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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151132/safety-of-intrathecal-route-focus-to-methylprednisolone-acetate-depo-medrol-use
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Joël Schlatter, David Nguyen, Michèle Zamy, Sofiane Kabiche, Jean-Eudes Fontan, Salvatore Cisternino
PURPOSE: Complications of the intrathecal route may cause potential toxicity related to the medical device and properties of the administered drug and/or excipient. A description of clinical and histological effects of polyethylene glycol and miripirium after Depo-Medrol injection, and the adverse reactions of particulate methylprednisolone acetate was conducted. The safety of the intrathecal route with excipients, label and off-label drugs is discussed. METHODS: A bibliographic search in Medline, Google, and Cochrane database from 1940 to June 2016 was performed...
November 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149598/harnessing-bet-inhibitor-sensitivity-reveals-amigo2-as-a-melanoma-survival-gene
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Barbara Fontanals-Cirera, Dan Hasson, Chiara Vardabasso, Raffaella Di Micco, Praveen Agrawal, Asif Chowdhury, Madeleine Gantz, Ana de Pablos-Aragoneses, Ari Morgenstern, Pamela Wu, Dan Filipescu, David Valle-Garcia, Farbod Darvishian, Jae-Seok Roe, Michael A Davies, Christopher R Vakoc, Eva Hernando, Emily Bernstein
Bromodomain and extraterminal domain inhibitors (BETi) represent promising therapeutic agents for metastatic melanoma, yet their mechanism of action remains unclear. Here we interrogated the transcriptional effects of BETi and identified AMIGO2, a transmembrane molecule, as a BET target gene essential for melanoma cell survival. AMIGO2 is upregulated in melanoma cells and tissues compared to human melanocytes and nevi, and AMIGO2 silencing in melanoma cells induces G1/S arrest followed by apoptosis. We identified the pseudokinase PTK7 as an AMIGO2 interactor whose function is regulated by AMIGO2...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146107/cardiovascular-anatomy-in-children-with-bidirectional-glenn-anastomosis-regarding-the-transcatheter-fontan-completion
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Aleksander Sizarov, Francesca Raimondi, Damien Bonnet, Younes Boudjemline
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter stent-secured completion of total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) after surgical preparations during the Glenn anastomosis procedure has been reported, but complications from this approach have precluded its clinical acceptance. AIMS: To analyse cardiovascular morphology and dimensions in children with bidirectional Glenn anastomosis, regarding the optimal device design for transcatheter Fontan completion without special surgical "preconditionings"...
November 13, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143215/combining-cationic-and-anionic-mixed-mode-sorbents-in-a-single-cartridge-to-extract-basic-and-acidic-pharmaceuticals-simultaneously-from-environmental-waters
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Daniela Salas, Francesc Borrull, Núria Fontanals, Rosa Maria Marcé
The aim of the present study is to broaden the applications of mixed-mode ion-exchange solid-phase extraction sorbents to extract both basic and acidic compounds simultaneously by combining the sorbents in a single cartridge and developing a simplified extraction procedure. Four different cartridges containing negative and positive charges in the same configuration were evaluated and compared to extract a group of basic, neutral, and acidic pharmaceuticals selected as model compounds. After a thorough optimization of the extraction conditions, the four different cartridges showed to be capable of retaining basic and acidic pharmaceuticals simultaneously through ionic interactions, allowing the introduction of a washing step with 15 mL methanol to eliminate interferences retained by hydrophobic interactions...
