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Obese Patients Benefit, but do not Fare as Well as Nonobese Patients, Following Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Surgery: An Analysis of the Quality Outcomes Database.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California.

Background: Given recent differing findings following 2 randomized clinical trials on degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS) surgery, there is a need to better define how subsets of patients fare following surgery.

Objective: To investigate the impact of obesity on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) following DLS surgery.

Methods: A total of 12 high-enrolling sites were queried, and we found 797 patients undergoing surgery for grade 1 DLS. Read More

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December 2018

Inhibition of Manual Movements at Speech Arrest Sites in the Posterior Inferior Frontal Lobe.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

Background: Intraoperative stimulation of the posterior inferior frontal lobe (IFL) induces speech arrest, which is often interpreted as demonstration of essential language function. However, prior reports have described "negative motor areas" in the IFL, sites where stimulation halts ongoing limb motor activity.

Objective: To investigate the spatial and functional relationship between IFL speech arrest areas and negative motor areas (NMAs). Read More

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December 2018

Commentary: The Experience With Flow Diverters in the Treatment of Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysms.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurosurgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.

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December 2018
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En-Bloc Excision of the High-ligated Inferior Mesenteric Vein Pedicle With the Specimen in Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive and Open Sphincter Saving Rectal Resections for Cancer.

Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Departments of General Surgery.

Although high-ligated pedicle of the inferior mesenteric artery is usually kept in the resected specimens, the value of preserving high-ligated pedicle of the inferior mesenteric vein within the resected specimens of the sphincter saving rectal resections for cancer is not well defined. In the current study, patients undergoing open, laparoscopic, and robotic sphincter saving rectal resection for cancer were prospectively included. Lymph node invasion and presence of lymph nodes along the IMV pedicles were analyzed. Read More

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December 2018
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Masseter Muscle Volume Changes Evaluated by 3-Dimensional Computed Tomography After Repeated Botulinum Toxin A Injections in Patients With Square Facial Morphology.

Ann Plast Surg 2019 Jan;82(1S Suppl 1):S29-S32

From the Graduate Institute of Chemical and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, and.

Introduction: Botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT-A) is a minimally invasive and technically straightforward treatment of masseter muscle (MM) volume reduction and facial contouring, but the literature on its long-term effect on MM volume remains unclear.

Objective: This study aimed to assess quantitatively for progressive volume changes of lower facial contour after 3 BoNT-A injections in patients with bilateral MM hypertrophy causing square facial morphology using 3-dimensional computed tomographic scans.

Materials And Methods: Ten female patients with square facial morphology due to bilateral MM hypertrophy were recruited to, and 6 completed, this clinical study. Read More

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January 2019

Quality of life in children with kidney transplant: Systematic review.

Rev Bras Enferm 2018 ;71(suppl 6):2818-2823

Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Paulista Nursing School. São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Objective: To identify in the literature studies that evaluate the quality of life in pediatric patients with kidney transplant through use of specific, validated instruments in Pediatrics.

Method: Systematic review of the literature with searches conducted in the following databases: Medline, PubMed, LILACS, CINAHL, SciELO and Cochrane Library. Main keywords: Quality of life, Kidney transplantation and Pediatrics. Read More

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January 2018
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Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Dec 6;31(4):e1403. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

University Center UNIFACISA), João Pessoa, PB.

Introduction: The celiac trunk (CT) is one of the abdominal portion branches of the aortic artery and, together with the superior mesenteric and inferior mesenteric arteries, participates in the abdominal viscera vascularization through a series of anastomoses. Absence of CT or variation in the number of terminal branches implies in varied abdominal arteries origins, which may have implication in surgical approaches.

Objective: To analyze the anatomical variations of the celiac trunk and possible associated surgical clinical implications. Read More

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December 2018

Retrieval of symptomatic Gianturco-Roehm Bird's Nest inferior vena cava filters using rigid endobronchial forceps.

Diagn Interv Imaging 2018 Dec 24;99(12):829-830. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Department of Interventional Radiology, University of California, Los Angeles, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.

