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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340568/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-skin-infiltration-mimicking-an-icd-pocket-infection-a-case-report
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M Snorek, A Bulava, I Vonke
BACKGROUND: We are presenting a case report on an unreported and unusual cutaneous manifestation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in a patient with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old man with a history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), previously treated with chlorambucil, was referred in October 2013 for extraction of a single chamber ICD due to a suspected device-related infection in the pulse generator area (left-hand side of Fig...
March 24, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327927/pineoblastoma-the-experience-at-st-jude-children-s-research-hospital
#2
Kara A Parikh, Garrett T Venable, Brent A Orr, Asim F Choudhri, Frederick A Boop, Amar J Gajjar, Paul Klimo
BACKGROUND: Pineoblastomas are rare, supratentorial, primitive neuroectodermal tumors. OBJECTIVE: To document outcomes with multimodal therapy and evaluate the impact that the degree of surgical resection has on outcome. METHODS: A departmental brain tumor database was queried to identify all patients with pathologically proven pineoblastoma who were treated from January 1997 to June 2015 at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For each patient, we recorded demographic, pathological, radiological, surgical, and clinical follow-up data...
March 15, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326565/erroneous-magnet-positioning-leads-to-failure-of-inhibition-of-inappropriate-shock-during-fast-conducting-atrial-fibrillation-episodes
#3
Hans Römers, Vincent VAN Dijk, Jippe Balt
We present the case of a 75-year-old patient with a single-chamber St. Jude Medical internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD; St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN, USA) for primary prevention, who was admitted with 39 inappropriate ICD shocks because of atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular frequention, despite magnet placement. Review of the device manual and literature revealed that apart from different responses to magnet placement programmed for the various manufacturers, the type of magnet and the positioning can be of specific interest...
February 3, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323174/multicenter-investigation-of-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-algorithm-to-detect-oversensing
#4
Nicolas Welte, Marc Strik, Romain Eschalier, Pierre Mondoly, Pascal Defaye, Antonio Frontera, Philippe Ritter, Michel Haïssaguerre, Sylvain Ploux, Jayanthi Koneru, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Pierre Bordachar
BACKGROUND: The SecureSense™ RV Lead Noise Discrimination algorithm is designed to detect lead fracture and other types of oversensing in order to decrease inappropriate therapy. OBJECTIVE: We studied the real-life accuracy of the SecureSenseTM algorithm in ICD patients followed by remote-monitoring across multiple centers. METHODS: Across three French centers, we studied 486 patients with a St. Jude Medical device who were followed by remote-monitoring and who had the SecureSense™ algorithm activated...
March 18, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288326/a-hybrid-approach-to-appendicitis-with-right-external-iliac-artery-pseudo-aneurysm-a-case-report
#5
Benjamin T Chandler, Evan J Ryer, Benjamin M Keyser, James R Elmore
INTRODUCTION: While acute appendicitis is a common surgical problem, the simultaneous occurrence of appendicitis and an infected iliac artery pseudoaneurysm is exceedingly rare. We report the successful treatment of an infected right external iliac artery pseudo aneurysm in the 1setting of acute appendicitis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is an 83-year-old male who presents with severe sepsis, right lower quadrant and right leg pain. Additional past medical history is significant for rectal cancer status post resection and radiation therapy in 1997...
March 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279526/applicability-and-midterm-results-of-branch-cuff-closure-with-vascular-plug-in-branched-endovascular-repair-for-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Kiattisak Hongku, Timothy Resch, Björn Sonesson, Thorarinn Kristmundsson, Nuno V Dias
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the applicability and outcomes of the closure of unused cuffs in branched endovascular aneurysm repair (b-EVAR) of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. METHODS: We reviewed b-EVAR procedures at a tertiary referral center to identify patients who underwent incomplete branching and needed closure of the unused branch cuffs. An electronic database and intraoperative and follow-up imaging studies were reviewed to assess technical applicability and outcomes...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274984/development-of-a-postgraduate-year-2-pharmacy-residency-in-clinical-pharmacogenetics
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Cyrine E Haidar, James M Hoffman, Roseann S Gammal, Mary V Relling, Kristine R Crews
PURPOSE: The structure and development of an innovative, ASHP-accredited postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) clinical pharmacogenetics residency program are described. SUMMARY: A 12-month PGY2 clinical pharmacogenetics residency was created at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in accordance with the ASHP standards for advanced practice residencies. The purpose of this 12-month residency program is to prepare pharmacy residents to implement pharmacogenetics in clinical practice...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271573/sepsis-like-acute-hypersensitivity-syndrome-related-with-mesna
#8
Nazli Ercan, Ertugrul Aysegul, Bilgin Burcak, Bostanci Ilknur
Mesna (Sodyum 2-merkaptoethan sulfonat) is a synthetic sulfhydryl compound used as an adjuvant in cancer chemotherapy(. 1-3) Herein we report a case of acute hypersensitivity syndrome related with mesna administration that was misdiagnosed as sepsis. A 6-year-old girl diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia was initially treated with St. Jude Total Therapy XV protocol. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259370/sequential-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-due-to-valve-dislodgement-a-portico-valve-implanted-over-a-corevalve-bioprosthesis
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Rui Campante Teles, Cátia Costa, Manuel Almeida, João Brito, Lars Sondergaard, José P Neves, João Abecasis, Henrique M Gabriel
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become an important treatment in high surgical risk patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), whose complications need to be managed promptly. The authors report the case of an 86-year-old woman presenting with severe symptomatic AS, rejected for surgery due to advanced age and comorbidities. The patient underwent a first TAVI, with implantation of a Medtronic CoreValve(®), which became dislodged and migrated to the ascending aorta. Due to the previous balloon valvuloplasty, the patient's AS became moderate, and her symptoms improved...
