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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218365/a-comparison-of-efficacy-of-endovascular-versus-surgical-repair-for-the-treatment-of-arteriovenous-fistula-stenosis-in-taiwan
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Szu-Shan Fan, Chien-Wen Chen, Kuo-Cheng Lu, Hung-Chung Mao, Miao-Pei Chen, Chu-Lin Chou
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and fistula reconstruction surgery are therapeutic options for vascular access occlusion in hemodialysis patients. However, owing to its convenience, PTA has gradually become the preferred therapeutic option for fistula stenosis or occlusion. This study investigated the effects of the two therapeutic methods on the vascular access maintenance duration (number of days) and maintenance costs of fistula in dialysis patients from different dialysis units...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215512/angiosome-targeted-pta-is-more-important-in-endovascular-revascularisation-than-in-surgical-revascularisation-analysis-of-545-patients-with-ischaemic-tissue-lesions
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K Špillerová, N Settembre, F Biancari, A Albäck, M Venermo
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of angiosome targeted (direct) revascularisation according to revascularisation method in patients with diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study cohort comprised 545 diabetic patients with critical limb ischaemia and tissue loss (Rutherford 5, 6). All patients underwent infrapopliteal endovascular (PTA) or open surgical revascularisation between January 2008 and December 2013. Differences in the outcome after direct revascularisation, bypass surgery, and PTA were investigated by means of Cox proportional hazards analysis...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196956/amino-acid-catabolism-in-staphylococcus-aureus-and-the-function-of-carbon-catabolite-repression
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Cortney R Halsey, Shulei Lei, Jacqueline K Wax, Mckenzie K Lehman, Austin S Nuxoll, Laurey Steinke, Marat Sadykov, Robert Powers, Paul D Fey
Staphylococcus aureus must rapidly adapt to a variety of carbon and nitrogen sources during invasion of a host. Within a staphylococcal abscess, preferred carbon sources such as glucose are limiting, suggesting that S. aureus survives through the catabolism of secondary carbon sources. S. aureus encodes pathways to catabolize multiple amino acids, including those that generate pyruvate, 2-oxoglutarate, and oxaloacetate. To assess amino acid catabolism, S. aureus JE2 and mutants were grown in complete defined medium containing 18 amino acids but lacking glucose (CDM)...
February 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178582/short-term-weight-gain-velocity-in-infants-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-cdh
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Jason Gien, Karna Murthy, Eugenia K Pallotto, Beverly Brozanski, Louis Chicoine, Isabella Zaniletti, Ruth Seabrook, Sarah Keene, Deepthi Alapati, Nicolas Porta, Natalie Rintoul, Theresa R Grover
BACKGROUND: Appropriate post-natal growth remains a mainstay of therapeutic goals for infants with CDH, with the hypothesis that optimizing linear growth will improve survival through functional improvements in pulmonary hypoplasia. However, descriptions of growth and the effect on survival are limited in affected infants. OBJECTIVE: Describe in-hospital weight gain related to survival among infants with CDH. DESIGN/METHODS: Children's Hospitals Neonatal Database (CHND) identified infants with CDH born ≥34weeks' gestation (2010-14)...
February 5, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156609/icu-deaths-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-criteria-to-decrease-potentially-inappropriate-admissions-and-analysis-of-advance-planning-discussions
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Alva B Weir
: 47 Background: A significant number of advanced cancer admissions to intensive care unit (ICU) are inappropriate, as they do not prolonged survival. No clear consensus criteria for reasonable admissions of advanced cancer patients have been developed. METHODS: We established four criteria for ICU admissions in advanced cancer patients: post procedure complication, recent cancer diagnosis, good performance status and life expectancy of > 6 months. We reviewed charts of all patients who died in the ICU at a university-affiliated hospital between 2005-2010...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152751/identifying-avoidable-terminal-oncology-icu-hospitalizations
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Andrew Hantel, Blase N Polite
: 56 Background: Eight percent of cancer patients expire in the ICU. There is no association between spending on aggressive end of life (EOL) care and survival outcomes. This aggressive care is also associated with reduced quality of life for patients and families. The National Quality Forum endorses the number of patients admitted to the ICU in the last 30 days of life as a quality of care measure. Our hypothesis is that a significant number of oncology patients suffer avoidable terminal ICU hospitalizations...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149933/utility-of-clinical-risk-stratification-in-the-selection-of-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-patients-for-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Friedrich-Carl von Rundstedt, Douglas A Mata, Oleksandr N Kryvenko, Anup A Shah, Iny Jhun, Seth P Lerner
Introduction: Level I evidence supports the use of cisplatin-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for muscle-invasive bladder cancer prior to radical cystectomy (RC). On average, 30-40% of patients achieve a complete pathologic response (i.e., stage pT0) after receiving NAC. Some centers risk-stratify patients, suggesting that there may be a higher-risk population that would derive the most benefit from NAC. Recently, a risk-stratification model developed at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) specified criteria for clinical staging and patient selection for NAC...
