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International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001011/deterioration-of-endothelial-function-of-micro-and-macrocirculation-in-patients-with-diabetes-type-1-and-2
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Hana Besic, Luka Jeraj, Ana Spirkoska, Mateja K Jezovnik, Pavel Poredos
BACKGROUND: Vascular complications are an important cause of morbidity in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). Endothelial dysfunction is an early marker of atherosclerosis and has already been shown in macrocirculation of diabetic patients, however, data on endothelial function of microcirculation is scarce. Our aim was to evaluate endothelial function in macro- and microcirculation and their interrelationship in patients with type 1 and 2 DM. METHODS: The study included 30 patients with type 1 DM, 30 patients with type 2 DM and 25 healthy controls...
December 20, 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982558/optimal-duration-of-anticoagulation-in-patients-with-unprovoked-venous-thromboembolism-the-impact-of-the-novel-anticoagulants
#2
Paolo Prandoni, Marta Milan, Lucia Sarolo, Ezio Zanon, Franca Bilora
Once anticoagulation is stopped, the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) over years approaches 50% of all patients with a first episode of unprovoked VTE. The persistence of residual vein thrombosis at ultrasound assessment has consistently been shown to increase the risk, as do persistently high values of D-Dimer. Although the latest international guidelines suggest indefinite anticoagulation for most patients with the first episode of unprovoked VTE, strategies that incorporate the assessment of residual vein thrombosis and D-dimer have the potential to identify a substantial proportion of subjects in whom anticoagulation can be safely discontinued...
December 16, 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958690/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-improves-the-efficacy-of-autologous-bone-marrow-derived-mononuclear-cell-transplantation-treatment-for-lower-limb-ischemia
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Yongquan Gu, Lianrui Guo, Jianming Guo, Alan Dardik, Shuwen Zhang, Zhu Tong, Jian Zhang, Zhonghao Wang
BACKGROUND: The safety and efficacy of autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cell (BM-MNC) transplantation in the treatment of lower limb ischemia is becoming established, although common treatment protocols are not yet agreed upon. We hypothesized that bone marrow mobilization with Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) improves the safety and effectiveness of cellular therapy. METHODS: 44 patients were randomly assigned to receive two injections of G-CSF (300 μg) prior to BM-MNC transplantation...
December 13, 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958689/predictive-value-of-a-day-orthostatic-loading-test-for-the-reversibility-of-the-great-saphenous-vein-reflux-after-phlebectomy-of-all-varicous-tributaries
#4
Yurii T Tsukanov, Anton Y Tsukanov
BACKGROUND: To evaluate predictive value of a day orthostatic loading test (DOL-test) for the reversibility of the great saphenous vein (GSV) reflux after phlebectomy of all varicose tributaries (VTs). METHODS: Prospective cohort study.Patients with reflux in the GSV were included. Patients were treated by phlebectomy for all VTs of the GSV. GSV reflux was measured during a duplex ultrasound examination with DOL-test according to: 1) reflux location and donor vein; 2) reflux extent (RE) of the GSV was evaluated according to the number of zones of reflux (NZR) which included three thigh and three calf zones; 3) reflux duration (RD); 4) peak reflux velocity (PRV) in GSV reflux point of initiation; 5) the diameter of the GSV; 6) orthostatic gradient (OG) - difference between evening and morning values of the GSV diameter...
December 13, 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958688/results-of-surgical-interventions-for-critical-limb-ischaemia-due-to-vasculitis-or-collagen-tissue-related-disease
#5
Kota Yamamoto, Katsuyuki Hoshina, Atsushi Akai, Toshihiko Isaji, Daisuke Akagi, Takuya Miyahara, Toshiaki Watanabe
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to clarify both systemic and local prognosis after surgical interventions for critical limb ischaemia (CLI) due to vasculitis or connective tissue related disease, and to search for any risk factors that can worsen the prognosis. METHODS: One hundred and ninety three patients that underwent surgical interventions for CLI between 2005 and 2014 were followed up for a median of 2.7 years. The patients were grouped into a group with vasculitis or connective tissue related disease (V) or with atherosclerosis (control: C)...
December 13, 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905693/revisiting-the-cost-effectiveness-of-screening-65-year-old-men-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-based-on-data-from-an-implemented-screening-programme
#6
Jakob Hager, Martin Henriksson, Per Carlsson, Toste Länne, Fredrik Lundgren
BACKGROUND: Health economic analyses based on randomized trials have shown that screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) cost-effectively decreases AAA-related, as well as all- cause mortality. However, follow-up from implemented screening programmes now reveal substantially changed conditions in terms of prevalence, attendance rate, costs and mortality after intervention. Our aim was to evaluate whether screening for AAA among 65-year-old men is cost-effective based on contemporary data on prevalence and attendance rates from an ongoing AAA screening programme...