March 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258128/effects-of-renal-artery-denervation-on-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-a-postinfarct-model
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Nicholas Jackson, Sigfús Gizurarson, Mohammed Ali Azam, Benjamin King, Andrew Ramadeen, Nima Zamiri, Andreu Porta-Sánchez, Abdul Al-Hesayen, John Graham, Marjan Kusha, Stéphane Massé, Patrick F H Lai, John Parker, Rohan John, Tim-Rasmus Kiehl, Govind Krishna Kumar Nair, Paul Dorian, Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic potential of renal denervation (RDN) for arrhythmias has not been fully explored. Detailed mechanistic evaluation is in order. The objective of the present study was to determine the antiarrhythmic potential of RDN in a postinfarct animal model and to determine whether any benefits relate to RDN-induced reduction of sympathetic effectors on the myocardium. METHODS AND RESULTS: Pigs implanted with single-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillators to record ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) were subjected to percutaneous coronary occlusion to induce myocardial infarction...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255544/externalized-conductors-and-insulation-failure-in-biotronik-defibrillator-leads-history-repeating-or-a-false-alarm
#11
REVIEW
Elia De Maria, Ambra Borghi, Lorenzo Bonetti, Pier Luigi Fontana, Stefano Cappelli
Conductor externalization and insulation failure are frequent complications with the recalled St. Jude Medical Riata implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) leads. Conductor externalization is a "unique" failure mechanism: Cables externalize through the insulation ("inside-out" abrasion) and appear outside the lead body. Recently, single reports described a similar failure also for Biotronik leads. Moreover, some studies reported a high rate of electrical dysfunction (not only insulation failure) with Biotronik Linox leads and a reduced survival rate in comparison with the competitors...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250618/utility-of-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-assay-polymerase-chain-reaction-and-elisa-for-diagnosis-of-leptospirosis-in-south-indian-patients
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Mallika Sengupta, Abhilash Kundavaram Paul Prabhakar, Sowmya Satyendra, David Thambu, Ooriapadickal Cherian Abraham, Veeraraghavan Balaji, Hua-Wei Chen, Chien-Chung Chao, Wei-Mei Ching, John Antony Jude Prakash
BACKGROUND: Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease which requires laboratory diagnosis for confirmation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study serum samples from adults with acute undifferentiated fever (duration ≤15 days) were tested for IgM antibodies to Leptospira by ELISA, PCR for rrs gene and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for LipL32 and LipL41. RESULTS: Among the 150 sera tested, three were positive by PCR, LAMP and IgM ELISA/modified Faines' criteria, two by only PCR; seven only by LAMP assay and forty fulfilled modified Faine's criteria (illness clinically compatible and IgM ELISA positive for leptospirosis)...
January 2017: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248877/intermittent-stuck-valve-after-aortic-valve-replacement-with-a-mechanical-valve-a-case-report
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Wenzong Luo, Xinxin Wang, Jing Li, Yun Mu, Yiming Ni
BACKGROUND: Intermittent stuck valve after mechanical valve replacement surgery is a very rare and severe complication. CASE SUMMARY: We present 1 case of a 53-year-old woman after aortic valve replacement for severe aortic valve stenosis combined with hypertrophy septum. She was diagnosed with intermittent stuck valve only 1 day after surgery by clinical symptoms, intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiogram, and intraoperative findings. CONCLUSIONS: Although indications for concomitant myectomy during aortic valve replacement are not clear, we recommend myectomy to prevent stuck valve after St Jude Medical Regent prosthesis replacement for severe aortic valve stenosis combined with hypertrophy septum...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241971/an-interactive-platform-to-guide-catheter-ablation-in-human-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-using-dominant-frequency-organization-and-phase-mapping
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Xin Li, João L Salinet, Tiago P Almeida, Frederique J Vanheusden, Gavin S Chu, G André Ng, Fernando S Schlindwein
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Optimal targets for persistent atrial fibrillation (persAF) ablation are still debated. Atrial regions hosting high dominant frequency (HDF) are believed to participate in the initiation and maintenance of persAF and hence are potential targets for ablation, while rotor ablation has shown promising initial results. Currently, no commercially available system offers the capability to automatically identify both these phenomena. This paper describes an integrated 3D software platform combining the mapping of both frequency spectrum and phase from atrial electrograms (AEGs) to help guide persAF ablation in clinical cardiac electrophysiological studies...
