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Terminal T-wave inversion predicts reperfusion tachyarrhythmias in STEMI.

J Electrocardiol 2022 Jan 5;71:28-31. Epub 2022 Jan 5.

Department of Cardiology, Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden; Arrhythmia Clinic, Skåne University Hospital, 22185 Lund, Sweden.

Introduction: A reliable electrocardiographic predictor of ventricular fibrillation (VF) in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is lacking so far. Previous experimental/simulation study suggested a terminal T-wave inversion (TTWI) in ischemia-related ECG leads corresponding to anterior infarct localization as an independent predictor of reperfusion VF (rVF). This T-wave characteristic has never been tested as a rVF predictor in clinical settings. Read More

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January 2022

Late-onset right ventricular failure after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation: case presentation and review of the literature.

J Cardiol 2021 Dec 30. Epub 2021 Dec 30.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

With the widespread use of implantable left ventricular assist device (LVAD), right ventricular failure (RVF) has become a serious problem that becomes apparent several weeks or later after LVAD implantation. However, there are no marked preoperative signs of RVF. This is called late-onset RVF and is currently a major problem leading to long-term complications following implantable LVAD use. Read More

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December 2021

Right ventricular functional assessment by 2D multi-plane echocardiography prior to left ventricular assist device implantation.

Echocardiography 2022 Jan 8;39(1):7-19. Epub 2021 Dec 8.

Thoraxcenter, Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Objectives: Right ventricular (RV) failure post left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. A novel RV multi-plane imaging method using two-dimensional echocardiography and electronic plane rotation (MPE) was used to quantify RV function prior to LVAD implantation and to identify potential added value in this patient population.

Methods: In twenty-five end-stage heart failure patients (age 58. Read More

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January 2022

Laparoscopic-Assisted Anorectoplasty for Rectovestibular Fistula: A Comparison Study with Anterior Sagittal Anorectoplasty.

Eur J Pediatr Surg 2021 Dec 1. Epub 2021 Dec 1.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Capital Institute of Pediatrics, No. 2 Yabao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Background:  Posterior or anterior sagittal anorectoplasty (ASARP) is the mainstream for correcting rectovestibular fistula (RVF). However, the intermediate RVF has the potential risk of wound complications when applying ASARP due to its high rectal pouch, long fistula tract, and difficulty separating the rectum and vagina. We developed laparoscopic-assisted anorectoplasty (LAARP) for surgical correction of RVF, which has acceptable preliminary outcomes. Read More

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December 2021

Rift Valley Fever Virus Propagates in Human Villous Trophoblast Cell Lines and Induces Cytokine mRNA Responses Known to Provoke Miscarriage.

Viruses 2021 11 12;13(11). Epub 2021 Nov 12.

Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University, 901 85 Umeå, Sweden.

The mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a prioritised disease that has been listed by the World Health Organization for urgent research and development of counteraction. Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) can cause a cytopathogenic effect in the infected cell and induce hyperimmune responses that contribute to pathogenesis. In livestock, the consequences of RVFV infection vary from mild symptoms to abortion. Read More

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November 2021

The Effects of Sit-to-Stand Training Combined with Real-Time Visual Feedback on Strength, Balance, Gait Ability, and Quality of Life in Patients with Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 11 21;18(22). Epub 2021 Nov 21.

Department of Physical Therapy, Sahmyook University, Seoul 01795, Korea.

This study aimed to investigate the effects of lower limbs muscles' strength, balance, walking, and quality of life through sit-to-stand training combined with real-time visual feedback (RVF-STS group) in patients with stroke and to compare the effects of classic sit-to-stand training (C-STS group). Thirty patients with stroke were randomly divided into two groups. The RVF-STS group received sit-to-stand training combined with real-time visual feedback using a Wii Balance Board ( = 15), and the C-STS group received classic sit-to-stand training ( = 15). Read More

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November 2021

Right ventricular failure: a comorbidity or a clinical emergency?

Heart Fail Rev 2021 Nov 26. Epub 2021 Nov 26.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)-Kolkata, Chunilal Bhawan, 168 Maniktala Main Road, Kolkata, 700054, West Bengal, India.

There has been ample data providing a convincing perception about the underlying mechanism pertaining to left ventricle (LV) hypertrophy progressing towards LV failure. In comparison, data available on the feedback of right ventricle (RV) due to volume or pressure overload is minimal. Advanced imaging techniques have aided the study of physiology, anatomy, and diseased state of RV. Read More

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November 2021

A multi-institutional retrospective analysis on impact of RV acute mechanical support timing after LVAD implantation on 1-year mortality and predictors of RV acute mechanical support weaning.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2021 Oct 25. Epub 2021 Oct 25.

