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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544844/image-of-the-month-concomitant-tricuspid-and-mitral-native-valve-infective-endocarditis
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Su-Jin Jeong, Sang-Hoon Seol, Pil Sang Song
A 33-year-old immunocompetent man was admitted to the authors' hospital with a one-month duration of fevers, chills, and non-productive coughs, and suddenonset weakness and ischemic pain of both lower extremities. Physical examination revealed crepitating rales heard over bilateral lung fields. On auscultation, a grade 2~3/6 systolic murmur was heard over the leftlower sternal border and apical area. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a mobile mass on the tricuspid valve compatible with vegetation, in addition to concomitant mitral valve vegetation (Video 1)...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543363/histiocytic-sarcoma-in-14-miniature-schnauzers-a-new-breed-predisposition
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J A Lenz, E Furrow, L E Craig, C M Cannon
OBJECTIVES: To describe a series of miniature schnauzers diagnosed with histiocytic sarcoma and assess for possible breed predisposition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of miniature schnauzers with a diagnosis of histiocytic sarcoma between January 2008 and April 2015 were reviewed. Data collected included signalment, body weight, presenting complaint, date of diagnosis, clinicopathologic and diagnostic imaging findings, treatment, therapeutic response, date of death or last follow-up and necropsy findings...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542100/global-spinal-alignment-in-patients-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Go Yoshida, Abdulmajeed Alzakri, Vincent Pointillart, Louis Boissiere, Ibrahim Obeid, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Jean Marc Vital, Olivier Gille
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective radiographic analysis of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) OBJECTIVE.: To clarify the pathophysiology of CSM, and use the characteristic of global spinal alignment for determining the surgical strategy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Radiographic evaluation of CSM, in general, comprises cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and regional cervical radiography, which cannot distinguish between cervical hyperlodorsis with spinopelvic compensation and cervical lordorsis with normal global alignment...
May 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541431/emerging-safety-of-intramedullary-transplantation-of-human-neural-stem-cells-in-chronic-cervical-and-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury
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Allan D Levi, David O Okonkwo, Paul Park, Arthur L Jenkins, Shekar N Kurpad, Ann M Parr, Aruna Ganju, Bizhan Aarabi, Dong Kim, Steven Casha, Michael G Fehlings, James S Harrop, Kim D Anderson, Allyson Gage, Jane Hsieh, Stephen Huhn, Armin Curt, Raphael Guzman
BACKGROUND: Human central nervous system stem cells (HuCNS-SC) are multipotent adult stem cells with successful engraftment, migration, and region-appropriate differentiation after spinal cord injury (SCI). OBJECTIVE: To present data on the surgical safety profile and feasibility of multiple intramedullary perilesional injections of HuCNS-SC after SCI. METHODS: Intramedullary free-hand (manual) transplantation of HuCNS-SC cells was performed in subjects with thoracic (n = 12) and cervical (n = 17) complete and sensory incomplete chronic traumatic SCI...
May 24, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540077/role-of-molecular-imaging-with-positron-emission-tomographic-in-aortic-aneurysms
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Parmanand Singh, Zaid Almarzooq, Brian Salata, Richard B Devereux
Aortic aneurysms (AA) are often asymptomatic before the occurrence of acute, potentially fatal complications including dissection and/or rupture. Beyond aortic size, the ability to assess aortic wall characteristics and processes contributing to aneurysm development may allow improved selection of patients who may benefit from prophylactic surgical intervention. Current risk stratification for aneurysms relies upon routine noninvasive imaging of aortic size without assessing the underlying pathophysiologic processes, including features such as inflammation, which may be associated with aneurysm development and progression...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540066/cine-cmr-partial-voxel-segmentation-demonstrates-increased-aortic-stiffness-among-patients-with-marfan-syndrome
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Parmanand Singh, Zaid Almarzooq, Noel C F Codell, Yi Wang, Mary J Roman, Richard B Devereux, Jonathan W Weinsaft
BACKGROUND: Standard cine-cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging is commonly used to evaluate cardiac structure, geometry and function. Prior studies have shown that automated segmentation via partial voxel interpolation (PVI) accurately quantifies phantom-based cardiac chamber volumes and necropsy left ventricular myocardial mass. Despite this, the applicability and usefulness of PVI in the determination of physiologic parameters of the aorta such as aortic stiffness has yet to be investigated...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538630/the-evolution-of-care-improves-outcome-in-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury-a-western-trauma-association-multicenter-study
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Steven R Shackford, Casey E Dunne, Riyad Karmy-Jones, William Long, Desarom Teso, Martin A Schreiber, Justin Watson, Cheri Watson, Robert C McIntyre, Lisa Ferrigno, Mark L Shapiro, Kevin Southerland, Julie A Dunn, Paul Reckard, Thomas M Scalea, Megan Brenner, William A Teeter
BACKGROUND: The management of blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) has evolved radically in the last decade with changes in the processes of care and the introduction of thoracic endovascular repair (TEVAR). These changes have wrought improved outcome, but the direct effect of TEVAR on outcome remains in question as previous studies have lacked vigorous risk adjustment and long-term follow-up. To address these knowledge gaps, we compared the outcomes of TEVAR, open surgical repair, and nonoperative management for BTAI...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536892/patient-specific-stress-analyses-in-the-ascending-thoracic-aorta-using-a-finite-element-implementation-of-the-constrained-mixture-theory
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S Jamaleddin Mousavi, Stéphane Avril
It is now a rather common approach to perform patient-specific stress analyses of arterial walls using finite-element models reconstructed from gated medical images. However, this requires to compute for every Gauss point the deformation gradient between the current configuration and a stress-free reference configuration. It is technically difficult to define such a reference configuration, and there is actually no guarantee that a stress-free configuration is physically attainable due to the presence of internal stresses in unloaded soft tissues...
