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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548371/the-additional-utility-of-two-dimensional-strain-in-detection-of-coronary-artery-disease-presence-and-localization-in-patients-undergoing-dobutamine-stress-echocardiogram
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Alaa Roushdy, Yomna Abou El Seoud, Mohamed Abd Elrahman, Basem Wadeaa, Adel Eletriby, Zainab Abd El Salam
BACKGROUND: Dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE) is a feasible and safe exercise-independent stress modality for diagnoses of coronary artery disease (CAD), but it is subjective, and operator dependant. Two-dimensional strain at peak stress could overcome these limitations and thus increase the accuracy of DSE. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a prospective observational study in which 80 patients underwent DSE, two-dimensional strain at peak stress, and coronary angiography...
May 26, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547270/comparison-of-single-versus-multicenter-outcomes-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse-repair-using-a-mesh-capturing-device
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Edward Morcos, Daniel Altman, Daniel Hunde, Christian Falconer
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to compare the results of pelvic organ prolapse repair using a capturing device-guided transvaginal mesh in a single- vs multicenter setting. METHODS: One hundred and twelve women operated by two surgeons at one center (2-year follow-up) were compared with 207 women operated on by 26 surgeons at 24 centers (1-year follow-up). Patients were screened at baseline for apical (uterine or vaginal vault) prolapse stage II with or without concomitant anterior vaginal wall prolapse ≥ stage 2 according to the pelvic organ prolapse quantification (POP-Q) system...
May 25, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544840/redo-tricuspid-valve-repair-with-leaflet-augmentation-using-the-left-atrial-wall
#3
Daisuke Endo, Kenji Kuwaki, Taira Yamamoto, Atsushi Amano
The case is reported of a 79-year-old female who received a patch augmentation of the tricuspid anterior and septal leaflets with a resected left atrial wall to address recurrent tricuspid regurgitation, including tricuspid valve tethering. The patient was admitted to the authors' hospital for chronic heart failure with paravalvular leakage after aortic valve replacement and recurrent severe tricuspid regurgitation. She had undergone two previous cardiac surgeries. Re-tricuspid repair required an augmentation of the tricuspid valve leaflets in addition to tricuspid annuloplasty...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542193/an-agent-based-model-of-leukocyte-transendothelial-migration-during-atherogenesis
#4
Rita Bhui, Heather N Hayenga
A vast amount of work has been dedicated to the effects of hemodynamics and cytokines on leukocyte adhesion and trans-endothelial migration (TEM) and subsequent accumulation of leukocyte-derived foam cells in the artery wall. However, a comprehensive mechanobiological model to capture these spatiotemporal events and predict the growth and remodeling of an atherosclerotic artery is still lacking. Here, we present a multiscale model of leukocyte TEM and plaque evolution in the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery...
May 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542076/comparative-analysis-of-perioperative-and-mid-term-results-of-tecab-and-midcab-for-revascularization-of-anterior-wall
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Markus Kofler, Thomas Schachner, Sebastian J Reinstadler, Lukas Stastny, Julia Dumfarth, Dominik Wiedemann, Gudrun Feuchtner, Guy Friedrich, Johannes Bonatti, Nikolaos Bonaros
OBJECTIVE: Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (TECAB) and minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) grafting through minithoracotomy are currently the two minimally invasive surgical techniques of left ventricular anterior wall revascularization. We aimed to compare both techniques in terms of perioperative and mid-term results. METHODS: Arrested heart TECAB was carried out in 204 patients with a median (range) age of 60 (53-76) years and a median (range) EuroSCORE I of 2 (0-3)...
