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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140523/sequential-coiling-assisted-deployment-of-flow-diverter-for-treatment-of-fusiform-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysms
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Abdulrahman Y Alturki, Philip G R Schmalz, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Fusiform intracranial aneurysms remain challenging lesions to treat. These aneurysms have historically required bypass procedures or clip remodeling constructs for cure. Recently, endovascular specialists have reported experience with flow diversion for complex fusiform aneurysms of the vertebrobasilar system, with mixed results. Vascular anatomy for anterior circulation fusiform aneurysms may make these lesions more amenable to flow diversion and embolization procedures; however, published experience with these techniques is lacking...
November 11, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140423/ventricular-assist-device-implantation-in-a-young-patient-with-non-compaction-cardiomyopathy-and-hereditary-spherocytosis
#2
Katharina Huenges, Bernd Panholzer, Jochen Cremer, Assad Haneya
A case of a 15-year-old female patient with acute heart failure due to non-compaction cardiomyopathy and hereditary anaemia (hereditary spherocytic elliptocytosis) requiring ventricular assist device implantation as a bridge to transplantation is presented. The possible effects of mechanical stress on erythrocytes potentially induced by mechanical circulatory support remains unclear, but it may lead to haemolytic crisis in patients suffering from hereditary anaemia. In our case, ventricular assist device therapy was feasible, and haematological complications did not occur within 6 weeks of bridging our patient to heart transplantation...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140080/vapor-assisted-solution-approach-for-high-quality-perovskite-ch3nh3pbbr3-thin-films-for-high-performance-green-light-emitting-diodes-applications
#3
Huifang Ji, Zhifeng Shi, Xuguang Sun, Ying Li, Sen Li, Lingzhi Lei, Di Wu, Tingting Xu, Xinjian Li, Guotong Du
Vapor-assisted solution method was developed to prepare the high-quality organic-inorganic halide perovskite CH3NH3PbBr3 (MAPbBr3) thin films. We detailedly investigated the effect of evaporation time and temperature of MABr powder on the microstructure, crystallinity and optical characterizations of MAPbBr3 thin films, and a controllable morphology evolution with varying surface coverage was observed. Temperature-dependent and time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) measurements were carried out to investigate the optical transition mechanisms and carrier recombination dynamics of MAPbBr3 thin films...
November 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132918/the-first-in-human-experience-with-a-minimally-invasive-ambulatory-counterpulsation-heart-assist-system-for-advanced-congestive-heart-failure
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Valluvan Jeevanandam, Tae Song, David Onsager, Takeyoshi Ota, Colleen Juricek LaBuhn, Thomas Lammy, Gabriel Sayer, Gene Kim, Sonna Patel-Raman, Nir Uriel
BACKGROUND: The intravascular ventricular assist system (iVAS) is a new, minimally invasive, ambulatory counterpulsation heart assist system delivered via the subclavian artery and powered by a portable driver. It is designed for recovery, bridge to transplantation (BTT) or for prolonging medical therapy. We report the first-in-human (FIH) experience with iVAS. METHODS: This is a prospective, non-randomized single arm, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved early feasibility trial in patients listed for cardiac transplantation...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129573/3d-printed-uv-light-cured-polydimethylsiloxane-devices-for-drug-delivery
#5
Jenny Holländer, Risto Hakala, Jaakko Suominen, Niko Moritz, Jouko Yliruusi, Niklas Sandler
The goal of this work was to study the printability of PDMS with a semi-solid extrusion printer in combination with the UV-assisted crosslinking technology using UV-LED light to manufacture drug containing structures. Structures with different pore sizes and different drug loadings were prepared containing prednisolone as a model drug. The work showed that it was possible to print drug-free and drug-loaded drug delivery devices of PDMS with the 3D printing technique used in this study. The required UV-curing time to get sufficient crosslinking yield and mechanical strength was minimum three minutes...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129374/the-jarvik-2000-left-ventricular-assist-device-as-a-bridge-to-transplantation-japanese-registry-for-mechanically-assisted-circulatory-support
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Hiroki Kohno, Goro Matsumiya, Yoshiki Sawa, Minoru Ono, Yoshikatsu Saiki, Akira Shiose, Kenji Yamazaki, Yoshiro Matsui, Hiroshi Niinami, Hikaru Matsuda, Soichiro Kitamura, Takeshi Nakatani, Shunei Kyo
BACKGROUND: The Jarvik 2000 ventricular assist device features a miniaturized intraventricular pump and an intermittent low-speed function that facilitates aortic valve opening. Despite its long history, little is known about the Jarvik device with regard to post-implantation outcomes. METHODS: Prospectively collected data from 13 participating hospitals were extracted from the Japanese Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support database to analyze mortality, morbidity and de-novo aortic regurgitation...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128525/respiratory-rehabilitation-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-narrative-review-of-rehabilitation-techniques
#7
REVIEW
J Levy, H Prigent, D Bensmail
BACKGROUND: Respiratory disorders in multiple sclerosis (MS) are an important issue. They can occur early during the course of the disease, are associated with the neurological impairment, and can lead to pneumonia and respiratory failure, which are the main causes of death in advanced MS. Prevailing impaired expiratory muscles and cough abilities has been demonstrated in this population and might constitute a specific target for rehabilitation interventions. However, international guidelines lack recommendations regarding respiratory rehabilitation in MS...
