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Chao Chia-Ter CT Renal Division, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital Jin-Shan Branch, New Taipei, Taiwan, - - 2014
Objective: To present a case of Salmonella bacteremia with a rare metastatic focus. Clinical Presentation and Intervention: A 61-year-old male presented with a suicide attempt after ingestion of half a bottle of toilet cleaner. He had a medical history of intravenous drug abuse and major depression. Persistent Salmonella enteritidis bacteremia ...
Ho Man Fung MF Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong - - 2013
We report the management of a case of thigh abscess with ruptured left superficial femoral artery mycotic aneurysm in a 91-year-old woman with significant comorbidity. The abscess culture grew Escherichia coli and Acinetobacter baumannii. Vascular reconstruction was not performed because the foot was viable with a heavily contaminated wound. The ...
Reichlin Tobias - - 2012
Maximizing Lesion Durability in PVI. Recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after a single ablation procedure has been reported in the range of 15-60% depending on patient selection. A major factor leading to AF recurrence after catheter ablation therapy is electrical reconnection of one or more pulmonary veins (PVs) due to recovery ...
Akiyama Takenori - - 2012
Spontaneous occlusion is a rare manifestation of ruptured vertebral artery dissection (VAD). Its natural history and treatment strategy have yet to be established due to its rarity. Here, we report five lesions involving spontaneous occlusion of VAD after subarachnoid haemorrhage, among which three lesions showed recanalisation. Based on our experience ...
Kobayashi Daisuke - - 2012
A 4-month-old infant with trisomy 21 and repaired complete atrioventricular septal defect developed endocarditis with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the early postoperative period. We report the successful replacement of the common atrioventricular valve with a single St. Jude mechanical prosthetic valve, along with an intraluminal pulmonary artery banding to restrict ...
Demirkol Sait - - 2012
Atrioventricular valve parachute deformity was generally seen in the mitral position, which is called parachute mitral valve. Parachute deformity is also seen in the tricuspid position, but this has rarely been reported as sporadic cases. All of these cases were associated with other congenital defects, such as double outlet right ...
Ash Stephen R - - 2012
A 75-year-old man on chronic peritoneal dialysis had unrecognized stenosis of the superior vena cava (SVC) due to pacemaker wires placed 5 years earlier. The patient was placed on hemodialysis after hernia surgery. When a tunneled central venous catheter for dialysis was placed from the right internal jugular (IJ) vein, ...
Burger Berdine M - - 2012
A 39-year-old white man presented with intractable headaches and papilledema. The initial workup, with normal MRI and MRV but elevated cerebrospinal fluid protein raised concerns about the putative diagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and his condition remained refractory to maximum medical treatment. Angiography revealed cerebral venous sinus stenosis, thought to ...
Hong Jung Min - - 2012
We report a case of a patient with a double-primary aortoenteric fistula with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. A 75-year-old man was taken to the operating room for the repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm and a suspected aortoenteric fistula between the aorta and sigmoid colon. Sudden onset of massive bleeding ...
Johns S M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Congestive heart failure (CHF) in cats with left-sided heart disease is sometimes manifest as pleural effusion, in other cases as pulmonary edema. HYPOTHESIS: Those cats with pleural effusion have more severe left atrial (LA) dysfunction than cats with pulmonary edema. ANIMALS: 30 healthy cats, 22 cats with pleural effusion, ...
Tran Cam Ha T - - 2012
Electrical communication and its role in blood flow regulation are built on an examination of charge movement in single, isolated vessels. How this process behaves in broader arterial networks remains unclear. This study examined the nature of electrical communication in arterial structures where vessel length and branching were varied. Analysis ...
Lim Kyung-Jee - - 2012
Background:If full expiration during subclavian venous cannulation increases the distance between the subclavian vein (SCV) and the pleura or increases the diameter of the vein, it might decrease the incidence of pneumothorax and/or increase the success rate of venous cannulation. In this study, we evaluated the effect of full expiration ...
Sutton Alan J - - 2012
This article describes the fabrication procedures to create a one-way valved speech bulb obturator.
