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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210319/physiology-of-respiratory-disturbances-in-muscular-dystrophies
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Antonella Lo Mauro, Andrea Aliverti
: Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited myopathies characterised by progressive skeletal muscle wasting, including of the respiratory muscles. Respiratory failure, i.e. when the respiratory system fails in its gas exchange functions, is a common feature in muscular dystrophy, being the main cause of death, and it is a consequence of lung failure, pump failure or a combination of the two. The former is due to recurrent aspiration, the latter to progressive weakness of respiratory muscles and an increase in the load against which they must contract...
December 2016: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207537/lymph-node-dissection-for-siewert-ii-esophagogastric-junction-adenocarcinoma-a-retrospective-study-of-3-surgical-procedures
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Xiao-Feng Duan, Jie Yue, Peng Tang, Xiao-Bin Shang, Hong-Jing Jiang, Zhen-Tao Yu
The present study was aimed to investigate the application of right thansthoracic Ivor-Lewis (IL), left transthoracic (LTT), and left thoracoabdominal (LTA) approach in Siewert type II adenocarcinoma of esophagogastric junction (AEG).The data of 196 patients with Siewert type II AEG received surgical resection in our cancer center between January 2014 and April 2016 was retrospectively analyzed. Finally, 136 patients met the inclusion criteria were enrolled in the study and divided into the IL (47 cases), LTT (51 cases), and LTA group (38 cases)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204168/open-repair-of-descending-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms-in-patients-with-preoperative-renal-failure%C3%A2
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Leonard N Girardi, Lucas B Ohmes, Christopher Lau, Antonino Di Franco, Ivancarmine Gambardella, Mohamed Elsayed, Fawad Hameedi, Monica Munjal, Mario Gaudino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203407/thoracoabdominal-aortic-replacement-for-crawford-extent-ii-aneurysm-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Haiou Hu, Tie Zheng, Junming Zhu, Yongmin Liu, Ruidong Qi, Lizhong Sun
BACKGROUND: The surgical treatment of Crawford extent II aneurysms after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) remains challenging, because of the need to remove the failed endograft and the complexity of the aortic reconstruction. We retrospectively reviewed our experience with surgical management of Crawford extent II aneurysms after TEVAR using thoracoabdominal aortic replacement (TAAR). METHODS: Eleven patients (10 males, 1 female) with Crawford extent II aneurysm after TEVAR were treated with TAAR between August 2012 and May 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203369/is-endovascular-treatment-with-multilayer-flow-modulator-stent-insertion-a-safe-alternative-to-open-surgery-for-high-risk-patients-with-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Carolline Pinto, George Garas, Leanne Harling, Ara Darzi, Roberto Casula, Thanos Athanasiou
A best evidence topic in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether endovascular treatment with multilayer flow modulator stents (MFMS) can be considered a safe alternative to open surgery for high-risk patients with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA). Altogether 27 papers were identified using the reported search, of which 11 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results, and study limitations are tabulated...
March 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190547/surgical-outcomes-of-chronic-descending-dissections-type-i-versus-iii-debakey
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Ivancarmine Gambardella, Mario Gaudino, Christopher Lau, Monica Munjal, Mohamed Elsayed, Leonard N Girardi
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the results of open operation for the treatment of descending thoracic aneurysm (DTA) and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) in patients with DeBakey type I versus type III chronic aortic dissection. METHODS: We reviewed our institutional aortic database and compared the results of open repair in patients with type I versus type III chronic aortic dissection. Between 1997 and 2015, 726 patients underwent open DTA or TAAA repair at our institution...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183817/comparison-between-the-phase-angle-and-phase-shift-parameters-to-assess-thoracoabdominal-asynchrony-in-copd-patients
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Desiderio Cano Porras, Adriana C Lunardi, Cibele C B Marques da Silva, Denise M Paisani, Rafael Stelmach, Henrique Takachi Moriya, Celso R F Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Determining the presence of thoracoabdominal asynchrony in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients is clinically relevant, but there is no consensus on the optimal parameters for performing this analysis. METHODS: We assessed 22 COPD patients (FEV1 40±10% predicted) and 13 healthy controls during rest and exercise with optoelectronic plethysmography (70% maximum workload) on a cycle ergometer. Thoracoabdominal asynchrony was calculated by using phase angle and phase shift parameters following a three-compartment model involving the upper and lower ribcages and abdomen...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183174/the-petticoat-concept-for-endovascular-treatment-of-type-b-aortic-dissection
