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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630222/acute-pneumatosis-cystoides-intestinalis-with-atrophic-desmosis-of-the-colon-in-a-child
#1
Blanca Schuster, Johannes Mayr
Acute pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI) has been described after bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Several case series have demonstrated successful conservative treatment of PCI in children. We present a child with Fanconi anaemia, who developed severe graft versus host disease of the gastrointestinal tract, skin and liver after BMT and an acute, severe form of PCI. Our case report illustrates the complexity of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in PCI in immunocompromised children.
June 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625964/antegrade-dissection-and-reentry-as-part-of-the-hybrid-chronic-total-occlusion-revascularization-strategy-a-subanalysis-of-the-recharge-registry-registry-of-crossboss-and-hybrid-procedures-in-france-the-netherlands-belgium-and-united-kingdom
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Joren Maeremans, Jo Dens, James C Spratt, Alan J Bagnall, Wynand Stuijfzand, Alexander Nap, Pierfrancesco Agostoni, William Wilson, Colm G Hanratty, Simon Wilson, Benjamin Faurie, Alexandre Avran, Erwan Bressollette, Mohaned Egred, Paul Knaapen, Simon Walsh
BACKGROUND: Development of the CrossBoss and Stingray devices for antegrade dissection and reentry (ADR) of chronic total occlusions has improved historically suboptimal outcomes. However, the outcomes, safety, and failure modes of the technique have to be studied in a larger patient cohort. This preplanned substudy of the RECHARGE registry (Registry of CrossBoss and Hybrid Procedures in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and United Kingdom) aims to evaluate the value and use of ADR and determine its future position in contemporary chronic total occlusion intervention...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614240/worse-clinical-outcomes-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-a-high-syntax-score-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Akash Bhurtu, Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: The synergy between percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score is an angiographic tool which is used to determine the complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to compare PCI versus coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) in patients with a high SYNTAX score in order to confirm with evidence whether the former is really association with worse clinical outcomes. METHODS: The National database of medical research articles (MEDLINE/PubMed), EMBASE database, and the Cochrane library were searched for publications comparing PCI versus CABG in patients with a high SYNTAX score, respectively...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600020/trans-ulnar-recanalization-of-a-chronic-radial-artery-occlusion
#4
Orazio Valsecchi, Matteo Nardin, Angelina Vassileva, Chiara Bernelli
Trans-ulnar access is a viable alternative approach by experienced operators when the radial and femoral arteries cannot be accessed or used to preserve the contralateral radial artery as possible vascular graft for coronary bypass surgery, hemodynamic monitoring, or shunt creation for hemodialysis. We report a challenging case of ipsilateral trans-ulnar recanalization of a chronic radial artery occlusion, which allowed us to perform a complex trans-ulnar PCI.
April 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593492/classical-determinants-of-coronary-artery-disease-as-predictors-of-complexity-of-coronary-lesions-assessed-with-the-syntax-score
#5
J M Montero-Cabezas, I Karalis, R Wolterbeek, A O Kraaijeveld, I E Hoefer, G Pasterkamp, N H Pijls, P A Doevendans, J Walterberger, J Kuiper, A J van Zonneveld, J W Jukema
BACKGROUND: We need new biomarkers that can predict cardiovascular disease to improve both diagnosis and therapeutic strategies. The CIRCULATING CELLS study was designed to study the role of several cellular mediators of atherosclerosis as biomarkers of coronary artery disease (CAD). An objective and reproducible method for the quantification of CAD extension is required to establish relationships with these potential biomarkers. We sought to analyse the correlation of the SYNTAX score with known CAD risk factors to test it as a valid marker of CAD extension...
June 7, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588675/fragmented-qrs-complex-is-a-prognostic-marker-of-microvascular-reperfusion-and-changes-in-lv-function-occur-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-who-underwent-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#6
Ruoxi Zhang, Shuyuan Chen, Qi Zhao, Meng Sun, Bo Yu, Jingbo Hou
The present study aimed to investigate the in-hospital and long-term prognostic value of fragmented QRS complex (fQRS) for microvascular reperfusion and changes in left ventricular (LV) function in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). A total of 216 patients with STEMI undergoing primary PCI were included in the current study. Patients were divided into two groups based on the presence (n=126) or absence (n=90) of fQRS following electrocardiograms (ECGs) on admission...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586317/right-lateral-versus-left-lateral-view-for-forearm-coronary-angiography-an-operator-radiation-exposure-and-image-quality-study
#7
Elena Rodríguez-González, Miguel Castanedo-Álvarez, Ebrey León-Aliz, Jaime Benitez-Peyrat, Juan Francisco Oteo, Mónica Hernández-Hernández, Alfredo Montes-Uruén, Josebe Gorigolzarri-Artaza, María Alejandra Restrepo-Córdoba, Xavier Pifarré-Martínez, Javier Goicolea, Arturo García-Touchard
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the operator radiation exposure (ORE) and the image quality in a coronary angiography (CA) of the standard left lateral view (LLV) and compare it with an alternative right lateral view (RLV). BACKGROUND: Interventional cardiologists are exposed to high doses of scatter radiation, especially in angulated projections. METHODS: We prospectively included consecutive patients who underwent diagnostic CA...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581348/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-tryton-side-branch-stent%C3%A2-for-the-treatment-of-coronary-bifurcation-lesions-an-update
#8
Maik J Grundeken, Robbert J de Winter, Joanna J Wykrzykowska
Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) involving coronary bifurcation lesions are associated with adverse outcomes compared with non-bifurcation lesions. The Tryton Side Branch Stent has been developed to improve clinical outcomes after bifurcation PCI. Areas covered: We will discuss observational data (clinical registries and intravascular imaging studies) and randomized data from the TRYTON trial (comparing Tryton [used in combination with a main branch drug-eluting stent (DES)] with side branch balloon angioplasty [in combination with a main branch DES; also referred to the provisional strategy])...
