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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240293/transvenous-pacemaker-implantation-after-the-bidirectional-glenn-operation-for-patients-with-complex-congenital-disease
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Danielle E Harake, Kevin M Shannon, Jamil A Aboulhosn, Jeremy P Moore
INTRODUCTION: The bidirectional Glenn operation for congenital heart disease produces anatomical constraints to conventional transvenous pacemaker implantation. An iliac approach, although not previously described in this population, is potentially a preferable alternative to a thoracotomy for epicardial pacing. METHODS AND RESULTS: A single-center retrospective review was performed for all patients that underwent transvenous pacemaker implantation following the bidirectional Glenn operation with partial biventricular repair...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215410/isolated-multinodular-soft-tissue-rosai-dorfman-disease-on-fdg-pet-ct
#2
Darko Pucar, William B Laskin, Lawrence Saperstein
Rosai-Dorfman disease (sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy) is a rare systemic histiocytic disorder of unknown etiology characterized by the accumulation of enlarged non-Langerhans histiocytes within lymph nodes and extranodal sites. The histiocytes display characteristic emperipolesis (nondestructive engulfment of inflammatory cells) and are CD68 and S100 positive and CD1a negative. Although extranodal disease frequently occurs with nodal involvement, isolated extranodal disease is uncommon. We report a case of isolated localized subcutaneous multinodular disease on FDG PET/CT...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211398/the-effect-of-ast-alt-de-ritis-ratio-on-survival-and-its-relation-to-tumor-histopathological-variables-in-patients-with-localized-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Lütfi Canat, Hasan Anil Ataly, Samir Agalarov, Ilter Alkan, Fatih Alturende
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship between De Ritis (aspartate aminotransaminase [AST]/Alanine aminotransaminase [ALT]) ratio and pathological variables and whether it is an independent prognostic factor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 298 consecutive patients who underwent radical or partial nephrectomy for non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) between 2006 and 2015. The association between De Ritis ratio and pathological variables including tumor size, presence of renal vein invasion, vena cava invasion, renal capsule infiltration, Gerota fascia invasion, renal sinus involvement, renal pelvic invasion, angiolymphatic invasion, adrenal gland involvement, lymph node involvement, tumor necrosis, and Fuhrman's grade was tested...
December 7, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211212/comparative-study-of-electrical-stimulation-of-the-heart-with-vdd-and-ddd-pacemakers-as-to-the-evolution-to-atrial-fibrillation
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Nelson Leonardo Kerdahi Leite de Campos, Rubens Ramos de Andrade, Marcello Laneza Fellicio, Antônio Sergio Martins, André Monti Garzesi, Leonardo Rufino Garcia, Tassya Bueno Takeda
INTRODUCTION: The pacemaker implantation VDD is considered simpler, faster, less expensive and causes fewer complications compared to DDD. However, the VDD pacemaker has not been widely used in many centers, perhaps for fear of dysfunction of the sinus node and the reduction of atrial sensitivity by the pacemaker during follow-up after implantation. OBJECTIVE: To compare patients with DDD and VDD pacemakers regarding the evolution of chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) and length of stay outside this postoperative arrhythmia...
September 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200169/sinus-histiocytosis-with-massive-lymphadenopathy-rosai-dorfman-disease-diagnostic-and-treatment-modalities-for-this-rare-entity-revisited
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Andrew W Averitt, Kenneth Heym, Lauren Akers, Fernando Castro-Silva, Anish Ray
Rosai-Dorfman disease, also known as sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy is a rare non-Langerhans' cell histiocytic disease resulting from the proliferation and accumulation of sinus histiocytes within lymph nodes. Extranodal involvement frequently occurs, which increases the morbidity and mortality of the disease. There is no clear consensus with regard to the most effective diagnostic and treatment modalities. This report will focus on the diagnostic imaging, treatment, and outcomes for 3 cases of Rosai-Dorfman disease...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195660/detection-of-clinically-occult-primary-tumours-in-patients-with-cervical-metastases-of-unknown-primary-tumours-comparison-of-three-dimensional-thrive-mri-two-dimensional-spin-echo-mri-and-contrast-enhanced-ct
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M G Yoo, J Kim, S Bae, S S Ahn, S J Ahn, Y W Koh
AIM: To evaluate and compare the utility of contrast-enhanced three-dimensional (3D) T1-weighted high-resolution isotropic volume examination (THRIVE), spin-echo (SE) T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) for detecting clinically occult primary tumours in patients with cervical lymph node metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-three consecutive patients with tumours that went undetected during endoscopic or physical examinations underwent preoperative contrast-enhanced CT and MRI (SE and 3D THRIVE) after gadolinium injection...
