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Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology

Xuefeng Luo, Xiaoze Wang, Yongjun Zhu, Xiaotan Xi, Ying Zhao, Jinlin Yang, Xiao Li, Li Yang
PURPOSE: Conflicting data exist regarding the appropriate shunt diameter for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation in cirrhotic patients. This study was designed to compare the clinical efficacy of TIPS using stent-grafts with 8- and 10-mm diameters. METHODS: In this retrospective study, cirrhotic patients who underwent TIPS technical successfully for the prevention of variceal rebleeding from December 2011 to June 2015 were included. Thirty-four patients with 8-mm TIPS and 380 patients with 10-mm TIPS were identified...
January 14, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Joseph J Titano, Aaron M Fischman, Arnav Cherian, Madeline Tully, Lance L Stein, Louis Jacobs, Raymond A Rubin, Michael Bosley, Steve Citron, Dean W Joelson, Roshan Shrestha, Aravind Arepally
INTRODUCTION: Pre-transplant locoregional therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) during bridge-to-transplant impacts recurrence and survival rates following liver transplantation. Optimizing the effectiveness of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in this population is imperative, and microvalve infusion catheters offer a means of such improvement. METHODS: All treatment-naive patients with solitary HCC tumors < 6.5 cm who underwent drug-eluting microspheres (DEM) TACE between 04/2015 and 08/2017 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 11, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Rebecca Zener, Hyukjun Yoon, Etay Ziv, Anne Covey, Karen T Brown, Constantinos T Sofocleous, Raymond H Thornton, F Edward Boas
PURPOSE: To evaluate initial response and overall survival of neuroendocrine tumor (NET) liver metastases initially treated with transarterial embolization (TAE) using spherical particles of different sizes. METHODS: A single-institution retrospective review was performed of 160 patients with NET liver metastases initially treated with TAE using < 100 µm (n = 77) or only ≥ 100 µm (n = 83) spherical particles. For each patient, we evaluated: initial response by mRECIST, time to progression, overall survival, complications, primary site, tumor grade and degree of differentiation, volume of liver disease, extrahepatic disease, NET-related symptoms, comorbidities, Child-Pugh score, performance status, lobar versus selective embolization, and arteriovenous shunting...
January 9, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Andreia Coelho, Gerard O'Sullivan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to assess the applicability of direct computed tomography venography (DCTV) in assessing dominant inflow vein in the femoral confluence in extensive chronic iliofemoral venous obstruction, using venography as the gold standard. METHODS: All DCTVs performed in symptomatic patients with previous iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis subsequently submitted to venography in the period from January 2014 to August 2018 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 9, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Shuji Kariya, Miyuki Nakatani, Yasuyuki Ono, Takuji Maruyama, Yutaka Ueno, Atsushi Komemushi, Noboru Tanigawa
A patient developed abdominal distension, dyspnea, and nausea due to chylothorax and chylous ascites 1 month after bruising her back. Lymphangiography was unable to identify the site of lymph leakage, and lymphatic duct embolization was impractical. However, lymphangiography showed occlusion of the thoracic duct. Thus, balloon plasty was performed to restore the patency of the thoracic duct, and the chylothorax and chylous ascites improved. Although embolization of the thoracic or lymphatic ducts has been reported as a treatment for lymphorrhea, it is impractical if the lymphatic duct responsible for leakage cannot be identified...
January 7, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Bhavin Kawa, Hemant Sharma, Paul Ignotus, Aidan Shaw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Christoph G Radosa, Julia C Radosa, Sabine Grosche-Schlee, Klaus Zöphel, Verena Plodeck, Jens P Kühn, Jörg Kotzerke, Ralf-Thorsten Hoffmann
PURPOSE: To investigate clinical feasibility, technical success and toxicity of 166 Ho-radioembolization (166 Ho-RE) as new approach for treatment of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) and to assess postinterventional calculation of exact dosimetry through quantitative analysis of MR images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March 2017 to April 2018, nine patients suffering from HCC were treated with 166 Ho-RE. To calculate mean doses on healthy liver/tumor tissue, MR was performed within the first day after treatment...
January 2, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
A J A T Braat, S C Kappadath, H Ahmadzadehfar, C L Stothers, A Frilling, C M Deroose, P Flamen, D B Brown, D Y Sze, A Mahvash, M G E H Lam
PURPOSE: Radioembolization of liver metastases of neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN) has shown promising results; however, the current literature is of limited quality. A large international, multicentre retrospective study was designed to address several shortcomings of the current literature. MATERIALS: 244 NEN patients with different NEN grades were included. METHODS: Primary outcome parameters were radiologic response 3 and 6 months after treatment according to RECIST 1...
January 2, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
José Urbano, Miguel A de Gregorio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Patrick Freyhardt, Olga von Beckerath, Ralf Dörbecker, Peter Schott, Birgit Aufmesser-Freyhardt, Marcus Katoh, Knut Kröger
INTRODUCTION: We analyzed trends in carotid artery stenting (CAS) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in hospitalized cases in Germany in the years 2010-2015. METHODS: Data from national statistics (DRG statistics) published by the Federal Statistical Office in Germany describing the number of hospitalized patients treated with CEA and CAS were used. In addition, numbers of patients hospitalized with the principal diagnosis stroke associated with precerebral lesions (ICD code I63), transitory cerebral ischemic attacks (G45) and precerebral carotid artery stenosis (I65) treated by CEA and CAS were analyzed for the year 2015...