June 13, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570234/impact-of-the-occlusion-duration-on-the-performance-of-j-cto-score-in-predicting-failure-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-chronic-total-occlusion
#9
Antonio de Castro-Filho, Edgar Stroppa Lamas, Rafael A Meneguz-Moreno, Rodolfo Staico, Dimytri Siqueira, Ricardo A Costa, Sergio N Braga, J Ribamar Costa, Daniel Chamié, Alexandre Abizaid
OBJECTIVES: The present study examined the association between Multicenter CTO Registry in Japan (J-CTO) score in predicting failure of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) correlating with the estimated duration of chronic total occlusion (CTO). BACKGROUND: The J-CTO score does not incorporate estimated duration of the occlusion. METHODS: This was an observational retrospective study that involved all consecutive procedures performed at a single tertiary-care cardiology center between January 2009 and December 2014...
June 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570103/cavity-versus-ligand-shape-descriptors-application-to-urokinase-binding-pockets
#10
Natacha Cerisier, Leslie Regad, Dhoha Triki, Anne-Claude Camproux, Michel Petitjean
We analyzed 78 binding pockets of the human urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) catalytic domain extracted from a data set of crystallized uPA-ligand complexes. These binding pockets were computed with an original geometric method that does NOT involve any arbitrary parameter, such as cutoff distances, angles, and so on. We measured the deviation from convexity of each pocket shape with the pocket convexity index (PCI). We defined a new pocket descriptor called distributional sphericity coefficient (DISC), which indicates to which extent the protein atoms of a given pocket lie on the surface of a sphere...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Computational Biology: a Journal of Computational Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567082/the-practice-pattern-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-korea-based-on-year-2014-cohort-of-korean-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-k-pci-registry
#11
Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Dong Woon Jeon, Hyun-Jae Kang, Jae-Sik Jang, Duk-Woo Park, Dong-Ho Shin, Keon-Woong Moon, Jung-Sun Kim, Juhan Kim, Jang-Whan Bae, Seung-Ho Hur, Byung Ok Kim, Donghoon Choi, Kyoo-Rok Han, Hyo-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Appropriate use criteria (AUC) was developed to improve the quality of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, these criteria should consider the current practice pattern in the country where they are being applied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The algorithm for the Korean PCI practice pattern (KP3) was developed by modifying the United States-derived AUC in expert consensus meetings. KP3 class A was defined as any strategy with evidence from randomized trials that was more conservative for PCI than medical therapy or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)...
May 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562383/treatment-options-for-stent-restenosis-insights-from-intracoronary-imaging-clinical-trials-and-registries
#12
Fernando Rivero, Javier Cuesta, Teresa Bastante, Marcos García-Guimaraes, Fernando Alfonso
Although drug-eluting stents (DES) have markedly reduced the incidence of stent restenosis (SR), the increased number and complexity of percutaneous coronary interventions performed worldwide explain the sustained prevalence of SR. Intracoronary imaging techniques remain essential tools to unravel the underlying mechanical causes potentially leading to SR. Current clinical trial data suggest that DES are the most effective therapy for the management of both bare-metal stents SR and DES-SR. In this setting, however, drug-eluting balloons represent a valid therapeutic alternative with the attractive advantage of not requiring the implantation of an additional metallic layer...
May 30, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562382/impact-of-mean-platelet-aggregation-degree-on-long-term-clinical-outcomes-among-patients-undergoing-a-complex-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#13
Quan Li, Mengmeng Li, Xianpeng Yu, Jiqiang He, Yuechun Gao, Xiaoling Zhang, Changyan Wu, Yawei Luo, Yuchen Zhang, Xuejun Ren
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the mean platelet aggregation degree and long-term clinical outcomes in patients receiving a complex percutaneous coronary intervention (CPCI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We screened 2141 patients after a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) treated with aspirin and clopidogrel. CPCI was defined as a procedure targeted to at least one of the following: left main disease, bifurcation lesion, ostial lesion, chronic total occlusion, and small-vessel stenting...
May 30, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553569/a-case-of-awake-percutaneous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-high-risk-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#14
Shuangbo Liu, Amir Ravandi, Malek Kass, Basem Elbarouni
With significant improvements in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) technology, complex high risk PCI is increasingly offered to patients with limited revascularization options. Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices are often utilized for hemodynamic support during these complex procedures. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) allows full hemodynamic support and provides systemic oxygenation. We describe a case of left main bifurcation stenting performed at our center with ECMO support in an awake patient without general anesthesia...
