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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549983/the-effect-of-omega-3-supplementation-on-pregnancy-outcomes-by-smoking-status
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Spencer G Kuper, Adi R Abramovici, Victoria C Jauk, Lorie M Harper, Joseph R Biggio, Alan T Tita
BACKGROUND: Smoking during pregnancy is associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes such as preterm delivery, intrauterine growth restriction, stillbirth, and low birth weight. Since smoking causes oxidative stress, some have suggested using antioxidants to counteract the effects of oxidative stress. Smokers have lower serum levels of omega-3 fatty acids, an important antioxidant, and thus, investigating whether omega-3 supplementation in smokers reduces adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes represents an important area of research...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549957/three-stage-esophagectomy-combined-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-first-case-in-the-literature
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Chris Klonaris, Dimitrios Schizas, Georgios Karaolanis, Dimitrios Athanasiadis, Andreas Alexandrou, Theodore Liakakos
The purpose of this report is to describe the synchronous surgical treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with concomitant esophageal cancer (EC) with a three-stage esophagectomy, a real management challenge especially in establishing the therapeutic priorities and the ideal treatment approach. A 65-year old male was referred for treatment in our hospital with the diagnosis of AAA. He complained of general fatigue, weight loss and intermittent dysphagia. Contrast-enhanced CT and upper endoscopy showed the AAA and a large gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) tumor respectively...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549029/a-contemporary-approach-to-reoperative-aortic-valve-surgery-when-is-less-more
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Deane E Smith, Michael S Koeckert, Patrick F Vining, Elias A Zias, Eugene A Grossi, Aubrey C Galloway
OBJECTIVE: Although the benefits of minimally invasive valvular surgery are well established, the applicability of extending these techniques to reoperative aortic valve surgery is unknown. We evaluated our experience with a minimally invasive approach to this patient population. METHODS: From January 2010 to September 2015, 21 patients underwent reoperative isolated aortic valve replacement via a minimally invasive approach by a single surgeon. All patients had preoperative evaluation with computerized tomography and coronary catheterization...
May 25, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548473/initial-experience-with-the-e-ventus%C3%A2-stentgraft-for-endovascular-treatment-of-visceral-artery-aneurysms
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Susanne Anton, Erik Stahlberg, Marco Horn, Marcus Wiedner, Markus Kleemann, Joerg Barkhausen, Jan P Goltz
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel balloon-expandable stentgraft for endovascular treatment of visceral artery aneurysms (VAA). METHODS: Between 9/2014 and 1/2017 seven patients (69+/-15y) with true (n=4) and false (n=3) VAAs were treated by implantation of balloon-expandable stentgrafts (E-ventus®, Jotec, Germany) using a trans-femoral (n=2) or -brachial (n=5) vascular access. The stentgraft was placed without prior passing of the landing zone with a sheath...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547835/application-of-omentum-as-an-in-vivo-bioreactor-for-regeneration-of-decellularized-human-internal-mammary-artery
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Reza Khorramirouz, Maryam Kameli, Sahar Eftekharzadeh, Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh
This study investigates the extent of cell seeding as well as lumen patency in acellular Internal mammary artery (IMA) scaffolds that have been re-cellularized by omentum as a natural bioreactor. Sixteen Virgin female Wistar rats were selected for implantation of acellular scaffold in omentum. Following laparotomy omentum was retracted to the outside of the abdomen and the more vascularized portion of it was selected for the experiment. The scaffold was wrapped by omentum and placed between two layers of rectus muscles that have been previously dissected...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547126/endovascular-management-of-native-postcoarctation-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms
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Ziheng Wu, Xiangtao Zheng, Xin Fang, Yangyan He, Donglin Li, Chengfei Zheng, Hongkun Zhang
PURPOSE: Postcoarctation thoracic aortic aneurysm formation is one of the most serious complications for coarctation of aorta. Open surgery to repair these aneurysms is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Endovascular therapy is an attractive alternative to open surgery. We have studied the efficacy and safety of endovascular therapy for postcoarctation thoracic aortic aneurysms, and will share our findings and experience through this document. METHODS: The data was retrospectively collected on consecutive patients who were presented with postcoarctation thoracic aortic aneurysms at our medical center...
May 25, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546816/effects-of-intrathecal-opioids-use-in-cesarean-section-on-breastfeeding-and-newborns-weight-gaining
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Fardin Yousefshahi, Fatemeh Davari-Tanha, Atabak Najafi, Mahbod Kaveh, Mohsen Rezaei Hemami, Patricia Khashayar, Mohammad Anbarafshan
Objective: To assess the association between intrapartum intrathecal opioid use and breastfeeding and weight gain following cesarean section. Materials and methods: The prospective double-blinded study was conducted on term pregnant women, undergoing elective cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. They divided into two groups. In the first group, intrathecal Morphine was used to achieve analgesia during or after the operation. The remainder divided into two subgroups, those who did not receive any opioid or those received systemic opioids...