Arora Dheeraj - - 2012
Epidural analgesia is widely used in cardiothoracic surgery. Most of the complications associated with epidural analgesia are related to the insertion techniques of epidural catheter. A 68-year-old obese patient posted for coronary artery bypass grafting surgery developed headache followed by seizures after insertion of the thoracic epidural catheter. Magnetic resonance ...
Tsuneoka Yayoi - - 2012
We recorded the electrical activity from the myocardial layer of isolated mouse pulmonary veins with the glass microelectrode technique. Spontaneous electrical activity was observed in about half of the preparations, which appeared either as constant firing or as repetitive bursts. Noradrenaline enhanced, while acetylcholine reduced, automatic activity. The action potentials ...
Kopsachilis Nikolaos - - 2012
Branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) associated with ocular tuberculosis (TB) is a rare presentation of retinal vasculitis but it can also present in the absence of active uveitis. We present a 39-year-old patient with BRVO who slowly developed bilateral papilloedema due to TB in the central nervous system. To our ...
Strahle Jennifer - - 2012
Object The authors investigated the effect of a tablet computer on performance-level settings of a programmable shunt valve. Methods Magnetic field strength near the tablet computer with and without a cover was recorded at distances between 0 and 100 mm. Programmable valves were exposed to the tablet device at distances ...
Cheung Jim W - - 2012
BACKGROUND: -The mechanism of pulmonary vein (PV) triggers of atrial fibrillation (AF) remains unclear. We performed adenosine (ADO) testing following PV isolation to characterize spontaneous dissociated PV rhythm and ADO-induced PV ectopy. METHODS AND RESULTS: -Seventy-four patients (61 male; age 61 ± 10 years) undergoing PV isolation for AF were ...
Matsukawa Kanji - - 2012
Our laboratory has reported that central command blunts the sensitivity of the aortic baroreceptor-heart rate (HR) reflex at the onset of voluntary static exercise in conscious cats and spontaneous contraction in decerebrate cats. The purpose of this study was to examine whether central command attenuates the sensitivity of the carotid ...
Kameda Yoko - - 2012
Hes1 gene represses the expression of proneural bHLH factor Mash1, which is essential for the differentiation of the sympathetic ganglia and carotid body glomus cells. The sympathetic ganglia, carotid body and common carotid artery in Wnt1-Cre/R26R double transgenic mice were intensely labeled by X-gal staining, i.e., the neural crest origin. ...
Nair Hema C - - 2012
Central venous pressure monitoring line insertion is routine prior to the conduct of cardiac surgery, and in rare instances, malposition can contribute to operative complications. We describe here how a central venous line lying in the right atrium became caught in a left atrial (LA) closure suture during a mitral ...
Kim Joonhyuk - - 2012
The definition of a successful ablation of atrial fibrillation can vary among electrophysiologists. A commonly described endpoint is bidirectional block of the four pulmonary veins. A case is described in which entrance block into a pulmonary vein was achieved early during pulmonary vein isolation. However, triggers from the pulmonary vein ...
Sayani Raza - - 2012
The present study describes the imaging findings in a patient with dural arteriovenous fistula (AVR) and arteriovenous malformation (AVM) with bilateral subcortical and basal ganglia calcification. A 29 year old male patient presented with chief complaint of recent onset of generalized tonic clonic seizures and mild disorientation. The imaging studies ...
Sughimoto Koichi - - 2012
A combination of cor triatriatum and persistent left superior vena cava without communication to the coronary sinus is uncommon. A 62-year-old male with this diagnosis in conjunction with atrial fibrillation underwent successful intracardiac repair done with a unique method. After a maze procedure and enlargement of the route from the ...
Kassavin Daniel S - - 2012
Abstract Purpose: To describe the use of in situ fenestration to facilitate management of a disconnected iliac stent-graft limb that could not be repaired by conventional endovascular techniques. Technique: An 85-year-old man who had a Zenith endovascular graft deployed 3 years earlier for a 10-cm infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm presented with ...