November 15, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129255/regional-variation-in-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-a-fontan-circulation-a-multinational-perspective
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Nicholas D Fogleman, Silke Apers, Philip Moons, Stacey Morrison, Samuel G Wittekind, Martha Tomlin, Kathy Gosney, Maayke A Sluman, Bengt Johansson, Junko Enomoto, Mikael Dellborg, Chun-Wei Lu, Raghavan Subramanyan, Koen Luyckx, Werner Budts, Jamie Jackson, Adrienne Kovacs, Alexandra Soufi, Katrine Eriksen, Corina Thomet, Malin Berghammer, Edward Callus, Susan M Fernandes, Maryanne Caruana, Stephen C Cook, Andrew S Mackie, Kamila S White, Paul Khairy, Shelby Kutty, Gruschen Veldtman
BACKGROUND: Impaired quality of life (QOL) is associated with congenital heart disease (CHD) and country of residence; however, few studies have compared QOL in patients with differing complexities of CHD across regional populations. The current study examined regional variation in QOL outcomes in a large multinational sample of patients with a Fontan relative to patients with atrial septal defects (ASDs) and ventricular septal defects (VSDs). METHODS: From the Assessment of Patterns of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Adults with Congenital Heart disease-International Study (APPROACH-IS), 405 patients (163 Fontan and 242 ASD/VSD) across Asia, Europe, and North America provided consent for access to their medical records and completed a survey evaluating QOL (0 to 100 linear analog scale)...
November 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123003/outcomes-of-peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-left-in-place-after-kidney-transplantation
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Saúl Pampa-Saico, Fernando Caravaca-Fontán, Víctor Burguera-Vion, Víctor Diéz Nicolás, Estefanía Yerovi-León, Sara Jimenez-Álvaro, Ana Fernández-Rodríguez, Roberto Marcén, Maite Rivera-Gorrín
No clear consensus has been reached regarding the optimal time to remove the peritoneal dialysis catheter (PDC) after kidney transplantation (KT). This retrospective observational study, conducted in a single peritoneal dialysis (PD) unit including all PD patients who received a KT between 1995 - 2015, was undertaken to evaluate the clinical outcomes and potential complications associated with a PDC left in place after KT. Of the 132 PD patients who received a KT, 20 were excluded from the study. Of the remaining, 112 (85%) patients with functioning KT were discharged with their PDC left in place and had it removed in a mean interval of 5 ± 3 months after KT, after achieving optimal graft function...
November 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116689/evaluation-of-hemodynamic-performance-of-total-cavopulmonary-connection-tcpc-with-porous-inserts
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K Dhayananth, Arunn Narasimhan
Infants born with univentricular heart disease undergo Fontan surgery in order to establish separate systemic and pulmonary circulations. This surgery results in better blood circulation across a single ventricle that supplies oxygenated blood to the body and passively returns venous blood to the lungs through the total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC). Reducing the pressure drop across the TCPC during Fontan circulation helps in reducing the work load of univentricular heart and various designs have been proposed for this purpose...
November 8, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105236/liver-abnormalities-and-post-transplant-survival-in-pediatric-fontan-patients
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Sophie C Hofferberth, Tajinder P Singh, Heather Bastardi, Elizabeth D Blume, Francis Fynn-Thompson
The impact of liver parenchymal abnormalities on survival post-heart transplant remains unknown in pediatric Fontan patients. We assessed pediatric Fontan patients who underwent heart transplant and had documented pretransplant hepatic ultrasound (U/S) studies. Liver U/S findings were classified as normal (Group 1), mildly abnormal (Group 2, hepatomegaly/vascular congestion), or severely abnormal (Group 3, heterogeneous echotexture/nodularity). Among 30 study patients, 8 were classified as Group 1, 14 as Group 2, while 8 met Group 3 criteria...
November 3, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104017/neurodevelopmental-outcome-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-children-with-single-ventricle-heart-disease-before-fontan-procedure
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Bettina Reich, Kristina Heye, Ruth Tuura, Ingrid Beck, Kristina Wetterling, Andreas Hahn, Karoline Hofmann, Dietmar Schranz, Hakan Akintürk, Beatrice Latal, Walter Knirsch
OBJECTIVE: Neurodevelopmental impairment and impaired quality of life constitute a major source of morbidity among children with complex congenital heart disease (CHD), in particular for single ventricle morphologies. Risk factors and quality of life determining clinical and neurodevelopmental outcome at two years of age are examined. METHODS: In a two-center cohort study, 48 patients with SV-morphology (26 HLHS, 22 other types of univentricular heart defect) have been examined prior Fontan procedure between 2010 and 2015...