May 24, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540824/establishment-of-a-scoring-system-for-predicting-the-difficulty-level-of-high-intensity-focussed-ultrasound-ablation-of-uterine-fibroids
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Zhongqiong Liu, Chunmei Gong, Yunchang Liu, Lian Zhang
PURPOSE: To establish a scoring system that predicts the difficulty level of high-intensity focussed ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of uterine fibroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred and twenty-two patients with fibroids were enrolled. The energy efficiency factor (EEF) and sonication time were set as dependent variables, with factors possibly affecting EEF and sonication time including age, body mass index (BMI), the volume of fibroids, the location of the uterus, the type of fibroids, the signal intensity on the T2-weighted imaging (T2WI), the enhancement type, the thickness of the rectus abdominis and the subcutaneous fat layer, the distance from the anterior/posterior surface of the fibroid to the skin, and the abdominal wall scars were set as predictors for building optimal scaling regression models...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539334/spatiotemporal-analysis-of-spontaneous-myogenic-contractions-in-the-urinary-bladder-of-the-rabbit-timing-and-patterns-reflect-reported-electrophysiology
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Corrin M Hulls, Roger Graham Lentle, Quinten M King, Gordon W Reynolds, J P Chambers
The dynamics of propagating myogenic contractions in the wall of the resting ex vivo urinary bladder of the rabbit were characterised by spatiotemporal maps and related to cyclic variation in intravesical pressure (pves). Patches of propagating contractions (PPCs) enlarged and involuted in near synchrony with peaks in intravesical pressure (pves) (3.85 mean ± 0.3cpm). and were preceded by regions of stretch. The maximum area of the bladder undergoing contraction (55.28±2.65 %) and the sizes of individual PPCs (42...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537779/simulation-model-for-laparoscopic-foregut-surgery-the-university-of-north-carolina-foregut-model
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Francisco Schlottmann, Neal S Murty, Marco G Patti
BACKGROUND: A significant gap presently exists between box-lap and virtual-reality simulators and live surgery. Live animal and cadaver use has significant downsides. We have developed a high fidelity, real tissue simulator that allows training in laparoscopic foregut operations. METHODS: Our foregut surgery model is based on porcine tissue blocks that include lungs, heart, aorta, esophagus, diaphragm, stomach, duodenum, liver, and spleen. The tissue block is mounted in a human mannequin and perfused with artificial blood...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537693/surgical-management-of-female-paraurethral-cyst-with-concomitant-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Tarik Yonguc, Ibrahim Halil Bozkurt, Salih Polat, Serkan Yarimoglu, Ismail Gulden, Volkan Sen, Suleyman Minareci
Paraurethral cysts are usually asymptomatic and frequently detected incidentally during routine pelvic examination however, patients can present with complaints of a palpable cyst or with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and also dyspareunia. In most cases, diagnosis can be made on physical examination but for more detailed evaluation and to differentiate from malign lesions ultrasonography (US), voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG), computerized tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can also be used...
May 23, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536928/reduction-malarplasty-that-uses-malar-setback-without-resection-of-malar-body-strip
#10
Hae-Won Yang, Jin-Joo Hong, Youn-Taek Koo
BACKGROUND: Various surgical methods have been developed and used to reduce prominent malar bones. The most common reduction malarplasty methods are resection of the bone strip of the malar bone with L-osteotomy or I-osteotomy, followed by setback and fixation. However, these methods could be associated with complications due to the bone strip resection. The present article introduces an effective and safe method that reduces the zygoma without resection of a malar bone strip. METHODS: Through preauricular and intraoral incisions, we performed the current L-osteotomy without resection of the malar bone strip using a reciprocating saw...
May 23, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536896/helical-distribution-of-hypertrophy-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-prevalence-and-clinical-implications
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Dafne Viliani, Eduardo Pozo, Norma Aguirre, Alberto Cecconi, María J Olivera, Paloma Caballero, Luis J Jiménez-Borreguero, Fernando Alfonso
Recently a novel pattern of helical distribution of hypertrophy has been described in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Our aim was to determine its prevalence and potential implications in an unselected cohort. One-hundred- and eight consecutive patients diagnosed with HCM by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) were included (median clinical follow up of 1718 days). All clinical and complementary test information was prospectively collected. The presence of a helical pattern was assessed by a simple measurement of the maximal left ventricle (LV) wall thickness (LVWT) for each of the 17 classical LV segments and it was classified in one of three types according to its extension...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536234/actinomycosis-presenting-as-an-anterior-abdominal-mass-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Zainab Alhumoud, Amro Salem
Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare disease caused by different anaerobic Actinomyces species. We report the case of a 55-year-old woman who presented with a painless, slow growing, left upper abdominal mass that developed after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A CT scan and MRI of the abdomen revealed a desmoid tumour of the left rectus abdominis muscle.Surgical excision was performed with an uneventful postoperative course. The histological analysis of the specimen was inconsistent with a desmoid tumour and revealed an infection of Actinomyces israelii in the anterior abdominal wall that was confirmed with a microbiology culture...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534208/a-new-eimerian-apicomplexa-eimeriidae-from-southern-short-tailed-shrews-blarina-carolinensis-bachman-soricimorpha-soricidae-soricinae-from-southeastern-oklahoma-usa
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Chris T McAllister, R Scott Seville
A new species of Eimeria Schneider, 1875 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) is described from faecal samples of two of three southern short-tailed shrews, Blarina carolinensis (Bachman) (Soricidae) from southeastern Oklahoma, USA. Oöcysts of Eimeria tkachi n. sp. are subspheroidal to ovoidal with a rough-pitted, tan colored, bi-layered wall, measure 16.5 × 15.2 µm, and have a length/width (L/W) ratio of 1.1; both micropyle and oöcyst residuum are absent, but polar granule(s) are present. Sporocysts are ovoidal, 9...
May 22, 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534119/splenic-ly6c-hi-monocytes-contribute-to-adverse-late-post-ischemic-left-ventricular-remodeling-in-heme-oxygenase-1-deficient-mice
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Mateusz Tomczyk, Izabela Kraszewska, Krzysztof Szade, Karolina Bukowska-Strakova, Marco Meloni, Alicja Jozkowicz, Jozef Dulak, Agnieszka Jazwa
Heme oxygenase-1 (Hmox1) is a stress-inducible protein crucial in heme catabolism. The end products of its enzymatic activity possess anti-oxidative, anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory properties. Cardioprotective effects of Hmox1 were demonstrated in experimental models of myocardial infarction (MI). Nevertheless, its importance in timely resolution of post-ischemic inflammation remains incompletely understood. The aim of this study was to determine the role of Hmox1 in the monocyte/macrophage-mediated cardiac remodeling in a mouse model of MI...