April 25, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540829/pseudomyxoma-peritonei-natural-history-and-treatment
#15
Rohin Mittal, Anuradha Chandramohan, Brendan Moran
Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is an uncommon disease characterized by mucinous ascites, classically originating from a ruptured low grade mucinous neoplasm of the appendix. The natural history of PMP revolves around the "redistribution phenomenon", whereby mucinous tumour cells accumulate at specific sites with relative sparing of the motile small bowel and to a lesser extent other parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Peritoneal tumour accumulates due to gravity and at the sites of peritoneal fluid absorption, namely, the greater and lesser omentum and the under-surface of the diaphragm, particularly on the right...
March 29, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540634/simplifying-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-prediction-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-the-age-creatinine-and-ejection-fraction-score
#16
Gustavo N Araujo, Fernando Pivatto Junior, Bruno Fuhr, Elvis P Cassol, Guilherme P Machado, Felipe H Valle, Luiz C Bergoli, Rodrigo V Wainstein, Carisi A Polanczyk, Marco V Wainstein
Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is a common event after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Presently, the main strategy to avoid CI-AKI lies in saline hydration, since to date none pharmacologic prophylaxis proved beneficial. Our aim was to determine if a low complexity mortality risk model is able to predict CI-AKI in patients undergoing PCI after ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We have included patients with STEMI submitted to primary PCI in a tertiary hospital. The definition of CI-AKI was a raise of 0...
May 24, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540210/integration-of-non-invasive-functional-assessments-with-anatomical-risk-stratification-in-complex-coronary-artery-disease-the-non-invasive-functional-syntax-score
#17
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Carlos Collet, Yoshinobu Onuma, Yosuke Miyazaki, Marie-Angèle Morel, Patrick W Serruys
Since the early days of coronary angiography, the extension and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) have been used for risk stratification. The SYNTAX score objectively characterizes CAD in patients with multivessel disease. Furthermore, recalculating the SYNTAX score by the incorporation of the functional component coronary stenosis (i.e., FFR) increases the discrimination for the risk of adverse events. The calculation of the SYNTAX score derived from non-invasive modalities such as coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has emerged as a mean to obtain the SYNTAX score before invasive cardiac catheterization...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515854/determinants-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-success-in-repeat-chronic-total-occlusion-procedures-following-an-initial-failed-attempt
#18
Cecilia Cuevas, Nicola Ryan, Alicia Quirós, Juan Gustavo Del Angel, Nieves Gonzalo, Pablo Salinas, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Luis Nombela-Franco, Ivan Nuñez-Gil, Antonio Fernandez-Ortiz, Carlos Macaya, Javier Escaned
AIM: To investigate the rates and determinants of success of repeat percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) following an initial failed attempt at recanalising the chronic total occlusions (CTO) percutaneously. METHODS: In 445 consecutive first attempt CTO-PCI procedures in our institution, procedural failure occurred in 149 (33.5%). Sixty-four re-PCI procedures were performed in 58 patients (39%) all had a single CTO. Procedural and outcome data in the re-PCI population was entered into the institutional database...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506937/bivalirudin-infusion-to-reduce-ventricular-infarction-the-open-label-randomised-bivalirudin-infusion-for-ventricular-infarction-limitation-bival-study
#19
Robert Jan van Geuns, Georgios Sideris, Niels Van Royen, Rami El Mahmoud, Roberto Diletti, Claire Bal Dit Sollier, Jerome Garot, Nina W Van Der Hoeven, Bernardo Cortese, Li Ding, Ilknur Lechthaler, Efthymios N Deliargyris, Prodromos Anthopoulos, Ludovic Drouet
AIMS: The aim of the study was to investigate whether bivalirudin versus unfractionated heparin (UFH) reduces infarct size (IS) for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) in large acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS AND RESULTS: This multicentre open-label trial randomised 78 patients undergoing PPCI for large AMI to bivalirudin or UFH. The primary endpoint was IS, assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) five days after PPCI. Secondary endpoints included index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR), CMR-assessed microvascular obstruction (MVO) and ejection fraction, and biomarkers for thrombin activity and cell injury...
May 16, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506936/assessment-of-long-term-mortality-in-patients-with-complex-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-percutaneous-intervention-comparison-of-multiple-anatomical-and-clinical-prognostic-risk-scores
#20
Bruno L Janella, Carlos M Campos, Adriano Caixeta, Breno O Almeida, Fabio Sandoli Brito, Alexandre Abizaid, Marco A Perin
AIMS: Three-vessel and left main coronary artery disease (CAD) have important prognostic implications. Consequently, numerous risk scores have been developed to stratify patients with complex CAD. The aim of the present study is to compare the predictive performance of six risk scores for occurrence of 4-year all-cause mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS: From March 2008 to December 2012, 348 consecutive patients with complex CAD undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in a tertiary center in São Paulo, Brazil were analyzed...
May 16, 2017: EuroIntervention
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