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Matteo Di Nardo, Graeme MacLaren, Marco Marano, Corrado Cecchetti, Paola Bernaschi, Antonio Amodeo
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is an important device in the management of children with severe refractory cardiac and or pulmonary failure. Actually, two forms of ECLS are available for neonates and children: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and use of a ventricular assist device (VAD). Both these techniques have their own advantages and disadvantages. The intra-aortic balloon pump is another ECLS device that has been successfully used in larger children, adolescents, and adults, but has found limited applicability in smaller children...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Anand Kaul, Sunil Manjila, Jonathan P Miller
: Isadore Max Tarlov (1905-1977) is primarily remembered for his 1938 description of the eponymous perineural "Tarlov cyst." However, during his long career as a neurosurgeon and researcher, he was responsible for many other observations and inventions that influenced the development of neurosurgery in the 20th century. While studying at Johns Hopkins Medical School he was acquainted with Walter Dandy, and he became the first resident to study under Wilder Penfield at the newly formed Montreal Neurological Institute...
November 2016: Neurosurgery
Kevin Kalisz, Vasant Garg, Kyle Basques, Robert Gilkeson, Peter Young
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the quality of and analyze trends among clinical indications received for emergency room radiograph studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical indications provided by the emergency room and rapid care for consecutive chest, abdominal, and musculoskeletal radiographs were reviewed. Chart review was performed to analyze the provided indications compared to clinical information known to the ordering providers. Chest and abdominal radiograph indications were graded according to symptoms and physical examination signs and relevant past medical history...
October 10, 2016: Academic Radiology
R S Monteiro, D P Dob, M R Cauldwell, M A Gatzoulis
Women with a single ventricle circulation palliated with the Fontan operation require specialist multidisciplinary management. We report 14 such cases with successful pregnancies and detail the pathophysiology encountered. A combined obstetric and cardiac service between Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital provides care for women with heart disease, and maintains a prospective database of referred women. We searched this database for women with a known Fontan circulation and reviewed the case notes and electronic patient records between January 1994 and December 2015...
September 7, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
C S Moore, T J Wood, G Avery, S Balcam, L Needler, H Joshi, J R Saunderson, A W Beavis
The use of three physical image quality metrics, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) and mean effective noise equivalent quanta (eNEQm) have recently been examined by our group for their appropriateness in the calibration of an automatic exposure control (AEC) device for chest radiography with an Agfa computed radiography (CR) imaging system. This study uses the same methodology but investigates AEC calibration for abdomen, pelvis and spine CR imaging. AEC calibration curves were derived using a simple uniform phantom (equivalent to 20 cm water) to ensure each metric was held constant across the tube voltage range...
October 7, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Michael Esser, Sergios Gatidis, Matthias Teufel, Inés Ketelsen, Konstantin Nikolaou, Jürgen F Schäfer, Ilias Tsiflikas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare image quality of anatomical cardiac details without electrocardiography triggering, sedation, or heart rate-regulating drugs in contrast-enhanced pediatric chest computed tomography (CT), using high-pitch CT (HPCT) versus conventional pitch-mode technique (multidetector CT [MDCT]). METHODS: After written informed consent, 55 patients (median age, 11 years; range, 3-17 years) were prospectively included in this institutional review board-approved study...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Joshua L Hermsen, Thomas M Burke, Stephen P Seslar, David S Owens, Beth A Ripley, Nahush A Mokadam, Edward D Verrier
OBJECTIVE: Static 3-dimensional printing is used for operative planning in cases that involve difficult anatomy. An interactive 3D print allowing deliberate surgical practice would represent an advance. METHODS: Two patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy had 3-dimensional prints constructed preoperatively. Stereolithography files were generated by segmentation of chest computed tomographic scans. Prints were made with hydrogel material, yielding tissue-like models that can be surgically manipulated...