January 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123555/pathological-significance-and-prognostic-implications-of-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-in-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-correlation-with-cell-proliferation-angiogenesis-lymphangiogenesis-and-expression-of-vegfs-and-cox-2
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Tomohiro Matsuo, Yasuyoshi Miyata, Kensuke Mitsunari, Takuji Yasuda, Kojiro Ohba, Hideki Sakai
Heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) is a stress-response protein and its expression is associated with malignant potential and poor prognosis in several types of cancer. The present study investigated the association between HO-1 expression levels and the pathological features, clinical outcomes and other associated factors in patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). HO-1 expression was evaluated using immunohistochemistry in 147 formalin-fixed tissue specimens. The proliferation index, microvessel density, lymph vessel density and expression of cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, -C, and -D were also investigated...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104938/percutaneous-transluminal-angioplasty-and-stenting-in-the-management-of-chronic-mesenteric-angina-a-single-center-experience
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Tixon Thomas, Nazar P Kader, Nirmal K Prabhu, Rajesh Kannan, Sreekumar K Pullara, Srikanth Moorthy
INTRODUCTION: The objective of our study was to review the results of percutaneous angioplasty (PTA)/stenting in the treatment of patients who presented with symptoms and angiographic findings of chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 13 consecutive patients from a single institution who underwent PTA/stenting for the treatment of symptoms suggestive of CMI. RESULTS: All 13 patients in our study were men, and most common presenting symptoms were weight loss and postprandial pain...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103754/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-drug-eluting-balloon-and-stent-for-infrapopliteal-artery-revascularization
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Jianbin Zhang, Xiaojie Xu, Jie Kong, Rongwei Xu, Xueqiang Fan, Jie Chen, Xia Zheng, Bo Ma, Mingsheng Sun, Zhidong Ye, Peng Liu
BACKGROUND: Drug-eluting balloon (DEB) and drug-eluting stent (DES) have been proposed for the treatment of infrapopliteal artery disease. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the current available studies investigating outcomes of DEB and DES in the treatment of infrapopliteal artery disease. METHODS: Multiple databases were systematically searched to identify studies investigating the outcomes of DEB and DES in the treatment of patients with infrapopliteal artery disease...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914497/acute-management-of-stroke-patients-taking-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-addressing-real-world-anticoagulant-management-issues-in-stroke-aramis-registry-design-and-rationale
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Ying Xian, Adrian F Hernandez, Tina Harding, Gregg C Fonarow, Deepak L Bhatt, Robert E Suter, Yosef Khan, Lee H Schwamm, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban) have been increasingly used as alternatives to warfarin for stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation. Yet there is substantial lack of information on how patients on NOACs are currently treated when they have an acute ischemic stroke and the best strategies for treating intracerebral hemorrhage for those on chronic anticoagulation with warfarin or a NOAC. These are critical unmet needs for real world clinical decision making in these emergent patients...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901490/prognostic-value-of-preoperative-plasma-fibrinogen-level-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-f-plr-in-patients-with-localized-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Jiwei Huang, Yichu Yuan, Yanqing Wang, Jin Zhang, Wen Kong, Haige Chen, Yonghui Chen, Yiran Huang
PURPOSE: Hemostatic factors is thought to have a potentially significant role in progression and metastasis of malignant tumors. We investigated the prognostic value of preoperative plasma fibrinogen level and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in localized upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 481 patients who underwent radical nephroureterectomy for localized UTUC (pTa-4N0M0) were identified between January 2002 and June 2013...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901322/risk-factors-analysis-of-thromboembolectomy-for-acute-thromboembolic-lower-extremity-ischemia-in-native-arteries
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Gabriele Piffaretti, Alessandro Angrisano, Marco Franchin, Massimo Ferrario, Nicola Rivolta, Alessandro Bacuzzi, Patrizio Castelli, Matteo Tozzi
BACKGROUND: Aim of this study is to report the results of thromboembolectomy (ThEmb) for acute thromboembolic lower limb ischemia (ATLI) in native arteries and to create a predictive score for amputation-free survival (AFS) at 30 days. METHODS: It is a single center, retrospective analysis of a four years period. All patients had ThEmb: adjunctive procedures included femoral and/or popliteal endarterectomy in 30 (18.3%) cases, PTA- stent in 24 (14.6%), and femoral endarterectomy plus PTA-stent in 12 (7...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881149/antipsychotic-prescribing-patterns-during-and-after-critical-illness-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jason E Tomichek, Joanna L Stollings, Pratik P Pandharipande, Rameela Chandrasekhar, E Wesley Ely, Timothy D Girard
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics are used to treat delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) despite unproven efficacy. We hypothesized that atypical antipsychotic treatment in the ICU is a risk factor for antipsychotic prescription at discharge, a practice that might increase risk since long-term use is associated with increased mortality. METHODS: After excluding patients on antipsychotics prior to admission, we examined antipsychotic use in a prospective cohort of ICU patients with acute respiratory failure and/or shock...
