wanfang Data were searched until December 20, 2016 for eligible studies according to identical strategies. Additional data were manually retrieved. STATA ver. 12.0 software were used to Meta-analyze the efficacies of DES and control treatment (BMS or PTA) for infrapopliteal arteries disease...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636074/optimizing-outcomes-in-pancreas-transplantation-impact-of-organ-preservation-time
#10
Ehren N Rudolph, Ty B Dunn, David E R Sutherland, Raja Kandaswamy, Erik B Finger
Recent changes to pancreas graft allocation policy have increased the number of organs available for regional and distant sharing, which results in a corresponding increase in preservation time. We sought to systematically assess the impact of cold ischemia time (CIT) on outcomes post-transplant. A retrospective review of 1253 pancreas transplants performed at a single transplant center was performed to correlate CIT to transplant outcomes. The rate of technical failure (TF) increased with 20+ hours of CIT, with a 2...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607025/pharmacodynamic-evaluation-of-fosfomycin-against-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella-spp-from-urinary-tract-infections-and-the-influence-of-ph-on-fosfomycin-activities
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Nayara Helisandra Fedrigo, Josmar Mazucheli, James Albiero, Danielle Rosani Shinohara, Fernanda Gomes Lodi, Ana Cristina Dos Santos Machado, Sherwin K B Sy, Maria Cristina Bronharo Tognim
Fosfomycin is widely used for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI), and it has recently been recommended that fosfomycin be used to treat infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacilli. Whether urine acidification can improve bacterial susceptibility to fosfomycin oral dosing regimens has not been analyzed. The MIC of fosfomycin for 245 Gram-negative bacterial isolates, consisting of 158 Escherichia coli isolates and 87 Klebsiella isolates which were collected from patients with urinary tract infections, were determined at pH 6...
August 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570235/five-year-freedom-from-target-lesion-revascularization-using-excimer-laser-ablation-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-in-stent-restenosis-of-femoropopliteal-arteries
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Nicolas W Shammas, Gail A Shammas, Lorraine Arikat, Andrew N Shammas, Alec Darrow, Avantika Banerjee, Benjamin Rudy
BACKGROUND: Target-lesion revascularization (TLR) and loss of patency remain high following treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR) of the femoropopliteal (FP) artery. Excimer laser atherectomy (ELA) is effective in reducing TLR and improves patency at 6-month and 1-year follow-up when compared with balloon angioplasty (PTA). The long-term sustainability of these early results is unknown. We present a retrospective analysis from our center on the 5-year outcomes of ELA in the treatment of ISR of the FP arteries...
June 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536660/sorafenib-associated-heart-failure-complicated-by-cardiogenic-shock-after-treatment-of-advanced-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-clinical-case-discussion
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Candace Wu, Kamal Shemisa
Background. Sorafenib, an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), targets multiple tyrosine kinase receptors (TKRs) involved in angiogenesis and tumor growth. Studies suggest that inhibition of TKR impacts cardiomyocyte survival. Inhibition of VEGF signaling interrupts angiogenesis and is associated with the development of hypertension and compensatory hypertrophy. Compensated hypertrophy ultimately leads to heart failure. Case Description. A 76-year-old man with a past medical history of systolic heart failure due to ischemic cardiomyopathy and stage IIIC hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) presented with symptoms of decompensated heart failure...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534370/research-on-the-coagulation-function-changes-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-and-analysis-of-their-correlation-with-metastasis-and-survival
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Yongjun Qi, Jingwei Fu
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between coagulation function and prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS: 539 patients who were admitted to our hospital for the first time from December 2008 to December 2013 and pathologically diagnosed as NSCLC were enrolled in this study (study group), while 80 healthy persons served as controls (control group). Morning fasting venous blood samples were collected for coagulation function indexes, such as prothrombin time (PT), prothrombin time activity (PTA), international normalized ratio (INR), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), fibrinogen (Fib), D-dimer (D-D) and platelet count (PLT) and the coagulation function and survival rate were compared...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522168/is-pre-hospital-cpr-a-risk-factor-for-early-death-in-patients-transferred-to-an-adult-burn-center
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Kanika Trehan, Stacey Rotta, Shea C Gregg, Kristen Glasgow, Roselle E Crombie, Walter M Cholewczynski, Nabil Atweh, Alisa Savetamal