August 20, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Kate Barry, Saravana Kumar, Rebecca Linke, Emma Dawes
INTRODUCTION: The gold standard in general radiography is to place a radiopaque anatomical side marker in the field of view for each radiographic image prior to exposure. The advent of digital radiography has allowed for anatomical side markers to be digitally added to films as part of post-processing. The aim of this audit was to identify whether general X-ray images performed in a tertiary Women's and Children's Hospital were being appropriately annotated with a definitive side marker, and to identify factors that may contribute to inappropriately labelled images...
September 2016: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
D Alastair Taylor
BACKGROUND: The elucidation of the superficial fascial system (SFS) by Lockwood in 1991 has been the cornerstone of our understanding of abdominal excisional dynamics for the last 25 years. The SFS can be used for closure and, appropriately mobilized, for tension transmission in abdominoplasty, and lower body lifts. The pattern of SFS adhesion to muscle fascia and the zones of adhesion was also described but there are inconsistencies between the description and clinical experience. OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to better describe the pattern of subcutaneous tissue adhesion to the trunk...
September 13, 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Robin Alexander Kluthke, Ralph Kickuth, Paul Martin Bansmann, Carolin Tüshaus, Stephan Adams, Dieter Liermann, Johannes Kirchner
OBJECTIVE: For the past 30 years, many authors have described different advantages of the use of the additional lateral chest radiograph. However, some radiologic departments gave up performing the lateral view recently. A potential reason for this might be a lack of evidence for any diagnostic benefit of the additional lateral view of the thorax in recent studies. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic benefit of the additional lateral view for the detection of small pulmonary nodules compared with CT examinations as a gold standard...
September 26, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
Nicholas P Curzen, James Nolan, Azfar G Zaman, Bjarne L Nørgaard, Ronak Rajani
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the effect of adding computed tomography-derived fractional flow reserve (FFRCT) data to computed tomography angiographic (CTA) data alone for assessment of lesion severity and patient management in 200 patients with chest pain. BACKGROUND: Invasive and noninvasive tests used in the assessment of patients with angina all have disadvantages. The ideal screening test for patients presenting for the first time with chest pain would describe both coronary anatomy and the presence of ischemia and would be readily accessible, low cost, and noninvasive...
October 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Chris R Giordano, Kevin R Murtagh, Jaime Mills, Lori A Deitte, Mark J Rice, Patrick J Tighe
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Historically, the placement of internal jugular central venous lines has been accomplished by using external landmarks to help identify target-rich locations in order to steer clear of dangerous structures. This paradigm is largely being displaced, as ultrasound has become routine practice, raising new considerations regarding target locations and risk mitigation. Most human anatomy texts depict the internal jugular vein as a straight columnar structure that exits the cranial vault the same size that it enters the thoracic cavity...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Mark S Cook, Peter J Kernahan
Cadaveric simulations are an effective way to add clinical context to an anatomy course. In this study, unembalmed (fresh) cadavers were uniquely prepared to simulate pleural effusion to teach chest percussion and review thoracic anatomy. Thirty first-year medical students were assigned to either an intervention (Group A) or control group (Group B). Group A received hands-on training with the cadaveric simulations. They were instructed on how to palpate bony landmarks for identifying the diaphragm and lobes of the lungs, as well as on how to properly perform chest percussion to detect abnormal fluid in the pleural space...
August 22, 2016: Anatomical Sciences Education
Pranav Loyalka, Michael Schechter, Angelo Nascimbene, Ajay Sundara Raman, Cezar A Ilieascu, Igor D Gregoric, Biswajit Kar
Carcinoid heart disease presents as right-sided heart failure attributable to the dysfunction of the tricuspid and pulmonary valves. Although surgical valve replacement is the mainstay of treatment when patients become symptomatic, it is associated with substantial perioperative mortality rates. We present a case of severe pulmonary valve stenosis secondary to carcinoid heart disease, treated successfully with percutaneous valve replacement. A 67-year-old man with severe pulmonary valve stenosis was referred to our center for pulmonary valve replacement...