November 28, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193120/the-role-of-elective-neck-dissection-in-the-treatment-of-maxillary-sinus-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
Neel R Sangal, Yung-Jae Lee, Jacob S Brady, Tapan D Patel, Jean Anderson Eloy, Soly Baredes, Richard Chan Woo Park
OBJECTIVE: This study is designed to analyze the survival benefits of elective neck dissection (END) in the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the maxillary sinus (MS-SCC) with clinically negative neck lymph nodes (N0) and no metastasis (M0). STUDY DESIGN: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether END improves survival in patients with MS-SCC. METHODS: This study is a population-based, concurrent retrospective database analysis of patients diagnosed with N0M0 MS-SCC from 2004 to 2013...
November 29, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193098/factors-associated-with-a-primary-surgical-approach-for-sinonasal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Jennifer R Cracchiolo, Krupa Patel, Jocelyn C Migliacci, Luc T Morris, Ian Ganly, Benjamin R Roman, Sean M McBride, Viviane S Tabar, Marc A Cohen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Primary surgery is the preferred treatment of T1-T4a sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SNSCC). METHODS: Patients with SNSCC in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) were analyzed. Factors that contributed to selecting primary surgical treatment were examined. Overall survival (OS) in surgical patients was analyzed. RESULTS: Four-thousand seven hundred and seventy patients with SNSCC were included. In T1-T4a tumors, lymph node metastases, maxillary sinus location, and treatment at high-volume centers were associated with selecting primary surgery...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189171/inappropriate-sinus-tachycardia
#9
Mohammed Ruzieh, Abdelmoniem Moustafa, Ebrahim Sabbagh, Mohammad M. Karim, Saima Karim
Definition and diagnosis: Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (IST) is a clinical syndrome characterized by a sinus heart rate inexplicably higher than one hundred beats per minute at rest that is associated with symptoms like palpitations, dyspnea or dizziness in the absence of primary causes of tachycardia. The diagnosis requires exclusion of other causes of tachycardia including medications/substances (such as anti-cholinergic, beta-blocker withdrawal, caffeine, and alcohol) or medical conditions (such as panic attacks, pulmonary embolism, fever, hyperthyroidism, hypovolemia, anemia, and pain)...
November 29, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189109/monocentric-experience-of-leadless-pacing-with-focus-on-challenging-cases-for-conventional-pacemaker
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Christophe Garweg, Joris Ector, Gabor Voros, Adèle Greyling, Bert Vandenberk, Stefaan Foulon, Rik Willems
AIM: Leadless cardiac pacemaker has been developed to reduce complications related to cardiac pacing and is considered as an alternative to conventional pacemaker although safety and efficacy data in clinical practice are limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy profile of Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) used in daily clinical activity with a focus on challenging cases for conventional pacing. METHODS: A total of 66 patients (46 men, 79...
November 30, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174249/low-interatrial-septal-pacing-a-simple-method
#11
Asit Das, Dhiman Kahali, Shibananda Dutta
BACKGROUND: Sinus node disease is associated with widespread structural and electrophysiological changes in the atria in addition to abnormalities at the sinus node. The atrial conduction disorder in patients with atrial pacing results in higher incidence of atrial fibrillation. Studies have shown that low interatrial septal pacing is superior to right atrial appendage pacing in preventing persistent or permanent atrial fibrillation in these patients. However, implantation of active fixation lead in low interatrial septal position is difficult and time consuming with conventional stylet, inhibiting application of this method in routine practice...
November 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158941/corrigendum-to-falls-and-fractures-in-the-elderly-with-sinus-node-disease-the-impact-of-pacemaker-implantation
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Nazmi Krasniqi, Diana Segalada, Thomas F Lüscher, Kurt Lippuner, Laurent Haegeli, Jan Steffel, Thomas Wolber, Corinna Brunckhorst, Johannes Holzmeister, David Hürlimann, Firat Duru
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2012/498102.].
2017: Cardiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151960/r-e-n-a-l-nephrometry-score-a-preoperative-risk-factor-predicting-the-fuhrman-grade-of-clear-cell-renal-carcinoma
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Shao-Hao Chen, Yu-Peng Wu, Xiao-Dong Li, Tian Lin, Qing-Yong Guo, Ye-Hui Chen, Jin-Bei Huang, Yong Wei, Xue-Yi Xue, Qing-Shui Zheng, Ning Xu
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of the R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry Score to postoperatively predict high-grade clear-cell renal carcinoma (ccRCC). Methods: The study included 288 patients diagnosed with ccRCC who had complete CT/CTA data and R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry Scores and underwent renal surgery at our center between January 2012 and December 2015. The relationship between the pathological grade of renal masses and R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry Score was evaluated. Results: Univariate analysis indicated that diagnostic modality, cystic necrosis, enlargement of the regional lymph node, distant metastasis, clinical T stage, TNM stage, surgical modality, tumor size, nearness of the tumor to the collecting system or sinus, total Nephrometry Score and individual anatomic descriptor components were significantly associated with postoperative tumor grade (P < 0...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145302/burkitt-lymphoma-and-cavernous-sinus-syndrome-with-breast-uptake-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct-a-case-report
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Florette Reyneke, Neo Mokgoro, Mariza Vorster, Mike Sathekge
RATIONALE: Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that arises in the B-cells. Cavernous sinus involvement is rare, especially in adults. Here we report an unusual case of a 30-year-old HIV-positive woman with BL and cavernous sinus syndrome who also had intense bilateral breast uptake, related to menstrual cycle. Fluorine-18 2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has been found to be useful in the management of BL. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 30-year old female patient presented with a history of diplopia and headache...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135395/pattern-and-predictors-of-paradoxical-response-in-patients-with-peripheral-lymph-node-tuberculosis
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Supreet Batra, Govind Singh Rajawat, Rajendra Prasad Takhar, Manohar Lal Gupta
Introduction: Many of the patients with lymph node tuberculosis show 'Paradoxical Response" in the form of appearance of new lymph node (LN) or increase in the size of existing LN, development of new disease in other organ and worsening of the disease while on treatment. Reason behind such response in only selective patients is not clearly understood. We evaluated the pattern and predictors for paradoxical response(s) (PR) in patients with peripheral lymph node tuberculosis (TB). Materials and Methods: Study included patients aged > 6 years with peripheral lymphadenopathy of tubercular etiology attending a tertiary care hospital from Jan 2010 to Dec 2010...
