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Aortic Angiosarcoma in Association with Endovascular Aneurysm Repair: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Am J Case Rep 2021 Jun 12;22:e931740. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Division of Clinical Pathology, Niigata University Faculty of Medicine, Niigata, Japan.

BACKGROUND Primary aortic sarcoma often poses diagnostic challenges for pathologists and clinicians because of a very low incidence and controversy over nomenclature and definition. We report a case of aortic angiosarcoma in association with a graft. We also conducted a clinicopathological review of cases of primary aortic sarcomas associated with implanted grafts. Read More

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Statin therapy for patients with aortic stenosis who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation: a report from a Japanese multicentre registry.

BMJ Open 2021 Jun 11;11(6):e044319. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Cardiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Shinjuku-ku, Japan.

Objective: Data on statin for patients with aortic stenosis (AS) who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) are limited. The present study aimed to evaluate the impact of statin on midterm mortality of TAVI patients.

Design: Observational study. Read More

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Structural abnormalities after aortic root replacement with stentless xenograft.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Heart Center, Rigshospitalet, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Department of Clinical Medicine, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Objective: In complex and high-risk aortic root disease, the porcine Freestyle stentless bioprosthesis (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, Minn) is an important surgical treatment option. We aimed to determine prevalence and clinical effect of structural and functional abnormalities after full-root Freestyle implantation.

Methods: Our cross-sectional 2-center study combined with clinical follow-up included 253 patients with full-root Freestyle bioprostheses implanted from 1999 to 2017. Read More

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Hysteroscopy-assisted laparoscopic salpingectomy for interstitial pregnancy without cornual resection.

Fertil Steril 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Reproductive Biology Associates, Atlanta, Georgia.

Objective: To illustrate a novel surgical management technique for interstitial ectopic pregnancies (IP).

Design: Video description of the case, demonstration of the surgical technique, reevaluation at the 6-week postoperative follow-up, and review of the advantages of this surgical technique for IP.

Setting: Tertiary referral center. Read More

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Catheter ablation via the left atrium for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia: A narrative review.

Norman C Wang

Heart Rhythm O2 2021 Apr 29;2(2):187-200. Epub 2021 Jan 29.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Background: Since 1996, it has been recognized that catheter ablation for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) may require an approach through the left atrium.

Objective: The purposes are to present a case report and to provide a comprehensive narrative review on this topic.

Methods: A literature review of all articles that provided detailed information on patients who underwent catheter ablation via the left atrium for AVNRT was performed. Read More

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Ineffective implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shocks among patients on continuous left ventricular assist device support: Clinical characteristics and management.

Heart Rhythm O2 2020 Dec 6;1(5):336-340. Epub 2020 Nov 6.

Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.

Background: Placement of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) has been described to compromise implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) defibrillation threshold (DFT). Elevated DFT will have negative consequences and increases the risk of ineffective ICD shocks, morbidity, and mortality. DFT testing is not routinely performed in clinical practice, despite this fact. Read More

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December 2020

The First Live Birth in Lithuania After Application of Preimplantation Genetic Testing.

Acta Med Litu 2020 21;27(2):76-83. Epub 2020 Dec 21.

Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vilnius, Lithuania Vilnius University, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Summary Background: Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is a genetic testing procedure that is performed before the implantation of embryos for the identification of genetic abnormalities. It is commonly performed when one or both expecting parents have such abnormalities and are at a high risk of passing them to their offspring. The aim of this case report is to describe the first successful IVF/ICSI/PGT procedure in Lithuania. Read More

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December 2020

Incidence and Risk Factors of Corneal Endothelial Failure after Phacoemulsification in Patients with Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy: A 13-Year Retrospective Cohort.

Clin Ophthalmol 2021 4;15:2367-2373. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Objective: To evaluate the incidence of corneal endothelial failure (CEF) and determine the risk factors of developing CEF after phacoemulsification in patients with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD).

