A Survey of Bronchoscopy Practice in Australia and New Zealand

Conclusions: This survey shows that there is a large variation in bronchoscopy practices both generally and between different groups of bronchoscopists, yet it is a safe procedure. An important finding was the significantly high utilization of the services of anesthetists for sedation and their different sedative choices, including the use of propofol.
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

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Abbott Laboratories is bringing two of its pediatric devices in the cardiology space to Europe. The Abbott Park, IL-based company has received CE mark for both the Masters HP 15mm rotatable mechanical heart valve and the Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder. The Masters valve is the world's smallest mechanical heart valve and allows doctors to treat babies and toddlers in need of a mitral or aortic heart valve replacement. Until Abbott's device, surgeons could only use a range of larger-sized valves to replace a pediatric heart valve that could not be repaired, which could result in improper fit and complications. The Masters pediat...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
World's smallest pediatric treatments pioneered by Abbott address critical needs for the most vulnerable patients: babies and children born with common congenital heart defects Includes pediatric mechanical heart valve and first minimally invasive devic... Devices, Cardiology, Regulatory Abbott, Masters HP, Amplatzer Piccolo, patent ductus arteriosus
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
The class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin and others) may increase the risk of heart valve problems.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Antibiotics Heart Levaquin (Drug) Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 14 September 2019Source: Heart &LungAuthor(s): Zenghui Zhang, Jun GuoAbstractBackgroundLeft ventricular aneurysm (LVA) is a severe complication of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and is associated with poor prognosis due to high mortality. However, predictors of LVA formation in early period are inadequately defined.ObjectivesThe purpose of this study is to determine potential predictors of LVA formation in early period (
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Mechanical forces are well known for modulating heart valve developmental programs. Yet, it is still unclear how genetic programs and mechanosensation interact during heart valve development. Here, we assessed the mechanosensitive pathways involved during zebrafish outflow tract (OFT) valve developmentin vivo. Our results show that the hippo effector Yap1, Klf2, and the Notch signaling pathway are all essential for OFT valve morphogenesis in response to mechanical forces, albeit active in different cell layers. Furthermore, we show that Piezo and TRP mechanosensitive channels are important factors modulating these pathways...
Source: eLife - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Developmental Biology Source Type: research
This study analyzed the death risk from heart valve d...
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Authors: Moscarelli M, De Paulis R Abstract Biological systems ubiquitously and inevitably exhibit stochasticity in traits from the molecular level to the multicellular and morphological level. However, there are several examples of natural events that might be described in mathematical terms. Plants grow in a structured and geometric way to maximize their sun exposure for photosynthesis while reducing the stress. The 'Fibonacci sequence' and its 'golden ratio' are considered a mathematical regularity and model that is one of the corner-stone of the 'phyllotaxis', the part of the botany that studies how plants bran...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2019Source: IJC Heart &Vasculature, Volume 25Author(s): Noel Alberto Flórez, German Camilo Giraldo, Julian David Yara, Stephania Galindo-Coral, Juan David López, Juan Esteban Gomez-Mesa
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The SOLACE-AU trial demonstrated favorable safety and performance of the SAPIEN XT valve in patients with AS at intermediate risk of surgical complications. PMID: 31491351 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
In this study, long-term clinical outcomes for CoreValve and SAPIEN XT were similar. The 3-year THV performance of both devices was maintained after TAVI. Serial change in mean aortic PGs for CoreValve decreases significantly from FPI to the 3-year follow-up point compared to that for SAPIEN-XT.
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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