November 2, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103857/phenotype-management-and-predictors-of-outcome-in-a-large-cohort-of-adult-congenital-heart-disease-patients-with-heart-failure
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Alexander Van De Bruaene, Edward J Hickey, Adrienne H Kovacs, Andrew M Crean, Rachel M Wald, Candice K Silversides, Andrew N Redington, Heather J Ross, Ana Carolina Alba, Filio Billia, Krishnakumar Nair, Lee Benson, Eric Horlick, Mark Osten, Jack Colman, Jane Heggie, Erwin N Oechslin, S Lucy Roche
OBJECTIVE: Although heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of premature death in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), little population-specific data exist. This study reports early experience from a dedicated, sub-specialty adult congenital heart disease-heart failure (ACHD-HF) clinic, aiming to identify risk factors for adverse outcome. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 126 patients (57% male) attended the ACHD-HF clinic. Baseline and follow-up data were analysed and compared across 4 anatomical/physiological subgroups: cyanotic ACHD, Fontan circulation (1V), biventricular circulation with a subaortic right ventricle (2V-RV) and biventricular circulation with a subaortic left ventricle (2V-LV)...
October 31, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103357/noninvasive-liver-assessment-in-adult-patients-with-fontan-circulation-using-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-elastography-and-hepatic-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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F Buendía-Fuentes, J L Melero-Ferrer, D Plaza-López, J Rueda-Soriano, A Osa-Saez, J Aguero, P Calvillo-Batllés, C Fonfria-Esparcia, A Ballesta-Cuñat, L Martí-Bonmatí, L Martínez-Dolz
BACKGROUND: Patients who have undergone the Fontan procedure are at risk of developing hepatic dysfunction. However, broad recommendations regarding liver monitoring are limited. The purpose of this study was to characterize the frequency of liver disease in adult Fontan patients using multimodality imaging (hepatic magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], acoustic radiation force impulse [ARFI] elastography, or hepatic ultrasound). METHODS: In a prospective cross-sectional analysis of adult patients palliated with a Fontan procedure, hepatic MRI, ARFI, and hepatic ultrasound were used to assess for liver disease...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098349/vortex-flow-in-the-right-atrium-surrogates-supraventricular-arrhythmia-and-thrombus-after-atriopulmonary-connection-type-fontan-operation-vortex-flow-analysis-using-conventional-cine-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Yumi Shiina, Kei Inai, Tatsunori Takahashi, Yamato Shimomiya, Umiko Ishizaki, Kenji Fukushima, Michinobu Nagao
We developed a novel imaging technique, designated as vortex flow (VF) mapping, which presents a vortex flow visually on conventional two-dimensional (2D) cine MRI. Using it, we assessed circumferential VF patterns and influences on RA thrombus and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in AP connection-type Fontan circulation. Retrospectively, we enrolled 27 consecutive patients (25.1 ± 9.2 years) and 7 age-matched controls who underwent cardiac MRI. Conventional cine images acquired using a 1.5-Tesla scanner were scanned for axial and coronal cross section of the RA...
November 2, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096870/hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-is-not-a-predictor-of-worse-intermediate-mortality-post-fontan
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Billie-Jean Martin, Kandice Mah, Luke Eckersley, Joyce Harder, Charissa Pockett, Daryl Schantz, John Dyck, Mohammed Al Aklabi, Ivan M Rebeyka, David B Ross
BACKGROUND: An increasing proportion of those living with single ventricle physiology have hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Our objective was to assess the association between HLHS and outcomes post Fontan operation. METHODS: All pediatric patients who underwent a Fontan procedure at the University of Alberta between 1996 and 2016 were included. Follow-up clinical data collected included early and late surgical or catheter reintervention, echocardiography, and long-term transplant-free survival...
