Juan carlos Castillo

Juan carlos Castillo
Nueva Granada Military University · Institute de Tecnología en Electrónica y Comunicaciones

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Scarce data exist on mitral valve (MV) infective endocarditis (IE) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). This multicenter study included a total of 579 patients with a diagnosis of definite IE after TAVI from the IE after TAVI International Registry and aimed to evaluate the incidence, characteristics, management, and outcomes of MV...
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Background The optimal treatment of patients developing infective endocarditis (IE) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is uncertain. Objectives The goal of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with TAVI-IE treated with cardiac surgery and antibiotics (IE-CS) compared with patients tr...
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Background Infective endocarditis (IE) following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been associated with a dismal prognosis. However, scarce data exist on IE perivalvular extension (PEE) in such patients. Methods This multicenter study included a total of 579 patients who had the diagnosis of definite IE at a median of 171 (53-421)...
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Background Staphylococcus aureus (S aureus) has been extensively studied as causative microorganism of surgical prosthetic-valve infective endocarditis (IE). However, scarce evidence exists on S aureus IE after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Methods Data was obtained from the Infectious Endocarditis after TAVR International Registr...
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Background Stroke is one of the most common and potentially disabling complications of infective endocarditis (IE). However, scarce data exist about stroke complicating IE after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence, risk factors, clinical characteristics, management, and...
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Background Procedural improvements combined with the contemporary clinical profile of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may have influenced the incidence and outcomes of infective endocarditis (IE) following TAVR. We aimed to determine the temporal trends, characteristics, and outcomes of IE post-TAVR. Methods Obser...
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Background: No data exist about the characteristics of infective endocarditis (IE) post-transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) according to transcatheter valve type. We aimed to determine the incidence, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of patients with IE post-TAVR treated with balloon-expandable valve (BEV) versus self-expanding valv...
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Importance Limited data exist on clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients who had infective endocarditis after undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Objective To determine the associated factors, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of patients who had infective endocarditis after TAVR. Design, Setting, and Particip...
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Aims Use of cardiac pacing devices has grown in recent years. Our aim was to evaluate changes in epidemiology and clinical features of infective endocarditis (IE) involving pacemaker devices in a large series of IE over the last 27 years (1987–2013). Methods and results From 1987 to December 2013, 413 consecutive IE cases were diagnosed in our hos...
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine condition affecting reproductive-aged women. The exact etiology of this condition remains elusive and the definition of the syndrome has undergone several revisions in which ovarian morphology plays a central role. This review describes several and modern three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound mode...
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Modern three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound tools, HDlive and radiance system architecture or silhouette offer unique ways for assessing women with ovarian masses; providing realistic 3D reconstructions of the ovarian tumors, together with essential information to facilitate the differentiation between benignity and malignancy of ovarian masses. How...
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We appreciate the interest of Thuny et al and Pericas et al in our work.1 Both sets of authors raised concerns about potentially underestimating the real incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) in our study. Although this possibility cannot be completely excluded, it is important to note that the incidence of IE in our series is similar to what wa...
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Abdominal and/or vaginal two dimensional (2D) and threedimensional (3D) ultrasound (US) are the ‘gold standard’ technology on which diagnosis and control of gynecological tumors depend. In recent years, a series of software that initially generated enormous interest, have been introduced to improve 2D/3D US image quality and diagnostic accuracy. Ma...
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The development of the female genital system is a complex embryological process. Congenital malformations of the female genital tract may occur isolated or in combination with urologic defects. The aim of this review is to describe novel ultrasonographic advances to improve diagnostic accuracy of Müllerian malformations and to facilitate decisions...
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Herein a case of sirenomelia diagnosed in week 12 by using HDlive and three-dimensional (3D) imaging. These new technologies allowed for an early diagnosis and also depicting realistic images. How to cite this article Bonilla-Musoles F, Caballero O, Castillo JC, Bonilla F Jr, Raga F. HDlive and Three-Dimensional Imaging in Prenatal Diagnosis of Si...
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-We aimed to determine the incidence, predictors, clinical characteristics, management, and outcomes of IE after TAVI. -This multicenter registry included 53 patients (mean age 79±8 years, men: 57%) who suffered IE following TAVI of 7,944 patients after a mean follow-up of 1.1±1.2 years (incidence of 0.67%; 0.50% within the first year post-TAVI). M...
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Abdominal and/or vaginal two-dimensional (2D) and threedimensional (3D) ultrasound (US) are the ‘gold standard’ technology on which diagnosis and control of gynecological tumors depend. In recent years a series of software that initially generated enormous interest, have been introduced to improve 2D/3D US image quality and diagnostic accuracy. Man...
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Our objective was to evaluate the impact of asymptomatic acute cellular rejection (ACR) in left ventricular myocardial strain in heart transplant (HT) recipients by means of two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE). From September 1, 2009 to December 15, 2010 a conventional echocardiography and 2DSTE exam was performed on all conse...
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Two clinical cases of native-valve endocarditis treated in our health centre in 2013 will be presented. They were both caused by organisms considered opportunist, of low virulence, and very rarely cause endocarditis in immunocompetent patients, and both with very different outcomes.