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Luca Bertoglio, Enrico Rinaldi, Germano Melissano, Roberto Chiesa
INTRODUCTION: A systematic literature search on outcomes of the PETTICOAT technique was aimed at verifying the feasibility and safety of the procedure, comparing clinical outcomes with standard stent-grafting of the proximal entry tear as well as describing the possible benefits in terms of aortic remodeling. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Potentially eligible papers were sought through a computerized search of MEDLINE and SCOPUS databases between January 2006 and June 2016...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164732/technical-aspects-of-implanting-the-t-branch-off-the-shelf-multibranched-stent-graft-for-thoracoabdominal-aneurysms
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Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Beatrice Fiorucci, Eike Sebastian Debus, Fiona Rohlffs, Tilo Kölbel
PURPOSE: To describe the planning and technique for implantation of the t-Branch off-the-shelf multibranched aortic endograft. TECHNIQUE: Total endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysms (TAAAs) with branched endografts is one of the most important paradigm shifts in the past decade. The t-Branch endograft, an off-the-shelf multibranched graft introduced in the European market in late 2012, allows treatment of patients with suitable anatomy in both the elective and urgent settings to avoid delays related to manufacturing time of custom-made devices...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159859/surgical-indication-for-chronic-aortic-dissection-in-descending-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-aorta
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Tatsuya Oda, Kenji Minatoya, Hiroaki Sasaki, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yoshimasa Seike, Tatsuya Itonaga, Yosuke Inoue, Masahiro Higashi, Kunihiro Nishimura, Junjiro Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: To address the lack of information about the size of ruptures associated with chronic dissection in the descending and thoracoabdominal aorta, we evaluated the natural history of this pathology. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed data from 571 patients (mean age, 69.4±11.6 years) with unrepaired chronic aortic dissection in the descending or thoracoabdominal aorta with a maximal aortic diameter of ≥3.5 cm from 2007 to 2014. This was a cross-sectional study...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155104/estimating-sleep-time-from-non-eeg-based-psg-signals-in-the-diagnosis-of-sleep-disordered-breathing
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M B Norman, C E Sullivan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to use non-EEG PSG signals to estimate TST in order to diagnose SDB with a greater sensitivity than type 3 device methodology that relies on TRT. METHODS: Movement patterns were obtained from the thoracoabdominal signals of adult PSG recordings (n = 60) in the laboratory and the home. Parameters obtained allowed, with 95% certainty, identification of sleep and wake based on the duration of movements and quiescent time (Qd)...
February 3, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144159/anterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-management-challenges
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REVIEW
Eleni Chrona, Georgia Kostopanagiotou, Dimitrios Damigos, Chrysanthi Batistaki
Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES) is a commonly underdiagnosed and undertreated chronic state of pain. This syndrome is characterized by the entrapment of the cutaneous branches of the lower thoracoabdominal intercostal nerves at the lateral border of the rectus abdominis muscle, which causes severe, often refractory, chronic pain. This narrative review aims to identify the possible therapeutic strategies for the management of the syndrome. Seventeen studies about ACNES therapy were reviewed; of them, 15 were case-control studies, case series, or case reports, and two were randomized controlled trials...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135411/use-of-cryopoor-plasma-for-albumin-replacement-and-continuous-antimicrobial-infusion-for-treatment-of-septic-peritonitis-in-a-dog
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Meaghan K Ropski, Julien Guillaumin, Andrea A Monnig, Katy Townsend, Mary A McLoughlin
OBJECTIVE: To report the successful management of a dog with septic peritonitis and septic shock secondary to enterectomy dehiscence using novel techniques for identification of intestinal dehiscence and for septic shock treatment. CASE SUMMARY: A 5-year-old castrated male Bernese Mountain Dog presented for lethargy 6 days following enterotomy for foreign body obstruction. Septic peritonitis was identified due to dehiscence of the enterotomy site, and resection and anastomosis were performed using a gastrointestinal anastomosis and thoracoabdominal stapling device...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134982/%C3%AE-synuclein-induces-microglial-cell-migration-through-stimulating-hif-1%C3%AE-accumulation
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Hongfei Qiao, Xijing He, Qiaojun Zhang, Ni Zhang, Libo Li, Yanping Hui, Wenjuan Li, Dong Wang, Zhonghen Wu