December 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545974/development-of-5-hydroxypyrazole-derivatives-as-reversible-inhibitors-of-lysine-specific-demethylase-1
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Daniel P Mould, Ulf Bremberg, Allan M Jordan, Matthis Geitmann, Alba Maiques-Diaz, Alison E McGonagle, Helen F Small, Tim C P Somervaille, Donald Ogilvie
A series of reversible inhibitors of lysine specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) with a 5-hydroxypyrazole scaffold have been developed from compound 7, which was identified from the patent literature. Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and biochemical analysis showed it to be a reversible LSD1 inhibitor with an IC50 value of 0.23µM. Optimisation of this compound by rational design afforded compounds with Kd values of <10nM. In human THP-1 cells, these compounds were found to upregulate the expression of the surrogate cellular biomarker CD86...
May 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545940/incidental-finding-of-thrombus-in-patent-foramen-ovale-in-patient-with-major-pulmonary-embolism
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L Alarcón Pérez, E Novoa Lago, Á Irabien Ortiz, J Hortal Iglesias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545359/microbial-enzymatic-degradation-of-biodegradable-plastics
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Roohi, Kulsoom Bano, Mohammed Kuddus, Mohd Rehan Zaheer, Qamar Zia, Mohd Farhan Khan, Ghulam Md Ashraf, Gjumrakch Aliev
Background The use of different types of plastics in the world either synthetic or biodegradable has become a part in all sectors of the economy. Infrastructure such as agriculture, building and construction, telecommunication, consumer goods, packaging, health and medical are all high growth areas that ensure a spiralling demand for plastics. Lack of degradability, environmental pollution and closing of landfill sites has led to concern more about plastic waste disposal. Appropriate biodegradation should occur for these water-immiscible polymers since they eventually enter streams which can neither be recycled nor incinerated and also not despoiled with existing physical and chemical means of degradation...
May 23, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544841/transcatheter-valve-in-valve-implantation-failing-tricuspid-bioprosthesis-in-a-patient-with-ebstein%C3%A2-s-anomaly
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Pedro A Villablanca, Aman M Shah, David F Briceno, Ali N Zaidi, Mei Chau, Mario J Garcia, David Slovut, Cynthia Taub
Transcatheter valve-in-valve (VIV) implantation has been recently proposed as an alternative to surgical reoperative aortic valve replacement in patients with a failing aortic bioprosthesis. Experience with transcatheter VIV implantation at other valve positions is very limited. Herein is reported the case of an 18-year-old man with Ebstein's anomaly and severe tricuspid valve (TV) regurgitation status after bioprosthetic valve replacement, who developed new dyspnea on exertion three years after the initial valve replacement...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544057/interventional-closure-of-a-patent-ductus-arteriosus-using-an-amplatz-canine-duct-occluder-in-an-alpaca-cria
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E C Chapel, J Lozier, J Lakritz, K E Schober
A 6-month old female alpaca cria presented to The Ohio State University for evaluation of a cardiac murmur. Echocardiography revealed a left-to-right shunting patent ductus arteriosus, a restrictive left-to-right shunting perimembranous ventricular septal defect, and secondary moderate left atrial and ventricular dilation. Aortic root angiography demonstrated a type IIA patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Interventional closure of the PDA was successfully performed, without complication, using an Amplatz canine duct occluder...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543645/reflections-on-the-national-bioethics-advisory-commission-and-models-of-public-bioethics
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James F Childress
The National Bioethics Advisory Commission, of which I was a member, was established by a 1995 executive order that identified its "first priority" as "the protection of the rights and welfare of human research subjects." Not surprisingly, then, most of NBAC's work focused on research involving human subjects or participants. A second priority concerned "issues in the management and use of genetics information, including but not limited to, human gene patenting." NBAC's charter (in contrast to the executive order) listed this charge as "part B" of the "first priority...
May 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542679/patterns-of-treatment-failure-and-postrecurrence-outcomes-among-patients-with-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-chemoradiotherapy-using-modern-radiation-techniques
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Jonathan E Leeman, Jin-Gao Li, Xin Pei, Praveen Venigalla, Zachary S Zumsteg, Evangelia Katsoulakis, Eitan Lupovitch, Sean M McBride, Chiaojung J Tsai, Jay O Boyle, Benjamin R Roman, Luc G T Morris, Lara A Dunn, Eric J Sherman, Nancy Y Lee, Nadeem Riaz
Importance: Even though 15% to 50% of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) experience recurrence, relatively little is known regarding patterns of treatment failure and postrecurrence outcomes after chemoradiotherapy using modern radiation techniques (intensity-modulated radiotherapy [IMRT]). Recurrence patterns are significantly affected by variations in the quality of radiotherapy, which may confound findings from multicenter trials. Objective: To assess patterns of treatment failure and postrecurrence outcomes for patients with HNSCC treated with contemporary radiotherapy techniques...
