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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639947/surface-electrocardiogram-could-atrioventricular-nodal-and-his-bundle-potentials-be-recorded-beat-by-beat-on-saah-electrocardiogram
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Qinghua Chang, Renguang Liu, Juan Chen
OBJECTIVE: The P-QRS-T wave on surface electrocardiogram (ECG) reflects the changes in atrial and ventricular electrical properties. However, the atrioventricular conduction system potentials cannot be recorded to date. This study aimed to explore the possibility of micropotential of the atrioventricular conduction system recorded by surface "SAN-Atrial-AVN-His (Saah) ECG." METHODS: We randomized 100 healthy volunteers (50 females and 50 males; mean age 25.12±1...
June 22, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638723/low-dose-methotrexate-in-sickle-cell-disease-a-pilot-study-with-rationale-borrowed-from-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Silvia R Brandalise, Rosemary Assis, Angelo B A Laranjeira, José Andrés Yunes, Pedro O de Campos-Lima
BACKGROUND: Inflammation is a major feature of sickle cell disease (SCD). Low-dose methotrexate (MTX) has long been used in chronic inflammatory diseases. This pilot study examined the MTX effect on acute vaso-occlusive pain crises (VOC) in SCD patients. METHODS: Fourteen adults on hydroxyurea with severe and refractory VOC received one intramuscular injection of 10 mg of MTX per week for 12 weeks. A single weekly dose of 5 mg of leucovorin was administered orally 48 h after each MTX injection...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629385/administrative-algorithms-to-identify-avascular-necrosis-of-bone-among-patients-undergoing-upper-or-lower-extremity-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-validation-study
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Medha Barbhaiya, Yan Dong, Jeffrey A Sparks, Elena Losina, Karen H Costenbader, Jeffrey N Katz
BACKGROUND: Studies of the epidemiology and outcomes of avascular necrosis (AVN) require accurate case-finding methods. The aim of this study was to evaluate performance characteristics of a claims-based algorithm designed to identify AVN cases in administrative data. METHODS: Using a centralized patient registry from a US academic medical center, we identified all adults aged ≥18 years who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of an upper/lower extremity joint during the 1...
June 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626591/a-case-of-trapezium-avascular-necrosis-treated-conservatively
#4
Evangelos Petsatodis, Konstantinos Ditsios, Panagiotis Konstantinou, Iosafat Pinto, Lazaros Kostretzis, Ioannis Theodoroudis, Mayia Pilavaki
INTRODUCTION: Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the bones of the wrist most commonly involves the lunate followed by the proximal pole of the scaphoid and the capitate. Trapezium avascular necrosis is extremely rare with only two cases reported in the literature, both of which were treated surgically. In this article, we report a unique case of trapezium avascular necrosis treated conservatively. CASE PRESENTATION: A 38-year-old man complaining of a 4-month history of mild pain on the base of his right thumb...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550249/avn-492-a-novel-highly-selective-5-ht6r-antagonist-preclinical-evaluation
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Alexandre V Ivachtchenko, Ilya Okun, Vladimir Aladinskiy, Yan Ivanenkov, Angela Koryakova, Ruben Karapetyan, Oleg Mitkin, Ramiz Salimov, Andrey Ivashchenko
Discovery of 5-HT6 receptor subtype and its exclusive localization within the central nervous system led to extensive investigations of its role in Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and obesity. In the present study, we present preclinical evaluation of a novel highly-potent and highly-selective 5-HT6R antagonist, AVN-492. The affinity of AVN-492 to bind to 5-HT6R (Ki = 91 pM) was more than three orders of magnitude higher than that to bind to the only other target, 5-HT2BR, (Ki = 170 nM). Thus, the compound displayed great 5-HT6R selectivity against all other serotonin receptor subtypes, and is extremely specific against any other receptors such as adrenergic, GABAergic, dopaminergic, histaminergic, etc...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529656/imaging-modalities-in-patients-with-slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis
#6
T Hesper, C Zilkens, B Bittersohl, R Krauspe
BACKGROUND: Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a frequent disorder of the adolescent hip, which may lead to avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head, chondrolysis and early osteoarthritis due to the post-slip deformity of the proximal femur. To warrant the best possible outcome for the affected (and contralateral) hip, early diagnosis and proper treatment are needed. METHODS: A review of the literature was undertaken to identify today's role of available imaging modalities in the management of SCFE...