Artrip John H - - 2012
Operations for left atrioventricular valve insufficiency after repair of an atrioventricular septal defect can be challenging. Repair techniques largely depend on closure of the residual cleft in the anterior leaflet in conjunction with a posterior annuloplasty. Profound deficiencies in anterior leaflet tissue can make primary cleft closure impractical. A simplified ...
Siniscalchi Antonio A Department of Neuroscience, Neurology Division, "Annunziata" Hospital, Cosenza, Italy ‡ Regional delegate - - 2012
Limb shaking is a rare form of transient ischemic attack (TIA) that can easily be confused with focal motor seizures. We report a case of a 61-year-old man with rhythmic jerky movements of his left limb, without loss of awareness, that have occurred about once per month for the past ...
Starck Christoph T - - 2012
The exclusion of the left atrial appendage (LAA) has been used to reduce the risk of stroke associated with atrial fibrillation (AF). While LAA exclusion has been associated with a reduced risk of stroke, the effect on the electrical activity of the LAA (a potential source of AF) remains unknown. ...
Akdemir Ramazan R Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey. - - 2013
A 38-year-old man who had a history of percutaneous coronary artery coil occlusion was admitted to our hospital with chest pain and shortness of breath. His complaint was chest pain, which is typical. ST depressions were observed during the treadmill exercise stress test. Coronary angiography demonstrated the persistence of a ...
Vötsch Andreas - - 2012
Four hours after surgery for aortic valve stenosis and tricuspid valve regurgitation, an unknown foreign body was present on the routine chest X-ray. We performed re-sternotomy in order to retrieve this foreign body. The foreign body was easy to move on fluoroscopy but we could not extract it. We concluded ...
Porzionato Andrea - - 2012
The aim of the present study is to provide a review of cytochemical, clinical and experimental data indicating disruption of perinatal carotid body maturation as one of the possible mechanisms underlying SIDS pathogenesis. SIDS victims have been reported to show alterations in respiratory regulation which may partly be ascribed to ...
Kumar S Prathap - - 2012
Atrial septal aneurysm is an uncommon cardiac anomaly that is usually asymptomatic or occasionally associated with cardioembolic events. We present the unusual impeding effect of an atrial septal aneurysm on venous drainage during cardiopulmonary bypass in a 70-year-old man who underwent aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Tanaka Koyu - - 2012
A 57-year-old man with mitral and aortic valve stenosis was admitted to our hospital. An electrocardiogram showed atrial fibrillation. After receiving informed consent, we performed a double valve replacement (DVR) with bioprostheses and maze procedure, utilizing a port-access technique. The operation and aortic cross-clamping times were 460 and 228 min, respectively. ...
Aeba Ryo - - 2012
Residual left atrioventricular valve regurgitation after conventional repair technique for partial atrioventricular septal defect most commonly occurs in the central position. We describe here the technique for bridging annuloplasty on the opposing anterior and posterior annuli of the atrioventricular valve in selected patients with short leaflets.
Koh David Boon Chai - - 2012
Background Intravascular devices provide essential vascular access for management of critically ill patients but can be associated with bloodstream infections. Objectives To determine colonization rates in segments of concurrently placed peripheral arterial, nontunnelled short-term central venous catheters and peripherally inserted central catheters and the pattern of heaviest colonization when the ...
Patel Sanjay D - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) may attenuate the response to vascular injury by maintaining endothelial integrity and function. Our aim was to determine whether circulating HPC number and function correlate with restenosis after carotid endarterectomy. METHODS: HPC number (CD34(+)/CD133(+) cells), early colony-forming units, migratory capacity, and senescence were ...
Roy D - - 2012
With the introduction of electrically detachable coils in 1991 and later the results of the ISAT trial in 2002, endovascular approach became the primary treatment for cerebral aneurysms in many countries. The suboptimal quality of anatomical results and the relatively high rate of aneurysm recurrence after treatment still hamper an ...
Johnston Andrew J - - 2012
Purpose: Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs) are increasingly being used to provide short to medium-term central venous access. The current study was designed to test the hypothesis that PICC valve technology does not influence PICC occlusion rates. Methods: Intensive care unit (ICU) patients who required a PICC were randomized to ...