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December 2018

Personality disorder: a disease in disguise.

Lisa Ekselius

Ups J Med Sci 2018 Dec 12:1-11. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

a Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry , Uppsala University , Sweden.

Personality disorders (PDs) can be described as the manifestation of extreme personality traits that interfere with everyday life and contribute to significant suffering, functional limitations, or both. They are common and are frequently encountered in virtually all forms of health care. PDs are associated with an inferior quality of life (QoL), poor health, and premature mortality. Read More

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December 2018

Pancreaticoduodenectomy with Mesocaval Shunt for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.

Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Pressler, Unit 1484, Houston, TX, USA.

Introduction: Patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) represent a challenging group to treat, given the involvement of major vascular structures. In selected patients with favorable biology, temporary mesocaval shunt can facilitate the resection and allow for a safer procedure with enhanced exposure to the superior mesenteric vessels.

Methods: We present a video of a pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with temporary mesocaval shunt with left internal jugular (LIJ) vein conduit. Read More

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December 2018

Microstructural properties of white matter pathways in relation to subsequent reading abilities in children: a longitudinal analysis.

Brain Struct Funct 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Medical School Office Building, 1265 Welch Rd, Mail Code 5415, Stanford, 94305, CA, USA.

Microstructural properties of white matter pathways are associated with concurrent reading abilities in children. In this longitudinal study, we asked whether properties of white matter pathways at the onset of learning to read would be associated with reading abilities at older ages. Children (N = 37) with a wide range of reading abilities completed standardized measures of language and phonological awareness and diffusion MRI at age 6 years. Read More

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December 2018
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Comparison of speed versus complexity effects on the hemodynamic response of the trail making test in block designs.

Neurophotonics 2018 Oct 8;5(4):045007. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

University Hospital Tuebingen, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Tuebingen, Germany.

The use of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) in block designs provides measures of cortical activity in ecologically valid environments. However, in some cases, the use of block designs may be problematic when data are not corrected for performance in a time-restricted block. We sought to investigate the effects of task complexity and processing speed on hemodynamic responses in an fNIRS block design. Read More

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October 2018

Could Music Minimize Discomfort and Pain During Office-Based ENT Surgery?

Int J Otolaryngol 2018 14;2018:6480346. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Full Professor Unit of Otolaryngology, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy.

Background: Video-assisted endoscopic radiofrequency inferior turbinate volume reduction (RFVTR) is one of the most common surgical therapies for inferior turbinate hypertrophy (ITH). Despite all the technical and surgical advancement, it is advisable to reduce as low as possible the intraoperative discomfort. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of music in reducing patient discomfort during RFVTR. Read More

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November 2018
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Comparison of clinical features and outcomes in patients with extraskeletal vs skeletal Ewing sarcoma: an SEER database analysis of 3,178 cases.

Cancer Manag Res 2018 23;10:6227-6236. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Medical Oncology, The Second Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China,

Background: The clinicopathological characteristics, outcomes and prognostic factors of primary extraskeletal Ewing sarcoma (EES) remained insufficiently explored. We aimed to examine these aspects and compared the same with skeletal Ewing sarcoma (SES).

Patients And Methods: We identified Ewing sarcoma, peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors or Askin tumor patients who were registered in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database from 1973 to 2014. Read More

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November 2018

Resection of the Inferior Vena Cava for Retroperitoneal Sarcoma: Six Cases and a Review of Literature.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 19;9(4):538-546. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

1Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology and HPB services, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. E Borges Rd., Parel (E), Mumbai, 400012 India.

Resection of the inferior vena cava (IVC) for malignancy is a technically demanding procedure. We present a series of six cases of resection of the IVC for retroperitoneal sarcomas, four of which were primary caval tumors. We outline the technical difficulties faced in these complex procedures and discuss the oncological outcomes of these rare tumors. Read More

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December 2018

T2-relaxation mapping and fat fraction assessment to objectively quantify clinical activity in thyroid eye disease: an initial feasibility study.