December 1, 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905692/remote-pre-procedural-ischemic-stroke-was-the-strongest-risk-for-stroke-and-death-associated-with-carotid-stenting-a-single-center-experience
#7
Mária Rašiová, Ľubomír Špak, Ľudmila Farkašová, Štefan Pataky, Martin Koščo, Marek Hudák, Matej Moščovič, Norbert Leško
BACKGROUND: The goal of carotid artery stenting (CAS) is to decrease the stroke risk in patients with carotid stenosis. This procedure carries an immediate risk of stroke and death and many patients do not benefit from it, especially asymptomatic patients. Patient selection for carotid procedure who benefit from procedure and who is the procedure hazardous for is important. Remote ischemic stroke is known risk factor for stroke reccurence during surgery. The aim of our study was to determine the periprocedural complication risk (within 30 days after CAS) associated with carotid stenting (stroke, death) between patients with remote pre- procedural ischemic stroke and without it; to analyse periprocedural risk in other specific patient subgroups treated with CAS and to determine the impact of observed variables on all- cause mortality during long-term follow-up...
December 1, 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882913/persistent-sciatic-artery-aneurysm-a-potential-cause-of-acute-lower-limb-ischemia-in-young-patients
#8
Konstantinos Spanos, Sokol Xhepa, Athanasios D Giannoukas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882912/does-the-use-of-a-hybrid-theatre-in-vascular-surgery-result-in-improved-clinical-outcomes-and-radiation-protection
#9
Sarah L McAnelly, Damian Kelleher, Riza Ibrahim, George A Antoniou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680735/sulodexide-for-the-extended-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism
#10
Jeanine M Walenga, Jawed Fareed, Eduardo Ramacciotti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27015234/microvascular-reactivity-during-sympathetic-stimulations-in-raynaud-s-phenomenon
#11
Zlatka B Stoyneva, Svetlan M Dermendjiev, Daniela G Medjidieva, Vlayko E Vodenicharov
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to assess skin autonomic microvascular reactivity to sympathetic stimulations and its association with primary and secondary Raynaud's phenomenon (RP). METHODS: Laser-Doppler recorded finger pulp skin blood flow was monitored during orthostatic and deep breathing tests of 4 subjects groups, each of them composed of 20 subjects: group 1, healthy controls; group 2, vibration-induced secondary RP (vRP); group 3, primary RP (pRP); group 4, systemic sclerosis-related secondary RP (sclRP)...
December 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26871392/transcutaneous-oxygen-pressure-as-a-surrogate-index-of-lower-limb-amputation
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Hiroomi Nishio, Kenji Minakata, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Motoyuki Kumagai, Takafumi Ikeda, Akira Shimizu, Masayuki Yokode, Satoshi Morita, Ryuzo Sakata
INTRODUCTION: A large number of clinical trials of therapeutic angiogenesis in patients with critical limb ischemia have been conducted in recent years. However, limb amputation, which is used as a primary endpoint in such studies, is not often required in Japan, which can make it difficult to carry out related clinical trials. Transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcPO2) is widely used to evaluate the severity of limb ischemia, to decide the level of amputation, and to predict wound healing after limb amputation...
December 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26868134/misdiagnosis-of-plexiform-neurofibroma-as-venous-malformation-in-pediatric-patients
#13
Robert K Clemens, Anna P Lillis, Jeannette Perez-Rossello, Raja Shaikh, Christoph Thalhammer, Beatrice R Amann-Vesti, Ahmad I Alomari
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to identify Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) characteristics that reliably distinguish deep plexiform neurofibromas (PNFs) from venous malformations (VMs). METHODS: A database search was conducted for patients that were referred with a vascular anomaly but had a neurofibroma instead. Clinical and imaging features of patients with venous malformations as the most common referral diagnosis were compared to those with PNFs. The imaging features of deep PNFs recorded were: anatomical location, size, morphology, margins, signal intensity and post-contrast enhancement pattern...
December 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26868133/sox6-gene-polymorphism-rs16933090-and-markers-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#14
Aleš Pleskovič, Marija Šantl Letonja, Andreja Cokan Vujkovac, Peter Kruzliak, Danijel Petrovič
BACKGROUND: The present study was designed to investigate the association between the polymorphism of the SOX6 gene (rs16933090) and subclinical markers of carotid atherosclerosis, such as carotid intima media thickness (CIMT), the number of affected segments of carotid arteries and the sum of plaque thickness in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The second aim of the study was to demonstrate an association between the rs16933090 and subclinical markers of coronary artery disease in the same subset of patients with T2DM...