Microglial cell migration and infiltration plays a critical role in spinal cord injury after thoracoabdominal aortic surgery. In our previous study, α-synuclein, a presynaptic protein was shown to be released from injured neurons and cause microglial cell activation. Here, we aimed to explore the effect of α-synuclein on microglial cell migration. Primary microglial cells were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rats and then exposed different doses (0.2, 0.4, and 0.6 μM) of α-synuclein oligomers. The mRNA and protein levels of HIF-1α were then analyzed by qRT-PCR and Western blot...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132530/computed-tomography-lymphangiography-findings-in-27-cases-of-lymphangioleiomyomatosis
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Chunyan Zhang, Xiaobai Chen, Tingguo Wen, Qijin Zhang, Meng Huo, Jian Dong, Wen-Bin Shen, Rengui Wang
Background Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare disease involving the bronchi, lymphatic vessels, and veins. However, there are few reports about lymphatic vessel abnormalities associated with LAM. Purpose To evaluate computed tomography (CT) lymphangiography findings in cases of LAM, especially lymphatic vessel abnormalities. Material and Methods Twenty-seven patients with LAM underwent direct lymphangiography (DLG), followed by a post-procedural thoracoabdominal CT examination. Results All 27 patients were diagnosed with LAM, including 25 (93%) with chylothorax, eight (30%) with chyloperitoneum, seven (26%) with chylous fluid in the chest and abdomen, and one (4%) with lower-limb lymphedema...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128541/fenestrated-and-chimney-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-versus-open-surgery-for-complex-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Vicente A Sala-Almonacil, José M Zaragozá-García, Mauricio Ramírez-Montoya, Vicente Molina-Nácher, Inmaculada Martínez-Perelló, Francisco J Gómez-Palonés
BACKGROUND: Many patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms are unfit for open repair. New endovascular technologies and bailout techniques are being used for managing those complex anatomies. The purpose of this study is to compare the results obtained with advanced endovascular aneurysm repair techniques (fenestrated and chimney endografts) to those obtained with open repair for the treatment of complex abdominal aortic aneurysms not anatomically suitable for standard endovascular exclusion (infrarenal neck <10 mm, juxtarenal, suprarenal and Crawford's type IV thoracoabdominal aneurysms)...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115801/review-of-treatment-for-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-and-the-modern-experience-of-multi-branched-endograft-in-taiwan
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REVIEW
Ting Chao Lin, Chun Che Shih
Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) is a complicated aortic disease. Most treatments for other aortic aneurysms have already shifted from conventional open surgery to endovascular operation; but for TAAA, open surgery remains the gold standard treatment. Several alternative treatments such as hybrid operation as well as endovascular techniques are utilized for the treatment of TAAA. Some of the procedures combine off-the-shelf devices such as the chimney procedure. Some other procedures required custom-made specialized stent grafts...
January 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114683/physician-decision-making-and-clinical-outcomes-with-laboratory-polysomnography-or-limited-channel-sleep-studies-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-randomized-trial
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Ching Li Chai-Coetzer, Nick A Antic, Garun S Hamilton, Nigel McArdle, Keith Wong, Brendon J Yee, Aeneas Yeo, Rajeev Ratnavadivel, Matthew T Naughton, Teanau Roebuck, Richard Woodman, R Doug McEvoy
Background: The clinical utility of limited-channel sleep studies (which are increasingly conducted at home) versus laboratory polysomnography (PSG) for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is unclear. Objective: To compare patient outcomes after PSG versus limited-channel studies. Design: Multicenter, randomized, noninferiority study. (Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12611000926932). Setting: 7 academic sleep centers...
January 24, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112018/reversed-frozen-elephant-trunk-technique-to-treat-a-type-ii-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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E Sebastian Debus, Tilo Kölbel, Sabine Wipper, Holger Diener, Beate Reiter, Christian Detter, Nikolaos Tsilimparis
PURPOSE: To describe a hybrid technique of reversed frozen elephant trunk to treat thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) through an abdominal only approach. TECHNIQUE: The technique is demonstrated in a 29-year-old Marfan patient with a chronic type B aortic dissection previously treated with a thoracic stent-graft who presented with a thoracoabdominal false lumen aneurysm. Through an open distal retroperitoneal approach to the abdominal aorta, a frozen elephant trunk graft was implanted over a super-stiff wire upside down with the stent-graft component in the thoracic aorta...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110908/catastrophic-type-v-thoracoabdominal-aneurysm-acute-thrombosis
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J Sousa, A Mansilha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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