Al-Youbi Reem A - - 2012
Intracranial aneurysms are uncommon in children. Rupture of giant intracranial aneurysms is extremely uncommon in infants even in autopsy studies. In this report, we present an unusual case of ruptured giant middle cerebral artery aneurysm in an 11-month-old female infant who presented acutely with unresponsiveness and seizures. The aneurysm was ...
Varma Niraj - - 2012
The muscular sleeve contained within the ligament of Marshall (Marshall Bundle, MB) has been implicated in triggering and/or maintaining atrial fibrillation. Its connections may form a conduit between the left atrium (LA) and the left pulmonary veins (PVs) and challenge PV isolation attempts. In this case, radiofrequency (RF) ablation at ...
Fujiwara Hidenori - - 2012
We report a case of complete atrioventricular block subsequent to thrombosed-type acute aortic dissection. An 81-year-old woman with thrombosed-type acute aortic dissection experienced cardiopulmonary arrest and complete atrioventricular block 6 days after aortic dissection. After temporary pacing, a permanent pacemaker was implanted. Atrioventricular conductivity disorders that result in complete atrioventricular ...
Corgozinho Katia Barão - - 2012
A 9-month-old intact female Persian cat presented with recurrent pulmonary edema secondary to an elongated soft palate. Endoscopic evaluation of the pharynx and larynx showed that the elongated soft palate was overlying the epiglottis. Partial resection of the soft palate was performed and the cat showed no further respiratory signs. ...
Chung Eric - - 2012
Aim: To investigates the different methods of balloon deflation, types of urinary catheters and exposure to urine media in catheter balloon cuffing. Materials and methods: Bardex®, Bard-Lubri-Sil®, Argyle®, Releen® and Biocath® were tested in sterile and E.Coli inoculated urine at 0, 14 and 28 days. Catheter deflation was performed with ...
Huh Seok-Jae - - 2012
There have been few case reports on giant sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA). We report a case of a giant unruptured right coronary SVA that was confused with a pericardial cyst by transthoracic echocardiography.
Garcin B - - 2012
Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) often present with epileptic seizures, but prospective data on the risk of seizures with respect to morphologic AVM characteristics are scarce. We studied 155 consecutive patients with AVMs from a prospective, single-center database using demographic and morphologic factors based on prospectively coded MRI and digital subtraction ...
Falkensammer J - - 2012
While carotid endarterectomy is an established method for the treatment of symptomatic as well as high-grade asymptomatic carotid artery stenoses, there is a considerable variation concerning the kind of anesthesia used as well as technical details of the operation. In the present article differing arguments on local versus general anesthesia ...
Nakanishi Kinya - - 2012
Subarachnoid blood has been reported as a cause of chronic spinal arachnoiditis. Although syringomyelia has been thought to be caused by spinal arachnoiditis, reports of syringomyelia following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) are very rare. We describe two patients with syringomyelia associated with chronic spinal arachnoiditis following SAH. From January 2001 ...
Cohen José E - - 2012
We report a patient with a giant unruptured supraclinoid aneurysm treated by endovascular embolization by means of bare coils and implantation of a flow diverterstent. Eight weeks after the embolization, she presented with uncinate seizures. Neuroradiological examination revealed de novo postembolization perianeurysmal edema, which has been described only rarely. A ...
Gajjar Trushar - - 2012
Duplication of the atrioventricular valves is a rare anomaly and is more commonly seen in the mitral position. We report the case of a 14-year old child with a large inlet muscular ventricular septal defect, who had a double-orifice tricuspid valve, which was detected incidentally during surgery.
Kuo Hsing-Ching - - 2012
A congenital pulmonary malformation, such as pulmonary sequestration or congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, should be suspected in infants with recurrent lower respiratory symptoms or unifocal infiltrations. The possibility of congenital pulmonary malformation associated with additional abnormalities, such as diaphragmatic hernia, is relatively high and can lead to misdiagnosis. We report ...
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