Methods: A retrospective chart review of 2873 patients who underwent phacoemulsification with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation was conducted at Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand from January 2007 to December 2019. Patient baseline characteristics, underlying diseases, levels of nuclear cataract, pre-operative specular microscopic parameters, intraoperative information (cumulative dissipated energy [CDE], mode of phacoemulsification, and complications), and occurrence of CEF were collected. Read More

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The Impact of Aortic Angulation on Contemporary Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes.

JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2021 Jun;14(11):1209-1215

Section of Interventional Cardiology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA. Electronic address:

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the degree of aortic angulation (AA) affects outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using newer-generation transcatheter heart valves (THVs).

Background: AA ≥48° has been reported to adversely influence accurate THV deployment, procedural success, fluoroscopy time, and paravalvular leak (PVL) in patients undergoing TAVR with early generation self-expanding (SE) THVs.

Methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted among 841 patients across all risk strata who underwent transfemoral TAVR using the balloon-expandable (BE) SAPIEN 3 or the SE CoreValve Evolut PRO from 2015 to 2020. Read More

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Long-term Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Following Particulated Juvenile Allograft Cartilage Implantation for Treatment of Difficult Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus[Formula: see text].

Foot Ankle Int 2021 Jun 11:10711007211014173. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, Coral Gables, FL, USA.

Background: Conventional methods are not suitable for difficult to treat osteochondral lesions of the talus (OCLTs). The role of particulated juvenile allograft articular cartilage implantation is not well elucidated for long-term patient outcomes.

Methods: Thirteen patients with difficult-to-treat OCLTs underwent arthroscopy-assisted implantation of particulated juvenile articular cartilage graft into defects from 2010 to 2012 by the same surgeon. Read More

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Nutritional assessment and comparison of nutritional indices in predicting adverse outcomes in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device implantation.

Nutrition 2021 Apr 23;89:111287. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE USA; Department of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA USA. Electronic address:

Background: Preoperative malnutrition has been correlated to postoperative complications in patients with advanced heart failure undergoing placement of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). We sought to determine whether nutritional risk scores could identify a subset of patients with an LVAD who were at high risk of adverse events.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all patients undergoing LVAD placement at a single center. Read More

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Development of a Web-Based Ensemble Machine Learning Application to Select the Optimal Size of Posterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lens.

Transl Vis Sci Technol 2021 May;10(6)

B&VIIT Eye Center, Seoul, South Korea.

Purpose: Selecting the optimal lens size by predicting the postoperative vault can reduce complications after implantation of an implantable collamer lens with a central-hole (ICL with KS-aquaport). We built a web-based machine learning application that incorporated clinical measurements to predict the postoperative ICL vault and select the optimal ICL size.

Methods: We applied the stacking ensemble technique based on eXtreme Gradient Boosting (XGBoost) and a light gradient boosting machine to pre-operative ocular data from two eye centers to predict the postoperative vault. Read More

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Stenting versus balloon angioplasty alone in patients with below-the-knee disease: A propensity score-matched analysis.

PLoS One 2021 10;16(6):e0251755. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is considered an effective treatment in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). However, the long-term durability of below-the-knee (BTK) PTA is known to be limited. This study sought to compare the 1-year clinical outcomes following stenting versus balloon angioplasty alone in BTK lesions. Read More

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The Reality of Hearing Preservation in Cochlear Implantation: Who Is Utilizing EAS?

Otol Neurotol 2021 Jul;42(6):832-837

Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery.

Objective: To report the proportion of subjects successfully fit with combined electroacoustic stimulation (EAS) compared with those with preserved hearing (HP) after cochlear implantation (CI). In addition, to 1) report the trends in HP and EAS fit rates over time and 2) identify and characterize those patients who preferred the electric only condition.

Study Design: Retrospective chart review. Read More

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"Benefits of the pedicled osteoplastic flap as a surgical approach of mastoidectomy in cochlear implant surgery".

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Otorhinolaryngology Department, PhD, National Institute of Rehabilitation, Mexico City, Mexico.

Objective: To evaluate the esthetic and functional results of an osteoplastic flap for mastoid cavity closure in cochlear implant surgery.

Study Design: Double-blind, prospective, randomized clinical trial.

Setting: tertiary referral center. Read More

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[The relationships between different surgical approaches for maxillary sinus augmentation and implant failure and complications: a retrospective cohort study].

Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue 2021 Apr;30(2):214-218

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hefei Stomatology Hospital. Hefei 230001, Anhui Province, China.

Purpose: To investigate the 5-year survival and complication rates of implants placed in grafted sinuses with different surgical approaches and analyze the causes for failure.

Methods: This study retrospectively observed the prognosis of patients who underwent maxillary sinus augmentation by means of lateral window technique(LWT) or transalveolar osteotomy technique (TOT) and simultaneously installed implants performed, in Hefei Stomatological Hospital. The primary predictor variables were surgical approaches, including LWT and TOT. Read More

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[Accuracy of implantation between two immediate implantation methods in mandibular molars].

Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue 2021 Apr;30(2):135-139

College of Stomatology, Weifang Medical University. Weifang 261053, Shandong Province, China.

Purpose: To compare the accuracy of implant placement between modified and traditional immediate implant placement in mandibular molar regions.

Methods: Twenty-four patients were selected for immediate implantation in the molar area including 24 implantation sites. Preoperative cone-beam CT(CBCT) was conducted and then digital software Simplant 18. Read More

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Case report: iatrogenic left ventricular outflow tract to right atrium fistula after trans-femoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation associated with asymmetric septal hypertrophy.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Mar 10;5(3):ytab020. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Brest, Tanguy Prigent Boulevard, 29609 Brest Cedex, France.

Background : The transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is becoming a leading treatment option for symptomatic aortic stenosis for patients in all surgical risk categories. Recognition and management of potential complications are essential to ensure patient life and comfort. We present here a case report of a left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) to right atrium (RA) fistula which is an extremely rare complication after TAVI. Read More

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Prognostic value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance left ventricular volumetry and geometry in patients receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.

J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2021 Jun 10;23(1):72. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Medical Imaging, St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Background: Current indications for implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation for sudden cardiac death prevention rely primarily on left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (LVEF). Currently, two different contouring methods by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) are used for LVEF calculation. We evaluated the comparative prognostic value of these two methods in the ICD population, and if measures of LV geometry added predictive value. Read More

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Vitreoretinal Complications in Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1.

Am J Ophthalmol 2021 Jun 6. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Department of Ophthalmology, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Electronic address:

Purpose: To evaluate the incidence of vitreoretinal complications, treatment modalities, and the visual outcomes in a large cohort of eyes that underwent Boston Keratoprosthesis (KPro) implantation.

Design: Retrospective, interventional case series.

Methods: 132 eyes of 114 patients who underwent KPro implantation at the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal from 2008 to 2017 were included with at least 1 year follow-up. Read More

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Short- and mid-term outcomes in percutaneous mitral valve replacement using balloon expandable valves.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Center for Structural Heart Disease, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Background: Due to elevated surgical risk, transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) is used as an alternative for treating failed bioprosthetic valves, annuloplasty repairs and mitral annular calcification (MAC). We report the procedural and longitudinal outcomes for each subtype: Mitral valve-in-valve (MVIV), mitral valve-in-ring (MViR), and valve-in-MAC (ViMAC).

Methods: Consecutive patients undergoing TMVR from October 2013 to December 2019 were assessed. Read More

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Non-Ischemic Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Role of 12 Lead Holter, Family Screening and Genetic Testing.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Division of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.

Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic yield of a comprehensive protocol involving clinical and broad genetic testing in consecutive sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) population.

Background: Determining the pathogenesis of non-ischemic SCA is crucial for management and SCA prevention in other family members METHODS: Families with unexplained non-ischemic SCA event underwent rigorous clinical and genetic protocol after referral to our inherited arrhythmia clinic, during 2011-.2017. Read More

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Minimum 10-Year Clinical Outcome of Lateral Collagen Meniscal Implants for the Replacement of Partial Lateral Meniscal Defects: Further Results From a Prospective Multicenter Study.

Orthop J Sports Med 2021 May 25;9(5):2325967121994919. Epub 2021 May 25.

II Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy.

Background: The collagen meniscal implant (CMI) is a biologic scaffold aimed at replacing partial meniscal defects. The long-term results of lateral meniscal replacement have never been investigated.