September 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134433/practice-makes-perfect-relationship-between-hospital-procedure-volume-and-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-after-paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia-ablation
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Vratika Agarwal, Neeraj Shah, Kathan Mehta, Anand Agarwal, Jonathan Willner, James Lafferty
PURPOSE: Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) ablation can result in injury to the atrioventricular (AV) node causing complete heart block requiring permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation. Few studies have examined the impact of hospital PSVT ablation volume and PPM implantation rates post ablation. METHODS: We included adult patients from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, from 1998 to 2011, using ICD-9 diagnoses codes 427.0 and 427.89 for PSVT and ICD-9 procedure code 37...
November 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133178/lymphatic-vasculature-in-human-dural-superior-sagittal-sinus-implications-for-neurodegenerative-proteinopathies
#17
Naomi P Visanji, Anthony E Lang, David G Munoz
Recent reports have characterized functional lymphatic vessels, which drain both fluid and immune cells from the CSF to the deep cervical lymph nodes, lining the dural sinuses in mice. If conserved in the human brain these vessels could have profound implications for neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases. We provide evidence of the presence of lymphatic vessels in human dura obtained at autopsy, at the level of the superior sagittal sinus, in 4 individuals. Immunohistochemistry for the lymphatic vessel endothelial cell marker podoplanin revealed the widespread presence of multiple structures with a distinct lumen distributed throughout the superior sagittal sinus...
November 10, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131281/immunohistochemical-study-on-roe-deer-haemal-nodes
#18
Yeşim Akaydın Bozkurt, Ebru Karadağ Sarı, Murat Kabak
The aim of this study was to investigate the immunohistochemical characteristics of the haemal nodes located in the abdominal and the thoracal cavity in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). In this study, two adult male and two adult female roe deers in addition to two roe deer foetuses at the late fetal stages were used. The avidin-biotin-peroxidase technique was applied to anti-CD3, anti-CD79αcy, anti-macrophage, anti-S100 primary antibodies. Positive results were gained for all the antibodies used. Many CD3 positive T lymphocytes were seen in the lymphoid tissue areas of the fetal haemal nodes, in the germinal center of the lymph follicles of the adult haemal nodes and in their lymphatic cords...
November 13, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128866/association-of-atrial-fibrillation-clinical-phenotypes-with-treatment-patterns-and-outcomes-a-multicenter-registry-study
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Taku Inohara, Peter Shrader, Karen Pieper, Rosalia G Blanco, Laine Thomas, Daniel E Singer, James V Freeman, Larry A Allen, Gregg C Fonarow, Bernard Gersh, Michael D Ezekowitz, Peter R Kowey, James A Reiffel, Gerald V Naccarelli, Paul S Chan, Benjamin A Steinberg, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini
Importance: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is usually classified on the basis of the disease subtype. However, this characterization does not capture the full heterogeneity of AF, and a data-driven cluster analysis reveals different possible classifications of patients. Objective: To characterize patients with AF based on a cluster analysis and to evaluate the association between these phenotypes, treatment, and clinical outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cluster analysis used data from an observational cohort that included 9749 patients with AF who had been admitted to 174 US sites participating in the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF) registry...
November 12, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127332/outflow-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-is-predominantly-through-lymphatic-vessels-and-is-reduced-in-aged-mice
#20
Qiaoli Ma, Benjamin V Ineichen, Michael Detmar, Steven T Proulx
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has been commonly accepted to drain through arachnoid projections from the subarachnoid space to the dural venous sinuses. However, a lymphatic component to CSF outflow has long been known. Here, we utilize lymphatic-reporter mice and high-resolution stereomicroscopy to characterize the anatomical routes and dynamics of outflow of CSF. After infusion into a lateral ventricle, tracers spread into the paravascular spaces of the pia mater and cortex of the brain. Tracers also rapidly reach lymph nodes using perineural routes through foramina in the skull...
November 10, 2017: Nature Communications
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