April 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507969/core-decompression-with-synthetic-grafting-as-a-joint-preservation-strategy-in-humeral-avascular-necrosis-due-to-sickle-cell-anemia-a-case-report
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Andrew M Steffensmeier, Karen Kirkham, John M Wiemann
INTRODUCTION: Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral or humeral heads in patients with sickle cell anemia is a common and painful condition. There is currently no gold standard treatment protocol for this condition. Typically, the pain is managed with narcotics and activity restriction until there has been collapse of the subchondral bone with a degree of arthrosis sufficient to warrant total joint arthroplasty. This method entails prolonged pain for the patient and decreases the ability to function occupationally and recreationally...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507661/bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrate-in-combination-with-intravenous-iloprost-increases-bone-healing-in-patients-with-avascular-necrosis-of-the-femoral-head-a-matched-pair-analysis
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Hakan Pilge, Bernd Bittersohl, Johannes Schneppendahl, Tobias Hesper, Christoph Zilkens, Martin Ruppert, Rüdiger Krauspe, Marcus Jäger
With disease progression, avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head may lead to a collapse of the articular surface. The exact pathophysiology of AVN remains unclear, although several conditions are known that can result in spontaneous cell death, leading to a reduction of trabecular bone and the development of AVN. Hip AVN treatment is stage-dependent in which two main stages of the disease can be distinguished: pre-collapse (ARCO 0-II) and post-collapse stage (ARCO III-IV, crescent sign). In the pre-collapse phase, core decompression (CD), with or without the addition of bone marrow (e...
November 17, 2016: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495655/increased-sodium-calcium-exchanger-activity-enhances-beta-adrenergic-mediated-increase-in-heart-rate-whole-heart-study-in-a-homozygous-sodium-calcium-exchanger-overexpressor-mouse-model
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Sven Kaese, Nils Bögeholz, Paul Pauls, Dirk Dechering, Jan Olligs, Katharina Kölker, Sascha Badawi, Gerrit Frommeyer, Christian Pott, Lars Eckardt
BACKGROUND: The cardiac sodium/calcium (Na(+)/Ca(2+)) exchanger (NCX) contributes to diastolic depolarization in cardiac pacemaker cells. Increased NCX activity has been found in heart failure and atrial fibrillation. The influence of increased NCX activity on resting heart rate, beta-adrenergic-mediated increase in heart rate, and cardiac conduction properties is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of NCX overexpression in a homozygous transgenic whole-heart mouse model (NCX-OE) on sinus and AV nodal function...
May 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495027/medial-femoral-condyle-microvascular-bone-transfer-as-a-treatment-for-capitate-avascular-necrosis-surgical-technique-and-case-report
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Nikolas H Kazmers, Joshua C Rozell, Kevin M Rumball, Scott H Kozin, Dan A Zlotolow, L Scott Levin
Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the capitate is a rare clinical entity for which a variety of treatment options have been described, ranging from immobilization to microvascular bone transfer. Outcomes following medial femoral condyle corticocancellous free flap reconstruction have not been reported for this specific pathology. We present the case of a 16-year-old girl with posttraumatic capitate AVN who was treated with curettage and medial femoral condyle corticocancellous vascularized bone grafting. At 18 months after surgery, the patient remains pain-free and had resumed all activities including lifeguarding by 6 months after surgery...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481811/trochanteric-entry-for-femoral-lengthening-nails-in-children-is-it-safe
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Ahmed I Hammouda, Julio J Jauregui, Martin G Gesheff, Shawn C Standard, John E Herzenberg
BACKGROUND: Antegrade intramedullary (IM) nailing for skeletally immature femur fractures can damage the capital femoral epiphysis blood supply, leading to avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head. Reported AVN rates are 2% for piriformis entry and 1.4% for trochanteric entry. None of previous reports described IM lengthening nails for limb lengthening procedures. We have used self-lengthening telescopic nails with a proximal Herzog bend and standard trochanteric entry for femoral lengthening in children...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469922/mid-life-extra-haematopoetic-manifestations-of-diamond-blackfan-anaemia
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Christopher Muir, Anthony Dodds, Katherine Samaras
SUMMARY: Diamond-Blackfan anaemia (DBA) is a rare cause of bone marrow failure. The incidence of malignancy and endocrine complications are increased in DBA, relative to other inherited bone marrow failure syndromes. We describe an adult woman with DBA who developed osteoporosis and avascular necrosis (AVN) of both distal femora. Such endocrine complications are not uncommon in DBA, but under-appreciated, especially in adulthood. Further, rectal adenocarcinoma was diagnosed at age 32 years, requiring hemi-colectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461967/core-decompression-and-biotechnologies-in-the-treatment-of-avascular-necrosis-of-the-femoral-head
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Giorgio Maria Calori, Emilio Mazza, Alessandra Colombo, Simone Mazzola, Massimiliano Colombo
Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head (FH) causes 5% to 12% of total hip arthroplasties (THA). It especially affects active male adults between the third and fifth decades of life. The exact worldwide incidence is unknown. There are only few data related to each country, but most of it relates to the United States.Non-surgical management has a very limited role in the treatment of AVN of the FH and only in its earliest stages. Core decompression (CD) of the hip is the most common procedure used to treat the early stages of AVN of the FH...