August 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
Zheng Jinghao, Luo Kai, Huang Yanhui, Zhu Zhongqun, Gao Botao, Du Xinwei, Xu Zhiwei, Liu Jinfen
Objective Ebstein anomaly is a rare type of tricuspid malformation. The present surgical methods to resolve this anomaly include tricuspid valvuloplasty, palliative surgery, and tricuspid valve replacement. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the short- and midterm outcomes of different surgical treatments among children with Ebstein anomaly. Methods This was a retrospective study of 136 Ebstein anomaly patients undergoing surgery at our institution from January, 2006 to August, 2015. This cohort included 118 patients receiving tricuspid valvuloplasty, 14 patients receiving palliative surgery and 4 patients receiving tricuspid valve replacement...
August 10, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Massimo De Filippo, Raffaella Capasso
Acute chest pain is an important clinical challenge and a major reason for presentation to the emergency department. Although multiple imaging techniques are available to assess patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS), considerable interest has been focused on the use of non-invasive imaging options as coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). According to several recent evidences, CCTA has been shown to represent a useful tool to rapidly and accurately diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with low to intermediate cardiovascular risk...
July 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Anne-Lise Hachulla, Frédéric Lador, Paola M Soccal, Xavier Montet, Maurice Beghetti
Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) angiography of the chest provides a combined morphological and functional analysis of the lung, usually obtained in a single acquisition without extra radiation or injection of extra intravenous iodine contrast. The parenchymal iodine maps generated by DECT are well correlated with scintigraphy, and are becoming an essential tool for evaluating patients with pulmonary vascular diseases. With a single DECT acquisition, complete imaging of pulmonary hypertension is now available, displaying vascular anatomy, parenchymal morphology and functional assessment...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
Rajiv Paudel, Natalia Beridze, Wilbert S Aronow, Chul Ahn, Abdallah Sanaani, Pallak Agarwal, Kim Farell, Diwakar Jain, Robert Timmermans, Howard A Cooper, Julio A Panza
INTRODUCTION: The association of chest pain versus dyspnea with demographics, coronary angiographic findings, and outcomes of patients undergoing coronary angiography is unknown. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied 1,053 patients who had coronary angiography to investigate the association of chest pain versus dyspnea with demographics, coronary angiographic findings, and outcomes. RESULTS: Of 1,053 patients, 654 (62%) had chest pain, 229 (22%) had dyspnea, and 117 (11%) had chest pain and dyspnea...
August 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
Masato Aragaki, Yasuyuki Iimura, Nagato Sato, Naoya Fukuda, Dai Miyazaki, Kazufumi Umemoto, Yusuke Yoshida, Naoto Hasegawa
Various approaches can be applied to resect superior mediastinal tumor. It is important to choose the procedure according to the location, size, and characteristics of the tumor in order to perform safe procedure surgery because of distinctive anatomy of this site. We hereby report on a case of Schwannoma of the superior mediastinum resected by the transmanubrial approach. A 67-year-old woman was referred to our department to examine an abnormal chest shadow found at a regular health checkup. Computed tomography revealed a tumor 58×52 mm in size extending from the left supraclavicular fossa to the upper border of the aortic arch...
August 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Julia A Cook, Sunil S Tholpady, Arash Momeni, Michael W Chu
The internal mammary vessels are the most common recipient vessels in free flap breast reconstruction. The literature on internal mammary vascular anatomy is limited by small sample sizes, cadaveric studies, or intraoperative changes. The purpose of this study is to analyze internal mammary anatomy using computed tomographic angiography. A retrospective review of 110 consecutive computed tomographic angiography studies of female patients was performed. Measurements of vessel caliber, distance of internal mammary vessels to sternum, location of internal mammary vein bifurcation, intercostal space height, and chest width were analyzed...
October 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
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