May 25, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542663/-periorbital-pallor-post-application-of-mydriatic-in-infants-with-hydrocephalus-associated-to-systemic-effects
#15
Jorge Luis Alvarado Socarras, Sandra Consuelo Rodríguez
Adequate pupil dilation is needed to evaluate some neonates at risk of developing illness during this stage. However, this procedure is not free of adverse effects, either local or systemic. One of these complications is the local vasoconstriction of the preterm baby’s skin following the application of mydriatic eye drops. OBJECTIVE: To describe secondary local and systemic complications of pharmacological pupil dilation in 2 newborns. Clinical case 1: Full term baby with diagnosis of low-birth weight and hydrocephalia...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542659/-digestive-and-kidney-complications-by-indomethacin-and-ibuprofen-in-extreme-preterm-infants-with-patent-ductus-arteriosus
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Rodrigo Salas, Pablo Lavín, Yohanna Rincón, Juan Miranda, María López
The symptomatic patent ductus arteriosus (sPDA) is common in extremely premature infants (EPI). In order to decrease the hemodynamic repercussion and avoid complications it is necessary to close it. Indomethacin or ibuprofen are used for this purpose with its associated risks. OBJECTIVE: Characterize digestive and renal complications in EPI who received indomethacin or ibuprofen as sPDA treatment. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Retrospective study on EPI between January-2004 and December-2013...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542239/projected-savings-through-public-health-voluntary-licences-of-hiv-drugs-negotiated-by-the-medicines-patent-pool-mpp
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Sandeep Juneja, Aastha Gupta, Suerie Moon, Stephen Resch
The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) was established in 2010 to ensure timely access to low-cost generic versions of patented antiretroviral (ARV) medicines in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through the negotiation of voluntary licences with patent holders. While robust data on the savings generated by MPP and other major global public health initiatives is important, it is also difficult to quantify. In this study, we estimate the savings generated by licences negotiated by the MPP for ARV medicines to treat HIV/AIDS in LMICs for the period 2010-2028 and generate a cost-benefit ratio-based on people living with HIV (PLHIVs) in any new countries which gain access to an ARV due to MPP licences and the price differential between originator's tiered price and generics price, within the period where that ARV is patented...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541833/novel-hybrid-composite-discharge-electrode-for-electrostatic-precipitator
#18
M Ali, K Alam, Y T A Al-Majali, M Kennedy
Over the last few decades, electrostatic precipitators (ESP) have emerged as effective air pollution control devices for treating Coal-fired power plant exhausts. Among the components of the ESP, the discharge electrodes are extremely important in determining the collection efficiency of the ESP. Typically, in wet electrostatic precipitators, the discharge electrodes used must be made of corrosion resistant alloys, which makes them extremely expensive and heavy. Hybrid composite discharge electrodes have the potential to be lightweight and corrosion resistant substitute for traditional metal alloy electrodes used in wet electrostatic precipitators (WESP)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540993/administration-of-a-high-dose-erythropoietin-stimulating-agent-in-hemodialysis-patients-is-associated-with-late-arteriovenous-fistula-failure
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Hye Yun Jeong, Eun Jung Ko, Sang Hoon Kim, Mi Jung Lee, Hye Jeong Cho, Dong Ho Yang, So Young Lee
PURPOSE: Investigating the risk of vascular access failure is critical for maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. Erythropoietin stimulating agents (ESA) typically used for anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD) may also stimulate neointimal hyperplasia, which is the most important factor in late arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure. The aim of this study was to investigate whether ESA treatment is associated with late AVF failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The late AVF failure group comprised 51 patients who underwent percutaneous intervention or surgery for fistula revision after successful use for at least three months...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540798/pathological-effects-of-lung-radiofrequency-ablation-that-contribute-to-pneumothorax-using-a-porcine-model
#20
Jean Izaaryene, Frederic Cohen, Philippe Souteyrand, Pierre-Henri Rolland, Vincent Vidal, Jean-Michel Bartoli, Veronique Secq, Jean-Yves Gaubert
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of pneumothorax is 7 times higher after lung radiofrequency ablation (RFA) than after lung biopsy. The reasons for such a difference have never been objectified. The histopathologic changes in lung tissue are well-studied and established for RF in the ablation zone. However, it has not been previously described what the nature of thermal injury might be along the shaft of the RF electrode as it traverses through normal lung tissue to reach the ablation zone. The purpose of this study was to determine the changes occurring around the RF needle along the pathway between the ablated zone and the pleura...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
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