May 23, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535766/a-novel-anatomic-severity-grading-score-for-acute-type-b-aortic-dissections-and-correlation-to-aortic-reinterventions-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Shirui Chen, Sebastian Larion, Sadaf S Ahanchi, Chad P Ammar, Colin T Brandt, Jean M Panneton
BACKGROUND: We introduce a novel preoperative anatomic severity grading system for acute type B aortic dissections and validate the system in a cohort of patients who underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair. METHODS: We identified a cohort of patients who received thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for acute type B aortic dissection from 2008 to 2014. We developed an anatomic severity grading score (ASG) to measure attributes of aortic anatomy that we hypothesized may affect difficulty or durability of repair...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533989/iatrogenic-spinal-subdural-extra-arachnoid-hygroma-following-uncomplicated-lumbar-decompression
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Benjamin D Elder, Wataru Ishida, Rory C Goodwin, Ali Bydon
Intradural spinal arachnoid cysts (ISACs) have been reported in the current literature as either an idiopathic disease or exceedingly rare sequelae after lumbar puncture, spinal trauma, or meningitis. Other studies have more appropriately termed the iatrogenic pathology as a spinal subdural extra-arachnoid hygroma (SSEH), as there is not often a clear cyst wall as in a true arachnoid cyst. However, to the best of our knowledge, none of the previous studies described an SSEH following uncomplicated posterior lumbar surgery, as they have previously involved clear durotomies during the initial operation...
April 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530782/multiple-thoracic-vertebral-fractures-as-a-complication-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-case-report
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Tae Seok Jeong, Sang Gu Lee
A 50-year-old man experienced cardiac arrest. The patient underwent standard cardiopulmonary resuscitative measures for approximately 20 minutes before spontaneous circulation returned. He was diagnosed with variant angina, and subsequent imaging for evaluation of upper back pain revealed fractures of the fifth through eighth thoracic vertebrae. Multiple thoracic vertebral fractures are extremely rare. Here we report a case of multiple thoracic vertebral fractures as a complication of cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528296/novel-ultrasound-approach-for-measuring-marbling-in-pork
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Agnieszka Ludwiczak, Marek Stanisz, Dariusz Lisiak, Piotr Janiszewski, Marta Bykowska, Joanna Składanowska, Piotr Ślósarz
An ultrasound examination was done on the m. longissimus lumborum, between the 10th and the 11th thoracic vertebra, on two sides (inside and outside the thoracic cavity) of the left half-carcasses of 162 fatteners. The carcasses were classified for lean meat percentage using the SEUROP system. The R pig carcasses (47.7% lean) had the thickest backfat (30.6mm; P≤0.01) and the highest content of intramuscular fat (IMF=2.28%; P≤0.01). More artifacts-free images were collected from the inside compared to the outside of the pig carcasses (90...
May 12, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527969/surgically-managed-clinical-stage-iiia-clinical-n2-lung-cancer-in-the%C3%A2-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-database
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Daniel Boffa, Felix G Fernandez, Sunghee Kim, Andrzej Kosinski, Mark W Onaitis, Patricia Cowper, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Cameron D Wright, Joe B Putnam, Anthony P Furnary
BACKGROUND: The role of surgical resection in patients with clinical stage IIIA-N2 positive (cIIIA-N2) lung cancer is controversial, partly because of the variability in short- and long-term outcomes. The objective of this study was to characterize the management of cIIIA-N2 lung cancer in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database (STS-GTSD). METHODS: The STS-GTSD was queried for patients who underwent operations for cIIIA-N2 lung cancer between 2002 and 2012...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527967/feasibility-and-safety-of-the-transbronchial-access-tool-for-peripheral-pulmonary-nodule-and-mass
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Mark R Bowling, Craig Brown, Carlos J Anciano
BACKGROUND: Navigational bronchoscopy and other imaging modalities have improved the ability to evaluate pulmonary nodules/mass. Many of these lesions are located outside the bronchial airway and are difficult to access even with these devices. The Transbronchial Access Tool (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) allows the bronchoscopist to create a pathway from the bronchial airway, across the lung parenchyma, and into the target lesion. We are reporting the feasibility and safety of this new device...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527756/radiological-lumbar-stenosis-severity-predicts-worsening-sagittal-malalignment-on-full-body-standing-stereoradiographs
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Aaron J Buckland, Subaraman Ramchandran, Louis Day, Shay Bess, Themistocles Protopsaltis, Peter G Passias, Bassel G Diebo, Renaud Lafage, Virginie Lafage, Akhila Sure, Thomas J Errico
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Patients with degenerative lumbar stenosis (DLS) adopt a forward flexed posture in an attempt to decompress neural elements. The relationship between sagittal alignment and severity of lumbar stenosis has not previously been studied. PURPOSE: We hypothesized that patients with increasing radiological severity of lumbar stenosis will exhibit worsening sagittal alignment. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Our sample consists of patients who have DLS...