Eye (Lond) 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Ophthalmology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

Imaging in thyroid eye disease (TED) is used to exclude other diagnoses, assess for apical crowding and plan surgery. But to quantify TED activity objectively, subjective clinical scoring assessments remain the norm. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) T2-relaxation times correlate with extra-ocular muscle (EOM) inflammation, but are confounded by signal from fat. Read More

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December 2018

CCR2 enhances CD25 expression by FoxP3 regulatory T cells and regulates their abundance independently of chemotaxis and CCR2 myeloid cells.

Cell Mol Immunol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, VIC, 3052, Australia.

A wide array of chemokine receptors, including CCR2, are known to control Treg migration. Here, we report that CCR2 regulates Tregs beyond chemotaxis. We found that CCR2 deficiency reduced CD25 expression by FoxP3 Treg cells. Read More

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December 2018

A three-dimensional scapular motion analysis in patients with arthroscopic anterior capsulolabral repair of the shoulder: The effect of scapular stabilization taping.

J Orthop Sci 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Hacettepe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the scapular kinematics during dynamic humeral movements in patients with arthroscopic anterior capsulolabral repair of the shoulder along with the potential biomechanical corrective effects of scapular stabilization taping.

Methods: Twenty patients with unilateral traumatic anterior shoulder instability and arthroscopic anterior capsulolabral repair participated in the study. Dynamic shoulder kinematics were assessed during the scapular plane shoulder elevation for both the operated and non operated shoulders and also under two conditions: no-taping and taping. Read More

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December 2018

Improved Survival Outcomes for Kidney Cancer Patients With Brain Metastases.

Clin Genitourin Cancer 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Kidney Cancer Program, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Electronic address:

Background: Brain metastases (BM) occur frequently in patients with metastatic kidney cancer and are a significant source of morbidity and mortality. Although historically associated with a poor prognosis, survival outcomes for patients in the modern era are incompletely characterized. In particular, outcomes after adjusting for systemic therapy administration and International Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Database Consortium (IMDC) risk factors are not well-known. Read More

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December 2018

Acute ST elevation myocardial infarction in an adult patient with anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery.

J Cardiol Cases 2014 Mar 2;9(3):121-123. Epub 2014 Jan 2.

Department of Cardiology, Asakayama General Hospital, Sakai, Japan.

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery is rare but causes myocardial ischemia and sudden death. A few patients with this anomaly can survive to adulthood without sufficient collateral coronary flow or surgical intervention. We present here a case of acute inferior myocardial infarction, which may occur due to thrombotic occlusion of the right coronary artery, in a 63-year-old woman with anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery, providing specific coronary angiographic findings. Read More

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Acute myocardial infarction caused by left anterior descending artery occlusion presenting as inferior ST elevation and anterior ST depression.

J Cardiol Cases 2014 Feb 12;9(2):67-70. Epub 2013 Dec 12.

Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, National Hospital Organization Kumamoto Medical Center, Kumamoto, Japan.

We report a case of acute myocardial infarction caused by left anterior descending artery occlusion presenting as ST elevation in the inferior leads and ST depression in the precordial leads, suggesting an involvement of the right coronary artery (RCA). However, coronary angiography (CAG) showed a complete occlusion of the proximal left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery and collaterals from the left circumflex coronary artery and the RCA. Although he underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), he had chest pain at four days after primary PCI. Read More

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February 2014

Local injection of tissue-plasminogen activator using a pulse spray catheter as a treatment option for proximal deep vein thrombosis: A case report.

J Cardiol Cases 2014 Nov 27;10(5):163-166. Epub 2014 Jun 27.

Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital, Division of Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Yokohama, Japan.

A 24-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) and left common iliac vein thrombosis. She had used low-dose contraceptive pill for dysmenorrhea. Otherwise, her laboratory data did not show any other thrombotic risk factors. Read More

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November 2014
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Abolished ischemic tricuspid regurgitation by revascularization of left anterior descending artery: The role of collateral circulation.

J Cardiol Cases 2014 Jul 1;10(1):9-12. Epub 2014 May 1.