November 8, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117042/impact-of-patient-distance-from-ventricular-assist-device-implanting-center-on-short-and-long-term-outcomes
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Ashwin K Ravichandran, Palak Shah, Ramesh Singh, Keith D Aaronson, Francis D Pagani, John Stulak, Shannon M Dunlay, Todd F Dardas, Nahush A Mokadam, Christopher T Salerno, Jennifer A Cowger
Highly specialized left ventricular assist device care is not readily available in many areas, potentially limiting access to therapy. This retrospective analysis examines the relationship of outcomes by patient distance from implanting left ventricular assist device center within the Mechanical Circulatory Support Research Network. Zip codes were used to calculate patient distance, with the primary outcome of interest being 3-year survival by distance from the surgical center. Secondary outcomes included 90-day survival and incident event rates for the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, infection, cerebral event, and pump thrombosis...
November 7, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117039/optimization-of-axial-pump-characteristic-dimensions-and-induced-hemolysis-for-mechanical-circulatory-support-devices
#9
Theodosios Korakianitis, Mohammad A Rezaienia, Gordon M Paul, Eldad J Avital, Martin T Rothman, Sahand Mozafari
The application of axial pumps as ventricular assist devices (VADs) requires significant modifications to the size and characteristics of industrial pumps due to the difference in flow fields of industrial and medical pumps. Industrial pumps operate in the region of Reynolds number Re = 108, whereas axial blood pumps operate in Re < 10. The common pump design technique is to rely on the performance of previously designed pumps using the concept of fluid dynamic similarity. Such data are available for industrial pumps as specific speed-specific diameter (ns-ds) graphs...
November 7, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114432/eye-related-trauma-and-infection-in-dentistry
#10
REVIEW
Hasan Ekmekcioglu, Meral Unur
Despite numerous technological and medical developments achieved in recent years, a significant amount of occupational health problems still exist in modern dentistry. The risk of eye injury is mostly attributed to the use of high-speed hand pieces and ultrasonic devices. A dental clinic may be the source of eye-related infection and injury because of mechanical, chemical, microbiological and electromagnetic irritants. Accidents may cause facial injuries that involve eyes of the clinicians, patients as well as dental assistants...
2017: J Istanb Univ Fac Dent
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112104/cardiogenic-shock-due-to-end-stage-heart-failure-and-acute-myocardial-infarction-characteristics-and-outcome-of-temporary-mechanical-circulatory-support
#11
Hoong Sern Lim, Neil Howell
BACKGROUND: Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) is increasingly used in cardiogenic shock, but outcomes may differ between patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or end-stage heart failure (ESHF). This study aimed to describe the characteristics of patients with cardiogenic shock due to AMI and ESHF. METHODS: Single centre study of consecutive patients with cardiogenic shock due to AMI (n = 26) and ESHF (n = 42) who underwent MCS (extracorporeal life support, Impella or temporary ventricular assist devices)...
November 3, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111852/emg-triggered-stimulation-post-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-report
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Maryam Zoghi, Mary P Galea
BACKGROUND: Mechanical injury in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) rarely transects the cord completely, even when the injury is classified as complete. These patients can show sub-clinical evidence of spared motor connections, which might be amenable to targeted rehabilitation. Neurophysiological evaluations can complement the clinical evaluation by providing objective data about conduction across the SCI site. CASE DESCRIPTION: A twenty-four year old patient with SCI was admitted to a rehabilitation centre 49 days post traumatic SCI...
