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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30418100/brachial-artery-intima-media-thickness-and-grayscale-texture-changes-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-receiving-supervised-exercise-training-in-the-propel-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jack Berroug, Claudia E Korcarz, Carol Kc Mitchell, JoAnne M Weber, Lu Tian, Mary M McDermott, James H Stein
We performed an exploratory analysis to evaluate the effects of a treadmill exercise program on brachial artery (BA) intima-media thickness (IMT) and three BA grayscale ultrasound measures that may indicate subclinical arterial injury. Data were from a clinical trial in individuals with peripheral artery disease who were randomly assigned to treadmill exercise training or attention control. B-mode ultrasonography was performed at baseline and after 26 weeks. BA IMT, grayscale median (GSM), entropy, and gray-level difference statistic-contrast (GLDS-CON) were measured by a single reader...
November 12, 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30370834/thoracic-aortic-aneurysm
#2
Maya J Salameh, James H Black, Elizabeth V Ratchford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 29, 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30355272/pathogenesis-of-large-vessel-vasculitis-implications-for-disease-classification-and-future-therapies
#3
Amer Harky, Matthew Fok, Damian Balmforth, Mohamad Bashir
Despite being recognised over a century ago, the aetiology and pathogenesis of large vessel vasculitis (LVV) still remains elusive. Takayasu's arteritis (TA) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) represent the two major categories of LVV, each with distinctive clinical features. Over the last 10 years an increased understanding of the immunopathogenesis of the inflammatory cascade within the aortic wall has revived the view that LVVs may represent subtypes of the same pathological process, with implications in the treatment of this disease...
October 24, 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30355073/cutaneous-collagenous-vasculopathy-differential-diagnosis-of-primary-telangiectasia-as-generalized-essential-telangiectasia-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-and-hereditary-benign-telangiectasia
#4
Vincent Jaquinandi, Olivier Stivalet, Marie Grabas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 24, 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30340449/risk-factors-associated-with-pain-in-patients-with-venous-malformations-of-the-extremities
#5
Li Hu, Hui Chen, Xi Yang, Yongying Wang, Hao Gu, Ming Liu, Xiaoxi Lin
Pain is a common symptom and the major complaint in patients with venous malformations of the extremities, which may lead to joint dysfunction and even walking disabilities. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate determined independent risk factors for pain in these patients. We retrospectively collected data for 168 patients with venous malformations of the extremities from January 16, 2013 to August 13, 2015. They were categorized into painful and painless groups according to the symptom and pain scores...
October 19, 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30246609/unexpected-cause-of-recurrent-haemoptysis
#6
Hélène Beringuer, Pierre Vaillant, Ari Chaouat, Angelica Tiotiu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 24, 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30238852/centers-for-medicare-medicaid-services-decision-on-drug-coated-balloons-no-additional-reimbursement-despite-higher-cost-and-highest-levels-of-scientific-evidence
#7
Mehdi H Shishehbor, Christopher J White, Joshua A Beckman, Sanjay Misra, Peter A Schneider, Robert A Lookstein, Vikram S Kashyap, Daniel Clair, W Schuyler Jones, Kenneth Rosenfield, Barry T Katzen, Michael R Jaff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 21, 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30232940/polyvascular-disease-and-risk-when-two-is-not-better-than-one
#8
Marc P Bonaca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 20, 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30124120/initial-and-intermediate-term-treatment-of-the-phantom-thrombus-primary-non-occlusive-mural-thrombus-on-normal-arteries
#9
George M DeKornfeld, Julia Boll, Kenneth R Ziegler, Jonathan Ratcliff, Thomas C Naslund, C Louis Garrard, R James Valentine, John A Curci
An embolic event originating from thrombus on an otherwise un-diseased or minimally diseased proximal artery (Phantom Thrombus) is a rare but significant clinical challenge. All patients from a single center with an imaging defined luminal thrombus with a focal mural attachment site on an artery were evaluated retrospectively. We excluded all patients with underlying anatomic abnormalities of the vessel at the attachment site. Six patients with a mean age of 62.5 years were identified over a 2.5-year period...
August 19, 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30187834/29-th-svm-scientific-sessions-highlights
#10
Raghu Kolluri, Elizabeth V Ratchford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30187833/may-thurner-syndrome
#11
Robert P Liddell, Natalie S Evans
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30101684/association-of-hiv-infection-with-age-and-symptomatic-carotid-atherosclerotic-disease-at-the-time-of-carotid-intervention-in-the-united-states
#12
Timothy C Lin, Brittany N Burton, Andrew Barleben, Martin Hoenigl, Rodney A Gabriel
The primary objectives of this work were: (1) to describe trends in HIV prevalence among those undergoing carotid intervention (carotid endarterectomy or carotid artery stenting) in the United States; and (2) to determine if HIV infection is independently associated with symptomatic carotid atherosclerotic disease or age at the time of carotid intervention. In a nationally representative inpatient database from 2004 to 2014, HIV infection was associated with younger age at the time of carotid intervention (59 years [SE 0...