Department of Cardiology, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Republic of Korea.

A 74-year-old man presented with recent inferior wall myocardial infarction. The right ventricle (RV) was strikingly dilated and akinetic along the free wall compatible with right ventricular infarction. Accordingly, severe functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) was detected. Read More

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Think twice, look twice: Eustachian valve endocarditis due to .

J Cardiol Cases 2013 Feb 11;7(2):e51-e52. Epub 2012 Dec 11.

Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, British Heart Foundation Glasgow Clinical Research Centre, University of Glasgow, 126 University Place, Glasgow G12 8TA, UK.

Eustachian valve endocarditis is a rare cause of infective endocarditis. We present the case of a 72-year-old woman in whom this was found after a lengthy search. We then go on to discuss the prevalence and some of the difficulties found in the investigation of this disease. Read More

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February 2013

Metastatic chordoma to the left ventricle: A case report.

J Cardiol Cases 2013 Jan 15;7(1):e21-e23. Epub 2012 Oct 15.

Department of Cardiology, Matsushita Memorial Hospital, Sotojima 5-55, Moriguchi, Osaka 570-8540, Japan.

Chordoma is a rare neoplasm of bone that develops from the remnants of the primitive notochord. We present a 78-year-old woman with metastatic chordoma to the left ventricle. She had been diagnosed with sacral chordoma 5 years earlier, and chordoma gradually spread to numerous muscles, the ankle joint of the left leg, bilateral lungs, and the brain, despite repeated surgical excisions and carbon heavy-ion radiotherapy. Read More

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January 2013

Origin of all three coronaries separately from right sinus of valsalva - A rare anomaly.

J Cardiol Cases 2013 Jan 6;7(1):e18-e20. Epub 2012 Oct 6.

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Sheth V.S. General Hospital, Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380006, India.

Anomalous coronary artery origin from opposite sinus is uncommon and separate origin of all three coronary arteries from right sinus of valsalva is exceptionally rare. The anomaly may cause ischemia due to atherosclerosis or due to altered ostial configuration, its exit angulations from the aorta, route of the artery, and intussuception. Various imaging modalities such as echocardiography, coronary angiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging have been used to diagnose origin and course of anomalous coronary arteries. Read More

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January 2013

Prinzmetal angina: An unrecognized cause of recurrent ST elevation myocardial infarction.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Nov 15;6(5):e130-e132. Epub 2012 Jun 15.

Department of Medicine, Georgia Health Sciences University, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912, USA.

Background: Prinzmetal's angina is characterized by a transient reduction in luminal diameter of a coronary artery resulting in spontaneous and often recurrent episodes of angina with electrocardiography (ECG) findings consistent with ST elevation.

Case Report: A 67-year-old male presented with complaint of intermittent chest discomfort during the previous 2-3 weeks. ECG obtained at presentation was consistent with ST elevation in inferior leads. Read More

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November 2012

A right coronary artery saccular aneurysm leading to an embolic myocardial infarction during diagnostic cardiac catheterization: A case report.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Oct 9;6(4):e121-e123. Epub 2012 Aug 9.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Acıbadem University, İstanbul, Turkey.

Coronary artery aneurysms are localized dilatations greater than 1.5 times the diameter of the adjacent segments. These rarely seen abnormalities may lead to serious life-threatening complications such as myocardial infarction, coronary perforation and death. Read More

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October 2012

Ventricular fusion mimicking acute inferior myocardial infarction in a patient with a dual-chamber pacemaker.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Oct 10;6(4):e106-e108. Epub 2012 Jul 10.

Cardiology Division, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Maggiore della Carità, Corso Mazzini 18, 28100 Novara, Italy.

Background And Purpose: Early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction is based on 12-lead electrocardiography (ECG), however this interpretation could be difficult in patients with ventricular-paced rhythm.

Subject: We describe the clinical case of a 44-year-old man already implanted with a dual-chamber closed loop stimulation (CLS) pacemaker (PM) and admitted to our department with an ECG showing ST elevation in the inferior leads. All examinations were negative and showed no abnormalities. Read More

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October 2012

Complex venous malformation in an elderly female: A case report.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Sep 23;6(3):e81-e83. Epub 2012 Jun 23.

Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Kochi Medical School, Kohasu, Oko-cho, Nankoku-shi, Kochi 783-8505, Japan.

A 76-year-old female taking oral medications for chronic atrial fibrillation and hypertension was admitted to our hospital for examination of bilateral leg edema. Transthoracic echocardiography showed an enlarged coronary sinus of about 40 mm. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed absence of the left innominate vein, a persistent left superior vena cava, and absence of the hepatic segment of the inferior vena cava. Read More

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September 2012
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The utility of intravascular ultrasound for the diagnosis and management of spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a middle-aged woman with acute inferior myocardial infarction.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Sep 14;6(3):e78-e80. Epub 2012 Jun 14.

Cardiovascular Division, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1 Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663-8501, Japan.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an infrequent cause of acute myocardial ischemia and is associated with various pathophysiologies, such as pregnancy, postpartum, and collagen diseases. It is frequently fatal and most cases are diagnosed at autopsy. Therefore, the early diagnosis of SCAD and initiation of treatment may be life saving. Read More

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September 2012

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy occurring during the recovery period of dobutamine stress echocardiography.

J Cardiol Cases 2012 Jun 19;5(3):e155-e159. Epub 2012 Apr 19.

Cooper Clinic, Dallas, TX, USA.

An 83-year-old Caucasian female was referred for dobutamine stress echocardiography. At peak dobutamine stress, no chest pain was elicited, and there were no ischemic electrocardiographic changes or inducible wall motion abnormalities. During recovery, however, the patient experienced chest burning, and ST-elevations were seen on recovery electrocardiography. Read More

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The case of successful catheter ablation using only the approach from the upper part of the subject's body, with meandering aorta and implanted IVC filter.

J Cardiol Cases 2011 Oct 19;4(2):e115-e120. Epub 2011 Aug 19.

Second Department of Internal Medicine, Kansai Medical University, Moriguchi City, Japan.

A 79-year-old female had paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. However, she was implanted with an inferior vena cava filter and her descending aorta had significant meandering. It was thought that the insertion of the catheters would be difficult from the femoral vessels. Read More

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October 2011

Carboplatin-induced Kounis syndrome.

J Cardiol Cases 2011 Aug 6;4(1):e58-e61. Epub 2011 May 6.

Cardiology Department, Policlinico San Pietro, Via Forlanini 15, 24036 Ponte S. Pietro (BERGAMO), Italy.

A 50-year-old man in chemotherapy for an advanced lung adenocarcinoma presented with chest pain and cutaneous rash during carboplatin infusion with electrocardiographic (ECG) evidence of an inferior lesion wave. The administration of steroids and nitrates promptly resulted in clinical and ECG normalization, without enzymatic dismission. This reaction was considered compatible with allergic coronary vasospasm (also known as Kounis syndrome), a rare but possible complication of chemotherapy. Read More

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A rare case of simultaneous pulmonary and paradoxical emboli with a thrombus straddling a patent foramen ovale.

J Cardiol Cases 2011 Aug 16;4(1):e47-e49. Epub 2011 Jun 16.

Department of Cardiothoracic surgery, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA, USA.

Background: Paradoxical embolism is a rare event and the exact contribution of patent foramen ovale in stroke is unclear. Intracardiac thrombi or 'embolus-in-transit' are associated with high mortality. Acutely elevated pulmonary arterial pressure due to pulmonary embolism or Valsalva maneuver make foramen ovale patent and promote right to left migration of intraatrial clot. Read More

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Repetitive early stent thrombosis in a patient with the CYP2C19*3/*3 genotype.

J Cardiol Cases 2011 Aug 24;4(1):e16-e19. Epub 2011 Jun 24.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1, Honjo, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan.