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. Electronic address:

Background: There is little insight into which patients can be weaned off right ventricular (RV) acute mechanical circulatory support (AMCS) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. We hypothesize that concomitant RV AMCS insertion instead of postoperative implantation will improve 1-year survival and increase the likelihood of RV AMCS weaning.

Methods: A multicenter retrospective database of 826 consecutive patients who received a HeartMate II or HVAD between January 2007 and December 2016 was analyzed. Read More

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October 2021

Tissue selecting technique for adult women with low rectovaginal fistula.

J Chin Med Assoc 2022 Jan;85(1):120-123

Department of Anoretal Surgery, Liaocheng People's Hospital, Shandong, China.

Background: This study aimed to assess the effect of tissue selecting technique (TST) on low rectovaginal fistula (RVF) repair.

Methods: Patients with low RVF were included in the prospective study from August 2009 and January 2013 in xx hospital. Patients assigned to the TST or control groups based on the different surgical methods. Read More

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January 2022

Galectin-3 reflects the echocardiographic quantification of right ventricular failure.

Scand Cardiovasc J 2021 Dec 5;55(6):362-370. Epub 2021 Nov 5.

First Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Mannheim, Faculty of Medicine Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany.

. Galectin-3 (gal-3) is a mediator of extracellular matrix metabolism and reflects an ongoing cardiac fibrotic process. The aim of this study was to determine the potential use of gal-3 in evaluating the structural and functional parameters of the right ventricle as determined by echocardiography. Read More

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December 2021

Early response of right-ventricular function to percutaneous mitral valve repair.

Clin Res Cardiol 2021 Oct 20. Epub 2021 Oct 20.

Department of Medicine II, Heart Center Bonn, University Hospital Bonn, Venusberg-Campus 1, 53127, Bonn, Germany.

Background: The change in right-ventricular function (RVF) after transcatheter mitral valve repair is still poorly understood. We assessed the early response of RVF to the MitraClip procedure and its clinical relevance.

Methods: We analyzed consecutive patients who underwent a MitraClip procedure to treat MR between August 2010 and March 2019 in the Heart Failure Network Rhineland registry. Read More

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October 2021

Clinical, echocardiographic and hemodynamic predictors of right heart failure after LVAD placement.

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2021 Oct 18. Epub 2021 Oct 18.

Section of Cardiology, Department of Medical Biotechnologies, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.

Right ventricular failure (RVF) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant is associated with increasing morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to identify the best predictors of RVF post LVAD-implant among biochemical, haemodynamic and echocardiographic parameters. From 2009 to 2019, 38 patients who underwent LVAD implantation at our centre were prospectively enrolled. Read More

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October 2021

Lateralization of Color Discrimination Performance and Lexical Effects in Patients With Chronic Schizophrenia.

Front Hum Neurosci 2021 28;15:702086. Epub 2021 Sep 28.

Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.

Patients with schizophrenia experience various visual disturbances. However, information regarding color perception in these patients is rare. In this study, we used a lateralized color search task to investigate whether difference in color name affects color recognition in patients with schizophrenia. Read More

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September 2021

A retrospective case series on transvaginal repair of rectovaginal fistula performed by a urogynaecology operative team in Australia.

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2021 Oct 5. Epub 2021 Oct 5.

Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Background: Rectovaginal fistula (RVF) is an abnormal epithelialised connection between the rectum and vagina. It is a common condition in limited resource settings and is caused almost exclusively by obstetric injury. In contrast, RVF is uncommonly seen in high resource settings. Read More

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October 2021

Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in Patients with Preoperative Severe Mitral Regurgitation.

ASAIO J 2021 10;67(10):1139-1147

From the Department of Cardiac Surgery.

We examined cardiac features associated with residual mitral regurgitation (MR) following continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (cfLVAD) implant. From 2003 to 2017, 134 patients with severe MR underwent cfVLAD implant without mitral valve (MV) intervention. Echocardiographic (echo) assessment occurred pre-cfLVAD, early post-cfLVAD, and at last available echo. Read More

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October 2021

Branch Pulmonary Artery Regurgitation in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot: Correlation with Pulmonary Artery Morphology, Distensibility, and Right Ventricular Function.

Tomography 2021 09 1;7(3):412-423. Epub 2021 Sep 1.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, 270 Rama 6 Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.

Background: The aim was to determine the effect of pulmonary artery (PA) morphology on the branch pulmonary artery-regurgitation fraction (BPA-RF), the relationship of pulmonary insufficiency (PI) to BPA-RF and PA-distensibility, and factors (BPA-RF and PA-distensibility) associated with right ventricular function (RVF) in repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF).

