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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613118/initial-experience-with-a-new-quantitative-assessment-tool-for-fluorescent-imaging-in-peripheral-artery-disease
#1
Henrik Christian Rieß, Anna Duprée, Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Tilo Kölbel, Eike Sebastian Debus, Axel Larena-Avellaneda, Detlef Russ, Sabine Wipper
BACKGROUND: Perioperative evaluation in peripheral artery disease (PAD) by common vascular diagnostic tools is limited by open wounds, medial calcinosis or an altered collateral supply of the foot. Indocyanine green fluorescent imaging (ICG-FI) has recently been introduced as an alternative tool, but so far a standardized quantitative assessment of tissue perfusion in vascular surgery has not been performed for this purpose. The aim of this feasibility study was to investigate a new software for quantitative assessment of tissue perfusion in patients with PAD using indocyanine green fluorescent imaging (ICG-FI) before and after peripheral bypass grafting...
June 14, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613113/complex-interventional-iliocaval-recanalization-due-to-plasmacytoma-and-cystic-echinococcosis
#2
Felicitas Stoll, Nils Kucher, Britta Vogel, Hugo A Katus, Oliver J Müller, Christian Erbel
Post-thrombotic syndrome is common after iliofemoral vein thrombosis. Conservative therapy, mainly limited to compression and anticoagulation therapy, might not be sufficient in controlling symptoms. Interventional recanalization of the chronically occluded iliac veins is an evolving method, promising rapid relief of symptoms. Here, we present two cases of complex interventions in one patient with preceding pelvic radiotherapy due to a plasmacytoma and in another patient in whom a cava wedge resection had been performed because of cystic echinococcosis in the liver...
June 14, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602123/paraoxonase-1-and-myeloperoxidase-correlate-with-vascular-biomarkers-in-overweight-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-untreated-hyperlipidaemia
#3
Anita Szentpéteri, Noémi Zsíros, Viktória E Varga, Hajnalka Lőrincz, Mónika Katkó, Ildikó Seres, Péter Fülöp, György Paragh, Mariann Harangi
BACKGROUND: In hyperlipidaemic state, increased levels of myeloperoxidase (MPO) and decreased paraoxonase-1 (PON1) activity have been reported; however, their relationships with other atherosclerotic biomarkers have not been completely clarified. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Serum concentrations of lipid and inflammatory parameters, MPO levels, and PON1 activities were investigated in 167 untreated hyperlipidaemic patients with and without vascular complications and in 32 healthy controls...
June 12, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593808/polymorphism-rs2073618-of-the-osteoprotegerin-gene-as-a-potential-marker-of-subclinical-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-caucasians-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#4
Aleš Pleskovič, Sara Mankoč Ramuš, Zala Jenko Pražnikar, Marija Šantl Letonja, Andreja Cokan Vujkovac, Katarina Gazdikova, Martin Caprnda, Ludovit Gaspar, Peter Kruzliak, Daniel Petrovič
BACKGROUND: The OPG/RANKL/RANK (osteoprotegerin/receptor-activator of nuclear factor κB ligand/receptor-activator of nuclear factor κB) axis has been recently linked to the development of atherosclerosis and plaque destabilization. We have investigated whether polymorphism rs2073618 of the OPG gene is associated with subclinical markers of carotid atherosclerosis in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 595 subjects with T2DM were enrolled in the cross-sectional study...
June 8, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558485/intravenous-alprostadil-treatment-compared-to-oral-pentoxifylline-treatment-in-outpatients-with-intermittent-claudication-results-of-a-randomised-clinical-trial
#5
Sebastian M Schellong, Peter von Bilderling, Jörg D Gruss, Holger Lawall, Frank Grieger, Ulrich Ney, Peter Bramlage, Curt Diehm, Jürgen Bentz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521662/statement-for-doppler-waveforms-analysis
#6
Guillaume Mahé, Carine Boulon, Ileana Desormais, Philippe Lacroix, Luc Bressollette, Jean-Louis Guilmot, Claire Le Hello, Marie-Antoinette Sevestre, Gilles Pernod, Joel Constans, Christian Boissier, Alessandra Bura-Rivière
Peripheral artery disease of the lower limbs (PAD) is a common disease. Evaluation of PAD is primarily based on non-invasive examinations with analysis of the arterial Doppler signal being a key element. However, the description of arterial Doppler waveforms morphologies varies considerably across medical schools and from country to country. In order to overcome this issue, the French College of Teachers for Vascular Medicine (Collège des Enseignants de Médecine Vasculaire; CEMV) has summarised the published data on Doppler waveforms analysis and proposes a new "Saint-Bonnet" classification system to describe Doppler waveforms morphologies...