October 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30101683/vascular-disease-and-aging-in-hiv-time-to-extend-the-treatment-cascade
#13
EDITORIAL
Chris T Longenecker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30035700/depression-severity-is-associated-with-increased-inflammation-in-veterans-with-peripheral-artery-disease
#14
Natalie Vm Hernandez, Joel L Ramirez, Sukaynah A Khetani, Kimberly A Spaulding, Warren J Gasper, Jade Hiramoto, Daniel Lindqvist, Owen M Wolkowitz, Nancy K Hills, S Marlene Grenon, Greg J Zahner
The present study examines the association between depressive symptoms and inflammatory markers in peripheral artery disease (PAD) to better understand the mechanistic relationship between depression and PAD. A cross-sectional sample of 117 patients with PAD (97% male, 76% Caucasian) was recruited from the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Patients were categorized into three subgroups based upon current depressive symptom severity, as defined by Patient Health Questionnaire-8 scores: no symptoms (score of 0-4, n = 62), mild symptoms (score of 5-9, n = 33), and moderate/severe symptoms (score ≥ 10, n = 22)...
October 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30035681/presidential-address-homecoming
#15
Heather L Gornik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29985113/e-cigarettes-and-cigarettes-worsen-peripheral-and-central-hemodynamics-as-well-as-arterial-stiffness-a-randomized-double-blinded-pilot-study
#16
Klaas Frederik Franzen, Johannes Willig, Silja Cayo Talavera, Moritz Meusel, Friedhelm Sayk, Michael Reppel, Klaus Dalhoff, Kai Mortensen, Daniel Droemann
The introduction of electronic cigarettes has led to widespread discussion on the cardiovascular risks compared to conventional smoking. We therefore conducted a randomized cross-over study of the acute use of three tobacco products, including a control group using a nicotine-free liquid. Fifteen active smokers were studied during and after smoking either a cigarette or an electronic cigarette with or without nicotine (eGo-T CE4 vaporizer). Subjects were blinded to the nicotine content of the electronic cigarette and were followed up for 2 hours after smoking a cigarette or vaping an electronic cigarette...
October 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29985110/a-cautionary-note-on-electronic-cigarettes-and-vascular-health
#17
Jessica L Fetterman, Naomi M Hamburg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29848209/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-is-a-marker-of-survival-and-cardiac-complications-rather-than-patency-following-revascularization-of-lower-extremities
#18
Leili Pourafkari, Catherine Choi, Reza Garajehdaghi, Arezou Tajlil, Hasan H Dosluoglu, Nader D Nader
The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), as a marker of inflammation, is associated with the severity of peripheral artery disease (PAD). The role of the NLR on predicting future complications after elective revascularization for patients with PAD remains unknown. We aimed to examine the role of the NLR in the development of major adverse limb events (MALE) and the long-term mortality of these patients. We evaluated 1708 revascularization procedures from May 2001 to December 2015 at the Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System from a prospectively maintained vascular database that included demographics, comorbidities and pre-procedural medications...
October 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29806551/accuracy-of-implementing-principles-of-fusion-imaging-in-the-follow-up-and-surveillance-of-complex-aneurysm-repair
#19
Teresa Martin-Gonzalez, Graeme Penney, Debra Chong, Meryl Davis, Tara M Mastracci
Fusion imaging is standard for the endovascular treatment of complex aortic aneurysms, but its role in follow up has not been explored. A critical issue is renal function deterioration over time. Renal volume has been used as a marker of renal impairment; however, it is not reproducible and remains a complex and resource-intensive procedure. The aim of this study is to determine the accuracy of a fusion-based software to automatically calculate the renal volume changes during follow up. In this study, computerized tomography (CT) scans of 16 patients who underwent complex aortic endovascular repair were analysed...
October 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29801427/depression-and-long-term-prognostic-outcomes-following-peripheral-endovascular-interventions-in-the-va-healthcare-system
#20
Kim G Smolderen, Mary E Plomondon, Ehrin J Armstrong, Edward Hess, Stephen Waldo, Thomas T Tsai, Thomas M Maddox
The association between depression and peripheral artery disease (PAD) outcomes remains widely understudied. In patients with PAD undergoing a peripheral vascular intervention (PVI) who have a recent diagnosis of depression, it is unknown what their long-term outcomes are and what factors may mediate an adverse risk. We therefore studied 797 consecutive patients undergoing PVI across 33 Veterans Affairs (VA) centers. Depression and outcomes were documented from patients' medical records. Outcomes included: (1) all-cause death; (2) non-fatal cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction, stroke); and (3) PAD-related events (including repeat PVI or amputation)...
October 2018: Vascular Medicine
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