October 30, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095847/the-modality-of-dialysis-does-not-influence-atheromatous-vascular-disease-progression-or-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-dialysis-patients-without-previous-cardiovascular-disease
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Mercè Borràs Sans, Miguel Pérez-Fontán, Montserrat Martinez-Alonso, Auxiliadora Bajo, Àngels Betriu, José M Valdivielso, Elvira Fernández
BACKGROUND: There is limited and inconclusive information regarding the influence of the modality of renal replacement therapy on the atherosclerotic burden of patients on dialysis. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of asymptomatic atheromatous carotid disease, as also its rate of progression and cardiovascular outcomes, in two matched populations of patients treated with hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: Following a prospective, observational and multicenter design, we compared 237 PD and 237 HD patients without previous cardiovascular disease, included in the NEFRONA study, and matched for age, sex, diabetes and time on dialysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094292/the-advantages-of-viscous-dissipation-rate-over-simplified-power-loss-as-a-fontan-hemodynamic-metric
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Zhenglun Alan Wei, Michael Tree, Phillip M Trusty, Wenjun Wu, Shelly Singh-Gryzbon, Ajit Yoganathan
Flow efficiency through the Fontan connection is an important factor related to patient outcomes. It can be quantified using either a simplified power loss or a viscous dissipation rate metric. Though practically equivalent in simplified Fontan circulation models, these metrics are not identical. Investigation is needed to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of these metrics for their use in in vivo or more physiologically-accurate Fontan modeling. Thus, simplified power loss and viscous dissipation rate are compared theoretically, computationally, and statistically in this study...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084189/-multiorgan-malfunction-after-fontan-operation-in-adult-patients
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Monika Smaś-Suska, Paweł Iwaszczuk, Beata Róg, Piotr Weryński, Maria Olszowska, Piotr Podolec, Lidia Tomkiewicz-Pająk
Although 85% of patients with univentricular heart after Fontan procedure survive twenty years after operation, the procedure alone seems to be an inadequate treatment as a permanent clinical solution. Patients with a "Fontan physiology" additionally have to face a various extra-cardiac complications, including thyroid, liver and kidney dysfunction, which are not only potentially life-threatening, but also can potentiate the circulatory insufficiency. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess a multiorgan dysfunction in adult patients after Fontan operation in long term follow-up and compare to healthy controls...
October 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084001/assessing-the-borderline-ventricle-in-a-term-infant-combining-imaging-and-physiology-to-establish-the-right-course
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Meryl S Cohen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to describe the challenges associated with the diagnosis and treatment of children with borderline ventricles. A borderline ventricle is one in which there is concern that it will not be able to support its circulation. If a biventricular repair is attempted and fails, outcome is often poor. Thus, this early decision is important. RECENT FINDINGS: For the borderline right ventricle, options to add an additional source of pulmonary blood flow make the surgical strategy a bit more flexible than for patients with a borderline left ventricle...
October 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082544/echocardiographic-characteristics-in-fontan-patients-before-the-onset-of-protein-losing-enteropathy-or-plastic-bronchitis
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Florian Du Bois, Brigitte Stiller, Thomas Borth-Bruhns, Bettina Unseld, Rouven Kubicki, René Hoehn, Katja Reineker, Jochen Grohmann, Thilo Fleck
BACKGROUND: It was this study's objective to evaluate the echocardiographic characteristics and flow patterns in abdominal arteries of Fontan patients before the onset of protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) or plastic bronchitis (PB). DESIGN: In this retrospective cohort investigation, we examined 170 Fontan patients from 32 different centers who had undergone echocardiographic and Doppler ultrasound examinations between June 2006 and May 2013. Follow-up questionnaires were completed by 105 patients a median of 5...
October 29, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076654/the-respiratory-system-in-pediatric-chronic-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Sotiria C Apostolopoulou
Cardiovascular disease in the pediatric population closely affects the respiratory system inducing water retention in the lungs and pulmonary edema, airway compression by cardiovascular structures, restrictive pulmonary physiology as a result of hemodynamic changes and surgical repair, susceptibility to respiratory infections, development of pulmonary hypertension, thrombosis, or hemorrhage. Chronic heart failure and congenital heart disease are characterized by various respiratory manifestations and symptoms mimicking lung disease, which are frequently difficult to diagnose and treat...
December 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067596/sharon-lamb-tangela-roberts-and-aleksandra-plocha-girls-of-color-sexuality-and-sex-education-palgrave-macmillan-new-york-ny-2016-96-pp-isbn-978-1-137-60153-7
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