July 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533639/metastatic-brachial-plexopathy-with-brain-and-spinal-metastasis-in-a-case-of-recurrent-breast-carcinoma-demonstrated-on-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
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Sunny J Gandhi, Bhavdeep Rabadiya
We report a case of a 56-year-old woman diagnosed with infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the left breast, who had undergone left modified radical mastectomy followed by radiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy. FDG PET-CT showed metastatic brachial plexopathy with intra-spinal and extra-axial brain metastasis. Metastatic brachial plexopathy along with brain and spinal metastasis is a rare condition with very less incidence. The scan also showed left para-sternal anterior chest wall recurrence with antero-superior mediastinal metastasis...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532175/patient-presenting-with-frontal-subperiosteal-abscess-and-headache-a-case-of-pott-s-puffy-tumour
#16
Hakan Şimşek
Chronic sinusitis can be complicated with erosion of anterior or posterior wall of the sinus; causing Pott's puffy tumour in the anterior, or epidural abscess in the posterior communication. A 65-year old man with a painful swelling in his forehead is presented. Pott's puffy tumour was diagnosed. CT, MRI, and DTI studies were obtained. Epidural or dural involvement was not present. In the first operation, anterior wall of the frontal sinus wall was opened. Osteomyelitis debridement was performed and the frontonasal duct was enlarged endoscopically...
May 22, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530480/ultrasonographic-and-histological-evaluation-of-the-effects-of-long-term-carotid-catheterization-on-cardiac-function-in-nmri-mice
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Anne C Teilmann, Morten B Thomsen, Elizabeth A Ihms, Nathan Pate, Jann Hau, Klas Abelson
Catheterization of laboratory mice is commonly performed in biomedical research to infuse substances and for blood sampling. One approach is to catheterize the right common carotid artery and advance the catheter until the tip is positioned in the aorta or the proximal brachiocephalic trunk. Owing to the small body size of the mouse, a catheter tends to occupy a great part of even the larger vessel lumens, and this may increase vascular resistance with potential pathophysiological impacts on the heart. The present study compared cardiac function of catheterized mice, with catheter tip placement in the brachiocephalic trunk, with sham-operated mice and non-operated control mice...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528422/5-ala-fluorescence-guided-endoscopic-surgery-for-mixed-germ-cell-tumors
#18
Junichi Takeda, Masahiro Nonaka, Yi Li, Yumiko Komori, Takamasa Kamei, Ryoichi Iwata, Tetsuo Hashiba, Kunikazu Yoshimura, Akio Asai
5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence-guided surgery is widely used for detection and planning of resection of malignant gliomas and other brain tumors. However, no reports have described 5-ALA fluorescence-guided surgery or direct visualization of germ cell tumors. Here, we report two cases of germ cell tumors in which a positive 5-ALA fluorescent signal was visualized with a neuroendoscope. Both cases had a tumor in the pineal region that was associated with hydrocephalus. The patients underwent surgery after administration of 5-ALA...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526193/effects-of-multiple-breath-hold-reproducibility-on-treatment-localization-and-dosimetric-accuracy-in-radiotherapy-of-left-sided-breast-cancer-with-voluntary-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-technique
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Mika Kapanen, Marko Laaksomaa, Jani Pehkonen, Mikko Haltamo, Helmi Luukkanen, Turkka Lehtonen, Simo Hyödynmaa, Pirkko-Liisa Kellokumpu-Lehtinen
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of breath hold reproducibility on positional and dosimetric errors in radiotherapy of patients with left-sided breast cancer (LSBC) treated with voluntary deep inspiration breath hold (vDIBH) technique. Clinical data from 2 groups of patients with LSBC were retrospectively investigated: (1) those irradiated for the whole breast only (WB group, n = 20) using typically from 3 to 5 breath holds per treatment session and (2) those irradiated simultaneously also for supraclavicular lymph nodes (WB + SLN group, n = 27) using from 7 to 9 breath holds per fraction...
May 16, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523895/skin-ph-and-transepidermal-water-loss-values-in-children-with-diaper-dermatitis-in-ibadan-nigeria
#20
Adewale Owa, Regina Oladokun, Kikelomo Osinusi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Diaper dermatitis (DD) is one of the most common skin conditions in infants and young children. Among the factors associated with greater frequency of DD are high skin pH and transepidermal water loss (TEWL). This study examined the prevalence of DD in healthy black children in Nigeria and evaluated the association between skin surface pH, TEWL, and DD in this population. METHODS: The study was cross-sectional in design and involved children younger than 2 years attending eight immunization clinics in Ibadan, Nigeria (N = 424)...
May 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
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