May 19, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521653/matrix-metalloproteinase-3-gene-polymorphism-rs3025058-affects-markers-atherosclerosis-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#7
Aleš Pleskovič, Marija Šantl Letonja, Andreja Cokan Vujkovac, Jovana Nikolajević Starčević, Martin Caprnda, Eduard Curilla, Ioana Mozos, Peter Kruzliak, Robert Prosecky, Daniel Petrovič
BACKGROUND: The study was designed to test the possible association between either polymorphisms of the matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) gene (rs17576, rs3918242) or the MMP-3 5A/6A gene polymorphism (rs3025058) with markers of carotid atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The second aim of the study was to demonstrate an association between either the rs17576, rs3918242 or rs3025058 and subclinical markers of coronary artery disease in the same subset of patients with T2DM...
May 19, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486869/erectile-dysfunction-overview-from-a-cardiovascular-perspective
#8
Frederic Baumann, Deborah Hehli, Vladimir Makaloski, Martin Schumacher, Heinz Schönhofen, Nicolas Diehm
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is an evolving health problem with growing incidence in the ageing male population with potentially predictive value for cardiovascular and other chronic diseases. ED shares the common cardiovascular risk factors. The aetiology of ED is numerous including neurogenic, psychogenic, arteriogenic, and venogenic reasons. The origin of arteriogenic ED is frequently atherosclerosis. Patients not adequately responding to conservative measures including oral medication are often referred to further vascular diagnostics and therapy...
May 10, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463077/rationale-and-design-of-the-recording-courses-of-vascular-diseases-registry-reccord-registry
#9
Nasser M Malyar, Jürgen Stausberg, Wulf D Ito, Heinz Kölble, Ralf Langhoff, Holger Lawall, Michael Lichtenberg, Jens Stegemann, Marcus Treitl, Norbert Weiss, Ulrich Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) is increasing worldwide. Revascularization procedures constitute a cornerstone of the therapy in PAD, not only in critical limb ischaemia but increasingly also in patients with intermittent claudication. The German Society of Angiology - Society for Vascular Medicine is establishing a nationwide, prospective, multicentre registry to address the lack of contemporary real life data regarding current practice of medical and interventional care in vascular patients and its subsequent long-term outcome...
May 2, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448207/gender-differences-in-endovascular-treatment-of-infrainguinal-peripheral-artery-disease
#10
Henrik Christian Rieß, Eike Sebastian Debus, Franziska Heidemann, Konstanze Stoberock, Reinhart T Grundmann, Christian-Alexander Behrendt
BACKGROUND: Despite ongoing research concerning comorbidities and clinical presentation of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), the issue of gender associated differences in treatment is far from being settled. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, non-randomized multicentre study design. All patients suffering from intermittent claudication (IC) or critical limb ischaemia (CLI) were included. RESULTS: A total of 2,798 procedures for symptomatic PAD in the infrainguinal region were recorded, with 1,696 (61...
April 27, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447918/no-relation-between-biomarkers-at-age-47-49-and-aortic-diameter-after-14-19-years-of-follow-up-a-population-based-study
#11
Soumia Taimour, Moncef Zarrouk, Jan Holst, Olle Melander, Gunar Engström, J Gustav Smith, Anders Gottsäter
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers reflecting diverse pathophysiological pathways may play an important role in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (aortic diameter ≥30 mm, AAA), levels of many biomarkers are elevated and correlated to aortic diameter among 65-year-old men undergoing ultrasound (US) screening for AAA. PROBANDS AND METHODS: To evaluate potential relationships between biomarkers and aortic dilatation after long-term follow-up, levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), proneurotensin (PNT), copeptin (CPT), lipoprotein-associated phospholipase 2 (Lp-PLA2), cystatin C (Cyst C), midregional proatrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP), and midregional proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM) were measured in 117 subjects (114 [97 %] men) aged 47-49 in a prospective population-based cohort study, and related to aortic diameter at US examination of the aorta after 14-19 years of follow-up...
April 27, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447881/clinical-and-duplex-ultrasound-evaluation-of-lower-extremities-varicose-veins-a-practical-guideline
#12
Luca Spinedi, Pavel Broz, Rolf Peter Engelberger, Daniel Staub, Heiko Uthoff
Lower extremities varicose veins are among the most frequent diseases in the general population. They can cause complaints with a deterioration of the quality of life and are associated with potentially threatening clinical conditions such as chronic venous ulceration, haemorrhage from ruptured varicose veins, and venous thromboembolism. An accurate diagnostic work-up is crucial to confirm the presence and the extension of the venous problem, in order to obtain an optimal management of the condition. In the past years, great efforts have been made to reach an international consensus on the terminology, the symptomatology, the classification, and the duplex ultrasound examination of lower extremities varicose veins...