April 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238250/atrial-septostomy-as-a-bridge-to-replace-a-thrombosed-mechanical-aortic-valve-requiring-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#15
Adarsh Katamreddy, David F Snipelisky, Mackram F Eleid
Atrial septostomy is an infrequently used percutaneous technique to decompress either side of the heart. Here, a case is reported of atrial septostomy performed as an emergency 'bridge' procedure in a hemodynamically unstable 62-year-old man with acute mechanical prosthetic aortic valve thrombosis requiring peripheral venoarterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). ECMO was placed emergently as the patient suffered cardiac arrest during anesthesia induction for surgical replacement of the thrombosed prosthetic aortic valve...
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225684/assessing-the-risks-associated-with-mri-in-patients-with-a-pacemaker-or-defibrillator
#16
MULTICENTER STUDY
Robert J Russo, Heather S Costa, Patricia D Silva, Jeffrey L Anderson, Aysha Arshad, Robert W W Biederman, Noel G Boyle, Jennifer V Frabizzio, Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, Steven L Higgins, Rachel Lampert, Christian E Machado, Edward T Martin, Andrew L Rivard, Jason C Rubenstein, Raymond H M Schaerf, Jennifer D Schwartz, Dipan J Shah, Gery F Tomassoni, Gail T Tominaga, Allison E Tonkin, Seth Uretsky, Steven D Wolff
Background The presence of a cardiovascular implantable electronic device has long been a contraindication for the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We established a prospective registry to determine the risks associated with MRI at a magnetic field strength of 1.5 tesla for patients who had a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) that was "non-MRI-conditional" (i.e., not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for MRI scanning). Methods Patients in the registry were referred for clinically indicated nonthoracic MRI at a field strength of 1...
February 23, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220942/crt-induced-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-what-s-the-mechanism
#17
Sanoj Chacko, Enes Gul, Chris Simpson, Adrian Baranchuk
A 56-year-old woman with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction received cardiac resynchronization defibrillator therapy (CRT-D; St Jude Medical Quadra Assura, CA, USA), for primary prevention and management of heart failure. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 21, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219895/impact-of-practice-based-management-of-pa-pressures-in-2000-patients-implanted-with-the-cardiomems-sensor
#18
J Thomas Heywood, Rita Jermyn, David Shavelle, William T Abraham, Arvind Bhimaraj, Kunjan Bhatt, Fareed Sheikh, Eric Eichorn, Sumant Lamba, Rupinder Bharmi, Rahul Agarwal, Charisma Kumar, Lynne W Stevenson
Background -Elevated pulmonary artery (PA) pressures in patients with heart failure (HF) are associated with a high risk for hospitalization and mortality. Recent clinical trial evidence demonstrated a direct relationship between lowering remotely monitored PA pressures and HF hospitalization risk reduction using a novel implantable PA pressure monitoring system (CardioMEMS HF System, St Jude Medical). This study examines PA pressure changes in the first 2,000 US patients implanted in general practice use. Methods -De-identified data from the remote monitoring Merlin...
February 20, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198520/twelve-month-follow-up-of-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-amplatzer-amulet
#19
Caroline Kleinecke, Jai-Wun Park, Martin Gödde, Konstantin Zintl, Steffen Schnupp, Johannes Brachmann
BACKGROUND: The Amplatzer Amulet (St. Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN, USA) is a second generation Amplatzer device for left atrial appendage occlusion for stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation. This research sought to assess the clinical performance of the Amplatzer Amulet device and in follow up for 12 months. METHODS: In this single-center registry patients with atrial fibrillation and contraindication to oral anticoagulation underwent left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with the Amplatzer Amulet device...
February 15, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191354/could-externalized-st-jude-medical-riata%C3%A2-lead-be-a-culture-medium-of-a-polymicrobial-endocarditis-a-clinical-case
#20
Zefferino Palamà, Roberta Trotta, Cosimo Mandurino, Mariangela Pinto, Giovanni Luzzi, Stefano Favale
We report the case of a man affected by polymicrobial endocarditis developed on a St. Jude Medical Riata lead with a malfunction because of the outsourcing of conductors. The patient was treated with antibiotic targeted therapy and showed different bacteria at the blood cultures and then underwent transvenous leads extraction. Vegetations were highlighted on the caval, atrial, and ventricular tracts of the Riata lead, but the cultures were all negative. The externalization of Riata lead may cause the malfunction but it could also promote bacterial colonies and vegetations...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
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