November 24, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846277/pneumococcal-conjugated-vaccine-reduces-the-high-mortality-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-elderly-an-italian-regional-experience
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Vincenzo Baldo, Silvia Cocchio, Tolinda Gallo, Patrizia Furlan, Pierantonio Romor, Chiara Bertoncello, Alessandra Buja, Tatjana Baldovin
BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is an important cause of illness and death worldwide, particularly among the elderly. Previous studies on the factors associated with mortality in patients hospitalized for CAP revealed a direct association between the type of microorganism involved, the characteristics of the patient and mortality. Vaccination status against pneumococcal disease was not considered. We conducted a retrospective analysis on the mortality rates after a first hospitalization for CAP in north-east Italy with a view to examining especially the role of anti-pneumococcal vaccination as a factor associated with pneumonia-related mortality at one year...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807319/combined-brachial-embolectomy-and-stent-graft-endovascular-exclusion-in-the-treatment-of-acute-arm-ischemia-due-to-subclavian-artery-aneurysms-thrombosis-or-distal-embolization
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Andrea Siani, Federico Accrocca, Gennaro de Vivo, Luca Maria Siani, Federica Mounayergi
AIM: Purpose of this study is to report our results after simultaneous transbrachial embolectomy and endovascular aneurysm exclusion with stentgraft in the treatment of upper limb acute ischemia due to subclavian artery aneurysm thrombosis and embolization . METHODS: From January 2010 to December 2015, seven consecutive patients (6 men; mean age 71.5, range 44-85) underwent to emergent revascularization for upper limb ischemia due to thrombosis/embolization of SAA by means of brachial embolectomy and endovascular exclusion...
2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803312/effect-of-tetrastarch-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-on-plasma-creatinine-concentration-in-cats-a-retrospective-analysis-2010-2015
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Ivayla D Yozova, Judith Howard, Katja N Adamik
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to determine survival and changes in creatinine concentrations after administration of 6% tetrastarch (hydroxyethyl starch [HES] 130/0.4) vs crystalloids in critically ill cats. METHODS: The medical records were reviewed for cats admitted to the intensive care unit with at least two plasma creatinine measurements and initial concentrations not exceeding the upper reference interval. Cats were excluded if they had received HES prior to admission or if they had received fluid therapy for <24 h between initial and subsequent measurements...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798198/radical-versus-partial-nephrectomy-chronic-kidney-disease-progression-and-mortality-in-us-veterans
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Elani Streja, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Miklos Z Molnar, Jaime Landman, Onyebuchi A Arah, Csaba P Kovesdy
BACKGROUND: Partial nephrectomy is considered the preferred care for localized kidney tumors and may yield better patient and kidney survival and similar oncological outcomes compared with radical nephrectomy. We sought to reexamine these hypotheses in a large nationally representative cohort of US veterans who underwent radical or partial nephrectomy. METHODS: We identified 7073 US veterans who had a partial or radical nephrectomy between 2004 and 2013. We collected data on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) prior to admission for nephrectomy surgery, immediately after surgery and 180 days postsurgery...
October 25, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744487/clinical-outcomes-of-second-transurethral-resection-in-non-muscle-invasive-high-grade-bladder-cancer-a-retrospective-multi-institutional-collaborative-study
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Naoto Kamiya, Hiroyoshi Suzuki, Takahito Suyama, Masayuki Kobayashi, Satoshi Fukasawa, Nobuyuki Sekita, Kazuo Mikami, Naoki Nihei, Yukio Naya, Tomohiko Ichikawa
BACKGROUND: A retrospective, multi-institutional collaborative study was conducted to evaluate the impact of second transurethral resection (TUR) on the clinical outcome of non-muscle invasive high-grade bladder cancer and to identify predictors of invasion to the lamina propria (pT1) or deeper and residual tumor at the second TUR. METHODS: The clinical and pathological features of 198 patients with non-muscle invasive high-grade bladder cancer treated in five medical institutions from April 1990 to March 2013 were reviewed retrospectively...
October 15, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716891/does-pre-and-post-angioplasty-doppler-ultrasound-evaluation-help-in-predicting-vascular-access-outcome
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Maria Guedes-Marques, Pedro A Maia, Fernando Neves, Aníbal Ferreira, João Cruz, Dulce Carvalho, Carlos Oliveira, Carlos Barreto, Telmo Carvalho, Pedro Ponce
BACKGROUND: Kidney Disease - Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) recommends post-percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) <30% residual stenosis (RS) and hemodynamic parameters improvement. Primary end point: how post-PTA access blood flow (ABF) improvement predicts vascular access (VA) outcome. Secondary: compare Doppler ultrasound (DU) and angiography diagnostic accuracy; determine how other factors predict outcome. METHODS: Eighty patients. DU evaluation performed pre- and post-PTA...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
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