A 45-year-old man presented with acute inferior myocardial infarction and underwent emergent coronary angiography (CAG). CAG revealed total occlusion of both the proximal right coronary artery (RCA) and distal left circumflex artery, and two bare-metal stents were deployed in the RCA. After the procedure, dual antiplatelet therapy (DAT) with 100 mg aspirin and 75 mg clopidogrel daily were given as usual, however, stent thrombosis occurred three times and he underwent repeat interventions. Read More

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Acute myocardial infarction involving double vessel total occlusion of the left anterior descending and left circumflex arteries: A case report.

J Cardiol Cases 2011 Aug 15;4(1):e1-e4. Epub 2011 Jun 15.

Department of Cardio-Angiology, School of Medicine, Kitasato University, Sagamihara, Japan.

A 66-year-old Japanese man complained of chest pain consistent with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). His electrocardiogram showed ST segment elevation in the anterior and inferior leads. Emergency coronary angiography revealed occlusion of the proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD) and middle left circumflex artery (LCx). Read More

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Acute inferolateral ST-elevation myopericarditis diagnosed by delayed enhancement cardiac computed tomography.

J Cardiol Cases 2011 Apr 24;3(2):e90-e93. Epub 2011 Feb 24.

University Hospital, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.

A 20-year-old man with no previous medical history presented to the Emergency Department (ED) complaining of 3 h of chest pressure. He denied drug abuse or risk factors for coronary artery disease. He had no symptoms of viral infection. Read More

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Gelatin sponge mimicking left atrial clot in rheumatic mitral stenosis.

J Cardiol Cases 2011 Feb 8;3(1):e43-e45. Epub 2010 Oct 8.

Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research, Bangalore, India.

We report the case of a 23-year-old female who underwent balloon mitral valvotomy for severe symptomatic mitral stenosis. Following septal puncture, the patient developed cardiac tamponade, which warranted sternotomy to suture the rent in the inferior vena cava-right atrial junction. The postoperative echocardiogram revealed nonhomogenous irregular opacities within the left atrium suggesting the possibility of thrombus formation. Read More

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February 2011

Catheter ablation of multiple focal atrial tachycardias originating from the tricuspid annulus using non-contact mapping system.

J Cardiol Cases 2010 Dec 27;2(3):e170-e173. Epub 2010 Nov 27.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan.

We describe an 81-year-old man with multiple focal atrial tachycardias (ATs) originating from the tricuspid annulus. Non-contact mapping showed 3 incessant ATs, originating from the vicinity of His bundle region, inferior portion of coronary sinus ostium, and coronary sinus ostium, and 2 premature atrial contractions (PACs) originating from the tricuspid annulus in the 5 o'clock position and 6 o'clock position in the left anterior oblique view. Radiofrequency energy application to these 5 sites successfully eliminated the ATs and PACs. Read More

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December 2010

Aorta thrombosis diagnosed due to acute myocardial infarct.

J Cardiol Cases 2010 Dec 26;2(3):e139-e140. Epub 2010 Jun 26.

Cardiology Department, University Hospital Arnaud De Villeneuve, Montpellier, France.

A 54-year-old man was admitted for acute weakness in both legs. His past medical history was limited to a likely lower limb arteriopathy. His cardiovascular risk factors were heavy smoking habit and hypertension. Read More

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December 2010

Prominent ST-segment elevation in leads V1-V4 due to isolated right ventricular branch occlusion after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for right coronary artery.

J Cardiol Cases 2010 Dec 26;2(3):e135-e138. Epub 2010 Jun 26.

Rize Training and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, 53020 Rize, Turkey.

Isolated right ventricular myocardial infarction (RVMI) rarely occurs. It accounts for only 3% of all infarctions. In the literature, there are several reported isolated RVMI cases with precordial ST-segment elevation. Read More

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December 2010

[Endovascular Therapy of Splanchnic Artery Aneurysms: For Each and Every Aneurysm?]

Zentralbl Chir 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Institut für Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Universitätsklinikum Jena, Deutschland.