February 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444887/morphological-study-of-the-atrioventricular-conduction-system-and-purkinje-fibers-in-yak
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Deyong Duan, Sijiu Yu, Yan Cui, Chaoxu Li
We studied the morphology of the atrioventricular conduction system (AVCS) and Purkinje fibers of the yak. Light and transmission electron microscopy were used to study the histological features of AVCS. The distributional characteristics of the His-bundle, the left bundle branch (LBB), right bundle branch (RBB), and Purkinje fiber network of yak hearts were examined using gross dissection, ink injection, and ABS casting. The results showed that the atrioventricular node (AVN) of yak located in the right side of interatrial septum and had a flattened ovoid shape...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436840/a-parametric-computational-model-of-the-action-potential-of-pacemaker-cells
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Weiwei Ai, Nitish Patel, Partha Roop, Avinash Malik, Sidharta Andalam, Eugene Yip, Nathan Allen, Mark Trew
OBJECTIVE: A flexible, efficient and verifiable pacemaker cell model is essential to the design of real-time virtual hearts that can be used for closed-loop validation of cardiac devices. A new parametric model of pacemaker action potential is developed to address this need. METHODS: The action potential phases are modeled using hybrid automaton (HA) with one piecewise-linear continuous variable. The model can capture ratedependent dynamics, such as action potential duration (APD) restitution, conduction velocity (CV) restitution, and overdrive suppression by incorporating non-linear update functions...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430719/intertrochanteric-osteotomy-for-femoral-neck-non-union-does-undercorrection-result-in-an-acceptable-rate-of-femoral-neck-union
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Brandon J Yuan, David W Shearer, David P Barei, Sean E Nork
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the radiographic outcomes of intertrochanteric osteotomy for the treatment of femoral neck non-union with "undercorrection" of the Pauwels' angle and relative preservation of the proximal femoral anatomy. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study SETTING:: Level-1 trauma center PATIENTS:: Thirty-two patients with established femoral neck non-unions that had been treated with intertrochanteric osteotomy were retrospectively identified through Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416828/-application-of-bilateral-direct-anterior-approach-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-report-of-22-cases
#17
J Tang, M Lv, Y X Zhou, J Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the operation technique and the methods to avoid early complications on the learning curve for bilateral direct anterior approach (DAA) total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: We retrospectively studied a series of continued cases with bilateral avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVN) or degenerative dysplastic hip and rheumatoid arthritis that were treated by DAA THA in Beijing Jishuitan Hospital. A total of 22 patients with 44 hips were analyzed from June 2014 to August 2016 in this study...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391429/femoral-neck-fracture-osteosynthesis-by-the-biplane-double-supported-screw-fixation-method-bdsf-reduces-the-risk-of-fixation-failure-clinical-outcomes-in-207-patients
#18
Orlin Filipov, Karl Stoffel, Boyko Gueorguiev, Christoph Sommer
INTRODUCTION: Osteosynthesis of femoral neck fractures is related up to 46% rate of complications. The novel method of biplane double-supported screw fixation (BDSF; Filipov's method) offers better stability using three medially diverging cannulated screws with two of them buttressed on the calcar. Biomechanically, the most effective component is the distal screw placed at steeper angle and supported on a large area along the distal and posterior cortex of the femoral neck following its spiral anterior curve...
June 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371500/joint-preserving-surgery-for-talar-malunions-or-nonuions
#19
Gang Chen, Mu Hu, Yang Xu, Yue-Huan Zhen, Yuan Hong, Xiang-Yang Xu
OBJECTIVE: To describe the technique and analyze the outcomes of joint-preserving surgical treatments which included anatomical reconstruction or alignment correction for talar malunions or nonunions, and avoid development of degenerative changes in the adjacent joints. METHODS: Eight patients who had painful talar malunions or nonunions treated between 2009 and 2015 were included in this retrospective study. The mean age of the patients was 35.6 years, with patients aged from 18 to 58 years...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370770/expression-of-kit-ligand-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-3-during-in-vivo-or-in-vitro-development-of-ovarian-follicles-in-sheep
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D Srividya, V Praveen Chakravarthi, Ssr Kona, Avn Siva Kumar, K V Brahmaiah, V H Rao
Expression of Kit ligand (KL) and insulin-like growth factor binding protein (IGFBP3) genes was studied at different in vivo and corresponding in vitro stages of development of the ovarian follicles in sheep. The expression of both KL and IGFBP3 was significantly higher in the primordial follicles relative to any other stage of development. Compared to the other stages, the KL expression in the cumulus cells from in vivo grown large antral follicles and that of IGFBP3 in COCs' isolated from large antral follicles matured in vitro for 24 hr were significantly higher...
March 31, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
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