January 2, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Nicolas Amoretti, Jean Baqué, Stéphane Litrico, Nicolas Stacoffe, William Palmer
We describe the case of a 30-year-old patient who was referred for lumbar epidural corticosteroid injection due to right L5 radiculopathy. Two months earlier, MRI demonstrated a right large paracentral L4-L5 disk extrusion causing disabling L5 radiculopathy. The L4-L5 level was selected for interlaminar injection, using fluoroscopic guidance. During injection, the patient developed severe pain in both lower extremities. Thus, the procedure was immediately terminated. Paraplegia occurred within several minutes...
January 2, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
J W Wang, S A Padia, E W Lee, J M Moriarty, J P McWilliams, S T Kee, A N Plotnik, J W Sayre, R N Srinivasa
PURPOSE: To report technical success and clinical outcomes of transfemoral venous access for upper extremity dialysis interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 15 patients underwent a transfemoral venous approach for fistulography (n = 4; 27%) or thrombectomy (n = 11; 73%) over a 14-month period. Access characteristics, sheath size, thrombectomy method, angioplasty site, fluoroscopy time, radiation dose, technical and clinical success, complications, and post-intervention primary and secondary patency rates were recorded...
January 2, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Hyoung Nam Lee, Sung Gi Cho, Woong Hee Lee
Hepatic compartment syndrome is an increase in intrahepatic pressure sufficient to cause compromised hepatic perfusion. Early recognition and prompt management are essential for preventing catastrophic consequences including ischemic liver failure and hypovolemic shock. This is the rare case of laparoscopic adrenalectomy resulting in subcapsular hepatic hematoma with hepatic compartment syndrome. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography demonstrated extensive subcapsular hepatic hematoma with collapse of portal vein and inferior vena cava suggesting impending compartment syndrome...
January 2, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Daniela Mazzaccaro, Alberto M Settembrini, Lorenzo Muzzarelli, Federico Ambrogi, Valentina Milani, Giovanni Nano
AIM: The aim of this study was to review the literature about the occurrence of postoperative type I endoleak (EL) and chimney graft thrombosis (CGT) after the use of sealing devices in chimney endovascular aortic repair (Ch EVAS), compared to chimney EVAR using conventional devices (Ch EVAR). METHODS: A systematic review of the literature on PubMed and MEDLINE with the terms "Chimney" and "Parallel grafts" was performed. The review was set up following the PRISMA guidelines...
January 2, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
James Ronald, Rajiv Rao, Steven S Choi, Matthew Kappus, Jonathan G Martin, Alan A Sag, Waleska M Pabon-Ramos, Paul V Suhocki, Tony P Smith, Charles Y Kim
PURPOSE: To compare survival after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation versus serial large volume paracenteses (LVP) in patients with refractory ascites and higher Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, from 1/1/2013 to 10/1/2018, 478 patients (294 male; mean age 58, range 23-89) underwent serial LVP (n = 386) or TIPS (n = 92) for ascites. Propensity-matched cohorts were constructed based on age, MELD, Charlson comorbidity index, varices, and hepatic encephalopathy...
January 2, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Nigel Hacking, Ganesh Vigneswaran, Drew Maclean, Sachin Modi, Jonathan Dyer, Mark Harris, Timothy Bryant
INTRODUCTION: The UK Registry of Prostate Artery Embolization (UK-ROPE) was a prospective, multicentre study comparing PAE against surgical therapies for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). A wealth of data was collected supplementary to the main study outcomes which provide a snapshot of UK PAE practice. We aimed to interpret these data in the hope of providing insight into factors which affect clinical outcome and radiation dose. METHODS: 216 patients (mean age 66, mean IPSS 21...
January 2, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Andrew D Brown, Steffan F Stella, Martin E Simons
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January 2, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Laura Crocetti, Francesca Calcagni, Giulia Gherarducci, Nevio Tosoratti, Claudio Amabile, Francesco Paolo Tarantino, Irene Bargellini, Simone Cassarino, Roberto Cioni, Davide Caramella
PURPOSE: To investigate liver stiffness changes-evaluated by point shear wave elastography (pSWE)-in controlled hyperthermia and microwave ablation (MWA) in an ex vivo animal model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five samples of ex vivo bovine liver were uniformly heated to temperatures ranging from 40 to 100 °C. B-mode ultrasound imaging and pSWE were acquired simultaneously, and shear wave velocity (SWV) was measured in a region of interest (ROI). The threshold value of SWV at 60 °C (avg60) was identified...
January 2, 2019: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Honggang Zhang, He Huang, Yepeng Zhang, Zhao Liu, Tong Qiao, Xiwei Zhang, Changjian Liu, Yuanyong Jiao, Min Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To compare the short-term efficiency of two different endovascular repairs for type B aortic dissection involving the left subclavian artery. METHODS: From February 2013 to March 2016, a cohort of 43 patients with TBADs involving the LSA underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in two departments, consisting of 22 (Group A) with chimney grafts (CGs) and 21 (Group B) with single-branched stent graft (SBSG). Results of the two groups in perioperative and follow-up period (≥ 3 months) were comparatively analyzed, especially on aortic remodeling...
December 18, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Thomas Albrecht, Antonia Ukrow, Michael Werk, Gunnar Tepe, Thomas Zeller, Dirk-Roelfs Meyer, Maren Kutschera, Ulrich Speck, Matthias Waliszewski
OBJECTIVES: The principal objective of this pooled analysis was to investigate various patient and lesion characteristics on late lumen loss (LLL) after drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty. BACKGROUND: Four randomized controlled trials (THUNDER, FEMPAC, PACIFIER, CONSEQUENT) were pooled to investigate the influence of various patient and lesion characteristics on DCB angioplasty and on plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA) in patients with femoropopliteal artery disease...
December 11, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
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