Methods: A total of 182 rTOF patients (median age 17.1 years) were analyzed for length, angle of PA, BPA-RF, PI, and PA-distensibility, using magnetic resonance imaging. Read More

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September 2021

Treatment of Rectovaginal Fistula Using Fractionate CO Vaginal Laser: A Case Series.

Photobiomodul Photomed Laser Surg 2021 Sep;39(9):622-629

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Rectovaginal fistulas (RVFs) are abnormal tracts that connect the lower gastrointestinal tract with the vagina. They can result from obstetric trauma, infection, local surgeries, cancer, radiation damage, and Crohn's disease. Despite the advances in surgical and clinical treatment, there is no consensus regarding the best line of treatment. Read More

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September 2021

Rectovaginal Fistula in Women With Pessary for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Case Series and Literature Review.

J Low Genit Tract Dis 2021 Oct;25(4):318-325

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.

Objective: In this study, we present a series of 2 cases of rectovaginal fistula (RVF) due to the use of a ring-type pessary in the conservative treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and a literature review on the management of RVF related to the use of pessaries.

Methods: Two patients were selected from the medical records of the urogynecology service, and their demographic and clinical data were retrieved. An updated literature review was included presenting cases of RVF induced by or after use of a pessary. Read More

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October 2021

Surgical management of recto-vaginal fistula (about 6 cases).

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Sep 20;86:106322. Epub 2021 Aug 20.

Service of Digestive Cancer Surgery and Liver Transplantation III, Morocco; University Hospital Center Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco; Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco.

Introduction: Recto-vaginal fistula (RVF) is defined as a pathological epithelialized communication between the posterior wall of the vagina and the anterior wall of the rectum through the recto-vaginal septum. RVFs are rare and represent less than 5% of rectal fistulas. Occurring after childbirth or during a proctological pathology, they create a deep distress for the patients. Read More

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September 2021

Residual volume fraction during walking using wireless air plethysmography in patients with chronic deep venous disease.

J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2021 Aug 25. Epub 2021 Aug 25.

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hesperia Hospital, Modena, Italy.

Objective: Traditional air plethysmography (APG) provides a quantitative measure of the residual volume fraction (RVF) after 10 tiptoe movements. The recent development of a wireless Bluetooth (Bluetooth SIG, Inc, Kirkland, Wash) APG device, the PicoFlow (Microlab Elettronica, Padua, Italy), enabled us to measure RVF during normal walking. The aim of our study was to compare the RVF obtained during tiptoeing with RVF obtained during normal walking in patients with deep venous pathology (ie, reflux and/or obstruction). Read More

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Cardiovascular implantable electronic device therapy in patients with left ventricular assist devices: insights from TRAViATA.

Int J Cardiol 2021 10 23;340:26-33. Epub 2021 Aug 23.

Department of Cardiology, Clinical Sciences, Lund University and Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.

Background: There is conflicting observational data on the survival benefit cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) in patients with LVADs.

Methods: Patients in whom an LVAD was implanted between January 2008 and April 2017 in the multinational Trans-Atlantic Registry on VAD and Transplant (TRAViATA) registry were separated into four groups based on the presence of CIED prior to LVAD implantation: none (n = 146), implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) (n = 239), cardiac resynchronization without defibrillator (CRT-P) (n = 28), and CRT with defibrillator (CRT-D) (n = 111).

Results: A total of 524 patients (age 52 years ±12, 84. Read More

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October 2021

Rectovaginal fistula in Crohn's disease treatment: a low long-term success rate and a high definitive stoma risk after a conservative surgical approach.

Tech Coloproctol 2021 Oct 26;25(10):1143-1149. Epub 2021 Aug 26.

Colorectal Unit, Department of Surgery, Michallon University Hospital, CS 10 217, 38 043, Grenoble cedex, France.

Background: Management of rectovaginal fistula (RVF) in Crohn's disease (CD) is challenging. Available studies are heterogeneous and retrospective, with short-term follow-up. The aim of this study was to assess the overall long-term medico-surgical treatment results in women with RVF due to CD. Read More

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October 2021

Combined transabdominal-transanal surgical approach for iatrogenic rectovaginal fistula: two case reports.

P Wang W Tong Q Wang

Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2021 Aug 20. Epub 2021 Aug 20.

First Hospital of Jilin University, China.