True visceral artery aneurysms (VAA) and visceral artery pseudoaneurysms (VAPA) are located in the celiac trunk, the superior mesenteric artery and inferior mesenteric artery. In addition to surgical treatment, endovascular embolisation therapy of visceral aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms is an alternative interventional method that has developed precipitously over the last two decades and is considered a first-choice method in many centres. The procedure is characterised by a high technical success rate with a low complication rate. Read More

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December 2018

Neural architecture supporting active emotion processing in children: A multivariate approach.

Neuroimage 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Center for Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Background: Adaptive emotion processing is critical for nearly all aspects of social and emotional functioning. There are distinct developmental trajectories associated with improved emotion processing, with a protracted developmental course for negative or complex emotions. The specific changes in neural circuitry that underlie this development, however are still scarcely understood. Read More

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December 2018

The Role of Salvage Second Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Relapsed Multiple Myeloma.

Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Loyola University Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2160 S 1(st) Ave, IL, Maywood, Illinois 60153, United States.

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant disorder of plasma cells primarily affecting elderly patients and is the second most commonly diagnosed hematological neoplasm. With the recent influx of effective new agents available including proteasome inhibitors, immunomodulators, targeted monoclonal antibodies, and now chimeric antigen receptor t-cell therapy (CAR-T), the treatment landscape is evolving rapidly. While the role of consolidative autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in first remission is well established, in the relapsed setting following up front ASCT, the role of a second ASCT (SAT) following reinduction is less clear and understudied. Read More

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December 2018

Redefining the fluoroscopic landmarks for common femoral arterial puncture during cardiac catheterization: Femoral angiogram and computed tomography angiogram (FACT) study of common femoral artery anatomy.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Division of Cardiology, Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio.

Background: The mid-femoral head (F ) is a common fluoroscopic target for common femoral artery (CFA) puncture during cardiac catheterization. Punctures above the inguinal ligament (marking the proximal end of CFA) increase the risk of retroperitoneal hemorrhage and are classified as high punctures.

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 114 CT angiograms for the anatomic relationship of the inguinal ligament to the femoral head (FH) and inferior epigastric artery (IEA). Read More

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December 2018

Relationship between retinal vessel diameter with both retinal nerve fibre layer thickness and optic nerve head parameters in middle-aged Caucasians: the Northern Finland Birth Cohort Eye study.

Acta Ophthalmol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Ophthalmology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland.

Purpose: To study the normal relationship between retinal vessel diameter (RVD) with retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness and optic nerve head (ONH) parameters in a cohort of middle-aged Caucasians.

Methods: We investigated 3070 individuals (6140 eyes). Central retinal arteriolar equivalent (CRAE) and central retinal venular equivalent (CRVE) were measured in the right eye using a semi-automated computer-assisted program. Read More

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December 2018
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Angiosarcoma of the right atrium with extension to the superior and inferior vena cavae.

J Card Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Kerckhoff-Heart Center Bad Nauheim, Bad Nauheim, Germany.

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December 2018

Grey matter alterations in obesity: A meta-analysis of whole-brain studies.

Obes Rev 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Center of Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.

Obesity is a major problem in the modern world causing a higher risk for various cerebrovascular diseases causing a profound individual and societal burden. The neurobiological foundation bears potential to understand the complex interaction of individual differences in brain structure and function and ingestive behaviour. This systematic review was performed on the current evidence of structural abnormalities in grey matter volume (GMV) in patients with obesity based on studies published until December 2017, which were selected through search in PubMed, CENTER (Cochrane Library), PsycINFO, Web of Science, and Ovid MEDLINE. Read More

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December 2018
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A randomized, multicentre trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of fast-acting insulin aspart in continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in adults with type 1 diabetes (onset 5).

Diabetes Obes Metab 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, University Children's Hospital Ljubljana, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Aims: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of fast-acting insulin aspart (faster aspart [FA]) vs insulin aspart (IAsp) in continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) in participants with type 1 diabetes.

Materials And Methods: Double-blind, treat-to-target, randomized, 16-week trial investigating CSII treatment with FA (n = 236) or IAsp (n = 236). All available information regardless of treatment discontinuation was used for the evaluation of effect. Read More

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December 2018