May 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526877/magnetospinography-visualizes-electrophysiological-activity-in-the-cervical-spinal-cord
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Satoshi Sumiya, Shigenori Kawabata, Yuko Hoshino, Yoshiaki Adachi, Kensuke Sekihara, Shoji Tomizawa, Masaki Tomori, Senichi Ishii, Kyohei Sakaki, Dai Ukegawa, Shuta Ushio, Taishi Watanabe, Atsushi Okawa
Diagnosis of nervous system disease is greatly aided by functional assessments and imaging techniques that localize neural activity abnormalities. Electrophysiological methods are helpful but often insufficient to locate neural lesions precisely. One proposed noninvasive alternative is magnetoneurography (MNG); we have developed MNG of the spinal cord (magnetospinography, MSG). Using a 120-channel superconducting quantum interference device biomagnetometer system in a magnetically shielded room, cervical spinal cord evoked magnetic fields (SCEFs) were recorded after stimulation of the lower thoracic cord in healthy subjects and a patient with cervical spondylotic myelopathy and after median nerve stimulation in healthy subjects...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526462/-sudden-motor-and-sensorial-loss-due-to-retroperitoneal-hematoma-during-postoperative-periods-a-case-report
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Pelin Şen, Havva Gül Gültekin, İsmail Caymaz, Ömer Özel, Ayda Türköz
A 68 year-old male patient was hospitalized for radical prostatectomy. He had no abnormal medical history including neurological deficit before the operation. Prior to general anesthesia, an epidural catheter was inserted in the L3-4 interspace for intraoperative and postoperative analgesia. After surgery for nine hours, he developed confusion and flaccid paralysis of bilateral lower extremities occurred. No pathology was detected from cranial computed tomography and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging no pathology was detected...
May 16, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525474/anatomy-of-lamina-in-the-subaxial-cervical-spine-with-the-special-reference-to-translaminar-screws-ct-and-cadaveric-analysis-with-screw-trajectory-simulation
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Woojin Cho, Jason T Le, Adam L Shimer, Brian C Werner, John A Glaser, Francis H Shen
STUDY DESIGN: A cadaveric study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Translaminar screws were initially developed for C2 fixation. Since then, their usage has expanded to include the subaxial cervical spine, and thoracic and lumbar spine. To the best of our knowledge, special anatomy for inserting translaminar screws in the subaxial cervical spine has not been studied. OBJECTIVE: To report the special anatomy for inserting translaminar screws in the subaxial cervical spine...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523383/anterior-sacral-meningocele-presenting-as-intracystic-bleeding
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Ignacio Javier Gilete-Tejero, Marta Ortega-Martínez, Jacinto Mata-Gómez, María Rico-Cotelo, Luis Miguel Bernal-García, Beatriz Yerga-Lorenzana, Ignacio Casado-Naranjo
PURPOSE: To report a case of anterior sacral meningocele with intralesional bleeding secondary to sacrococcygeal trauma. Likewise, there is a discussion about the physiopathology and the surgical approach to these types of lesions. METHODS: A 43-year-old man diagnosed with Marfan syndrome suffered sacrococcygeal trauma. He was admitted to the emergency room due to symptoms of headache, nausea, and lower limb subjective weakness. CT and MRI showed a large retroperitoneal mass with hemorrhagic content close to the sacrum...
May 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523329/respiratory-bronchiolitis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-an-unexpected-form-of-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonia-in-a-young-male
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Claudia Lucia Toma, Elena Danteş, Diana Gabriela Leonte, Ariadna Petronela Fildan
Cigarette smoking is the most frequently encountered risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. The latest American Thoracic Society÷European Respiratory Society classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia includes two entities related to smoking habits: respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease and desquamative interstitial pneumonia. The new approach to diagnosis is to combine pathological pattern with clinical and radiological data. Lung biopsy is no longer considered the "gold standard" for diagnosis, but as a part of the diagnosis, which shall be set only after the pulmonologist, radiologist and pathologist reviewed all clinical, imaging and pathological aspects...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
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