Purpose: To document the clinical outcomes and failures of lateral CMI implantation for partial lateral meniscal defect at a minimum 10-year follow-up. Read More

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Low complication rates of testosterone and estradiol implants for androgen and estrogen replacement therapy in over 1 million procedures.

Gary S Donovitz

Ther Adv Endocrinol Metab 2021 27;12:20420188211015238. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA.

Background: Testosterone (T) deficiency (TD) in men and women and estrogen (E) deficiency (ED) in women increasingly affects the overall health and quality of life of patients. T implants have seen increased utilization over the past decade. We evaluated continuation rates and adverse events that occurred during T therapy by reviewing practitioner reported data on compressed human-identical T implants for the treatment of TD in both men and women collected over 7 years. Read More

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Clinical Outcomes of Self-Made Polyurethane-Covered Stent Implantation for the Treatment of Coronary Artery Perforations.

J Interv Cardiol 2021 17;2021:6661763. Epub 2021 May 17.

Department of Cardiology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Shanghai 200032, China.

Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate the short- and long-term clinical outcomes of self-made polyurethane-covered stents (PU-CS) in patients for the management of coronary artery perforation (CAP) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Background: Coronary artery perforation is reckoned as a serious complication in PCI and associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Covered stents have been used for treating the life-threatening CAP during PCI. Read More

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Use of cribriform amplatzer septal occluder in the pediatric population: Feasibility, safety, and technical considerations.

Ann Pediatr Cardiol 2021 Apr-Jun;14(2):159-164. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, NHSRCC Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Purpose: Fenestrated atrial septal defects (F-ASDs) in the pediatric population pose a challenge for transcatheter device closure since multiple devices are not preferred in small hearts. Oversizing the Amplatzer Septal Occluder (ASO) to cover the surrounding fenestrations usually distorts the central waist as well as the disc profile and often defeats the purpose. This is a retrospective observational study with an aim to assess the feasibility and safety of cribriform ASO in closing F-ASDs in small children. Read More

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[Enodvascular treatment of isolated abdominal aortic dissection].

Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi 2021 Jun;59(6):525-529

Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, Changsha 410078, China.

To examine the outcome of endovascular treatment in patients of isolated abdominal aortic dissection. From February 2012 to June 2020, 61 patients (44 males, 17 females) with an age of (60.2±11. Read More

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[Surgical treatment of Stanford type A aortic dissection after thoracic endovascular aortic repair].

Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi 2021 Jun;59(6):520-524

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Henan Chest Hospital, Zhengzhou 450001, China.

To examine the surgical treatment of Stanford type A aortic dissection (type A dissection) after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). The data of 58 patients with reoccurrence of type A dissection after TEVAR admitted into the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Henan Chest Hospital from February 2012 to January 2020 were analyzed retrospectively. There were 40 males and 18 females, aged (57. Read More

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Brain derived neurotrophic factor mediates accelerated recovery of regenerative electrical stimulation in an animal model of stress urinary incontinence.

Exp Neurol 2021 Jun 5:113781. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA; Advanced Platform Technology Center, Research Service, Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA; Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is prevalent among older women and can result from insufficient regeneration of the pudendal nerve (PN). Electrical stimulation (ES) of the PN upregulates brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and accelerates regeneration. Using tyrosine kinase B (TrkB) to reduce the availability of free BDNF, the aim of this study was to determine if BDNF is necessary for accelerated recovery via ES in a model of SUI. Read More

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Extracochlear Electrode Insertion in the Petrous Area in Cochlear Implantation.

J Int Adv Otol 2021 May;17(3):275-277

Department of Otolaryngology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan;Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Mackay Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan.

Cochlear implantation is a reliable and safe tool to rehabilitate patients with severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss, who get limited benefits from traditional hearing aids. Electrode misplacement is a rare but significant problem that fails to provide benefits and may cause injury to the nearby structures. We present a case that underwent mastoidectomy first to remove cholesteatoma, followed by cochlear implantation with electrode misplacement into the petrous area, with sustained hearing benefits and without any injury to the surrounding structures. Read More

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