April 27, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498736/esvm-graz-2017-abstracts
#13
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466776/novel-imaging-techniques-to-identify-unstable-arteriosclerotic-plaques
#14
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466775/oxidation-injury-and-local-mediator-interplay-in-marfan-syndrome
#15
EDITORIAL
Franz Tatzber, Ulrike Resch, Willibald Wonisch, Robert Berent, Helmut Sinzinger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248153/hepatic-angiodynamic-profile-in-paediatric-patients-with-hereditary-haemorrhagic-telangiectasia-type-1-and-type-2
#16
Paola Giordano, Mariantonietta Francavilla, Paolo Buonamico, Patrizia Suppressa, Patrizia Lastella, Maria Sangerardi, Vito L Miniello, Arnaldo Scardapane, Gennaro M Lenato, Carlo Sabbà
BACKGROUND: Liver involvement is a common manifestation of hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). Although a number of studies have been carried out in adult patients, no study has ever been focused on investigating HHT-related hepatic involvement in paediatric patients. The present study aimed for the first time to systematically estimate the prevalence of HHT-associated liver involvement and to characterize HHT-associated hepatic angiodynamic features in paediatric age. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was designed as a cross-sectional survey in an HHT paediatric cohort, subclassified as HHT1 and HHT2 according to the mutated gene...
May 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240041/credentialing-in-interventional-therapy-in-europe-comparison-of-curricula-including-endovascular-therapy-of-arterial-diseases
#17
REVIEW
Karl-Ludwig Schulte, Pia M Jungmann, Vladimir Makaloski, Lino Goncalves, Markus Steinbauer, Susanne Vonberg, Beatrix B Doerr, Ralf Langhoff, Frederic Baumann
The prevalence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) is continuously increasing. In addition, the treatment of PAD has changed substantially over the last decades. Novel treatment modalities and diagnostic tools were developed and endovascular therapy was established as a first-line therapy. In consequence, vascular medicine has become an interdisciplinary field, involving different specialties such as internal medicine/cardiology, internal medicine/angiology, vascular surgery, and (interventional) radiology. Attributed to the expanding field and to ensure high quality and standardized training, various curricula were developed...
May 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238282/endovenous-ablation-of-refluxing-saphenous-and-perforating-veins
#18
REVIEW
Thomas Proebstle, Renate van den Bos
Since the end of the nineties endovenous thermal ablation and more recently non-thermal, non-tumescent techniques have been developed and improved. Until now, because of their favourable side effect profile in conjunction to sustained efficacy, in many countries they already replaced high ligation and stripping in the treatment of refluxing saphenous veins as well as for treatment of perforators and selected tributaries. Now, studies and comparative trials are available with long-term follow-ups for most of the techniques, providing valid data on occlusion and reflux rates, side effect profiles, and health related quality of life...
May 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218569/associations-of-coronary-and-peripheral-artery-disease-with-presence-expansion-and-rupture-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-a-grin-without-a-cat
#19
REVIEW
Hisato Takagi, Takuya Umemoto
Both coronary and peripheral artery disease are representative atherosclerotic diseases, which are also known to be positively associated with presence of abdominal aortic aneurysm. It is still controversial, however, whether coronary and peripheral artery disease are positively associated with expansion and rupture as well as presence of abdominal aortic aneurysm. In the present article, we overviewed epidemiological evidence, i. e. meta-analyses, regarding the associations of coronary and peripheral artery disease with presence, expansion, and rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm through a systematic literature search...
May 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218562/c-reactive-protein-as-a-marker-of-progression-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
Aleš Pleskovič, Marija Šantl Letonja, Andreja Cokan Vujkovac, Jovana Nikolajević Starčević, Katarina Gazdikova, Martin Caprnda, Ludovit Gaspar, Peter Kruzliak, Danijel Petrovič
BACKGROUND: This prospective study was designed to evaluate the effect of inflammatory markers on the presence and progression of subclinical markers of carotid atherosclerosis in a 3.8-year follow-up period in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 595 subjects with T2DM were enrolled. Subclinical markers of carotid atherosclerosis (carotid intima media thickness (CIMT), plaque thickness, and plaques presence) were assessed with ultrasound at the time of recruitment and again after 3...
May 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
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