December 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26868132/association-of-rbp4-levels-with-increased-arterial-stiffness-in-adolescents-with-family-history-of-type-2-diabetes
#15
Ping Li, Yamin Lu, Guangyao Song, Boqing Ma, Jing Liu, Jinhu Chen, Chao Liu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore the impact of family history of type 2 diabetes (FH2D) on arterial stiffness in young people and its relationship to adipocytokines. METHODS: This case-control study included 52 adolescents (male/female 28/24) with FH2D (FH2D+) and 40 adolescents (male/female 21/19) without FH2D (FH2D-). Anthropometric measurements, including height, weight, waist circumference (WC), and blood pressure, were obtained. Blood samples were collected, fasting plasma glucose (FPG), serum lipids, Retinol Binding Protein 4 (RBP4), C reactive protein (CRP), adiponectin and visfatin were examined...
December 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26764900/ultrasound-morphological-changes-in-the-carotid-wall-of-takayasu-s-arteritis-monitor-of-disease-progression
#16
Wenting Fan, Jiaan Zhu, Jianguo Li, Wanlei Zhang, Chun Li
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to examine ultrasound morphological changes in the carotid wall in cases of Takayasu's arteritis and to thereby determine the value of ultrasound for assessments of Takayasu's arteritis disease activity and follow-up studies. METHODS: We used high-frequency ultrasound to analyze morphological changes in 51 Takayasu's arteritis patients and compared the findings with clinical and laboratory parameters. A follow-up study of 20 patients was performed...
December 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26603431/impact-of-preoperative-evaluation-by-vascular-physician-on-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-elective-endovascular-repair-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#17
Sofia Nessvi Otterhag, Anders Gottsäter, Stefan Acosta
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a potentially life-threatening condition associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. This study aims to evaluate effects of medical assessment prior to endovascular repair (EVAR) for AAA on long term survival and causes of death. METHODS: A retrospective study comparing patients treated with EVAR for AAA from 1998 to 2006, having undergone standardized preoperative work-up including spirometry and echocardiography (group 1, N...
December 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26576665/rapid-detection-of-d-dimers-with-mlabs%C3%A2-whole-blood-method-for-venous-thromboembolism-exclusion-comparison-with-vidas%C3%A2-d-dimers-assay
#18
Grigoris T Gerotziafas, Patrick Ray, Vasiliki Gkalea, Ahlem Benzarti, Amir Khaterchi, Claire Cast, Julie Pernet, Eleftheria Lefkou, Ismail Elalamy
BACKGROUND: Easy to use point of care assays for D-Dimers measurement in whole blood from patients with clinical suspicion of venous thromboembolism (VTE) will facilitate the diagnostic strategy in the Emergency Department (ED) setting. We prospectively evaluated the diagnostic performance of the point-of-care mLabs® Whole Blood D-Dimers test and we compared it with the Vidas® D-Dimers assay. METHODS: As part of the diagnostic algorithm applied in patients with clinical suspicion of VTE, the VIDAS® D-Dimers Test was prescribed by the emergency physician in charge...
December 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26576664/catheter-directed-thrombolysis-combined-with-manual-aspiration-thrombectomy-for-acute-inferior-vena-cava-filter-thrombosis
#19
Wen D Li, Cheng L Li, Ai M Qian, Ye Q Zhang, Xiao Q Li
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter thrombosis has been reported, however, the optimal treatment of IVC thrombosis has not been established yet. The aim of this study was to assess the results of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) combined with aspiration thrombectomy (AT) in the treatment for IVC filter thrombosis. METHODS: A total of 35 consecutive patients received endovascular treatment with CDT alone or CDT with AT for IVC filter thrombosis at Second Affiliated Hospital of Suzhou University from May 2009 to May 2014 were included in this study...
December 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26439326/a-meta-analysis-of-adjusted-observational-studies-and-randomized-controlled-trials-of-endovascular-versus-open-surgical-repair-for-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#20
Hisato Takagi, Takuya Umemoto
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present meta-analysis was to determine whether endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) reduces perioperative mortality and improves overall survival compared with open surgical repair (OSR) in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Eligible studies were observational studies with adjusted risk estimates or randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of EVAR versus OSR enrolling individuals with RAAA and reporting perioperative (30-day or in-hospital) or overall (≥3-month) all-cause mortality...
December 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
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