November 7, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110794/anesthetic-management-of-the-patient-with-a-ventricular-assist-device
#13
REVIEW
Marie-Louise Meng, Jessica Spellman
The use of long- and short-term mechanical circulatory support in the form of ventricular assist device (VAD) has increased over the last decade. Although cardiothoracic anesthesiologists care for these patients during device placement, increasingly higher numbers of general anesthesiologists are involved in the management of VAD patients during noncardiac surgery and procedures. An understanding of devices, their indications, and complications is essential to the anesthesiologists caring for these patients...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107545/infectious-complications-of-ventricular-assist-device-use-in-children-in-the-united-states-data-from-the-pediatric-interagency-registry-for-mechanical-circulatory-support-pedimacs
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Scott R Auerbach, Marc E Richmond, Kurt R Schumacher, Dalia Lopez-Colon, Max B Mitchell, Mark W Turrentine, Ryan S Cantor, Robert A Niebler, Pirooz Eghtesady
BACKGROUND: Infections are frequent in pediatric ventricular assist device (VAD) patients. In this study we aimed to describe infections in durable VAD patients reported to Pedimacs. METHODS: Durable VAD data from the Pedimacs registry (September 19, 2012 to December 31, 2015) were analyzed. Infections were described with standard descriptive statistics, Kaplan-Meier analysis and competing outcomes analysis. RESULTS: There were 248 implants in 222 patients, with a mean age and a median follow-up of 11 ± 6...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106559/outcome-of-heart-transplantation-after-bridge-to-transplant-strategy-using-various-mechanical-circulatory-support-devices
#15
Daisuke Yoshioka, Boyangzi Li, Hiroo Takayama, Reshad A Garan, Veli K Topkara, Jiho Han, Paul Kurlansky, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Paolo C Colombo, Yoshifumi Naka, Koji Takeda
OBJECTIVES: Orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) is limited by a chronic shortage of donors. With the evolution of technology, more patients have been bridged to transplant (BTT) through various pathways using various types of mechanical circulatory support. We compared short- and long-term outcomes among these various strategies of BTT. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 410 patients who had OHT between January 2009 and April 2015. Patients were divided into 4 groups according to BTT status: primary OHT without bridging (Group A, n  = 246); bridge with implantable continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) (Group B, n  = 130); bridge with short-term mechanical circulatory support (Group C, n  = 16) and bridge with multiple mechanical circulatory supports, including short-term mechanical circulatory support and CF-LVAD (Group D, n  = 18)...
July 4, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105103/development-of-a-pediatric-cardiac-mechanical-support-program
#16
Abhishek Kashyap, Joseph W Turek, Samantha J Wagner, Laura Felderman, Elizabeth A Jaggers, Peter J Gruber, R Erik Edens
The development of a pediatric cardiac support program is a complex, multidisciplinary project. This study describes the University of Iowa Congenital Heart Program's experience from its inception to the present. In, we examine those specific factors that have led to substantial improvements in the program, additionally identifying where further gains can be made. We retrospectively reviewed all pediatric patients who received mechanical cardiac support at the University of Iowa from the inception of the program in 1991...
November 3, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103855/right-ventricular-longitudinal-strain-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
Daniel R Beck, Lisa Foley, Jackson R Rowe, Angela F D Moss, Nathaen S Weitzel, T Brett Reece, David A Fullerton, Joseph C Cleveland, Karsten Bartels
OBJECTIVES: Right ventricular (RV) failure is common after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) surgery and is associated with higher mortality. Measurement of longitudinal RV strain using speckle-tracking technology is a novel approach to quantify RV function. The authors hypothesized that depressed peak longitudinal RV strain measured by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) examinations would be associated with adverse outcomes after LVAD surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099584/metal-nanowire-coated-metal-woven-mesh-for-high-performance-stretchable-transparent-electrodes
#18
Ji Hwan Cho, Dong Joo Kang, Nam-Su Jang, Kang-Hyun Kim, Phillip Won, Seung Hwan Ko, Jong-Man Kim
This work presents a new template-assisted fabrication method to obtain stretchable metal grids for high-performance stretchable transparent conducting electrodes (TCEs). Readily accessible metal woven mesh (MWM) is used as a template to make the fabrication process simple, cost-effective, reproducible, and potentially scalable by combining it with silver nanowire (AgNW) coating and elastomer filling processes. Stretchable TCEs are made with the AgNW-coated MWM and show remarkable optoelectronic performance with a sheet resistance of ∼3...
November 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098548/influence-of-lvad-function-on-mechanical-unloading-and-electromechanical-delay-a-simulation-study
#19
Aulia Khamas Heikhmakhtiar, Ah Jin Ryu, Eun Bo Shim, Kwang-Soup Song, Natalia A Trayanova, Ki Moo Lim
This study hypothesized that a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) shortens the electromechanical delay (EMD) by mechanical unloading. The goal of this study is to examine, by computational modeling, the influence of LVAD on EMD for four heart failure (HF) cases ranging from mild HF to severe HF. We constructed an integrated model of an LVAD-implanted cardiovascular system, then we altered the Ca(2+) transient magnitude, with scaling factors 1, 0.9, 0.8, and 0.7 representing HF1, HF2, HF3, and HF4, respectively, in order of increasing HF severity...
November 3, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095733/left-lateral-thoracotomy-for-centrifugal-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-placement-an-analysis-from-the-mechanical-circulatory-support-research-network
#20
Simon Maltais, Lucman A Anwer, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Nicholas A Haglund, Shannon M Dunlay, Keith D Aaronson, Francis D Pagani, Jennifer Cowger, Christopher T Salerno, Palak Shah, Zain Khalpey, Jan Schmitto, John M Stulak
Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs) have revolutionized the management of patients with advanced heart failure. Alternative implant strategies are increasingly used for device placement. We reviewed our experience from the Mechanical Circulatory Support Research Network registry with the HeartWare centrifugal CF-LVAD (HVAD). From May 2004 to August 2015, 1,150 patients underwent primary CF-LVAD implantation at our institutions. Within this group, a total of 283 patients (25%) were implanted with the HVAD...
October 31, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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