Rectovaginal fistula (RVF) is a type of anastomotic leakage that may occur after low anterior resection for rectal cancer. The repair of RVF can be challenging because of the scar tissue stenosis and incomplete obstruction. Two patients presented in our department with vaginal faecal discharge almost 7 months after the radical resection of rectal cancer. Read More

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Clinical use of percutaneous mechanical circulatory assistance in a patient with end-stage right-sided heart failure and massive tricuspid insufficiency due to congenital heart disease: first-in-the-world case report.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Aug 15;5(8):ytab269. Epub 2021 Aug 15.

Department of Cardiology, Hospital Clinico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain.

Background: Due to improvement in the management of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD), the likelihood of their survival to adulthood is increasing. A relevant population suffers end-stage right ventricular failure (RVF) in their 3rd-4th decade of life. Hence, heart transplantation is still gold standard of treatment of end-stage heart failure, mechanical circulatory assistance has become a valuable tool in the bridging to heart transplant or definitive therapy. Read More

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Use of plasma late on cardiopulmonary bypass in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device implantation.

Artif Organs 2021 Aug 17. Epub 2021 Aug 17.

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Coagulopathy is common during left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, treatment of which can be challenging given the often-limited ability for the right ventricle to accommodate volume transfusion after device initiation with 20% to 40% of patients developing right ventricular failure (RVF). Transfusion of plasma late on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) combined with ultrafiltration may replace clotting factors while reducing volume administration. We compared outcomes in patients undergoing LVAD implantation receiving plasma on CPB and ultrafiltration with traditional transfusion practices. Read More

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Clinical implications of antegrade diastolic pulmonary artery flow in adults.

J Cardiol 2021 12 12;78(6):542-549. Epub 2021 Aug 12.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Akita University Graduate School of Medicine, Akita, Japan. Electronic address:

Background: End-diastolic opening of the pulmonary valve and subsequent antegrade diastolic pulmonary artery flow (ADPAF) reflect restrictive right ventricular (RV) physiology in children. However, this has attracted little attention in adults.

Purpose: To clarify the clinical implications of ADPAF in adults. Read More

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December 2021

External assessment of the EUROMACS right-sided heart failure risk score.

Sci Rep 2021 08 9;11(1):16064. Epub 2021 Aug 9.

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Minnesota, 401 East River Parkway, Variety Club Research Center (VCRC), 1st Floor - Suite 131, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA.

The EUROMACS Right-Sided Heart Failure Risk Score was developed to predict right ventricular failure (RVF) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement. The predictive ability of the EUROMACS score has not been tested in other cohorts. We performed a single center analysis of a continuous-flow (CF) LVAD cohort (n = 254) where we calculated EUROMACS risk scores and assessed for right ventricular heart failure after LVAD implantation. Read More

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Prediction of right ventricular failure after left ventricular assist device implantation in patients with heart failure: a meta-analysis comparing echocardiographic parameters.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2021 10;33(5):784-792

Service of Cardiovascular Surgery, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland.

Objectives: Between 10% and 40% of patients who receive a left ventricular assistance device (LVAD) suffer from right ventricular failure (RVF) shortly after the device is implanted. Patients with post-LVAD RVF tend to have poor outcomes. Only a few predictive factors concerning the right ventricle (RV) have been investigated. Read More

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October 2021

Serial assessment of inflammatory parameters for prediction of septic complications following surgery for colorectal endometriosis : A descriptive, retrospective study.

Wien Klin Wochenschr 2021 Aug 2. Epub 2021 Aug 2.

Department of Gynecology, Center for Endometriosis, Hospital St. John of God Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Purpose: To assess whether C‑reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell count (WBC) and body temperature changes are suitable parameters for the early detection of septic complications following resection of colorectal deep endometriosis (DE).

Methods: Retrospective data analysis of CRP, WBC and body temperature courses following colorectal surgery for DE at a tertiary referral center for endometriosis.

Results: Out of 183 surgeries performed, 10 major surgical complications were observed, including 4 anastomotic leakages (AL 2%) and 2 rectovaginal fistulae (RVF 1%). Read More

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Impact on clinical outcomes of right ventricular response to percutaneous correction of secondary mitral regurgitation.

Eur J Heart Fail 2021 Oct 6;23(10):1765-1774. Epub 2021 Aug 6.

Department of Cardiology, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Giuliano Isontina, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

Aims: In patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and secondary mitral regurgitation (SMR), impaired right ventricular function (RVF) may negatively influence the prognosis. Percutaneous mitral valve repair (pMVR) can promote the recovery of RVF. We sought to characterize the response of the right ventricle to pMVR in HFrEF with SMR and to assess the association between improved RVF after pMVR and outcomes. Read More

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October 2021