BACKGROUND: Burn patients who require CPR before admission to a burn center are anecdotally known to suffer higher mortality than those who do not require pre-hospital CPR. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review identified adult patients admitted to our burn center between 2013 and 2015. Included patients met 1 or both of the following criteria: 20% or more total body surface area burned and need for intubation before admission to our facility. We sought to identify predictors of early death, late death, and survival among burn patients who underwent CPR before admission...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411244/long-term-follow-up-of-the-padi-trial-percutaneous-transluminal-angioplasty-versus-drug-eluting-stents-for-infrapopliteal-lesions-in-critical-limb-ischemia
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Marlon I Spreen, Jasper M Martens, Bob Knippenberg, Lukas C van Dijk, Jean-Paul P M de Vries, Jan Albert Vos, Gert Jan de Borst, Evert-Jan P A Vonken, Okker D Bijlstra, Jan J Wever, Randolph G Statius van Eps, Willem P Th M Mali, Hendrik van Overhagen
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcomes reported after treatment of infrapopliteal lesions with drug-eluting stents (DESs) have been more favorable compared with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with a bailout bare metal stent (PTA-BMS) through midterm follow-up in patients with critical limb ischemia. In the present study, long-term results of treatment of infrapopliteal lesions with DESs are presented. METHODS AND RESULTS: Adults with critical limb ischemia (Rutherford category ≥4) and infrapopliteal lesions were randomized to receive PTA-BMS or DESs with paclitaxel...
April 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386264/factors-associated-with-mortality-in-patients-with-autoimmune-diseases-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-in-bogota-colombia
#17
Jorge Armando Carrizosa, Jorge Aponte, Diego Cartagena, Ricard Cervera, Maria Teresa Ospina, Alexander Sanchez
Patients with autoimmune diseases (ADs) are a challenge for the intensivist; it is hard to differentiate among infection, disease activity, and combinations of both, leading to high mortality. This study is a retrospective analysis of 124 critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) in a university hospital between 2008 and 2016. Bivariate case-control analysis was performed, using patients who died as cases; later, analysis using a logistic regression model with variables that were associated with mortality was conducted...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385045/long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-nephroureterectomy-with-transurethral-circumferential-excision-of-the-ureteral-orifice-for-urothelial-carcinoma
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Aakash Pai, Muddassar Hussain, Richard Hindley, Amr Emara, Neil Barber
INTRODUCTION: When performing open or laparoscopic nephroureterectomy (LNU), the optimal way to excise the distal ureter remains controversial. There are concerns that primary endoscopic detachment of the intramural ureter is associated with adverse outcomes. Existing studies have limited number of patients and inadequate oncologic follow-up. We provide our institutions experience of this technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected prospectively on 59 patients (37 men) who underwent LNU for a 10-year period at a single center using a standardized technique: initial endoscopic circumferential release of the distal ureter and bladder cuff followed by retroperitoneal en bloc LNU...
July 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358016/plasma-apolipoprotein-a-v-predicts-long-term-survival-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#19
En-Qiang Chen, Meng-Lan Wang, Dong-Mei Zhang, Ying Shi, Do-Bo Wu, Li-Bo Yan, Ling-Yao Du, Ling-Yun Zhou, Hong Tang
Hepatitis B virus-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (HBV-ACLF) is a life-threatening condition, and the lipid metabolism disorder is common in the development of this disease. This prospective observational study aimed to define the characteristics of plasma apolipoprotein A-V (apoA-V) in long-term outcome prediction of HBV-ACLF, and a total of 330 HBV-ACLF patients were included and followed for more than 12 months. In this cohort, the 4-week, 12-week, 24-week and 48-week cumulative mortality of HBV-ACLF was 18...
March 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287292/-long-term-results-after-invasive-treatment-of-critical-limb-ischemia
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Zoltán Ruzsa, Ferenc Kuti, Balázs Berta, Károly Tóth, Zoltán Bánsághi, Zoltán Vámosi, Kálmán Hüttl
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Surgical tibial bypass for critical limb ischemia is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and graft failure, whereas percutaneous angioplasty and stenting has promising results. The objective of this study was the investigation of the long term results of below-knee percutaneous angioplasty for restoring straight inline arterial flow in patients with critical limb ischemia. METHOD: The clinical and angiographic data of 281 consecutive patients with critical limb ischemia treated by PTA between 2008 and 2011 was evaluated in a prospective register...
March 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
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