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To assess possible differences in clinical presentation, microbiology, morbidity and mortality of infective endocarditis between two Spanish hospitals, one on the mainland that has cardiac surgery and one in the Canary Islands without this service. A total of 229patients consecutively diagnosed of endocarditis between 2005 and 2012, including pedia...
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HDlive (high-definition live or real-time US), a new ultrasound software, combines a movable virtual adjustable light source in a software that calculates the proportion of light reflecting through surface structures, depending on light direction. The light source can be manually positioned to illuminate the desired area of interest. The ultrasound...
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Two-dimensional (2D) ultrasonography is the fundamental technology on which diagnosis, management, and control in reproductive medicine depends. Over the years there have been efforts to improve 2D ultrasound image quality. In recent years, a series of software has appeared that has generated enormous interest. The goal of these modes has been to i...
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An adequate endometrial receptivity is a crucial factor for embryo implantation. We describe endometrial morphology (endometrial appearance or pattern, endometrial thickness, volume, and delimitation), based on the concepts and possibilities of the new ultrasound modalities (3-dimensional/4-dimensional ultrasound, automatic volume calculation, virt...
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High definition real-time ultrasound (HDLive US) incorporates software that calculates the propagation of light through surface structures in relation to the light direction. This light source can be freely positioned in order to illuminate the desired area of interest allowing a better image quality, a better sensation of deepness and easier visua...
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Objectives To assess possible differences in clinical presentation, microbiology, morbidity and mortality of infective endocarditis between two Spanish hospitals, one on the mainland that has cardiac surgery and one in the Canary Islands without this service. Method A total of 229 patients consecutively diagnosed of endocarditis between 2005 and 2...
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The volume ultrasound technology software known as the HDlive technique represents an innovative tool, a step towards an even more realistic anatomical visualization of pelvic organ structures. HDlive can help improve physician-patient communication with the aid of life-like images and might prove useful in the field of assisted reproduction treatm...
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Dacryocystocele is an uncommon congenital obliteration of the nasolacrimal drainage system. Based on a case diagnosed at 30 weeks gestation using two-dimensional (2D) and threedimensional (3D), its ultrasound characteristics as well as the evolution and therapeutic options applied in the scarce existing literature are described. How to cite this a...
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The use of three-dimensional (3D) ultrasonography since the first trimester of pregnancy allows the diagnosis and follow-up of cord entanglement throughout the entire pregnancy and delivery. This technology permits a more accurate diagnosis when compared with two-dimensional (2D) ultrasonography or Doppler The vast majority of cord entanglements ob...
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Objective To determine whether anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and antral follicle count (AFC) could be used as predictors of ovarian reserve.
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Background and objectivesThe objective of the present study is to describe clinical features and antithrombotic treatment of octogenarian patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) seen in a general cardiology outpatient clinic.Patients and methodFrom February 1st, 2000 to June 30th, 2009, all patients aged ≥80 years with NVAF seen in two...
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Introductions and objectives Our aim was to investigate the prognostic value of the resting heart rate (RHR) in a broad unselected population of patients with stable coronary artery disease (sCAD). Method Between February 1, 2000 and January 31, 2004, 1264 ambulatory patients with sCAD were recruited into the prospective study. Patients were follo...
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Our aim was to investigate the prognostic value of the resting heart rate (RHR) in a broad unselected population of patients with stable coronary artery disease (sCAD). Between February 1, 2000 and January 31, 2004, 1264 ambulatory patients with sCAD were recruited into the prospective study. Patients were followed up for major events (i.e. death,...
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Controversy exists concerning the influence of gender in the prognosis of patients with heart failure and no evidence is available from specific heart failure clinics. Women with ambulatory heart failure are managed differently than men, although their prognosis might be better than men. We analyzed the clinical characteristics, complementary test...
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The purpose of this series was to determine whether the use of different 3-dimensional (3D) sonographic modes allows better definition of umbilical cord cysts and pseudocysts in utero. Two cases of umbilical cord cysts and 1 of a pseudocyst were analyzed and compared with 2-dimensional (2D), 3D, angiopower Doppler, tomographic ultrasound imaging (T...
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IntroductionUterine arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is more common than it is reported to be and is a potentially life-threatening condition often secondary to uterine trauma or pregnancy. Congenital origin is also reported but is less common.
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Athletic de Bilbao is perhaps the main focus of resistance against the new age of soccer. Athletic has refused to give in to many of the pressures that the new soccer world imposes on teams. It is well known that Athletic hires local players only, keeps an extensive network of youth teams and practices salary containment. Athletic has also resisted...
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This essay aims to shed new light on the Athletic Bilbao football club's famous Basque-only hiring philosophy. First, several definitions of ‘Basque player’ are discussed, including those based on ethnic origin, ideology and birthplace. Given that none of the alternatives fit the hiring policy exactly, a new proposal is made: Athletic's hiring poli...
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We describe a case of hydrothorax studied by 3D- 4D inverse mode and tomographic ultrasound imaging.The introduction of new ultrasound modalities improves evaluation of abnormalities.
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A class of proposals are examined that aim to avoid problems that arise in various instantiations of the �Merge over Move� (MOM) cost-of-operation distinction. It is concluded that while the mechanisms introduced there exhibit independently interesting features, they subtract substantially from the interest of the MOM economy of derivation explanat...